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Jude Law to play Dumbledore in 'Fantastic Beasts' sequel

Jude Law cast as Albus Dumbledore in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them sequel Photo: Gianni Fiorito / HBO Photo: Gianni Fiorito / HBO
Tobias Pedroso | 12 Abril, 2017, 20:21

But Potterheads are always curious about nuggets from Dumbledore's past, and besides, that gives us the ideal opportunity to share more Young Pope bits. Rowling revealed that the new franchise would total five films.

The search for a young Albus Dumbledore is over, with Variety reporting that Jude Law has been cast as the wizard for Warner Bros. and J.K. Rowling's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them sequel.

The news of Law's casting comes our way via The Hollywood Reporter, who confirm that director David Yates (who also helmed the first Fantastic Beasts movie) has cast him in the untitled sequel, which is due out in theaters in 2018.

In this role, Jude Law should be squaring off against Johnny Depp's Gellert Grindelwald, which should make for an interesting match.

The two-time Academy Award nominee will portray Dumbledore long before the iconic wizard became the Headmaster at Hogwarts. The film also reunites producers David Heyman, J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram. "He's very mischievous and enormous fun and a bit of a political animal". Dumbledore was played by Richard Harris in Sorcerer's Stone and Chamber of Secrets, and Michael Gambon from Prisoner of Azkaban onward.

Does this suggest Fantastic Beasts 2 will be bringing us back to Hogwarts? He will next be seen in King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, and now stars in the HBO series The Young Pope.

The Fantastic Beasts sequel is set to arrive in theaters on November 16, 2018.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, an adaptation of the Harry Potter spinoff, was a big box-office hit in 2016, making over $800m worldwide.