Daniel Radcliffe thinks playing Spider-Man would be a 'natural fit'

Virgin Radio

8 Apr 2022, 14:19

Daniel Radcliffe and Spider-Man

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He’s already played one of the most iconic characters in recent film history, and now Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe reckons he could play your friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man. 

Daniel, who is iconic for playing The Boy Who Lived, said in a recent interview that, although he would be up for pulling on the Spidey suit, the time has probably passed.

Speaking to Insider at the SXSW Film Festival in advance of the premiere of his new film The Lost City, the actor said that he was “not rushing” to appear in superhero movies.

He explained: “Like everything, if it was cool and weird and different and had something that I really loved about it, then absolutely, I would do that.”

Revealing how his preferred role would be in Spider-Man, he explained: “The one I would be a natural fit for has now been done by three very good actors.” 

Saying why he probably won’t end up playing the web-slinger, Daniel added: “Tom Holland is incredible and no one could ever replace him, so I’ll let that one go.”

Tom Holland, the current Spidey, follows on from Andrew Garfield, who appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Garfield was preceded by Tobey Maguire, who played the role across three Spider-Man films from 2002 to 2007. 

All three actors teamed up for the latest film, Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021).

Whilst we won’t be seeing Daniel Radcliffe swinging through the streets anytime soon, we can catch him in The Lost City, which is in cinemas now. 

In the movie, which also stars Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum, Daniel gets a taste of what it’s like to play a villain. Speaking to virginradio.co.uk and other press on the red carpet of The Lost City premiere, he said: “It’s very fun to play the villain. It’s nice to not have to be relatable, or likeable in the eyes of the audience in any way and just be able to unleash your inner maniac.

He also revealed which of his co-stars he would most like to be lost with in the jungle. 

The Lost City is in cinemas from 15th April.