With eight films now in the can, international acclaim, and more products than we can mention, the Harry Potterverse extends beyond even the most creative imaginations. The list already includes (just to name a few) Potter-themed bobbleheads, Bertie Bott’s Everyflavor Beans by Jelly Belly, an adult film parody, and an entire theme park in Orlando. When MTV's Josh Horowitz sat down with Harry Potter himself, Daniel Radcliffe, we asked his thoughts on where else Harry and Co. could possibly extend their magical wands.
“A pub in north London called Potter's Bar,” he joked. “That said there IS a place called Potter's bar.” (And there is! We looked it up, just to be sure. It’s a town in the Hertsmere borough of Hertfordshire, England and, thanks to a quick sweep of Wikipedia, we now know it was used as the setting for horror-comedy “Bloodbath at the House of Death” and for a 2005 episode of “Little Britain.”)
We suggested Potter might make for a great reality or ice show.
“Ice show! We did always joke about that,” he said enthusiastically. “We always said it would open with everyone [wearing] massive big heads and [there would be] smoke across the ice.” And then Radcliffe gave us a little preview of the opening song, snapping and singing, "It's a kind of magic..."
All jokes (or brilliant ideas?) aside, Radcliffe is happy to leave Harry as is. “I was once asked what I thought about the idea of a Harry Potter musical and I said that I thought it would be disastrous.” We couldn’t agree more.