Never say never, but the chances of Daniel Radcliffe reprising the role of Harry Potter for the rumored movie adaption of The Cursed Child play are about as small as the chance that Hogwarts just forgot to send your letter and your owl is on it’s way 10 years later. (Sorry, too soon?)
While Radcliffe is very grateful the opportunity and experience he had playing Harry, and adamantly says it would be “stupid” to “close the door” on the part, he doesn’t think he’ll take the boy wizard to middle age wizard: ” I think I’ll be happy enough and secure enough to let someone else play it. At the moment it’s not even a concern because I’m too young to play the character, but even in 10 years’ time I would still feel strange about going back to it.”
He’d have to wait a bit for the part regardless, given that he’s 10 years younger than than Harry in the play. Although, he could always sport that stunning old makeup from the epilogue scene in Deathly Hallow Part 2.
He makes a good argument for not coming back; he doesn’t want a new movie to ruin the now pleasant memory of his version of Harry:
There’s a part of me that’s like, some things are better left untouched. If we went back to Potter, there’s a chance we’d make what Star Wars: The Force Awakens was to the original Star Wars, but there’s also the chance that we’d make Phantom Menace. So I don’t want to go back to anything like that and maybe sour what people have already loved.
As many people (including us) are already of the opinion that the play is already the Phantom Menace of the Harry Potter universe, this reasoning seems solid. It’d really be better for Daniel to just pretend with the rest of us that it was just some bad fan fiction that got a lot of publicity (I mean, I already can never unread ‘DOG DIGGITY, CEDRIC DIGGORY, YOU ARE A DOGGY DYNAMO!‘ I don’t need it immortalized on film for aliens to use to analyze the human race in 1,000 years).
via The Mary Sue