Hogwarts’ most decorated Headmaster Albus Dumbledore was nowhere to be seen in the first installment of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. In the first movie, Dumbledore’s lover turned nemesis Gellert Grindelwald, played by the versatile Johnny Depp, wreaked havoc on New York City. In the upcoming sequel, fans will finally be witnessing the younger version of their favorite Headmaster to step in. As if the prospect of watching Dumbledore in his prime was not exciting enough, casting the dashing Jude Law in Fantastic Beasts 2 has doubled the frenzy. In some recent pictures released by Warner Bros. Studios, we finally get a glimpse of the younger version of Dumbledore, and dear lord, could he be any more handsome?
In the first movie, Grindelwald used a decoy for most of the movie to do his bidding, which kept him behind the curtains till the end. In the upcoming Fantastic Beasts 2 we will finally get to see the cunning and ruthless Grindelwald who once persuaded Albus Dumbledore to join him on his path to become the most fearsome wizard, before came Lord Voldemort.
While the recent photos of a handsome Dumbledore played by Jude Law is mesmerizing to say the least, it raises some questions about the appearance of a battered and wrinkled Dumbledore, who was seen in Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. In the sixth installment of the Harry Potter series, Dumbledore sets out to find Tom Marvolo Riddle to bring him to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The event of finding Tom Riddle occurs only after 12 years of the famous duel between Dumbledore and Grindelwald, where Dumbledore became the master of the Elder Wand. The only way to justify the sudden ageing of such a stunning Dumbledore in such a short period of time will be to make Dumbledore go through some grueling tasks before managing to stop Grindelwald. The recent photos of Jude Law, Johnny Depp and Eddie Redmayne from Fantastic Beasts 2 has created the excitement which was once present during the Harry Potter movies.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is set to release on 16th November, 2018.