Fantastic Beasts 2 Will Feature Dumbledore, Director Confirms

"Any suggestions would be good."


The Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them hits theaters later this month, and work on the sequel is already underway. Following the news that Johnny Depp will play the movie's lead, it has been reported that casting has started for the role of Albus Dumbledore.

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Director David Yates confirmed the news at a recent press conference for the first Fantastic Beasts. "In the second movie Dumbledore comes back," he said, via Screenrant. "He's got a couple of good scenes with [lead character] Newt. We're discussing who would play Dumbledore. Any suggestions would be good."

Dumbledore was played by two actors in the Harry Potter movies. Richard Harris took on the role as the Hogwarts headmaster in the first two films, while Michael Gambon portrayed him following Harris's death in 2002.

Last month, Rowling confirmed that there would be no fewer than five movies in the fantastic Beasts series. It was recently reported that the second film will be set in Paris.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them hits theaters on November 18 and stars Eddie Redmayne, in addition to Colin Farrell (In Bruges), Katherine Waterston (Steve Jobs), Zoe Kravitz (Mad Max: Fury Road), Ron Perlman (Hellboy), and Ezra Miller (Justice League). While it is set to make a lot at the box office in its debut weekend, it will still make less than any Harry Potter movie, according to projections.

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