Daniel Radcliffe explains why Potter is better than Star Wars

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Dec 15, 2012

In this preview of one of the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 Blu-ray extras, the Boy Who Finished His Saga expounds on his theory: that Potter is richer than both Star Wars and Star Trek.

This little clip is a preview to what one hopes is a much larger featurette, centering on a conversation between the man who played Harry Potter and the woman, J.K. Rowling, who created him.

And the idea of such a chat between people whose lives were very much defined by the same fictional character is fascinating ... and hopefully it'll yield more nuggets like this:

Yes, Radcliffe basically says that, because it's based on literature, and not film or television, Harry Potter is a richer experience for its fans. There is a certain logic to that statement: Because people's first image of Harry from the books was one that they painted in their own heads; they are a part of the fiction in a way that viewers aren't part of The Empire Strikes Back, since the very nature of film renders viewers as passive observers.

But, still, that's a hell of a match to strike in the explosives factory, Danny ...

(Via MTV)