Is Voldemort RETURNING? Ralph Fiennes wants to play ‘Harry Potter’ villain again: 'No question about it'
'Harry Potter' is one franchise that unites all children and adults. About 21 years back the first Harry Potter film ('Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone') was released and ever since it has been a franchise that makes viewers feel comforted and warm. The group of three students' (Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint) friendship is still one of the most cherished friendships ever showcased in films. Danielle Radcliffe's 'Harry Potter' has always been a rave amongst kids while Ralph Fiennes' Voldemort is no less.
Speaking of Ralph Fiennes' Voldemort, Fiennes told that he would play Voldemort again rather in his words, "no question about it.” In the famous film franchise, his role has been one of the notable characters and has become iconic over the course of time. Can you imagine anyone else saying "Avada kedavra" if not Fiennes? His first appearance was in the 2005 fantasy film 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.' He returned to the role for three other films in the series: 'Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix' (2007) and both 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows' - Part 1 (2010) and 'Part 2' (2011).
After Warner Bros Discovery chief David Zaslav expressed his interest in reviving the series and the possibility of working with JK Rowling on more 'Harry Potter' content, the 'Schindler's List' actor, Ralph Fiennes expressed his interest in reprising his villainous role in the Wizarding World. “Sure, of course,” Fiennes told Variety during an interview when asked if he wants to play Voldemort again. If Warner Bros or Rowling called him to join future 'Harry Potter' projects, Fiennes said he would have: “No question about it.”
He seems to have an undying loyalty towards the franchise and creator as last month, the actor defended JK Rowling against “verbal abuse” and death threats directed at the 'Harry Potter' author for her outspoken beliefs about biological sex and trans people. Fiennes told The New York Times, “JK Rowling has written these great books about empowerment, about young children finding themselves as human beings... It’s about how you become a better, stronger, more morally centered human being. The verbal abuse directed at her is disgusting, it’s appalling.”
Fiennes further said, “I mean, I can understand a viewpoint that might be angry at what she says about women. But it’s not some obscene, uber-right-wing fascist. It’s just a woman saying, ‘I’m a woman and I feel I’m a woman and I want to be able to say that I’m a woman.’ And I understand where she’s coming from. Even though I’m not a woman.”
However, there is no confirmation from any of the creators if the project is being followed through or is a complete conjecture.