Fantastic Beasts Sequel Is Adding Dumbledore: Director Confirms Role In Series

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Potterheads, rejoice! When J.K. Rowling confirmed she was working on a new Harry Potter film franchise, fans wondered whether she would bring back Albus Dumbledore to be a part of the new series. It looks like we will be getting to see one of the most beloved wizards of all time grace the big screen once more.

The buzz this is that the Hogwarts Headmaster will be making his return in the Fantastic Beasts sequel. Director David Yates confirmed Dumbledore’s appearance in the Fantastic Beasts sequel in an interview. So far, no casting news has been released about who will be playing the younger version of Dumbledore.

Bear in mind, the character, who was born in 1881, would be about 42-years-old by 1924, which is the time period for Fantastic Beasts. It would be nice to see someone like Colin Firth take on the role. Firth can definitely pull off being quirky and serious, which is a requirement for anyone to be Dumbledore.

Yates had this to say about the big news of Dumbledore’s return. “In the second movie Dumbledore comes back,” he said. “He’s got a couple of good scenes with Newt…We’re discussing who would play Dumbledore, any suggestions would be good.”

Dumbledore’s addition to the sequel follows the news of Johnny Depp joining the Potter-verse. There is no official word on who Depp will be playing, though the prevailing fan theory is that Depp has been cast as Gellert Grindelwald, the darkest wizard in wizarding history.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them  will be making its worldwide release in 2D and 3D in select theatres and IMAX on November 18, 2016.

Erika Negrón Rivera
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