NBC Snags ‘Harry Potter’ Movies in Massive Deal4:11
NBCUniversal has struck a large deal with Warner Bros. to acquire television rights to all eight “Harry Potter” films and the much-anticipated upcoming “Fantastic Beasts” franchise from Potter author J.K. Rowling. WSJ’s Joe Flint reports exclusively on Lunch Break. Photo: Reuters
THE casting agents for the Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them franchise have chosen their new Albus Dumbledore, and fans are overwhelmingly endorsing their decision.
Warner Bros. announced overnight that Sherlock Holmes star Jude Law will play a young version of the legendary wizard in the second instalment of the Harry Potter prequels.
It means Law will star opposite Johnny Depp as a young Gellert Grindelwald, who was Dumbledore’s closest friend/potential lover before he turned evil.
And fans are really feelin’ it (“Yumbledore”, anyone?).
dumbledore more like dumbleDAMN pic.twitter.com/QU88X6Oir6
— stelmaria ✨ (@barricadeuse) April 12, 2017
Young Dumbledore ladies and gentlemen pic.twitter.com/OJ1HDzoXTK
— hel (@femalejasontodd) April 12, 2017
Jude Law as young Dumbledore!! #perfect
— Devon Murray (@DevonMMurray) April 12, 2017
JUDE LAW IS YOUNG DUMBLEDORE JUDE LAW IS YOUNG DUMBLEDORE JUDE LAW IS YOUNG DUMBLEDORE JUDE LAW IS YOUNG DUMBLEDORE JUDE LAW IS YOUNG DUMBLE pic.twitter.com/kKFFhhsSwo
— emma watson (@shxrlocked) April 12, 2017
well hello albus dumbledore pic.twitter.com/0Kbh3aVeJ9
— hannah 🥀 (@watsonsbeIIe) April 12, 2017
WAIT WAIT WAIT. JUDE LAW AS ALBUS DUMBLEDORE????
OH MY GOD????
— ＰＡＵＬＡ (@sPAULArium) April 13, 2017
jude law as young dumbledore has given me a new lease on life
— mr steal yo cacık (@orbitfactors) April 13, 2017
Really happy that Jude Law is going to be young dumbledore, he’s going to be great. Really can’t wait to see the next film. 🤗✨
— Emma (@Edownes01x) April 13, 2017
🔥 🔥 Jude Law cast as Young Dumbledore. Albus was already my favorite character. 🔥 https://t.co/qOXcYHaEu2
— Gillian Barr (@esoterica1693) April 13, 2017
However, many people aren’t so keen on Depp retaining his role as Grindelwald, following the abuse allegations made by Amber Heard during the couple’s shocking divorce battle last year.
Despite the backlash, the studio and author J.K. Rowling are sticking to their casting decision.
I’m loving Jude Law’s casting as young Dumbledore but I still hate Johnny Depp’s casting 😬
— Yess 🎃 (@cheepotle) April 13, 2017
I jus think Jude Law Dumbledore deserves better than a Johnny Depp Grindlewald
— Katy 💩Koop (@katykooped) April 13, 2017
I’m excited to see Jude Law is young Dumbledore but can we just get rid of Johnny Depp as Grindlewald? Nobody wants him.
— timothyjames (@timothyjames) April 12, 2017
excited about jude law playing young dumbledore but can they recast johnny depp please
— sarah ♡ (@jeauexe) April 12, 2017
I’m not ready to think Dumbledore is sexy…I’m also not ready to watch Depp in anything ever again so… it’s a win/lose I guess?
— Devin Ashley Whitten (@DevinAshWhitten) April 12, 2017
Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them 2 is scheduled for release in 2018.
SOURCE: newsnow entertainment