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Jude Law is the young Albus Dumbledore in Fantastic Beasts sequel

April 12th, 2017 by Marc Comments

OK, it was weird how well Jude Law’s face lined up when I created that image (above)!

So in case you haven’t gathered already, it looks like Jude Law has been cast as the young Albus Dumbledore in the sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Law will be joining Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander and Johnny Depp as the villainous Grindelwald, enemy of Dumbledore who’s conflict was first mentioned in the Harry Potter novels.

Dumbledore was of course played in the live-action movies by Richard Harris before his death and then by Michael Gambon after.

Word is that Law edged out actors such as Christian Bale, Jared Harris (Richard Harris’ actor son) and Benedict Cumberbatch.

Director of Fantastic Beasts and the upcoming sequel, David Yates, said: “Jude Law is a phenomenally talented actor whose work I have long admired, and I’m looking forward to finally having the opportunity to work with him.

“I know he will brilliantly capture all the unexpected facets of Albus Dumbledore as J.K. Rowling reveals this very different time in his life.”

We reckon Law is a great choice for the role of the young Dumbledore and, frankly, it’s just another reason to be excited for the magical sequel…

Fantastic Beasts 2 apparates on November 16th, 2018.

Source: Variety

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….