Dumbledore Actor Announced for Fantastic Beasts
I love Harry Potter, it's borderline obsession. I'm proud of it. I've read the books, I've seen the movies, and the number of pieces of Harry Potter merchandise I own is obnoxious.
If you're not familiar with the franchise, let me explain. First, came the 7 JK Rowling books (Read them, they're amazing). Next, came the 8 movies based on the books (they split the last movie in two parts). Then, in 2016, the movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them came out. Fantastic Beasts takes place before the 7 books/8 movies and the title is based on a textbook mentioned in the original franchise. Same world, different time. Okay, I've geeked out enough, I think.
Warner Bros. has just announced that Jude Law will be playing the part of Albus Dumbledore opposite SPOILER ALERT Johnny Depp's Grindelwald, the villain of the film. JK Rowling alluded to the sexual orientation of Dumbledore and it is assumed that the next film will explore that relationship between the two characters as well as the troubled childhood of the character.
Jude Law is a great actor, I respect that. I don't know a ton of the backstory of Dumbledore except for what was explained in the books so I have no idea how he's going to be. I'm still not sold on Johnny Depp being a part of the Harry Potter world but I could be swayed to accept Jude Law. To be honest, I'm going to see it either way so, fingers crossed he does the character justice. The reaction comments have been pretty funny on Twitter though.