Jude Law as The Young Pope
From young pope to young wizard – Jude Law has been confirmed to star as Albus Dumbledore in the Fantastic Beasts sequel. The iconic wizard from J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter universe will be portrayed long before he 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, portrayed by Johnny Depp in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
Principal photography begins this summer on the new Fantastic Beasts film, which will be directed by David Yates, who previously helmed the final four Harry Potter films, as well as Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
Slated for release on November 16, 2018, the film is the second of five planned Fantastic Beasts movies.