Dumbledore, the director of Hogwarts in the Harry Potter books and movies franchise, will return in the sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the new saga of this cinematic universe. The big difference is that this time will be much younger.
Warner Bros. studios have announced that the actor in charge of playing Albus Dumbledore in Fantastic Beasts 2 will be Jude Law. We must remember that the director was born in 1881, so we can expect that in this film is 45 years old, taking into account that Fantastic Beasts is developed in 1926.
According to Newt Scamander in the first film, Dumbledore has been a great ally to him, a mentor. He is the only Hogwarts teacher (apparently not yet director of the magic school) who supports him in his quest to preserve and document the magical creatures of the world. It is possible that in this film we also see a more personal and intimate side of Dumbledore, remembering that J.K. Rowling a few years ago confirmed that he is gay.
According to the official website of Pottermore, the second film in the series will show Dumbledore decades before becoming the boss of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
At that point in history, he is the Transfiguration teacher and is contemporary with Gellert Grindelwald, the dark magician we met in Fantastic Animals, played by Johnny Depp.
In the first film, they refer to Dumbledore when it is revealed that Newt Scamander was expelled from Hogwarts by an accident with a magical creature and that Dumbledore fought because they did not expel it.
David Yates, director of Fantastic Animals and the latest films in the Harry Potter universe, said, “Jude Law is a phenomenally talented actor whose work I have admired for a long time and I look forward to finally having the opportunity to work with him. I know he will brilliantly capture all the unexpected facets of Albus Dumbledore while J.K. Rowling reveals this quite different era in her life.
Fantastic Beasts 2 will hit theaters in 2018, starring Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Watersona, Johnny Depp, Zoë Kravitz and Jude Law.