If you hadn’t heard yet, J. K. Rowling announced that there will be 5 films based on Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them. She declared that the five movie series will include the relationship between young Albus Dumbledore. before he became the head of Hogwarts, and his best-friend-turned-nemesis, Gellert Grindelwald.
What may be most interesting about this storyline is that Rowling has said publicly in the past that Dumbledore was gay, and in his youth, he was in love with Grindelwald before things turned sour. Unfortunately, this love was unrequited but we can’t imagine that Rowling wouldn’t fully explore their relationship and Dumbledore’s complex feelings in the films.
The friendship between the two wizards takes a dark turn after the accidental death of Dumbledore’s sister. This plot point puts their lives on different trajectories resulting in them becoming sworn enemies.
The first film is set to be released on November 18th. Eddie Redmayne and Colin Farrell star in the movie as other characters. We don’t know yet who will be playing the roles of Dumbledore and Grindelwald and when they will appear. I guess we will just have to go to the movies to find out.
Watch the trailer for the first film below!