Fresh from admitting to the world that no, his acting in the Harry Potter franchise simply isn’t very good, Daniel Radcliffe has revealed his dream to play a superhero on the big screen.
The English actor, 25, spoke to London Live at the premiere for his latest film, romcom What If, in which he stars alongside Jemima Rooper.
When asked whether he fancies “beefing up” for the superhero genre, Radcliffe replied with a definite “absolutely”.
“Who wouldn’t want to do a superhero film?” he said. “I went to Comic Con the other day dressed as Spider-Man purely out of childish wish fulfilment as wanting to be Spider-Man my entire life.
“Absolutely I’d do a superhero film, it’d be great fun.”
Radcliffe shared his tip on where to go to find a Spider-Man costume, after buying his “excellent” one for $30 in New York.
Rooper meanwhile, said she would like to “cross dress and be a man” at a future event, or failing that, “some kind of Viking” or Rocket the Racoon from Guardians of the Galaxy.
Radcliffe, who will soon be seen in Horns, criticised his own "complacent" performance in sixth JK Rowling movie Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
He began playing the schoolboy wizard aged just 11 and made mistakes "other actors get to make in rehearsal rooms or at drama school".
Harry Potter through the ages
Harry Potter through the ages
1/7 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
The first film introduced Daniel Radcliffe to our screens, pictured here as he prepares to board the train to Hogwarts for the first time.
2/7 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
The second installment saw Harry come face to face with Voldemort again, but in an incarnation of his youthful self. Daniel Radcliffe was thirteen when the film came out.
3/7 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry arrives in the graveyard to be confronted by Voledemort in the fourth instalment, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
4/7 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Acclaimed as the 'best film yet' by Rowling on it's release in 2007, The Order of the Phoenix grossed nearly $940m in total. In this scene Harry fights off a dementor after it attacks his cousin Dudley Dursley.
5/7 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
As the characters grew older, JK Rowling's narrative arc grew progressively darker with Harry facing evil forces more than ever.
6/7 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
The final book of the seven-long series was turned into two epic-length films. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows marked a departure from Hogwarts and a traditional 'Potter' story arc.
7/7 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
The final film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II, was softer in tone, with Harry, Ron and Hermione seeing their children off to Hogwarts.
Earlier this month, he mentioned his interest in taking a seat in the director’s chair at some point in the future because he is “quite good with people”.
“I would love to direct,” Radcliffe told Variety. “I do it in my head when I’m watching other directors direct. The mistake I see even the really good directors make is they assume they are the only creative person on the set.”Reuse content