Daniel Radcliffe Believes a Harry Potter Reboot is Inevitable

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Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Turner

Can you picture a world where someone other than Daniel Radcliffe plays The Boy Who Lived? Radcliffe can. While Potterheads might not believe that another actor could ever more perfectly define the role of Harry Potter, the 29-year-old actor—whose new TBS comedy series Miracle Workers premiered earlier this week—has no doubt that there will come a point where the Wizarding World gets a reboot with a fresh-faced cast for the next generation.

In an interview with IGN, the conversation turned to how quickly iconic characters like Spider-Man and Batman are being recast these days, and whether Harry Potter could be next. "I’m sure there will be some other version of it,” Radcliffe said about the possibility of a Harry Potter TV series or movie-franchise reboot. “I know I’m not the last Harry Potter I’m gonna see in my lifetime.”

As hard as that may be for some fans to hear, Radcliffe, for one, would be eager to see how a modern-day version of Harry Potter would change the original series (if at all).

"It feels like there’s a sacredness around them at the moment, but that’ll go; the shine will wear off at some point,” Radcliffe said. “It’ll be interesting if they reboot them and just do the films again or do a series. I’m fascinated to watch.”

When the topic turned back to Miracle Workers, Radcliffe shed some light on the kinds of projects he's attracted to now—and how his Harry Potter fame has followed him into his adult years. “Any project that the script is good for, I would be into,” Radcliffe said, adding that would he would be open to starring in another film franchise, but realized that he'd be a tough sell.

“I can completely understand why some directors would be hesitant about putting me into a franchise because I have a lot of baggage from another franchise, so I can see why that would make people not want to do that necessarily," Radcliffe said. "But I would be very happy to."

Look Back at All 23 MCU Films With the Infinity Saga Box Set Trailer

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Marvel Studios

While there had been plenty of popular Marvel movies prior to 2008’s Iron Man, everything changed when Robert Downey Jr. stepped into the role of Tony Stark and began the Marvel Cinematic Universe. With that came the Infinity Saga, the culmination of all 23 films of phases one, two, and three of the MCU, concluding with the bittersweet Avengers: Endgame earlier this year. While fans are no doubt excited to follow Phase 4 with all the new, exciting films to come, nothing will ever be the same again.

Now that it’s all over, Marvel Studios is releasing an Infinity Saga box set of all the MCU films so far, and according to ComicBook.com, the upcoming release has also come with an emotional trailer. After debuting at San Diego Comic-Con earlier this summer, fans can now see the trailer on YouTube. 

The trailer features the biggest moments in the Infinity Saga leading up to Iron Man snapping the universe back into place, and sacrificing himself in the process. “What a world—universe, now,” Tony’s voice narrates. He’s got that right.

With Phase 4 of the MCU not picking back up until May 2020 with Black Widow, buying this box set might not be a bad idea. A release date has not been announced yet.

El Camino, the Breaking Bad Movie, Is Coming to Theaters

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Doug Hyun/AMC

On October 11, Netflix will unleash El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie on the world at midnight. But for those Los Pollos Hermanos-loving fans who want the theatrical experience, Entertainment Weekly reports that the film will also screen in cinemas across 68 cities from October 11 to October 13.

Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan told The Hollywood Reporter that he filmed the movie—his feature film directorial debut—in CinemaScope 2.39 wide-screen format, making it an ideal film to watch in a theater. “Every time we’d put out a new season of Breaking Bad, we would have a premiere in a big movie theater,” Gilligan said. “I always thought, ‘This thing, it looks like a movie. It doesn’t look like a show.’ I really want to be able to share that with fans.”

Not much is known about the Jesse Pinkman movie, which filmed in secrecy last year. However, during this Sunday’s Emmys broadcast, a longer trailer will be released.

Here’s what we do know, though: Gilligan told The Hollywood Reporter he worked with a fairly high budget and was able to film outside of Albuquerque. Ten “familiar” Breaking Bad characters will make appearances, including Jesse's beloved pal Badger. No matter what, the movie—whether watched in theaters, on your couch, or at your desk—will be an epic event.

To find tickets, click here and type in your city. Several shows in NYC are already sold out, so it’s best to purchase tickets sooner rather than later.

[h/t Entertainment Weekly]

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