David Yates confirms Dumbledore for Fantastic Beasts sequel

Fantastic Beasts

by James White |
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Given that Albus Dumbledore – future headmaster of Hogwarts School Of Witchcraft and Wizardry – is alive and kicking during New Scamander's (Eddie Redmayne) time and is mentioned in one of the Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them trailers (find it at the bottom of the page), it won't surprise you to learn that director David Yates has confirmed we'll meet the younger Dumbledore in the sequel to the new movie.

"In the second movie Dumbledore comes back. He’s got a couple of good scenes with Newt…" Yates said at a roundtable for the film attended by Screen Rant. "We’re discussing who would play Dumbledore, any suggestions would be good!" Though the late Richard Harris and then Michael Gambon played the character in the Harry Potter movies, the Fantastic Beasts will be looking for someone to take on the mantle of the younger Dumbledore. Tough gig...

And with rumours continuing to swirl that Johnny Depp - who has reportedly been cast in the sequel – could be playing the nefarious Gellert Grindelwald, the wizarding world needs Dumbledore to fight him. J.K. Rowling has written the script for the sequel, scheduled for 2018.

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