“Beasts” Producer Talks Dumbledore Casting

Following the reveal of the first cast photo for the “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” sequel, the film’s producer David Heyman has now spoken about some of the casting choices.

Specifically he’s discussed the casting of Jude Law as Dumbledore and says it was because he possesses many of the same qualities that they have found in the Dumbledore character:

“One of the reasons we chose Jude is he has many of the qualities we find in Dumbeldore in the Potter films. He’s got authority, he’s got a twinkle in his eye, he’s sometimes a bit elliptical. So you have that but also have this youthful energy and jubilance. So he brings that twinkle, mischief, authority, and power, but at the same time brings far more youthful energy to the film. You understand why he would be your favorite teacher and be someone you believe is an extraordinary wizard.”

Law is part of a cast that also includes Ezra Miller as Credence, Claudia Kim as a Maledictus, Zoe Kravitz as Leta Lestrange, Callum Turner as Theseus Scamander, Katherine Waterson as Tina Goldstein, Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, Dan Fogler as Jacob Kowalski, Alison Sudol as Queen Goldstein and Johnny Depp as Dark wizard Gellert Grindlewald.

“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” is in production in the U.K. and France ahead of a late 2018 release.

Source: EW