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Dumbledore will be a part of the Fantastic Beasts movie story…

October 14th, 2016 by Marc Comments


We reported last night that the Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them movie franchise will no longer be the previously reported trilogy but will not be five movies according to the creator, JK Rowling.

And now it seems that we’ll be seeing an overlap with the Harry Potter story, despite being set decades earlier.

During a live Q&A in London last night, director David Yates said that, while not in the movie, Hogwarts Headmaster Albus Dumbledore will be mentioned in a conversation between Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) and Percival Graves (Colin Farrell): “We do mention Dumbledore in this movie,” he said.

“He features a little bit in a wonderful scene between Colin [Farrell] and Eddie [Redmayne].”

He’ll not be the only familiar name as Grindelwald, a villainous character who was linked to dumbledore in the last potter novel,will be a big background character this time as Fantastic Beasts will focus on Grindelwald at the height of his powers and trying to get rid of Muggles: “He’s going to become a much more prominent part of the stories going forward,” Yates said.

So there you have it; we’re going to put all our cards on the table and say we’d bet we’ll see both these men in the movies moving forward…

What say you all? Would you like to see a new actor playing Dumbledore? Who? Let us know your thoughts…

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them hits theaters Nov. 18.

Source: Polygon via EW


Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….