Jude Law Joins ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Sequel as Young Dumbledore

The upcoming ‘Fantastic Beasts’ sequel has added Jude Law to play a young Albus Dumbledore…

The highly anticipated ‘Fantastic Beasts’ sequel has finally found its Dumbledore.

Jude Law — best known for his roles in ‘Road to Perdition’, ‘Sherlock Holmes’ and ‘The Young Pope’ — has been cast to play a younger version of Albus Dumbledore, a character popularized in the Harry Potter books and film series.

Here’s the casting news about Dumbledore direct from Pottermore.com:

“The second film in the Fantastic Beasts series will show Dumbledore decades before he became Headmaster at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

At this point in the story he is the wizarding school’s Transfiguration professor and a contemporary of Gellert Grindelwald – the Dark wizard we met in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, played by Johnny Depp.”

Casting for the role of Dumbledore has gone on for months as the ‘Fantastic Beasts’ sequel looks to get into production in the near future.

Now with Law on board to play the role, one major piece of the puzzle has been put in place for the next chapter in the ‘Fantastic Beasts’ story that takes place decades before Harry Potter was the boy who lived.

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