Daniel Radcliffe Will Return to Harry Potter—If the Script Is Star Wars-Level Amazing

Actor says he'd head back to Hogwarts under the right circumstances

By Jennifer Kline Jun 29, 2016 3:19 PMTags
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Daniel Radcliffe hung up his Hogwarts robe more than six years ago, but the actor recently revealed that he may someday unpack it from storage—if the reprisal was as good as, say, the latest Star Wars movie.

"The circumstances would have to be pretty extraordinary," Radcliffe said in an interview with Radio Times. "But then I am sure Harrison Ford said that with Han Solo, and look what happened there."

Ford famously retreated from the Star Wars universe until returning to the franchise for Episode VII, and Radcliffe's taking a page out of his book: "I'm saying 'no' for now but leaving room to backtrack in the future," he explained.

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Radcliffe clarified that such a decision "would depend on the script."

His signature role is currently occupied by Jamie Parker, who plays an adult Harry in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which officially opens at London's Palace Theater on July 30. J.K. Rowling co-wrote the play.

Radcliffe himself has been busy with leading roles in three films this year, including Now You See Me 2, currently in theaters.

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