Fantastic Beasts director David Yates has stated the sequel won’t ‘explicitly’ address Dumbledore’s homosexuality.
The sequel to Fantastic Beasts titled The Crimes Of Grindelwald will see the debut of a young Albus Dumbledore (played by Jude Law), as he ventures in pursuit of the fugitive wizard.
Creator J.K. Rowling previously revealed how Dumbledore was gay and fell in love with Gellert Grindelwald in his youth, leaving many hopeful his sexuality would be addressed in the sequel.
It seems that won’t be the case however, with director David Yates saying it won’t be directly referenced in the sequel’s story.
Asked by EW if Dumbledore’s sexuality will be made clear in the sequel, Yates replied: ‘Not explicitly.
‘But I think all the fans are aware of that. He had a very intense relationship with Grindelwald when they were young men. They fell in love with each other’s ideas, and ideology and each other.’
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It might be disappointing to many, but considering there are five films in the Fantastic Beasts series, their relationship could simply be saved for a later flick.
Teasing what to expect from Law’s interpretation of Dumbledore, Yates added: ‘He’s a maverick and a rebel and he’s an inspiring teacher at Hogwarts.
‘He’s witty and has a bit of edge. He’s not this elder statesmen.’
The film will see Eddie Redmayne return as Newt Scamander, and will also see Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol and Ezra Miller all reprise their roles.
Callum Turner has been cast as Newt’s older brother Theseus Scamander, while Zoe Kravitz plays Leta Lestrange – who was close to Newt but is now engaged to Theseus.
Claudia Kim will play Maledictus, the carrier of a blood curse that destines her ultimately to transform into a beast.
Johnny Depp will return to play Grindelwald, who made an appearance at the end of the first film.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald will be released on November 16, 2018.