Fantastic Beasts and where to Find Them” will bring Professor Dumbledore back into the magical world. There will be a slight change, though, as he will be much younger than fans of “Harry Potter” remember him. This means an actor change. Don’t worry, though, because a good actor is taking up the iconic role—and he’s British!

Who will be the new Professor Dumbledore?

Jude Law is throwing himself into the magical role. This wouldn’t be the first time that the actor for the role has changed, although this time it is under happier circumstances. Richard Harris played Professor Dumbledore in the first two “Harry Potter” movies, but unfortunately died before filming the next movie.

Michael Gambon took up the role, although many fans wanted to see Sir Ian McKellen take up the role instead.

Recently McKellen has shared that he didn’t want to play the role, considering Harris had played it first. Harris didn’t rate the British knighted actor, so he didn’t feel comfortable filling in his shoes. He had shown an interest in the “Harry Potter” movies, but that was without knowing the role they wanted him to play. When he found out it was Dumbledore, he decided to turn the part down.

Who else was considered for ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them?’

Law was certainly not the first or last British actor to play the iconic role of the young Professor Albus Dumbledore. Warner Bros. Pictures considered the likes of Jared Harris, Christian Bale, Mark Strong, and Benedict Cumberbatch.

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However, it was Law who won everyone over.

For those who don’t know who Law is (you should do), he was in the most recent “Sherlock Holmes” movies, where he played the role of Doctor John Watson. He was also in “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” and is currently in HBO’s “The Young Pope.”

Law has been nominated for two Academy Awards, although never won one. Is it possible that his role in “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” will change that? The sequel is out in November 2017 in the United States.

J.K. Rowling pens another movie script

While J.K. Rowling wrote the “Harry Potter” novels and created the whole magical world, she had never tried writing a script until “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” Fans had worried that her novice skills would be realized, but it turned out that the movie was rated extremely highly. The characters were well developed and the storyline was believable and suitable for the world of “Harry Potter.”

Rowling will pen the script for the sequel. The movie will focus more on Grindlewald, as he believes those with magic are far more superior than muggles. It is clear that he and Dumbledore will go head to head at some point. Johnny Depp and Eddie Redmayne will reprise their roles as Grindlewald and Newt Scamander respectively.