Jude Law to play young Dumbledore in Fantastic Beasts sequel

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JK Rowling previously revealed that Dumbledore is gay while she was on a press tour for her book. For the uninitiated, Albus Dumbledore and Gellert Grindelwald were friends when they were teenagers, in the wizarding world that was way before Albus Dumbledore became the headmaster of Hogwarts. The second of the movies, which is yet to be titled, is due for release in November 2018. With inputs from agencies. film studio said on Wednesday that Law would play Dumbledore decades before he became the headmaster of Hogwarts, the school where Harry Potter and his friends learned to become wizards and fight dark forces in society. The first Fantastic Beasts film, released in Nov 2016, made some  $ 813 million at the global box office. said in a statement. Jude Law’s character will be cast against actor Johnny Depp’s, who was revealed to be the infamous wizard Gellert Grindelwald in the first film, reports Hollywoodreporter.com. 2017-04-13T13:35:02+00:00″>
Updated: April 13, 2017 1:35 pm

After playing Dr Watson, Jude Law to play young Dumbledore in Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them
British actor Jude Law will play a young version of Hogwarts’ venerable headmaster Albus Dumbledore in the second film of J.K. Rowling. “You will see Dumbledore as a younger man and quite a troubled man. We’ll see him at that formative period of his life,” she added. Warner Bros. There are lots to unpack in that relationship,” author JK Rowling had later said at a press conference. “Dumbledore fell in love with Grindelwald, and that added to his horror when Grindelwald showed himself to be what he was. Unlike the initial movie’s New York City setting, the follow-up takes place in Paris and Watford, England. Harry Potter author JK Rowling has also written the screenplay for the second of the Fantastic Beasts franchise, which is set 70 years before Harry Potter goes to Hogwarts, Warner Bros. “We are thrilled to have Jude Law joining the ‘Fantastic Beasts’ cast, playing a character so universally adored,” said Toby Emmerich, president and chief content officer of Warner Bros. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App now
© IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them franchise. David Yates is directing the follow-up to last year’s Harry Potter spin-off which is slated to release next year. A total of five films are planned for the franchise. Gellert Grindelwald then grew into one of the most powerful dark wizards in history. They soon parted ways after Dumbledore suffered a devastating family loss. Pictures. Actors Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol and Dan Fogler are returning for the sequel, with the script written by J.K.