Jude Law’s casting as a young Albus Dumbledore in Fantastic Beasts 2 broke the internet last night.
Law will step into the shoes of Michael Gambon and original Dumbledore Richard Harris, and act opposite Johnny Depp who is playing the villain, Grindelwald.
For the most part, the Twittersphere is absolutely over the moon with Law’s new role – partly because he has a face carved by angels, and partly because the puns and comparisons with his old chick flick roles are irresistible. Some fans are on the fence, though, and Depp’s casting is much more controversial.
Many were simply ecstatic:
JUDE LAW IS YOUNG DUMBLEDORE I AM ALIIIIVVVE— laurie (@lelizabeb) April 12, 2017
Jude Law is playing a young, hot, and gAY DUMBLEDORE IN THE NEXT FANTASTIC BEASTS IM SWEATING ALREADY— Drew Penkala (@DrewPenkala) April 12, 2017
JUDE LAW IS YOUNG DUMBLEDORE JUDE LAW IS YOUNG DUMBLEDORE JUDE LAW IS YOUNG DUMBLEDORE JUDE LAW IS YOUNG DUMBLEDORE JUDE LAW IS YOUNG DUMBLE pic.twitter.com/kKFFhhsSwo— cinema, mon amour (@shxrlocked) April 12, 2017
dumbledore more like dumbleDAMN pic.twitter.com/QU88X6Oir6— benni ☾ (@lvnajoonie) April 12, 2017
Dumbledore more like Dumbledamn I'll be your Dumblewhore pic.twitter.com/kCgSqz8xGD— elizabeth (@bradbaery) April 12, 2017
Jude Law is exclusively playing young characters now
— Dana Schwartz (@DanaSchwartzzz) April 12, 2017
Young Dumbledore stealin' your man like pic.twitter.com/VzRCx08itN— Marlow Stern (@MarlowNYC) April 12, 2017
I'm not sure how I feel about Jude Law playing Dumbledore because I'm fairly certain I don't want to be attracted to Albus but I will— Lady of Glencoe (@chuckenislife) April 12, 2017
Jude Law is going to be a great younger Dumbledore but the problem is that Johnny Depp's hair is still here and Colin Farrell's face is not.— 💚Morihalda🖤 (@morihalda) April 12, 2017