Daniel Radcliffe is 'sure' Harry Potter films will get a reboot

'I know I’m not the last Harry Potter I’m gonna see in my lifetime,' says the actor

Clémence Michallon
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Tuesday 12 February 2019 20:28
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The Harry Potter franchise will surely get a reboot, according to none other than Daniel Radcliffe – even though it's unlikely to feature him in the title role.

Radcliffe, who plays the famous wizard in all eight Harry Potter films, told IGN in a recent interview that he is certain someone else will play the part in the future.

“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 told the platform.

Radcliffe appeared to be referring to Jamie Parker and Gareth Reeves, who have both played the lead part in the stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

While the actor acknowledged the ongoing popularity of the Harry Potter franchise, he said he expects the movies to lose some of their “shine” in the future.

“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,” he added.

“It’ll be interesting if they reboot them and just do the films again or do a series; I’m fascinated to watch.”

The final instalment in the Harry Potter series came out in July 2011.

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Since then, Radcliffe has continued developing his career both on screen and on stage. He recently played the main role of fact-checker Jim Fingal in the Broadway play The Lifespan of a Fact, which ran for three months at Studio 54 in New York City.

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