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Daniel Radcliffe Doesn’t Think He Will Be Harry Potter Again

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Harry Potter fans gasped yesterday when author J.K. Rowling surprised the world with a new story on Pottermore that brought new life to the characters we said goodbye to after ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ was published in 2007. But does this mean we’ll see anymore Harry Potter adventures on the big screen?

Probably not. At least, that’s what Daniel Radcliffe thinks.

MTV reports that while speaking with the press about his television series ‘A Young Doctor’s Notebook,’ Radcliffe has doubts as to whether Rowling intends to write more stories worthy of more Harry Potter-centric movies.

“My inclination is to say no,” he reportedly said in regards to potentially reprising the hero wizard role again. “I don’t think it’s a question that’s not even hypothetical.”

“As I understand, it’s a very short piece, not of itself worthy of adaptation to film,” he continued. “And he’s at least 12 years older than I am now. I don’t think I’ll have to worry about that for a long time.”

Rowling’s story yesterday was written as gossip columnist Rita Skeeter for The Daily Prophet. The Daily Prophet, on Pottermore, has been covering the fictional Quidditch World Cup over the weeks and Skeeter (Rowling) writes of a reunion of Dumbledore’s Army at the Quidditch World Cup finals, with Harry, Ron Weasley, Hermione, Neville Longbottom and Luna Lovegood in attendance. Harry is now 34-years-old and with shades of grey hair.

At the end of the column, Skeeter writes: “Harry Potter and his cohorts never claimed to be perfect! And for those who want to know exactly how imperfect they are, my new biography: Dumbledore’s Army: The Dark Side of the Demob will be available from Flourish and Blotts on July 31st.”

We’re not sure what Rowling has in store for us on July 31 but you can bet all Harry Potter fans will be paying attention with great interest.

Meanwhile, the world of Harry Potter will live on with the ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ trilogy, which is being shepherded by Rowling herself and in development at Warner Bros.

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