Daniel Radcliffe is certain he won’t be the last actor to play Harry Potter on the big screen.
The 29-year-old starred as the boy wizard in eight movies based on J.K. Rowling’s world-famous books, with the franchise coming to an end with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 in 2011.
The interest in the stories hasn’t waned though – with play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child still a sell out in England, America, Australia and Germany.
And reflecting on the current trend for rebooting classic movies, Daniel told IGN that he believes it’s just a matter of time before someone tries a new take on the tales.
“I’m sure there will be some other version of it; I know I’m not the last Harry Potter I’m gonna see in my lifetime – we’ve already got a few more,” he said, referencing Jamie Parker and Gareth Reeves playing Potter in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
“It will be interesting to see how long those films stay… it feels like there’s a sacredness around them at the moment, but that’ll go, the shine will wear off at some point. It’ll be interesting if they reboot them and just do the films again or do a series; I’m fascinated to watch.”
Since starring in the Harry Potter movies, Daniel has gone on to appear in films such as Swiss Army Man and Jungle.
But while he continues to book work long after his wand-waving days, the actor is well aware that some directors may be hesitant to cast him because of his links to the Potter franchise.
“Any project that the script is good for, I would be into,” he explained. “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. But I would be very happy to.”