Harry Potter fans holding their breath for a legacy sequel announcement should probably take a breath.

With the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter And Philosopher’s Stone rolling around, there’s all sorts of Potter-related fan service going on, not least of which was the recent reunion special which aired on TV. Chris Columbus, the director of that film has stoked the flames of fandom by insisting that he’d be interested in directing a follow-up that reunited the cast, stating that it would be “cinematic bliss”.

A follow-up already exists in the form of the West End play, The Cursed Child, which catches up with the characters 19 years after the events of the films. However, not everybody is as keen as Columbus to return to the wizarding world at this point in time.

Daniel Radcliffe, who played Harry Potter, has been doing the press rounds for his upcoming film The Lost City. The actor admitted that it would be something to see the characters back together onscreen, stating “if you’re a film nerd or cinephile, it’s kind of like what JJ [Abrams] did with Star WarsStar Wars really started to be great again when JJ made [The Force Awakens] and we had all the original cast back. There’s no question if you’re a Star Wars fan, you were moved just seeing them onscreen. Seeing Harrison Ford as Han Solo again, and Chewy.”

When it comes to applying that to the world of Potter, he added that “I think that would be the same situation for Harry Potter fans. To be able to actually see these adult actors now back in these roles. Oh, yeah. It would be amazingly fun to make that film – or two films.”

However, according to Radcliffe, the time isn’t yet right for him personally. The actor went on to explain, saying “this isn’t the answer that anybody’s going to want, but I think I was so able to go back and enjoy it [the reunion special] because it’s not a part of my day-to-day life anymore,” Radcliffe said. “I’m getting to a point where I feel like I made it out of Potter okay and I’m really happy with where I am now, and to go back would be such a massive change to my life.”

That doesn’t mean it will never happen, however. Radcliffe invoked Star Wars one more time to make his point that it took decades before the Star Wars team returned.

You can catch Radcliffe in The Lost City alongside Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum and Brad Pitt when it launches on April 22nd.

The Hollywood Reporter

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