Is this confirmation that Dumbledore is going to show up in Fantastic Beasts?

Could the Harry Potter favourite team up with Eddie Redmayne in future films?


Could Dumbledore, Harry Potter’s wise headteacher, appear in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them? We’ve already thought of a few ways Albus could apparate his way into the script (five ways, to be precise), and now it looks like it might be worth betting a few galleons on the wizard’s return.


According to Screenrant, Fantastic Beasts director David Yates (who will also helm the sequel) has said a younger version of the sherbet lemon-loving teacher will appear in the next instalment: “In the second movie Dumbledore comes back. He’s got a couple of good scenes with Newt… We’re discussing who would play Dumbledore, any suggestions would be good. [Laughs]” 

So, if Dumbledore is going to appear in the next Fantastic Beasts alongside Eddie Redmayne’s Newt, who is going to play him? They’ll probably have to portray a darker Dumbledore, one that we know from Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows battled with a devastatingly powerful Grindelwald, a dark wizard who will take a role across the FIVE Fantastic beasts films.

However, it’s unlikely we’ll see the teenage Dumbledore that briefly teamed up with Grindelwald in his early years: during the events of the first Fantastic Beasts (set in 1926) Dumbledore will already be 45 years old. That’s only a decade younger than the version of Dumbledore Michael Gambon played when he visited an 11-year-old Voldemort in Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince.

But the actor isn’t the most important thing here – it’s the prospect of seeing Dumbledore again that’s getting us really excited…


 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is out in cinemas November 18th.