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Could Star Wars, Harry Potter Franchises Collide?

Daniel Radcliffe one of many interested in new films

What happens when you collide two franchises together? Well, in the case of Star Wars and Star Trek, you get the same director -- J.J. Abrams.

But what happens if you mix Harry Potter in as well?

Daniel Radcliffe, the 23-year-old who grew up playing the popular wizard with the lightning bold head scar, said he would love to be a part of Abrams' upcoming Star Wars project -- even if it's just with a small part. Of course, with a British accent, he would have to be Empire, but who is counting?

"'Franchise' mustn't become a dirty word," Radcliffe recently rold Time Out magazine. "If directors like J.J. Abrams and Joss Whedon keep doing what they're doing, it won't be. I'd love to be part of one again. Maybe not leading it -- (but) a nice supporting role."

His chances may not be strong. Producers have already made it clear that while many are lining up wanting to be a part of the new Star Wars movies, casting is looking for "unexpected" people, and not necessarily household names. That does follow the Star Wars tradition where actors like Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher (as well as Harrison Ford) were virtual unknowns before being cast in George Lucas' space opera.

However, Lucas also didn't mind mixing in a few famous faces. For the original trilogy, that main famous face was Alec Guinness. With his later films, the prequels, that was Samuel L. Jackson.

So why not Daniel Radcliffe?

That's a question only Abrams and his crew can answer.

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