Dan Radcliffe on Pottermore and Reprising the Role of Harry Potter in Years to Come


Jun 20, 2011

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LA Times’ HeroComplex blog has a new post in which Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) reveals that he knew nothing about Pottermore whatsoever. “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’ said Radcliffe, joking, “as long as they don’t involve Harry, I’m quite happy to buy them.” The actor went on to describe the end of the films as, “bizarre; we’ve been talking about it for so long, and now it’s finally here’ but added that reprising his role in years to come, “would be a bit odd”:

I’d be very skeptical about that. First of all, I don’t think that she will [write another Harry Potter book] 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.

Radcliffe also spoke briefly about his continued role in Broadway musical “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”, commenting: “We’re doing well [...] and now I just have to keep it up until January.”

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21 Responses to Dan Radcliffe on Pottermore and Reprising the Role of Harry Potter in Years to Come

Avatar Imagekyrstalkris says: I totally agree with you Daniel! I don't know how she will ever continue Harry Potter, because she left it in such an amazing way! But, if she wrote about the kids, that'll be okay, right?Avatar ImageEllorgast says: A spokesperson said that it won't be a new book. I've seen suggestions of an interactive website of some sort?Avatar ImageMariaKeis says: I love Harry Potter and the fact that the end is here really is sad .. But I still agree with Daniel ..Avatar Imageginny_weasley1998 says: @Kyrstalkris*WBM*{LWA} I think it would be ok to write about his kidsAvatar Image1HarryPotterFan123 says: @kyrstalkris *WBM* {LWA} You took the words right out of my mouth. Except, I dunno if it would be as good if she wrote about his kids. Kinda overkill, don't you think? Not that I don't want her to write more Potter, I do, and I think it would be amzing, but she ended it perfectly. I think that we don't need it. We want it, but its not needed. Know what I mean? I would like an encyclopedia, though. Onto Pottermore, so now Dan knowing nothing, unless he's prentending, probably means Pottermore's not gonna be another movie, and we KNOW it's not another book, so then... what? I've hear whispers about an interactive website, I thought it could be some sort of monthly magazine, but those aren't all quite as... spectacular as what I'm expecting. I think if that were what Pottermore was, we would all be disappointed, like there was something missing, you know? I've given up on guessing, I want to be completely surprised. I cant wait!!!Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: I truly doubt Jo will revisit Harry...Avatar Imagejacket says: Yes, Harry will not be revisited, I can't wait to see what Jo writes next, It'll be great.Avatar ImageCrazy and Proud says: I hope that another Harry Potter book isn't in the cards, I feel it would ruin the perfect ending that she already gave to the series. It ties everything up yet at the same time lets the fans decide what they'd like to see happen to Harry in the future. If she did write about the kids it might be too much like trying to recreate the Harry Potter series and with the Potter books being such a phenomenon I doubt that a series like that would ever come close, though I don't doubt it'd still be amazing. All I'm saying is it wouldn't be the same and it'd be difficult to try and create a separation between the two. Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: I don't think that Jo will write another Harry.Avatar Imagelpierich says: I would love to see what else Jo can come up with besides harry potter. She has a great imagination. Avatar Imagehandhrfan18 says: i don't think jo will write another book about the harry potter series. i think she will write about the maurders and their stories. i love that daniel is doing something different this year and is enjoying himself :D, that is the best an actor can wish for :]Avatar Imagehalcyon says: There's so much more to the magical world than just Harry and his story. While I loved the characters and the narrative we got with him, I'd like to see her go back to the world some day. It doesn't have to even involve Harry. She just set something up that's so wonderful and so detailed, I'd hate to not get more stories out of it.Avatar ImageLunaLuver says: Lets face it, we are all someday hopeing for another book. Be it about the kids, which would be so great, or marauders, equally great. We Potter fans will always want more!Avatar ImageSprosed says: Writing about Harry's kids would probably ruin it, because Jo left in such a perfect ending place. Avatar ImageSprosed says: Writing about Harry's kids would probably ruin it, because Jo left in such a perfect ending place. Avatar Imagevector_theta says: I'm actually sad to hear Radcliffe say that because all the rest of his career will be due to the millions of fans who read the first book and went to see the first movie. And it is pretty presumptuous of him to assume that he would be playing the lead again in any future movies. James Bond and Batman movies have been great successful movies, even with often changing the lead role actor. If J.K. Rowling continues writing past Deathly Hallows, she would pretty much have to invent another dark lord and start wizarding war 3. It would make much more sense that she would write prequels, say starting with Tom Riddle and Hagrid in school and go up to Voldemort's first clash with Harry Potter.Avatar Imagesboyer06 says: as sad as it is, hes so right. boo :(Avatar ImageJeannine says: I agree with Dan on both counts...of what he stated. I think he is right it isn't a book and it would be detrimental to his career, and even what he is trying to accomplish now , to come running back to Potter in 20 years . It isn't another Harry Potter book,,hasn't that been ruled out TOTALLY? Then it's some kind of interactive online web world. If Jo IS still writing the dictionary ..of all people related to Potter..then it isn't ralated to that either. Avatar Imagebiggcb says: @vector_theta - I think the concept of some prequels is great!Avatar Imageiwannabeanauror says: Personally I think that if JKR does write about the kids, she will write about Lily. The writing in the Pottermore logo looks a bit feminine, but of course it could be JKR's writing or I'm over-analyzing.Avatar ImageDumblebridge says: "All WAS well" - is all still well? Never say never!

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