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Daniel Radcliffe: ‘Never Say Never’ to Harry Potter Return

Harry Potter fans, gird your wands.

During an interview with Radio Times Daniel Radcliffe admitted he wouldn’t rule out the possibility of reprising his role as the iconic wizard.

“It would depend on the script,” he said. “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!”

Alright, not exactly the most promising response, but we’ll take it. The 26-year-old actor added, “So I am saying, ‘No,’ for now, but leaving room to backtrack in the future.”

And don’t expect to see him at “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” the long-awaited staged sequel to the series, either.

“I want to see the show, I am genuinely intrigued and I hear it’s fantastic,” Radcliffe said during an interview with Stephen Colbert. “I just feel like sitting in an audience that will, for the most part of the near future, be very enthusiastic Harry Potter fans might not be a … relaxing way to see a show. So, I guess, not for the time being.”

In the meantime, Radcliffe has thrown himself far and away from Hogwarts, playing Allen Ginsberg in the biopic “Kill Your Darlings” and, in his most recent film “Swiss Army Man,” a flatulent corpse.

“For as many people as there are who go, ‘OK, he’s typecast, that’s all he is now,’ even if it’s — and I don’t believe it’s as high as they say — even if it’s 50 percent of people, the other 50 percent are going, ‘hey, let’s see how we can f*ck with expectations of him,’” Radcliffe told Bustle. “Things like doing ‘Equus,’ or doing ‘Kill Your Darlings,’ kind of set out my store a little bit in terms of letting people know that I want to do different, challenging stuff.”

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