May 22, 2017 | Updated at 05:31 PM EDT The Latest Entertainment & Celebrity News

Jude Law to play young Dumbledore in second installment of 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'

Warner Bros officially confirms Jude Law will play as the young Dumbledore in the sequel of "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them"

By Bryan Ke, EnStars on Apr 13, 2017 12:11 PM EDT
facebook tweet this pin it reddit plus
Sign Up for Newsletter
WATCH RELATED VIDEO
Jude Law
Warner Bros officially confirms Jude Law will play as the young Dumbledore in the sequel of "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" (Photo : Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

"The Young Pope" lead star, Jude Law, has now been confirmed to don the robe of Dumbledore in the sequel of "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," American entertainment studio Warner Bros announced.

The studio made the official announcement on Wednesday. According to CNN, the 44-year-old actor will portray a much younger version of the headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The story will take place decades before the original "Harry Potter" movie timeline where he is still serving as Hogwarts' Transfiguration professor. He is also a contemporary of the charismatic dark wizard, Gellert Grindelwald, played by "Pirates of the Caribbean" star, Johnny Depp.

"As fans ourselves, we are thrilled to have Jude Law joining the 'Fantastic Beasts' cast, playing a character so universally adored," Warner Bros president, Toby Emmerich, said in a press release, LA Times relayed. "Jude has been a member of the Warner Bros. family for years and we're excited to embark on this new adventure with him."

Many British actors were considered to play as the young Dumbledore in "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" sequel before Law landed the role. Variety reported that Christian Bale, Benedict Cumberbatch and Jared Harris, the son of the late Richard Harris who played as the original Dumbledore in the first two "Harry Potter" movies, to name a few, were being eyed for the role.

David Yates will reportedly return to helm the sequel for "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them." Eddie Redmayne will also return to reprise his role as Newt Scamander along with Katherine Waterston as Porpentina "Tina" Goldstein.

The sequel for "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" is set to begin filming sometime in the coming summer. It is being expected to screen in cinemas on Nov. 16, 2018. Warner Bros has yet to announce the official title of the movie.

© 2017 Enstarz, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.

  • SEARCH ENSTARS

Latest News

Normani Kordei

'Dancing With The Stars' Frontrunner, Normani Kordei, To Perform Tonight Despite Twisted Ankle (VIDEO)

Tonight is part one of the season finale of 'Dancing With The Stars.' Frontrunner Normani Kordei injured her ankle, but will still perform.

2017 Billboard Music Awards

The Top 5 Most Memorable Moments From Last Night's 'Billboard Music Awards' (VIDEO)

Last night was the 'Billboard Music Awards.' People are still talking about everything that happened.

Dancing With the Stars

Breaking Down The Final 3 Of 'Dancing With The Stars' Season 24: Normani Kordei's Upcoming Victory Steamroll (VIDEO)

Tonight is the much anticipated finale of 'Dancing With The Stars.' Below we share our breakdown of the remaining contestants and our prediction for the winner.

Julia Roberts On Ellen

Julia Roberts Talks About Beauty and Is not What you Are Expecting (VIDEO)

On an episode of 'Ellen' Julia Roberts discussed her secrets to beauty, both inside and out.

Pippa Middleton and James Matthews Wedding

Pippa Middleton's Moment In The Spotlight To Finally Come In Upcoming Wedding On Saturday

Pippa Middleton married hedge fund manager James Matthews on Saturday looking stunning in her white floral lace gown as her nephews Prince George and Princess Charlotte were page boy and bridesmaid.

Real Time Analytics