The Hogwarts professor will appear in the next film.
It's been largely speculated that Albus Dumbledore would make an appearance in the 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' film series, given how he is mentioned as Newt Scamander's teacher in the trailer, and now those rumours have been confirmed. So who will play him?
'Fantastic Beasts' sequel to re-introduce Albus Dumbledore
Unfortunately, it won't be Michael Gambon reprising his role as the wise old Hogwarts headmaster from the 'Harry Potter' films; director David Yates and screenwriter Jk Rowling are currently on the look-out for an actor to take on the part for 'Fantastic Beasts 2'.
Continue reading: David Yates In Search For A Young Dumbledore For 'Fantastic Beasts'
The time is drawing ever closer to the release of Fantastic Beasts And Where to Find, within a short number of days we will finally be able to get a glimpse into the life of a character that author J.K. Rowling so lovingly developed. Even when Newt Scamander was a young Hogwarts student, he always loved the wilder side of magic. If there was a wild beast to nurture, Newt would be the enthusiastic child wanting to find out more.
When he grew up, he became an acclaimed magizoologist and formed his own unique and rather deadly collection of beasts. Any endangered species, Newt would willingly look after and add to his endless list of beasts, all with their own unique powers. After a busy trip collecting more creatures, Newt visits the city of New York and arrives to find that tensions between the wizarding community and a group of powerful muggles (known as the Second Salemers) are battling one another; the Second Salemers goal is to eradicate the wizarding community.
When some of Newt's beasts are accidentally released, he is quickly called to answer questions from the Director of Magical Security at MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America) who presumes Newt is guilty of working with wizard Gellert Grindelwald. The director, Percival Graves, believes that Newt has purposefully released the beasts to expose magic kind in order to stir up tension between and further the war between the muggles (No-Maj) and the wizarding world.
Long before Harry Potter - or his parents - took up residence at Hogwarts, there was a student called Newt Scamander. An inquisitive boy who was constantly on the lookout for new magical creatures found himself being expelled from the school for endangering the lives of the pupils. Though Newt was expelled for his actions, a certain teacher going by the name of Albus Dumbledore stuck up for the young wizard.
Long before the time of Harry Potter, wizards and witches still lived their lives in the muggle world as well as the wizarding world that was still governed by the ministry of magic.
Even though 'he who shall not be named' wasn't causing chaos for the wizards, they still had problems of their own. Largely these were monsters and beasts that come from far and distant lands. Newt Scamander is one particular wizard who is fascinated by these creators and when a selection of these terrible beasts are mistakenly released into the muggle world, Newt finds himself suddenly thrown into untrodden territory.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was originally written as a book by JK Rowling. The book studies 83 of these mystical creators all of which Newt has discovered.
Potter spin-off trilogy is in a safe pair of hands when it's released in November 2016.
Director David Yates is to reconnect with the world of Harry Potter as news was announced that he is to direct Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, according to Variety. The project is the first part of a spin-off trilogy from the Potter series, also authored by J.K. Rowling.
David Yates will direct the first of the three Fantastic Beasts films
Yates represents a very safe pair of hands for the project, as he directed the last four of the eight Harry Potter movies. Although no deal has been confirmed, insiders believe that both sides are in contractual negotiations.
Continue reading: David Yates To Direct 'Harry Potter' Spin Off 'Fantastic Beasts'
The English filmmaker, who directed the last four Harry Potter' movies, is reportedly in negotiations to join the project.
It appears Warner Bros. has found the right man to direct the upcoming 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' spin-off movie, which is slated for release on November 18th 2016, and he is a very familiar face.
David Yates will direct the 'Fantastic Beasts' spin-off
English filmmaker David Yates, who directed the final four 'Harry Potter' films, is currently in negotiations with the studio to take the helm of another J.K. Rowling wizard story based on the Potter franchise, Variety reports.
Matthew Lewis, Bonnie Wright, David Yates, Evanna Lynch and Harry Potter - Matthew Lewis, Evanna Lynch, director David Yates and Bonnie Wright with the Best Film award for Harry Potter And The Deatlhly Hallows: Part 2 Sunday 25th March 2012 The Empire Film Awards 2012- Press Room
Sienna Miller, David Yates, Harry Potter and Simon Pegg Tuesday 13th December 2011 The Orange Wednesdays Rising Star Award Jury including Sienna Miller and Simon Pegg, Harry Potter director David Yates and jury chair Pippa Harris London, England
David Heyman and David Yates - David Heyman and David Yates Las Vegas, Nevada - Warner Brothers Pictures presents 'The Big Picture 2011' event, held at 2011 CinemaCon inside Caesars Palace Hotel and Casino - Arrivals Thursday 31st March 2011
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