The Wizarding World is about to expand in a significant way with Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald's release in 2018, and one of the most exciting developments for many fans will be the introduction of Jude Law as young Dumbledore. Meeting the powerful wizard at this point in his life is an exciting prospect, and a new photo from the upcoming sequel has just hit the web showing Law portraying him as a youthful professor, which you can see below.
That picture is not particularly heavy on plot, but it seems like Jude Law is doing his best impersonation of the late Robin Williams from Dead Poets Society. He carries himself with a quiet confidence that feels reminiscent of the instantly likable Dumbledore seen in the original Harry Potter films, but no doubt the actor will be able to bring some new dimensions to the character now that we are getting a closer look at the younger years of his life.
On that note, Fantastic Beasts director David Yates recently opened up about the relationship between Dumbledore and Newt Scamander, and he explained that they very much see each other as "kindred spirits." Given their deep connection, it seems safe to assume that we'll see some powerful chemistry between them when the film finally debuts.
The picture of young Albus Dumbledore is not the only picture from Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald to debut online. In fact, we also have a closer look at Johnny Depp's titular villain as well.
Again, we do not know much of how this picture relates to the actual plot of the film (what is he looking at), but it does give us a better look at one of Gellert Grindelwald's companions. Specifically, we see Poppy Corby-Tuech's Vinda Rosier, a devoted follower and possible ancestor of Evan Rosier, a Death Eater killed by Mad Eye Moody roughly around the time of Harry Potter's infancy.
Finally, we come to a photo of the film's hero, Newt Scamander, as he adventures with his case of creatures through what looks like a sewer system. Check out the picture below to get a better look at Eddie Redmayne's wizard hero.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald will debut in theaters on November 16, 2018. For more information on all of the other films set to debut over the next 365 days, make sure to take a look at our comprehensive 2018 movie premiere guide!
Remember what we said about the chemistry between Dumbledore and Newt? Here's a photo of Eddie Redmayne and Jude Law hanging out on the set of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald when not shooting.
Finally, we come to a photo showing the reunion of Newt and Jacob -- which is something that many fans have wanted to see since the first film. Only a couple months have passed between the events of the first Fantastic Beasts movie and the sequel, and while we don't know yet how Newt and Jacob cross paths again. it's evident that the latter is once again following the former on another adventure.
Only time will tell where this next adventure will take this dynamic duo, but we will just have to wait until November 16 to see what happens!
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