We’re one movie into the planned five-film series for “Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them,” which means there’s a whole lot more pre-“Harry Potter” story to tell. However, a classic character from the original series is stopping by the new movie.
Variety reports that Jude Law has signed up to play young Dumbledore in the ‘Fantastic Beasts’ sequel. He’ll have the task of stepping into the character previously played by the late Richard Harris and Michael Gambon, and I’m sure fans are going to have many feelings about this.
Meanwhile, Colin Farrell has confirmed he won’t in the series anytime soon — or ever, really. As you’ll recall, the first film concluded with the twist that Farrell’s Percival Graves was actually Johnny Depp‘s Gellert Grindelwald the whole time. And while the exact fate of Graves hasn’t been spelled out, he shared with MTV his theory that “maybe he’s buried in a shallow grave and he’s going to die of starvation 17 hours after the film ends.” It’s certainly grim, but not canon.
David Yates will be back to direct ‘Fantastic Beasts 2,’ which opens on November 16, 2018.