Daniel Radcliffe has, once again, given us life. Our favourite boy who lived announced he won’t rule out picking up his magic wand once again if the circumstances are just right. During an interview with Radio Times, Radcliffe confirmed that he would consider stepping back into his iconic role of Harry Potter ‘depending on the script.’ Cue the Potterhead pandemonium.
Radcliffe, who took on the iconic role at age 11, went on to say “The circumstances would have to be pretty extraordinary. But then I am sure Harrison Ford said that with Han Solo and look what happened there! So I am saying ‘No’ for now but leaving room to backtrack in the future.”
In case you don’t remember (as if), Ford reprised his role as Han Solo this past December in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, marking the first time the actor put on his iconic brown vest since 1983’s Return of the Jedi. If that was the thrill of your lifetime, think back to the shivers you felt this time last year (1:33 to be exact); now you know how Potter fans are feeling.
Radcliffe’s comments add to the recent buzz surrounding the Potter franchise, which has been back in the news lately thanks to the opening of the London theatre production of The Cursed Child. The story, co-written by Rowling, has been kept tightly under wraps, but we do know that it focuses on Harry, Hermione and Ron as adults with children who are now attending Hogwarts.
There’s also the upcoming release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them starring Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne, set to hit theatres on November 18. The new film, the first in a trilogy, focuses on Newt Scamander (Redmayne), who accidentally releases a briefcase full of magical creatures in New York City in the 1920s.
Between The Cursed Child and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Rowling is keeping busy filling the void left by the final Potter film in 2011. But if you’re going to cast an honesty spell on us, we have to admit that nothing beats seeing Radcliffe with the lightning bolt scar. Here’s to hoping he eventually puts his Gryffindor cloak back on and reprises his beloved role. All the cool muggles are doing it.