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Saturday 25 November 2017

Radcliffe: I was jealous of Spidey

Daniel Radcliffe thinks Spider-Man is the coolest superhero
Daniel Radcliffe thinks Spider-Man is the coolest superhero

Daniel Radcliffe has revealed he secretly wanted to play Spider-Man.

The 20-year-old Harry Potter star - currently filming the final scenes of the last instalment in the boy wizard's adventures - confessed he always thought the web-spinning crime-fighter was a great hero role.

Daniel told The Daily Mail: "I was always unbelievably jealous of Tobey Maguire playing Spider-Man. I do think Spidey is the coolest of superheroes."

Sony is currently auditioning for a young actor to play Peter Parker in its new Spider-Man prequel movie, with Jamie Bell, Andrew Garfield and Frank Dillane, who played Tom Riddle in Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince, apparently among those in talks for the role.

Daniel also said he found Harry an interesting character to play, even if he didn't see him as the coolest superhero.

He said what he liked about Harry was that "he's not perfect".

He went on: "He's capable of being quite arrogant, pigheaded and a little bit selfish. He can make himself something of a martyr when he really doesn't have to.

"All those characteristics are wonderful because it separates Harry from archetypal superheroes that you often get."

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