Daniel Radcliffe reveals it would be ‘self-defeating’ to reprise his role as Harry, and J.K. Rowling’s rep reveals ‘Pottermore’ is not a new book!
If Daniel Radcliffe has any say in the matter, Harry Potter has hung up his wizard’s wand for good! The actor was asked about J.K. Rowling‘s mysterious ‘Pottermore’ announcement. “I know nothing about that whatsoever,” Daniel tells the LA Times. “I’m sure that Jo will be writing a lot more in the coming years. I’m sure she has a lot more in her than we’ve read and a lot more stories to tell. As long as they don’t involve Harry, I’m quite happy to buy them.”
Daniel’s in luck. J.K. Rowling’s rep has already dismissed rumors ‘Pottermore’ involves a new series. “[The project] is not a new book,” her spokeswoman said.
Potter expert Annika Heinle told us she thinks ‘Pottermore’ will be an extensive online interactive community for fans. As EW reported, Warner Bros. trademarked the name and registered it as a “global computer information network” two years ago, so it sounds like Annika’s theory could be correct!
Daniel elaborated on whether or not he’d be up for another Harry Potter movie, should Rowling end up writing one in the future. “I’d be very skeptical about that. First of all, I don’t think that she will [write more Potter books], and second of all, oh, I don’t know, the idea of going back to something after 10 or 20 years? At that point, I will have worked 20 years to establish a career outside of it, and at that point to go back to it would feel a little self-defeating. I could feel completely different at that time, but at this moment, it feels like it would be strange and not the way it would or should go.”
Are you guys disappointed that Daniel wouldn’t want to do more movies, or do you understand where he’s coming from? And are you getting excited for ‘Pottermore’ to debut?