Daniel Radcliffe says no to movie adaptation of JK Rowling’s ‘Harry Potter’ update

Author recently updated wizard tale with 1,500 word piece on Pottermore website

Daniel Radcliffe has said that he does not think JK Rowling’s Harry Potter update will be made into a film.

Rowling updated Potter fans for the first time in seven years earlier this week when she wrote a 1,500-word piece on the Pottermore website in which a 34-year-old Harry appears with “threads of silver” in his black hair alongside Ron Weasly and Hermione Grainger the 2014 Quidditch World Cup.

The piece was written in the voice of gossip columnist Rita Skeeter and includes details such as the fact Harry is married to Ginny, Ron’s sister, and also that Hermione (played by Emma Watson in the film adaptations) is married to Ron and working as deputy head of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement.

Radcliffe was quizzed on the possibility of him returning to the franchise for a big screen version of Rowling’s latest instalment at an event yesterday (July 8) but appeared reticent to commit to another film.

“My inclination is to say ‘no’ because I don’t think it’s even hypothetical at the moment,” Radcliffe told reporters at the Television Critics Association summer press tour (via Entertainment Weekly). “What she’s written – and I haven’t read yet, but I will – I understand it’s a very short piece. And he’s 12 years older than I am now.”

Since finishing the Harry Potter films, Daniel Radcliffe will be seen on screen in The Woman In Black and Kill Your Darlings. His next film role will see him star alongside Juno Temple in fantasy thriller Horns.