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JK Rowling refuses to reveal whether Fantastic Beasts films will explore Dumbledore’s gay relationship

Joseph McCormick November 10, 2016

JK Rowling has refused to open up about whether Dumbledore will come out as gay in the upcoming Fantastic Beasts films series.

It has been revealed that a young Dumbledore will appear in the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them series of films.

Johnny Depp will also play Gellert Grindelwald in the films, it has been confirmed this week.

Producer David Heyman said: “I’ve read the second script and it is beyond exciting, and I think the only thing I can say is the connective tissue that you have seen is just the beginning and as the story unfolds,” saying the relationships will “become more explicit.”

Famed author JK Rowling also hinted at the relationship between Dumbledore and Grindelwald, saying: “Obviously it’s a five-part story, so there’s lots to unpack in that relationship.

“I will say you will see Dumbledore as a younger man, and quite a troubled man, because he wasn’t always the sage… As far as his sexuality is concerned, watch this space,” she continued.

Depp has been signed up to play Grindelwald in a Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them sequel, it was confirmed this week.

JK Rowling earlier this year hinted that the relationship between gay wizard characters Dumbledore and Grindelwald will be central to her upcoming Harry Potter spin-off films.

Rowling has penned the script for upcoming film Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, starring Eddie Redmayne, which is set in the same universe as the Harry Potter films but takes place in 1920s New York

The setting of the film rules out the return of many fan favourites from the Potter franchise, who were not alive in the 1920s – but some speculated speculating that the film could feature a y

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