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If you’re a big fan of the Harry Potter
series or universe, you would most probably know by now that Dumbledore was played by Michael Gambon.
After more than a decade of growing up with the original cast members throughout the movie series, to be honest, we couldn’t imagine anyone else playing the iconic Hogwarts headmaster apart from Gambon.
After the final Harry Potter
movie premiered, a cloak of sadness filled the hearts of fans as they know deep down that it was the end of a magical era.
However, fast forward to five years later, fans rejoiced as another era was born, which was an extension of the Harry Potter
universe – Fantastic Beasts.
The movie starred Eddie Redmayne, who played the character Newt Scamander, a magizoologist, who has a fascination towards magical beasts and creatures.
If you didn’t know, Dumbledore actually played a pivotal role during Scamander’s schooling years. Dumbledore taught the magizoologist and defended Scamander’s expulsion from Hogwarts. This was even referenced in the first Fantastic Beasts
Since Warner Bros. announced that there will be five more Fantastic Beasts movies
, fans are hoping to catch a glimpse of some of the original characters from the Harry Potter
movies in one of the films.
Well, the good news is, Dumbledore will be making an appearance in the upcoming Fantastic Beasts
But since the movie will be set decades before Dumbledore became the headmaster of Hogwarts and before the beginning of the Harry Potter
era, naturally, a much younger Dumbledore will appear – and he will be played by the charming Jude Law
Oh my, what a fine, handsome man Dumbledore will look like when he was younger.
The news broke out via Pottermore
, the official website of the Harry Potter
Law will play a Transfiguration professor and a peer of Gellert Grindelwald, played by Johnny Depp, the dark wizard who appeared at the end of Fantastic Beasts
According to director David Yates, he’s looking forward to working with the talented Oscar-nominee actor as he knows Law will “brilliantly capture all the unexpected facets of Albus Dumbledore as J.K. Rowling reveals this very different time in his life.”
The second installment of Fantastic Beasts
will begin filming this summer and is set to premiere on 16 November 2018.
Only one and a half years to go, until the magic returns, guys!