Daniel Radcliffe has given a straight answer to speculation about his appearance in the upcoming Harry Potter TV series.
The 33-year-old actor coined the role of student magician in the film adaptations of JK Rowling’s children’s novels.
Radcliffe first played Harry in 2001 at the age of 11 and has been associated with the character ever since.
Earlier this year, it was announced that the story would be adapted into a decade-long television series for Max, formerly known as HBO Max.
In a recent interview, Radcliffe was asked if he’s likely to return to the franchise in a different role to tie the Harry Potter worlds together.
Still, Radcliffe does not consider himself essential to future depictions of the popular wizarding world.
“I understand they’re trying to start from scratch and I’m sure whoever is making them wants to put their own stamp on it and probably doesn’t want to figure out how to get old Harry to be in this movie Anywhere,” Radcliffe said ComicBook.com.
Because of this supposedly new interpretation of the story, the actor will not actively seek participation in another version.
“So I’m definitely not looking for it,” he continued. “But of course I wish them all the luck in the world and I am delighted that this torch has been passed on. But I don’t think I have to do it physically.”
Last month, Radcliffe gave an insight into his feelings towards other actors who played Harry – and he admitted that he had always imagined other people following in his footsteps, just as various actors have portrayed the character Sherlock Holmes.
“I think it’s like Harry Potter was always destined to be like Sherlock Holmes,” he said meeting.
“People who saw Basil Rathbone play Sherlock Holmes said, ‘Nobody could ever do that!’ But you will. It will be passed on to someone.”
So far, information on the upcoming Harry Potter series is limited, and likely will remain so as the WGA writers’ strike in Hollywood continues.