In part 2 of the movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Fantastic creatures and where to find them), in addition to the appearance of new mystical creatures, there is also the appearance of the character teacher Dumbledore The young version attracts the attention of the audience. As for Dumbledore’s participation in this part 2, many people still hope to see a dramatic confrontation between the great wizard and the dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald. Furthermore, from within Harry Potter, the fans loved to “pair” these two opposing characters together. However, the director of Fantastic Beasts 2: The Crimes of Grindelwald revealed in a recent interview that in this film, the detail that Dumbledore is gay will not be “explicitly” shown.
Longtime fans of the Harry Potter series and movies also know that author JK Rowling first revealed that Professor Albus Dumbledore was gay since five years and this detail will appear in the sequel to Harry Potter. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find ThemHarry Potter spin-off series. However, the film’s director – David Yates said that Professor Dumbledore’s gender in Part 2 “is not clear”, but repeatedly stammered about this: “But I think all the fans know it, he had a very strong relationship with Grindelwald when he was young.” He added: “They love each other’s views, each other’s ideas, and love each other.”
However, these words of director David Yates were met with harsh reactions from fans of the original and the LGBT community. They thought there was no reason to hide or obscure Dumbledore’s true gender. Fans took to Twitter to express their disappointment following David Yates’ announcement. Many were disappointed that Dumbledore’s homosexuality was not openly portrayed in the books and they hoped the film would fill those shortcomings.
“If you can’t clarify the gender of young Dumbledore in Fantastic Beasts, what’s the point of making this movie?”
“These actors are all old. Jude Law is 45 and Johnny Depp is 54. What message do they want to convey to the kids when this famous and influential film conveys the faithful image of Mr. Dumledore. age but still vague about gender, or alluding to an older man’s sex life?”
Not only that, part 2 of the movie Fantastic Beasts The actor was also criticized for casting Johhny Depp as Grindelwald after the actor was accused of domestic abuse against his ex-wife Amber Heard. Anyway, some fans still believe that Dumbledore’s sexuality is the key to his story Fantastic Beasts, as the story focuses on the relationship between two male characters. Knowing these mixed reactions, author JKRowling posted an explanation on his Twitter to appease the audience.
“Getting yelled at a lot for an interview that has nothing to do with me but is related to a script I wrote but none of the angry people out there have read it, because this is only part of the story. of the series of 5 films will be released, there is still a lot of interesting things behind.”
Fantastic Beasts 2: The Crimes of Grindelwald will be released on November 16, 2018 and stars Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterson, Ezra Miller and Zoe Kravitz.
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