Dumbledore, played by Jude Law, will have a Key Role in ‘Fantastic Beasts 2’



Looks like Jude will be laying down the law as Dumbledore in the sequel. 

[dropcap size=small]A[/dropcap]fter J.K. Rowling revealed we can expect five Fantastic Beasts movies overall, the news of a sequel which is due to follow on from the first movie comes as no surprise.

Several of the cast members will be returning in the second film which has just begun shooting, but there’s one new actor in the cast line-up whose role is said to be quite prominent in the sequel.

Jude Law is set to play none other than everyone’s favourite magical headmaster, Albus Dumbledore, and thanks to the recently revealed synopsis for the second film (via The Independent), we now know Dumbledore will be playing a key role in the film’s events. 

Johnny Depp will be back as Grindelwald, who will be causing all sorts of mischief in the upcoming sequel, and according to the aforementioned synopsis, Dumbledore might be the only one who can put a stop to it:

“The only one who might be able to stop him is the wizard he once called his dearest friend, Albus Dumbledore…But Dumbledore will need help from the wizard who had thwarted Grindelwald once before, his former student Newt Scamander.”

The synopsis then goes on to reveal loyalties will be tested and new perils await us in the wizarding world: 

The adventure reunites Newt with Tina, Queenie and Jacob, but his mission will also test their loyalties as they face new perils in an increasingly dangerous and divided wizarding world.”

Eddie Redmayne (Newt Scamander), Rachel Waterhouse (Tina Goldstein), Alison Sudol (Queenie Goldstein), Ezra Miller (Credence Barebone) and Dan Fogler (Jacob Kowalski) are all set to reprise their roles alongside Depp, with David Yates returning to direct. Zoë Kravitz is also joining the cast as Leta Lestrange, who’s an ancestor of Helena Bonham Carter’s iconic character, Bellatrix Lestrange.

Rowling with the cast (via ET Online)

I have to admit Law is an interesting casting choice for Dumbledore, and I’m looking forward to seeing what he brings to the table next year. 

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2 is due to hit the big screens 16 November 2018. 


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