Improbable Beasts Sequel Director Addresses Dumbledore’s Sexuality

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Fantastic Beasts Sequel Director Addresses Dumbledore's Sexuality

How the Improbable Beasts sequel handles Dumbledore’s sexuality

Improbable Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is the highly-anticipated sequel to J.Okay. Rowling’s prequel growth into the Harry Potter franchise, and it has already been met with controversy leaving some followers involved about how the second movie will play out.

J.Okay. Rowling revealed years in the past that Hogwarts’ headmaster, Albus Dumbledore, was homosexual and that he was as soon as in love with Gellert Grindelwald (performed by Johnny Depp within the movies) earlier than they’d a falling out. In keeping with Leisure Weekly, the creator and screenwriter revealed to followers that she, “always thought of Dumbledore as gay,” and that the adored headmaster “fell in love with Grindelwald, and that added to his horror when Grindelwald showed himself to be what he was.”

After it was introduced that Jude Legislation could be taking part in the younger Dumbledore within the Improbable Beasts sequel, many followers instantly puzzled if the romantic historical past between two characters could be part of the movie. In keeping with the sequel’s director, David Yates, The Crimes of Grindelwald received’t be straight referencing Dumbledore’s sexuality. In an announcement to EW, Yates stated that Dumbledore being homosexual wouldn’t be “explicitly” addressed and that he thinks “all the fans are aware of that.” Yates went on to say that Dumbledore “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.”

After being met with backlash by disillusioned followers, J.Okay. Rowling took to Twitter about Yates’ feedback and the controversy, saying:

“Being sent abuse about an interview that didn’t involve me, about a screenplay I wrote but which none of the angry people have read, which is part of a five-movie series that’s only one [installment] in, is obviously tons of fun…”

Rowling’s phrases trace that whereas Dumbledore’s sexuality just isn’t being addressed in Improbable Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, there are the three following motion pictures within the five-part story which have the chance to straight handle it and convey that historical past to life on the massive display. At a press convention a few years in the past, the creator spoke about Dumbledore’s background and stated that due to it being a narrative with 5 installments, “there’s lots to unpack in that relationship,” between the younger Dumbledore and Grindelwald. Rowling additional defined that Albus Dumbledore was “quite a troubled man” when he was youthful, that he “wasn’t always the sage” and that followers will see him “at that formative period of his life. As far as his sexuality is concerned… watch this space.”

Improbable Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald will hit theaters on Nov. 16, 2018.

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