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The idea of a Harry Potter remake is dreaded by many fans, but not Dan Radcliffe who will happily discuss what role he’d play if there were one.

“A cameo as Harry’s dad? That would be perfect,” Radcliffe said in a recent interview with TimeOut London. “Even if Jo wrote a sequel, which is unlikely, I’d take a LOT of talking round. I’ve done so much work to establish myself as something outside that series, I’d be really hesitant to go back. Even if they were set later in time. I’m 23, which is too old to be running round in a school boy’s cape.”

The role is a perfect one for Radcliffe if a Harry Potter reboot is created later in our lifetimes. The last time we saw Radcliffe in a Potter movie, we saw him as a father during the epilogue in which he’s sending his and Ginny’s child, Albus, off to Hogwarts. Radcliffe could appear in the Sorcerer’s Stone remake at the beginning when we see what happens to Harry’s parents. We’d also see Radcliffe as James when Harry looks into the Mirror of Erised and sees his parents. Are we getting ahead of ourselves?

In recent years, Radcliffe hasn’t shied away from offering predictions as to who he could play in a Harry Potter reboot. In off the cuff remarks just last year, the actor who played Harry Potter said he could portray Professor Lupin. In that same interview, he suggested it would “probably only be 10 years before people are ready to remake them again.”

We asked Emma Watson in September which character she’d play in a Harry Potter reboot. Her answer? Professor McGonagall because she’s “a badass.”

Radcliffe is currently rehearsing for his new role in The Cripple of Inishmann on London’s West End. Previews begin June 8.

Thanks, Snitch Seeker.

  • Allylar

    Can I be a snot about it and point out that he’d be too old to play James as well since James died at like 21?

    • Ellie

      You aren’t a snot, because it drove me crazy that James looked 50 years old in the movies.

    • Arkayen Jinglebells

      Okay I will admit that that did not even occur to me. Are you absolutely sure about that though?

  • xiku

    I wonder if he’d play Dumbledore, if they did a remake of the series in like 50 years…

  • http://twitter.com/MusicandHouse J

    So you won’t film a 5 minute spot for the Wizarding World but would appear in a film that is redoing the work he already did? I would hate to see a Harry Potter reboot, no matter who is in it. The first films weren’t perfect, but they were a huge part of so many childhoods and the casting was unbeatable (can you imagine anyone but Alan RIckman as Snape?)

    • Anon

      Thank you J! My thoughts exactly. I couldn’t imagine anyone but Alan Rickman as Snape either.

    • http://dft.ba/-alex-ander Alex Ander

      And a reboot would change that how exactly?

    • Synnøve

      I would love a remake. Yes, Alan will always be my Snape, but I think it would be exciting to see more movie-adaptations, even if there is new actors. I think its fun to see other people play the characters

    • anon

      I find it a bit ridiculous to want him to play someone around 6 years younger, though technically [book]Harry is turning 33 on the end of July.

  • Orin

    It;d be awesome for Dan Rad to play Jamaes, but to be honset, he’d be too old for the role! First because if there’s ever a HP remake it would be a LONG way from now, and second because James died in his early twenties omg he is pretty damn young. But I guess it’ll still be awesome so pfff whatever.

  • Jill

    I hope and pray they do a remake but only with most of the original cast, including Tom Felton.

  • Nova

    I actually wouldn’t mind Harry Potter being a TV series like how they’re handling GoT (except more detail oriented than do whatever you want oriented) It’s my dream to run the show.

  • Michael Baldwin

    As long as they do a better job with those movies than the last 6 i’m all for it.

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