No Dumbledore love scene in Fantastic Beasts sequel

By Alexandra Heilbron on July 19, 2018 | 4 Comments

Jude Law as Albus Dumbledore in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of GrindelwaldFantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them director David Yates said in an interview with Entertainment Weekly this week that Albus Dumbledore “had a very intense relationship with Grindelwald when they were young men. They fell in love with each other’s ideas, and ideology and each other.”

Jude Law, who plays the young Dumbledore in the next installment in the series, titled Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (also directed by Yates), backed that up, telling the magazine in a recent interview that fans won’t be disappointed with the sequel, adding, “Jo Rowling revealed some years back that Dumbledore was gay. That was a question I actually asked Jo and she said, ‘Yes, he’s gay.'”

However, Yates denies that Dumbledore’s sexuality will be explored in this sequel, while Law revealed that his character and Gellert Grindelwald, played by Johnny Depp, don’t have a single scene together.

He admitted, “I don’t actually have any scenes with Johnny. As I said before, this is only Part 2 of a longer story. I’ve always admired him from afar, but we don’t know each other, and I’ve not yet met him on this. In many ways that suits the relationship as it’s been many years since they’ve seen each other. So there’s complexity in that that’s fun to mine. Again, the past will reveal itself.”

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald hits theaters November 16, 2018 and stars Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander. ~Alexandra Heilbron

Comments & Discussion

  1. Zir • July 19, 2018 @ 11:50 AM

    this is total BS!! they’re lovers and their relationship and sexuality is very important to the character’s and the over all story!! I blame the CIS White Heteronormative Patriarchy for ruining something that would have been beautiful and meaningful!! I will be boycotting this offensive movie for its lack of LGBTQ+ representation.

  2. James • July 19, 2018 @ 12:59 PM


  3. rbelitnikov • July 19, 2018 @ 3:38 PM

    I love your use of the term CIS White Heteronormative Patriarchy! Punchy!

  4. David • July 22, 2018 @ 2:51 PM

    This takes place after their relationship ended. That’s why you don’t see any romantic scenes. They might show flashbacks with younger versions of the characters played by younger actors. Either in this one or the third movie.

  5. Jon • July 23, 2018 @ 2:27 PM

    Damon liberals gotta ruin everything a kid’s movie as Harry poter now has a gay teacher comon grow up libtards

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