The sequel to Fantastic Beasts will see a young Dumbledore, and fans have been hoping to explore Dumbledore’s sexuality within the film…
However, it’s now been revealed that is sexuality will not be explored all that much.
In 2007, Rowling revealed Dumbledore was gay, after revealing she changed a line in the script to better reflect the headmaster of Hogwarts. Fans were stunned by revelled in the fact a mainstream character was gay.
So when it was announced that Jude Law had been cast in the Fantastic Beasts sequel to play a young Dumbledore, naturally fans hoped they’d get a glimpse into Dumbledore’s love with Grindelwald, played by Depp.
But according to director David Yates, his sexuality will not be directly referenced in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.
When asked if the film would deal with Dumbledore’s sexuality, Yates said: ‘Not explicitly. But I think all the fans are aware of that. He 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.’
However, in 2016 Rowling said it would eventually be seen on screen. ‘I can’t tell you everything I would like to say because this is obviously a five-part story so there’s lots to unpack in that relationship. You will see Dumbledore as a younger man and quite a troubled man – he wasn’t always the sage…We’ll see him at that formative period of his life. As far as his sexuality is concerned…watch this space.’