Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them will hit theaters this month and rumors about the young Dumbledore's sexuality spread like wildfire when JK Rowling hinted that, in the movie, he will be gay.
On Thursday's press conference, director David Yates, producer Heyman and screenwriter/author teased what to expect in the upcoming HP installment. Rowling, particularly, perked the audience's attention when she hinted Dumbledore's identity crisis referring to it as "the formative period of his life."
In a report from Time, it was said that the author candidly advised fans to check about the wizard's sexuality saying "Watch this space."
Albus Dumbledore's sexuality started to be an intriguing subject matter since Rowling's statement in 2007 in an interview at Carnegie Hall.
Back then, the British writer was more straightforward with her comment about the two wizards' relationship and that even with Grindelwald's evil nature, Albus still have that 'blind' love for him, according to Slashfilm.
During the interview, she further revealed that the headmaster was "very drawn to this brilliant person, and horribly, terribly let down by him." Sounds like she is preempting a rift that would cause them to fall apart.
So, since the movie will feature a young Dumbledore, the next question would be as to who will play the part of the Hogwart headmaster's role.
Here are some possible options presented by Vulture who said that the candidate will possibly be in his mid-40s, Albus' age when Newt Scamander (played by Eddie Redmayne) found the magical suitcase.
The news source brought up Hugh Laurie as a possible candidate. In an interview, director David Yates said that the actor is "not a bad idea" considering his experience working with him in the BBC's adaptation of The Young Visiters.
Damian Lewis was also brought up but the director hinted that Lewis is "too young" for the role. Ciara Hinds, who played as Dumbledore's younger brother Aberforth in the previous HP movies, may also be an option considering its resemblance.
Heyman, however, discarded that possibility immediately saying that Hinds is "too old."
Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them is set to hit theaters a few days from now, on November 17.