Albus Dumbledore may be gay, but you won't find any evidence of that in "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald."
A decade ago, "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling outed the venerable headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Fans hoped that "Fantastic Beasts" would show that side of young Dumbledore, played by Jude Law in the sequel.
But director David Yates told Entertainment Weekly that the movie won't reference Dumbledore's sexuality. "Not explicitly," he said.
"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."
Still, Dumbledore may come out of the magical closet in future films, though. A couple of years ago, Rowling teased, "This is obviously a five-part story so there's lots to unpack in that relationship ... We'll see him at that formative period of his life. As far as his sexuality is concerned ... watch this space."
"Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald" opens in theaters November 16.
In an effort to thwart Grindelwald's plans of raising pure-blood wizards to rule over all non-magical beings, Albus Dumbledore enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world. Read More