No, Jude Law’s Dumbledore still isn’t ‘explicitly’ gay in ‘Fantastic Beasts’ sequel

Jude Law is about to transform into the younger version of one of the most beloved “Harry Potter” characters of all time: Albus Dumbledore. And while fans can expect to see his past relationship with Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) explored heavily on screen in the “Fantastic Beasts” sequel, they won’t be watching that part of their dynamic unfold. You know, how Dumbledore is gay and was in love with Grindelwald in their youth.

J.K. Rowling revealed the big news about Hogwarts’ favorite headmaster over a decade ago, but it’s never been openly addressed on screen in any “Harry Potter” film. And it won’t be in the “The Crimes of Grindelwald” either.

“Not explicitly,” director David Yates told Entertainment Weekly when asked if Dumbledore’s sexuality will finally be made clear on screen. “But I think all the fans are aware of that. He had a very intense relationship with Grindelwald when they were young men. They fell in love with each other’s ideas, and ideology and each other.”

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UNITED STATES - JANUARY 01: Roger Rees and Jude Law (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Jude Law and Sadie Frost (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Jude Law with his wife Sadie Frost attend His Broadway Opening Night debut in 'Indescretions' at the Barrymore Theatre in New York City on 4/27/95. (Photo by Walter McBride/Corbis via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - MAY 1995: British Actor Jude Law at a party at Tavern on the Green to celebrate opening night of the Broadway play 'Indiscretions' in May 1995 in New York City, New York. Law stars and appears nude in the play. (Photo by Catherine McGann/Getty Images)
Jude Law with his wife Sadie Frost attend His Broadway Opening Night debut in 'Indescretions' at the Barrymore Theatre in New York City on 4/27/95. (Photo by Walter McBride/Corbis via Getty Images)
LONDON - OCTOBER 17: Actors Jude Law and Sadie Frost arrive at the charity premiere of 'Wilde' at the Odeon Leicester Square on October 17, 1997 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)
Actors Jude Law and Sadie Frost (who are married to each other) during the Evening Standard British Film Awards for 1998, at the Savoy Hotel, London. (Photo by Michael Stephens - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
WESTWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 12: Jude Law attends the premiere of 'The Talented Mr. Ripley' on December 12, 1999 at Mann Village Theater in Westwood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actors Jude Law and Gwyneth Paltrow at film premiere of their The Talented Mr. Ripley. (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Actress Sadie Frost and her husband, actor Jude Law kiss while making plaster casts of their hands, when they arrived at the Odeon West End, Leicester Square for the premiere of their new film, Final Cut. (Photo by Peter Jordan - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
Jude Law and Sadie Frost at a photocall for their latest movie 'The Final Cut' to be released in August 1999, during the Cannes Film Festival. (Photo by Neil Munns - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
E367384 05: (UK OUT) British actor Jude Law arrives at the British Academy Film Awards, BAFTA, in Leicester Square, London April 9, 2000. Jude Law was awarded best supporting actor for the film ''The Talented Mr Ripley''. (Photo by Paul Rogers)
Jude Law and Sadie Frost (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
(Original Caption) Jude Law, Matt Damon & Gwyneth Paltrow at the press conference for 'The Talented Mr Ripley'. (Photo by Ronald Siemoneit/Sygma/Sygma via Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY - JUNE 26: Jude Law and Sadie Frost attend the premiere of 'A.I.' on June 26, 2001 at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Jude Law at the pre-premiere party for A.I. Artificial Intelligence at the Remi Atrium in New York City. 6/26/01 Photo by Scott Gries/ImageDirect
(Original Caption) Jude Law, English actor at the press presentation of 'Enemy at the Gates', in which he plays the rol-e of 'Vasily Zaitsev'. (Photo by Siemoneit/Sygma via Getty Images)
Jude Law Attends The 56Th Bafta British Academy Film Awards In London'S Leicester Square. (Photo by Justin Goff\UK Press via Getty Images)
Nicole Kidman and Jude Law arrive for the Royal European Charity Premiere of Anthony Minghella's Cold Mountain at the Odeon Leicester Square in central London. Cold Mountain is set during the American Civil War and Jude Law stars as Inman, a wounded Confederate soldier struggling to make his way home to lover Ada, played by Nicole Kidman. (Photo by John Stillwell - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
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Actor Jude Law greets the Duchess of York as she arrives, Friday 25 November 2005 at the London Coliseum for Anthony Minghellas production of Madam Butterfly. (Photo by PA Images via Getty Images)
Jude Law during 'Why Not?' Charity Event - November 25, 2005 at Westbourne Studios in London, Great Britain. (Photo by Jon Furniss/WireImage)
JUDE LAW The Day After Peace - photo call 61. Cannes Film Festival Cannes / France May 19, 2008 ??Kurt Krieger (Photo by Kurt Krieger/Corbis via Getty Images)
Jude Law Arriving For The The Evening Standard Theatre Awards, Central London. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
Jude Law, during filming of The Graham Norton Show, at The London Studios, south London, to be aired on BBC One on Friday evening. (Photo by Nick Ansell/PA Images via Getty Images)
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British actor Jude Law takes part in a press conference as part of the 'Peace One Day' campaign in Goma, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, on September 19, 2014. On September 21, 2014, the International Peace Day, musicians including Akon, five-time Grammy award-nominated hip-hop star, will perform in Goma. AFP PHOTO/PHIL MOORE (Photo credit should read PHIL MOORE/AFP/Getty Images)
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Yates expanded on what this young version of Dumbledore will be like in the film.

“He’s a maverick and a rebel and he’s an inspiring teacher at Hogwarts,” Yates said. “He’s witty and has a bit of edge. He’s not this elder statesman. He’s a really kinetic guy. And opposite Johnny Depp as Grindelwald, they make an incredible pairing.”

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