Daniel Radcliffe Believes a Harry Potter Reboot is Inevitable
Can you picture a world where someone other than Daniel Radcliffe plays The Boy Who Lived? Radcliffe can. While Potterheads might not believe that another actor could ever more perfectly define the role of Harry Potter, the 29-year-old actor—whose new TBS comedy series Miracle Workers premiered earlier this week—has no doubt that there will come a point where the Wizarding World gets a reboot with a fresh-faced cast for the next generation.
In an interview with IGN, the conversation turned to how quickly iconic characters like Spider-Man and Batman are being recast these days, and whether Harry Potter could be next. "I’m sure there will be some other version of it,” Radcliffe said about the possibility of a Harry Potter TV series or movie-franchise reboot. “I know I’m not the last Harry Potter I’m gonna see in my lifetime.”
As hard as that may be for some fans to hear, Radcliffe, for one, would be eager to see how a modern-day version of Harry Potter would change the original series (if at all).
"It feels like there’s a sacredness around them at the moment, but that’ll go; the shine will wear off at some point,” Radcliffe said. “It’ll be interesting if they reboot them and just do the films again or do a series. I’m fascinated to watch.”
When the topic turned back to Miracle Workers, Radcliffe shed some light on the kinds of projects he's attracted to now—and how his Harry Potter fame has followed him into his adult years. “Any project that the script is good for, I would be into,” Radcliffe said, adding that would he would be open to starring in another film franchise, but realized that he'd be a tough sell.
“I can completely understand why some directors would be hesitant about putting me into a franchise because I have a lot of baggage from another franchise, so I can see why that would make people not want to do that necessarily," Radcliffe said. "But I would be very happy to."