Harry Potter fans have always been very intrigued by the character of Headmaster Albus Dumbledore. With Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald set to hit theaters later this year, Jude Law is going to portray Albus Dumbledore in his younger years.
Some fans are intrigued by the possibility of a controversial subject or sexual orientation being discussed. J.K. Rowling confirmed that Albus Dumbledore is in fact gay, and was smitten with Grindelwald.
Director David Yates has stated that Dumbledore’s not explicitly gay in the film, but the subject of Dumbledore’s sexuality will create controversy. Dumbledore, of course, will be played by Jude Law, and Johnny Depp will play the role of Gellert Grindelwald, his forlorn ‘love’ interest.
Here’s what Law had to say on the matter:
“Jo Rowling revealed some years back that Dumbledore was gay. That was a question I actually asked Jo and she said, yes, he’s gay. But as with humans, your sexuality doesn’t necessarily define you; he’s multifaceted. I suppose the question is: How is Dumbledore’s sexuality depicted in this film?
What you got to remember this is only the second Fantastic Beasts film in a series and what’s brilliant about Jo’s writing is how she reveals her characters, peels them to the heart over time. You’re just getting to know Albus in this film, and there’s obviously a lot more to come.”
Jude Law claims that he does not share screen time with Johnny Depp.
“I don’t actually have any scenes with Johnny. As I said before, this is only Part 2 of a longer story. I’ve always admired him from afar, but we don’t know each other, and I’ve not yet met him on this. In many ways that suits the relationship as it’s been many years since they’ve seen each other. So there’s complexity in that that’s fun to mine. Again, the past will reveal itself.”
We’ll keep you posted as details develop, including the San Diego Comic Con 2018 trailer!