Jude Law casted as Dumbledore in 'Fantastic Beasts' sequel

Apr 13, 2017, 01:33
Jude Law casted as Dumbledore in 'Fantastic Beasts' sequel

The role of Dumbledore has been played by Richard Harris, then after his death Michael Gambon.

"Jude Law is a phenomenally talented actor whose work I've long admired and I'm looking forward to finally having the opportunity to work with him", Fantastic Beasts director David Yates said in a statement.

Johnny Depp will also appear in the film as Gellert Grindelwald, who is Dumbledore's childhood friend-turned love interest-turned sworn enemy. Although the first film focused on Redmayne's Newt and the chaos his arrival in 1920s NY created, it ended with the reveal that the infamous dark wizard Grindelwald had been hiding among them the entire time. There's lots to unpack in that relationship", Rowling said at a press conference.A "You will see Dumbledore as a younger man and quite a troubled man.

However, this will now be brand new terrain for all involved in Fantastic Beasts since diehard Potter fans still know only a small portion of what Dumbledore's life was like during those early years. The author said, "We'll see him at that formative period of his life". If you haven't experienced the divine extasy of The Young Pope, I recommend you stock up on communion wafers and red wine and take the next three days staring into Jude Law's lovely face as he screams at Catholic people and drops babies.

Jude Law has officially been cast as the younger Albus Dumbledore in the second "Fantastic Beasts" movie, Warner Bros. announced today. Who cares if his next birthday cake says he's turning 39 for the sixth time: you're only as young as you feel-or, in Law's case, as young as the characters you play. The sequel begins production this summer and already has a release date set for November 16, 2018. There are five "Fantastic Beasts" movies planned at this point, so this is just No. 2.