It could be argued that out of the three main Harry Potter stars, Daniel Radcliffe has done the best for himself since the iconic franchise came to an end. Rupert Grint has all but dropped off the map, and while Emma Watson continues to impress and will soon be seen in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, it’s Radcliffe who’s excelled the furthest, continuing to tackle roles that are lightyears away from the Boy Who Lived.
Of course, this by no means indicates that we wouldn’t love to see him one day return to the role that made him a household name. And while there are no set plans for such a thing just yet, we wouldn’t rule it out. After all, there have been enough rumors in recent years that Warner Bros. is eyeing an adaptation of stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child that we’re thinking it’s really only a matter of time before something is announced.
However, would any of the original cast members even be interested in returning to this world of witchcraft and wizardry? Well, it seems that at least a few of them would. We’ve already heard that Tom Felton, who played Draco Malfoy, would entertain the thought, and now, Radcliffe has spoken up on the matter.
While chatting with Good Morning Britain in a recent interview, here’s what the actor shared when asked if he’d ever consider returning to play the character:
“Oh, I don’t know. I’m not sure, that’s a long way off isn’t it? I mean, Harry’s gotten a bit older now. I really don’t know, I think that’s all highly theoretical talk. If it ever became more than theoretical, I would, of course, think about it.”
Of course, this is hardly confirmation of anything, but still, to hear that Radcliffe is at least open to the idea is encouraging. We imagine Watson and Grint would probably consider it as well – and they’d have to for this to work. You can’t do another Harry Potter film without the core trio. We don’t want to get too ahead of ourselves here, as J.K. Rowling has denied, on numerous occasions, that Warner Bros. is planning another outing, but the rumors continue to persist.
It’s not hard to see why, either. The brand itself is worth an estimated $15-$20 billion, with the films having grossed close to $2.4 billion. Adjusted for inflation, that’s roughly $3 billion, and we’re only talking domestic numbers here. Worldwide totals put that figure much, much higher. In short, Harry Potter equals money. Lots and lots of money, and in a town where money talks, it’s really not too difficult to imagine Warner Bros. execs thinking up ways they can bring these characters back.
But I digress. As a big fan of all things Potter, hearing that Radcliffe would, at the very least, “think about” returning is great news and hopefully, once Warner Bros. gets a bit further into their Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them franchise, they’ll start to put some concrete plans into place to bring us another Harry Potter film.