Jude Law Cast as Young Dumbledore
Ryan DuncanCrosswalk.com blogspot for ChristianMovieReviews.com and Ryan Duncan, Crosswalk.com Entertainment and Culture editor
- 2017 Apr 13
It looks as though another famous British actor has joined the wizarding world of Harry Potter. According to recent reports in Entertainment Weekly, Jude Law (best recognized for his roles in Sherlock Holmes and The Young Pope) has be cast to play a young Albus Dumbledore in the upcoming sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. EW States,
“In the new movie, ‘Law will portray Dumbledore long before the iconic wizard became the Headmaster at Hogwarts, as he has been known in the Harry Potter books and movies. We meet him decades earlier when Dumbledore is still serving as the wizarding school’s Transfiguration professor. He is also a contemporary of Gellert Grindelwald, the charismatic dark wizard who believes wizards are superior to Muggles and No-Majs.’”
The second film will also feature many returning cast members including Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander and Johnny Depp as villain Gellert Grindelwald. With shooting beginning this summer, the still-untitled sequel will likely premier November 16th, 2018.