Jude Law reveals Dumbledore and Grindelwald don't share any scenes together in Fantastic Beasts 2

Jude Law plays the role of a young Albus Dumbledore, who teams up with Eddy Redmayne's character, Newt Scamander, to take down the darkest wizard of all times, Gellert Grindelwald.


                            Jude Law reveals Dumbledore and Grindelwald don't share any scenes together in Fantastic Beasts 2

Attention, Potterheads! It's been over half a decade since any mainstream Harry Potter film hit the theatres, but somehow solace arrived in the form of the Fastastic Beasts franchise. And while the last movie in 2016 (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them) kept the entire fandom eagerly anticipating what happens next, looks like the wait is over because Jude Law - who stars in the Fastastic Beasts sequel, has decided to spill some juicy details on what fans can expect from the second installment of the franchise, 'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.' 

The actor - who is playing the role of a young Albus Dumbledore - is going to team up with Eddy Redmayne's character, Newt Scamander, only to take down the darkest wizard of all times, Gellert Grindelward (played by Johnny Depp). Sadly however, there are going to be no such epic scenes between Dumbledore and Grindelwald.

Jude Law as a young Dumbledore. Source: YouTube
Jude Law as a young Dumbledore. Source: YouTube

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Jude said: "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."

Jude also revealed that Dumbledore's sexuality - a topic of debate within the Harry Potter fandom - won't really be explored in the upcoming sequel, despite the plot revolving around Dumbledore and his supposed partner of sorts, Grindelwald.

Director David Yates had previously said that the character won't be "explicitly gay," and Jude added: "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. But as with humans, your sexuality doesn't necessarily define you; he's multifaceted."

Johnny Depp as Gellert Grindelwald. Source: YouTube
Johnny Depp as Gellert Grindelwald. Source: YouTube

He further continued: "I suppose the question is, 'How is Dumbledore's sexuality depicted in this film?' What you've got to remember is this is only the second Fantastic Beasts film in a series and what's brilliant about Jo's writing is how she reveals her characters, peels them to the heart over time. You're just getting to know Albus in this film, and there's obviously a lot more to come."

That's all the reassurance needed to get fans excited for the upcoming movie because Dumbledore's past - only slightly dabbled with in the books - was barely portrayed in the movies. "We learn a little about his past in the beginning of this film, and characters and their relationships will unfold naturally which I'm excited to reveal," Jude adds. "But we're not going to reveal everything all at once."

'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald' has an initial release date of November 16, 2018.