Before I get into this post I have one request of all four of you that actually still read this: I have not read the last Harry Potter book. I know nothing about what happens. Seriously nothing. I'd like to keep it that way. Thanks.
On Saturday, part one of the final Harry Potter book/movie will hit big screens. Part two comes out in June or July of next year I believe and then that's that. The end of a true era when you think about it. It's been 10 years, seven books, eight movies, and a whoooooole lotta dollars.
But is this it?
Apparently J.K. Rowling, author of the HP books, is now saying she's not ruling out the possibility that she will write more books about the young wizard with the weird scar.
So how does Daniel Radcliffe, who played Harry Potter in all of the movies, feel about this? Well... it sounds like he's kind of pissed.
Seriously though, can you blame him? This kid has played Harry Potter - and only Harry Potter - for 10 years. He's said his goodbyes to the character and has prepared himself for the next chapter in his career. And now he's hearing through the grapevine that Ms. Rowling might not be done with him yet?
He says he wouldn't come back if she started writing more books that they turned into movies and frankly I say good for him. You know how hard it's going to be for him to play a role where people don't look at him and think "That's Harry Potter"? He tried doing a live play where he had to come out onstage naked and people lost it because ::gasp:: that's Harry Potter. He's been hardcore typecast and it isn't going to be easy to break that.
And it's not just him. I'm sure all of these kids want to move on with their lives, especially since they have already gone ahead and wrapped up this chapter. They've said their goodbyes and I'm sure they just want to enjoy these last few months and then look to other projects.
So I'm with Harry... er Daniel Radcliffe. Let's all say our goodbyes to Harry Potter next summer and move on with our lives. This means you too J.K. Rowling.