Daniel Radcliffe Addresses Wolverine Rumors, Possible Harry Potter Reboot
Daniel Radcliffe has a now show, "Miracle Workers" on TBS, so of course that's the right time to ask him about potential Harry Potter reboots and that crazy internet rumor that he's the new Wolverine.
The Internet buzz prompted artwork like this, by Bosslogic, with Radcliffe's Wolverine featuring some Potter-esque lightning-bolt slashes.
In a Wired video (in which he also explained that no, he and Elijah Wood are not related), Radcliffe joked, "There's going to be a new Wolverine movie, in which it starts off with Hugh Jackman being put into a hot wash. And then when he comes out, it's me. So yes, I'm very happy to announce that here."
Talking with IGN, he elaborated it could be "a comedy where Wolverine has got tiny? And now I’m not as equipped to fight but I’m still really sharp? That would be great.... Daniel Radcliffe is… Baby Wolf!' I’d actually be really happy with that. I don’t think we have helped the issue with this interview. All I’m doing now is thinking of taglines. But there’s no truth in it."
Still, he's game: "If some super talented writer wants to write Baby Wolf and turn it into a massive franchise, I'm in."
There's also no truth, he says to rumors that he was in "The LEGO Movie 2." "I was not cut out of the LEGO Movie [sequel], if we’re quashing rumors," he said. "The producers of LEGO said they had wanted to get Harry Potter in there and hadn’t, they didn’t get him in for some reason, and that turned into 'Dan Radcliffe was cut from the LEGO Movie.' And I was like, 'I wasn’t! I wasn’t in it!' I would’ve loved to be cut from the LEGO Movie. I didn’t have the chance!"
He also anticipated that we'll see a new Harry Potter at some point, telling IGN, "I’m sure there will be some other version of it; I know I’m not the last Harry Potter I'm gonna see in my lifetime. We've already got a few more," he said, referring to Jamie Parker and Gareth Reeves have already played the role in the play "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child."
"It will be interesting to see how long those films stay… it feels like there’s a sacredness around them at the moment, but that’ll go, the shine will wear off at some point," he said. "It’ll be interesting if they reboot them and just do the films again or do a series; I’m fascinated to watch."
"Miracle Workers," in which Radcliffe plays an angel trying to stop God (Steve Buscemi) from destroying humanity, premieres tonight on TBS.