Star Wars casting folks, Daniel Radcliffe wants YOU
Star Wars, currently being expanded with abandon by new owners Disney, has enticed the towering and tantalising talents of former wizard Daniel Radcliffe. In an interview with Time Out London, the star of the Harry Potter series, The Woman In Black and that play where he got his knob out on stage, Equis, said that nabbing a role in the Star Wars films would be “awesome” and/or “crazy cool”. Kids these days and their street-talk, eh?
In all fairness, we’re actually big Daniel Radcliffe fans here at Best For Film, and would love to see Star Wars improved by adding him to the roster. It would certainly help continue Daniel Radcliffe’s attempts in recent years to move away from the stupifying apparating weird-ginger-girl-kissing Harry Potter.
Here’s what Daniel Radcliffe said:
“‘Franchise’ mustn’t become a dirty word. If directors like J.J. Abrams and Joss Whedon keep doing what they’re doing, it won’t be. I’d love to be part of one again. Maybe not leading it: a nice supporting role. Star Wars would be awesome. That’d be crazy cool.”
When asked if he would ever return to the role of Harry Potter if JK Rowling was stupid enough to ever write a sequel, Daniel Radcliffe said:
“Even if Jo did, which is unlikely, I’d take a lot of talking round. I’ve done so much work to establish myself as something outside that series I’d be really hesitant to go back. I’m 23, which is too old to be running round in a schoolboy’s cape. I’d never totally close the door. But no more schoolboy stuff. A cameo as Harry’s dad? That would be perfect!”
Daniel Radcliffe has obviously never watched 90210, where 40-year-olds ran around pretending to be angsty highschoolers.
If Daniel Radcliffe was signed up for the new Star Wars films, we’d like to imagine he’d be a spry and eager new Jedi recruit, learning to use his powers and mastering the use of his glowy laser wand. Eventually he would discover that the darkside lay within him, and to defeat the evil inside he would have to destroy the six holocrons of Darth Voldemort.
You cannot escape this, Daniel Radcliffe. Best For Film has foreseen it. It is… YOUR… DESTINY…