Last week, Daniel Radcliffe attended the Deauville Film Festival in France where accepted the Rising Star award. He also took the time to speak with The Hollywood Reporter about the prospect of returning to the role that first brought him fame and fortune: Harry Potter. That is if J.K. Rowling’s new play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child were made into a film. The 27-year-old explained that it’s an opportunity he’d be open to, just not in the immediate future. He even said he wouldn’t mind seeing someone else tackle the world’s most famous wizard.
“I’m never going to close the door; that would be a stupid thing to do,” he said. “But I think I’ll be happy enough and secure enough to let someone else play it.”
Radcliffe went on to explain that although some fans would love to see him return to the wizarding world, but he fears tarnishing the legacy of the beloved franchise.
“There’s a part of me that’s like, some things are better left untouched. If we went back to 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,” Radcliffe mused. “So I don’t want to go back to anything like that and maybe sour what people have already loved.”
At the moment, according to the Huffington Post, Warner Bros. has no plan to make a film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.