Fans of the wizarding world of Harry Potter have something new to celebrate: the answer to who will be portraying the 1929 version of the legendary fictional character Albus Dumbledore in the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them sequel, scheduled for theatrical release in November of 2018. The famous film, theatre, and TV star Jude Law, who has starred in hits such as The Holiday; and the Sherlock Holmes movies, will now be transformed into the most powerful wizard who ever lived, at least in the Hogwarts world anyway! Law will face off against Johnny Depp, who will reprise his role as Gellert Grindelwald, Dumbledore’s once friend (and hinted lover), turned deadly enemy.
The announcement of the five-part series of Fantastic Beasts has caused bookstores everywhere to carry all things Hogwarts once again. Along with the books nearest and dearest to this generation’s hearts, the Harry Potter series, there are of course the companion pieces that expand the universe, such as Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a little-known treasure titled Quidditch Through The Ages; Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, a screenplay, and The Tales of Beedle the Bard, which is referenced in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows, the seventh and final Harry Potter book.
Although the seventh and final book of the series was released a surprising ten years ago, J.K. Rowling, nicknamed “Queen”, the author who started it all, does not seem to be in a hurry to leave Harry’s magical world. Muggles everywhere await new adventures with the upcoming Fantastic Beasts movies, and the hope of new books lining the shelves soon.
What do you think of this casting choice? Is there an actor you’d better prefer? Do you have a favorite literary witch or wizard?