The magic might not ever end so long as Daniel Radcliffe is around. According to a report by HollywoodReporter.com’s Rhonda Richford, the 27-year-old said he wouldn’t deny an opportunity to reprise his first major role.
“I’m never going to close the door; that would be a stupid thing to do,” Radcliffe told the outlet at the Deauville Film Festival. “But I think I’ll be happy enough and secure enough to let someone else play it… If we went back to ‘[Harry] Potter,’ there’s a chance we’d make what ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ was to the original ‘Star Wars,’ but there’s also the chance that we’d make ‘Phantom Menace.’ So I don’t want to go back to anything like that and maybe sour what people have already loved.”
Radcliffe suggested that Jamie Parker, the star of the West End play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, could play the renowned role, per Richford. Parker, 37, has been in 25 plays, including “Harry Potter,” since 2002.
But until we are greeted by Harry Potter on the big screen again, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will have to hold us over until then. That film, starring Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne, is set to release Nov. 18.