J.K Rowling has hinted that Dumbledore will be openly gay in the new Harry Potter sequel, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
Director David Yates has already confirmed that a young Albus will be making an appearance in the upcoming movie, and fans have been wondering how he will be portrayed.
Screenwriter Rowling has now implied that his relationship with dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald, played by Johnny Depp, will be looked at in the eagerly-awaited installment.
“I can’t tell you everything I would like to say because this is obviously a five-part story so there’s lots to unpack in that relationship,” she told a press conference on Thursday.
“You will see Dumbledore as a younger man and quite a troubled man — he wasn’t always the sage … We’ll see him at that formative period of his life.”
She went on to hint that Dumbledore will be openly gay, adding: “As far as his sexuality is concerned … Watch this space.”
The author spoke about Dumbledore’s sexuality in 2007, saying: “I always thought of Dumbledore as gay. More on Mirror