British actor Jude Law is set to play a young Albus Dumbledore in the upcoming sequel to ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them’. The 44 year old will become the third actor to portray the iconic character, following Richard Harris and Michael Gambon.
2016’s ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them’ was one of the most entertaining movies of the year. With an all star cast that included: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Jon Voight and Colin Farrell, ‘Fantastic Beasts’ managed to take in $813 million at the box office, and was praised by both critics and Harry Potter fans worldwide.
The film will no doubt be remembered for its shocking unveiling of dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (played by Johnny Depp) in its final scene.
Grindelwald is a minor character in J.K Rowling’s Harry Potter series, and is often described as the Voldemort of his time. The character is best remembered for his complex relationship with future Hogwart’s headmaster Albus Dumbledore, and Potter fans have been excited about the prospect of seeing an on-screen young Dumbledore for a number of years.
It has now been confirmed that Jude Law has been cast in the role, and both critics and fans seem to be happy with the decision. Fantastic Beasts director David Yates said of the actor: “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 JK Rowling reveals this very different time in his life.”
In other news, Jude Law is set to feature in the upcoming Guy Richie film ‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword’. Law will play the evil tyrant Vortigern, and will star alongside Charlie Hunman, Eric Bana and Djimon Hounsou. The film will open in cinemas from May 12.