Young Dumbledore Coming To ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Sequel



With the news that the ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ franchise is set to encompass five films, it looks like the story possibilities have become a lot grander. News has broke that the creative team behind the second film in the series is now looking to cast a young Albus Dumbledore.

The most recent trailer for ‘Fantastic Beasts’ saw Eddie Redmayne’s character Newt Scamander reference Dumbledore and the events in Europe, so it seems Gellert Grindelwald’s reign of terror is set to be a driving force behind the overarching story. Director David Yates recently confirmed Dumbledore’s role in the series:

“In the second movie Dumbledore comes back. He’s got a couple of good scenes with Newt… We’re discussing who would play Dumbledore, any suggestions would be good. [Laughs]”

Given the rumours that the recently cast Johnny Depp is set to play Grindelwald, and with the shadows of two great actors hanging over the role, someone is set to have one heck of a job to do. The question is what does this mean for Newt Scamander? The story between Dumbledore and Grindelwald is a fairly big one, with the chance to be fleshed out across these five films, however how does Newt fit into the story? Surely there’s an answer, no matter how mysterious, so it will be exciting to see just what it is.

‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ releases in cinemas across the UK and US November 18th 2016.


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