Jude Law is going from Young Pope to Young Dumbledore for the upcoming Fantastic Beasts sequel, Variety confirmed Wednesday.
HJ:Jude Law is the flawless, underrated pick to play a young Dumbledore. "He is also a contemporary of Gellert Grindelwald, the charismatic dark wizard who believes wizards are superior to Muggles and No-Majs", according to Entertainment Weekly.
In November, Warner Bros. revamped the world of Harry Potter with "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them", which was set in 1920s NY. It's a short list of actors who have the depth required to play a role like that, but Law is certainly one of them. Let's not forget that the Fantastic Beasts story takes place many decades before Harry Potter (or even Voldemort) came into the picture, so when viewers do lay eyes on him, he will probably be serving as the school's Transfiguration professor.
She told reporters in NY previous year that the second Fantastic Beasts movie would show Dumbledore "as a younger man and quite a troubled man - he wasn't always the sage".
Specifically of the sequel, Rowling has noted, "You will see Dumbledore as a younger man and quite a troubled man". Harry Potter is a cult franchise around the world but it is a true national pride for the United Kingdom and English actors often joke that if they were not cast in the saga born of JK Rowling's imagination, They missed their careers. A total of five films are planned for the franchise.
The first sequel to "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" is slated for release in November 2018.
In the film, it is reported that Dumbledore with battle his friend-turned-rival Grindelward.
Asked at a press conference in NY last November if Dumbledore will be portrayed as openly gay and if the new movies will explore a romantic relationship between Dumbledore and Grindelwald, Rowling replied: "Well, I'm very comfortable with the question". Plus, it's Jude Law and we already know what he can do in a full set of heavy robes.