November 8, 2016


Young Dumbledore to Officially Appear in 'Fantastic Beasts 2,' Director Confirms

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is not even out yet (look for it next week), but we're already getting bits of news about its upcoming sequel. According to Screen Rant, director David Yates confirmed a young Albus Dumbledore will indeed make an appearance in the franchise's second movie.

“In the second movie Dumbledore comes back. He’s got a couple of good scenes with Newt. ... We’re discussing who would play Dumbledore, any suggestions would be good," Yates said with a laugh during a Fantastic Beasts press junket.

Yates previously revealed the sequel's city setting (click here if you like spoilers) and announced Gellert Grindelwald will also have a cameo. Many are speculating that Johnny Depp, who is set for the sequel, is playing the dark wizard. The sequel is planned for a November 2018 release.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, starring Eddie Redmayne, Ezra Miller, Colin Farrell, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler and Alison Sudol, will hit theaters on Nov. 18. J.K. Rowling announced it will be a franchise that spans five movies.

Before then, read our complete guide to the film and listen to Fuse's Back of the Class podcast talk about Harry Potter and the Cursed Child below: