Will it still be Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter???

Daniel Radcliffe - An all grown up Daniel Radcliffe.
@chaime (1153)
Philippines
April 22, 2007 11:41am CST
the fifth installment of the Harry Potter series will be out in theaters soon. But with the onslaught of angry fans/offended parents and such, do you think Dan Radcliffe will still play Harry Potter on the last two (movies) of the series? Do you think he hurt his image enough when he did that adult play, equus? It would be a shame if he were to be replaced since he has portrayed the role from the beginning, Do you think the bigwigs at Warner Bros, even consider this? And if he is to be replaced, who do you think would be best to replace him, I cannot imagine a Harry Potter other than Daniel Radcliffe, but the possibility is there, don't you think, with all the hoopla that surrounded his adult potrayal
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• United States
23 Apr 07
i dont think it ever came upand if it did no one worried about it. i mean, he is Harry Potter! its going to be bad though if they have to find a new Hermione! i mean comeon! they made the charactures co me to life! noone eles could play them,it just wouldnt be right!
@chaime (1153)
• Philippines
23 Apr 07
yes, I get your point, I was just wondering since a lot of hoopla surrounded Dan's role in Equus and with Emma Watson, not wanting to do Hermione, it's a thought that Dan might be replaced as Harry
• United States
22 Apr 07
From what I know in showbusiness, any publicity, whether good or bad, is always good publicity. I guess the bigwigs of Harry Potter wouldn't even consider letting Daniel Radcliffe go. More buzz means more money. That's my take on that. In my opinion, I think it would depend on the actor if he would still be interested in portraying the role for the rest of the movie series; but as far as productions go, he's still very much in. I have read from somewhere that he might consider not reprising the role in the future if people would think that he made the character "unwholesome". I'm not very sure which magazine cover I saw that from (here in the US), but then again, I'm sure it would be very far from happening. Happy myLotting!
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@chaime (1153)
• Philippines
23 Apr 07
Hmm... you've got a point there and you're right, I was thinking that Dan Radcliffe would just automatically accept the role and that I really didn't think of the possibility that he might not want to do the role himself.. hmm.. that's some thought to ponder =)
@mercchan (133)
• Chile
23 Apr 07
Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint are already confirmed for the 6th and 7th movies.
@chaime (1153)
• Philippines
26 Apr 07
that's good to hear ^_^
@mercchan (133)
• Chile
27 Apr 07
Yeah, I was really happy when the notice was released, because I wouldn't want anyone else starring the movies... Also: Daniel Radcliffe was confirmed for American Idol's Idols Give Back... wasn't he?
@plumwish07 (4060)
• Indonesia
3 May 07
i m sure daniel radcliffe will be in harry potter till the last sequel of harry potter. however, i heard from news tv, he also already agreed to involve in harry potter till the last sequel. not only him, the actress who playing hermione ganger and the actor who playing ron weasly also be with him till the last sequel of harry potter
@chaime (1153)
• Philippines
3 May 07
It's becoming evident that it will be so. Thanks for responding. ^_^
• India
27 Apr 07
Dan is already contracted to do the rest of the movies so i dont think anyone one else will be playing Harry. And as for his 'adult' role in the play he cant possibly be playing 'Harry' for the rest of his life. Yes he was lucky to get such a huge break at such a young age but when he accepted the play he showed he was serious with his acting career he probaly didnot want to become another "home alone' kid it was a wise and mature choice to break away from 'Harry" image but he will never loose the Harry magic as well b'cos when the next generation of kids watch the movies he will still remain Harry for them but as an actor he would have matured and moved on to bigger and better roles...i wish him all the best in everything he does :)
@chaime (1153)
• Philippines
30 Apr 07
yes, I do believe that he'll be the only Harry Potter =) and that's good and I look forward to his other films once he makes them ^_^
@guilinfd (76)
• China
23 Apr 07
what happed to Dan radcliffe? why there are so many angry fans and offended parents?
@xylon17 (157)
• Philippines
23 Apr 07
yes he still be harry potter! And Iam proud of him in doing equus.
@chaime (1153)
• Philippines
30 Apr 07
yes, I heard he was good in equus too.
23 Apr 07
These people seem to have forgotten that Daniel Radcliffe is an ACTOR and as such he works in film and theatre. Playing a role, acting a part, so what if he took on a very arduous role in Equis, I think he played the role very well. I hope common sense would prevail here and that he will play Harry in the movie
@chaime (1153)
• Philippines
25 Apr 07
yes I hope so too. Daniel is a good actor and it would be such a shame if he misses out on various roles just because he played Harry Potter
• Philippines
23 Apr 07
Daniel started as main character of this movie so I'm thinking that He'll be the most important celebrity that needs to be in this movie until it reaches the last book. :)
@chaime (1153)
• Philippines
26 Apr 07
yes I get your point exactly. He's the main character in the film and Harry Potter is equated with Dan Radcliffe
• Philippines
23 Apr 07
daniel radcliffe can't possibly portray kiddie roles for the rest of his career can't he? that's why i don't think that such fuss with regards his adult porttayal. he will still be harry potter. there will be a horde of angry fans if ever he will be replaced.
@chaime (1153)
• Philippines
30 Apr 07
yes, you're right he can't play kids roles forever, he defintely won't be young forever.
• Philippines
23 Apr 07
Harry Potter - Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter wont be Harry Potter without Daniel Radcliffe.. Besides, it doesnt matter if he did a more mature role in Equus.. The rest of the Harry Potter movies he'll be doing will be an older Harry Potter.. It's not as if he's still 11 years old..
@chaime (1153)
• Philippines
25 Apr 07
I agree totally. He will not be young forever so will Harry...
@dex1486 (272)
• Philippines
23 Apr 07
i still believe that dan will still play harry potter. the adult play just made his name bigger and for that, i don't thing the lot of WB will let him go. after all, the series would not be fulfilled if the the portrayor would be different for the last two films. you see we've seen dan grow up just like harry did in the series and if he's gonna be replaced, the audience will surely make a big question: WHO's THAT? Replacing dan would mean building-up from scratch a new celeb, which would be costly for the producers, right?
@chaime (1153)
• Philippines
23 Apr 07
i guess you're right. replacing him will be more costly. I didn't think of it that way.
@emeraldisle (13158)
• United States
23 Apr 07
I don't think he hurt his image at all. He did a play for adult audiences to view, so what. I doubt that Warner Brothers will care one way or the other. I remember when Kurt Russell shattered his Disney image, many thought it would hurt his career but it turned out to be just the oppoite. He did a ton of movies and is now working with Disney again. They realized that they were stupid not to use him just because he did an R rated movie. I'm sure Warner Brothers will not be that foolish. They know that to replace him this late into the series would cost them more money. Many would not accept the change and cause them not to see the movies. Many still don't like the one that does Dumbledore and that one they had no choice in replacing. With this they do and they know how much it means to stay consistant other wise they would have let him out of his contract when he wanted it years ago. Add to that unless it was against his contract Danielle Radcliffe could sue them for breaking it. I'm sure that will be in their minds as well.
@chaime (1153)
• Philippines
23 Apr 07
it's good to know that people still support dan as harry. Hooray =)
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@maryannemax (12174)
• Sweden
22 Apr 07
i don't find daniel's change offensive at all. he is a mature individual now. he aged in time just like all of us. a change in career should not hurt us. after all, we all know that celebrities change their image after sometime. daniel will not forever be the kid we used to know. and we should have accepted that fact long ago. if we love harry potter before... we should have loved the thought that one day, he will grow older, too. i don't want daniel replaced. if so, it would no longer be nice and interesting to watch at all. happy myLotting!
@chaime (1153)
• Philippines
22 Apr 07
yes, i believe this to be true also. I was just wondering, as I said, with the onslaught of 'offended parties' if the bigwigs of warner bros consider replacing him, considering he's been the only Harry Potter we know.
• India
21 Aug 07
Well I did hear that The Warner Bros were going to replace Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter in the movie version of the sixth and the seventh books because he is getting older and doesn't quite look like a 16 year old anymore.And people should not be angry because he did an adult play,he is an actor after all not Harry Potter,and he should be free to make his own choices regarding the roles he do.
• Philippines
17 Aug 07
Yup. For sure!! Harry Potter aged just like Daniel. So why change? Besides there's no other guy who can play Harry Potter better than Daniel. Am i right or am i right?
@takkea (394)
• United States
6 Jun 07
He is maturing now so I dont really know if he will be but it will not be the same if some one else takes over. I think that it will also impact rating for the movie if Radcliffe is no longer Harry Potter.
• India
6 Jun 07
Yup... it wud be werid to see dan for a long time n suddely change the actor... Isn't it???
• United States
25 Apr 07
I hope he plays all of them. I don't think it would be the same if it wasn't him playing the part. He has aged just like everyone else does and it shouldn't make a difference what other parts he plays.
• Canada
25 Apr 07
I really hope that they don't go so far as to replace him. I hate when they do that on sitcoms and soap operas and such. You go away for a week and they have a new cast and then you spend the entire movie or show trying to remember who is who. I can't imagine anyone being more suited for Harry Potter's role than Daniel Radcliffe. Also, it is somewhat directed at a young audience. I don't think that children would understand at all if they saw someone else playing the part. No, in my opinion, it would be a real shame.