It was only a matter of time before we expected to hear who’d bagged the role, but today it has been announced that Jude Law has officially been cast in the role of young Albus Dumbledore in the sequel to ‘Fantastic Beasts’. 

Dumbledore was mentioned a few times during the first ‘Fantastic Beasts’, mainly in the context of his relationship with the film’s protagonist, Newt Scamander, but many fans had hoped the sequels will explore Dumbledore’s epic duel with former friend turned dark wizard, Gellert Grindelwald, whose true identity was revealed in the first film. Dumbledore, who at this point in his life is a Transfiguration professor at Hogwarts, argued against Newt’s expulsion from Hogwarts and we will hopefully get to see the two interact and see their relationship explored. 

David Yates will be returning to direct the sequel, due to hit cinemas in November 2018. Yates has saidJude Law is a phenomenally talented actor whose work I have long admired, and I’m looking forward to finally having the opportunity to work with him” and continued to say “I know he will brilliantly capture all the unexpected facets of Albus Dumbledore as J.K. Rowling reveals this very different time in his life.

J.K Rowling has previously confirmed there are 5 films for the franchise planned. 

Are you excited to see Law make his debut in the wizarding world as young Dumbledore?

Written by Tom Sheffield