According to a recent interview with actor Daniel Radcliffe, the end of Harry Potter has come.
The grim news, which is unwanted by the millions of fans throughout the world, was revealed in a press interview for The Lost City, starring Radcliffe, Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum with The New York Times.
In an interview with Variety, director Chris Columbus spoke about his interest in directing Radcliffe as Potter in a film version of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. While Radcliffe is generally regarded as a laid-back guy, he wasn’t ambiguous when it came to this subject.
“This isn’t the answer that anybody’s going to want, but I think I was so able to go back and enjoy it because it’s not a part of my day-to-day life anymore. I’m getting to a point where I feel like I made it out of Potter OK and I’m really happy with where I am now, and to go back would be such a massive change to my life. I’m never going to say never, but the Star Wars guys had like 30, 40 years before they went back. For me, it’s only been 10. It’s not something I’m really interested in doing right now.”
Columbus also said he would love to see Emma Watson and Rupert Grint return to their roles as well. He told The Hollywood Reporter it’s possible that this is something genuinely unique; the same sort of feeling I had when Star Wars returned.
“If you’re a film nerd or cinephile, it’s kind of like what J.J. Abrams did with Star Wars. There’s no question if you’re a Star Wars fan, you were moved just seeing them on screen, seeing Harrison Ford as Han Solo again.”
As for his part in The Lost City, where Radcliffe plays an oddball multimillionaire who captures Bullock’s character Loretta Sage, he said he drew influence from another well-known jungle treasure hunting film: Romancing the Stone.
Romancing the Stone is obviously a big point of comparison, and also the first Mummy movie with Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz. That’s one of my favorite films, and this does feel like a classic adventure film where you’re rooting for the characters and rooting for the relationship, but also it’s that slightly heightened world where even in deadly, perilous moments, people are still being quippy and funny with each other and it’s a delight.
The Lost City will debut in cinemas on March 19.
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