‘Fantastic Beasts’ Sequel Casts Jude Law as Dumbledore
Hold on to your cloaks, Muggles. Dumbledore is getting a makeover.
J.K. Rowling—you know, the best-selling author of the hugely successful Harry Potter franchise?—well, last year she wrote the screenplay for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the first spin-off adaptation of the aforementioned wildly popular series. And she straight up killed it—per usual. So why not pen a sequel to feed our fiction-loving brains?
Yep, a sequel is in the works, and Warner Bros. just announced that Jude Law—the OG British DILF—will portray a slightly younger version of Hollywood’s favorite grandpa, Albus Dumbledore. But instead of the wise, powerful and singsongy soft-spoken character we’ve all come to know and love, the Dumbledore of the sequel has yet to be promoted from Transfiguration professor to headmaster of Hogwarts. If you've ever wondered how Dumbledore became one of the wisest wizards in all of Hogwarts, this sequel will have the answers.
Part two is rumored to be even darker than the first film, so be prepared for the usual Death Eater drama and mentions of “He Who Must Not Be Named.” Oh, and the stars who made the first Fantastic Beasts so fantastic, Eddie Redmayne and Johnny Depp, will reprise their roles alongside the dashing young Dumbledore.
That’s a lot of handsome beasts.