The news that Newt Scamander will team-up with a young-ish Albus Dumbledore In Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald almost broke the internet, and after much discussion and speculation, Warner Bros. has revealed the first look at Jude Law as the legendary wizard.
In a follow-up interview with Entertainment Weekly, long-time Harry Potter producer David Hayman discusses Jude Law’s casting and what similarities he shares with previous incarnations Of Dumbledore.
“One of the reasons we chose Jude is he has many of the qualities we find in Dumbeldore in the Potter films,” Heyman says. “He’s got authority, he’s got a twinkle in his eye, he’s sometimes a bit elliptical. So you have that but also have this youthful energy and jubilance. So he brings that twinkle, mischief, authority, and power, but at the same time brings far more youthful energy to the film. You understand why he would be your favorite teacher and be someone you believe is an extraordinary wizard.”
While I was at first sceptical of the casting, I will admit that after seeing the first look image my opinion has changed. Jude Law looks great as Albus Dumbledore and personally, I can’t wait to see what the actor brings to the franchise.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is the second of five planned Fantastic Beasts Movies. The film lands in theatres on Nov. 16, 2018!