The Reason Jude Law Was Cast as Young Dumbledore in Fantastic Beasts 2

Posted 2017/11/17 0 0

Producer David Heyman recently shed some light on the casting in a new interview.


On Thursday, Warner Bros. revealed several new character details and images from the film, which the second of five planned titles written by Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling. According to the poster, Jude Law will play a young version of the beloved Harry Potter character in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, picking up for the late Richard Harris, who portrayed Dumbledore in the first two Potter movies, and Michael Gambon, who took over after Harris died in 2002.

Law has an impressive resume that spans a wide variety of genres, but Fantastic Beasts 2 executive producer David Heyman has plenty to say to anyone who might be skeptical about the actor’s portrayal of such a beloved character. According to the movie's executive producer, David Heyman, Law was chosen for his real-world likenesses to the fictional character.

“One of the reasons we chose Jude is he has many of the qualities we find in Dumbledore in the Potter films. He's got authority, he's got a twinkle in his eye, he's sometimes a bit elliptical. So you have that but also have this youthful energy and jubilance. So he brings that twinkle, mischief, authority, and power, but at the same time brings far more youthful energy to the film. You understand why he would be your favorite teacher and be someone you believe is an extraordinary wizard.”

In The Crimes of Grindelwald, Dumbledore will team up with Newt Scamander to hunt down the dark wizard Gellerg Grindelwald. Dumbledore and Grindelwald have a complicated history, and at one point, they were close friends. Jude Law was featured in yesterday's photo alongside Ezra Miller as Credence, Claudia Kim appears as a Maledictus, Zoe Kravitz as Leta Lestrange, Callum Turner as Newt's older brother, Theseus Scamander, Katherine Waterson as Tina Goldstein, Eddie Redmayne as Magizoologist Newt Scamander, Dan Fogler as Jacob Kowalski, Alison Sudol as Queen Goldstein and Johnny Depp as Dark wizard Gellert Grindlewald.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald opens Nov. 16, 2018.