The director of the latest instalment in the Fantastic Beasts film franchise has admitted that while Professor Dumbledore is not ‘out’ in the film, it’s ‘clear’ he is gay.
David Yates made the revelations in the November issue of Empire magazine.
Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald follows on from 2016’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Set for release on 16 November, the Crimes of Grindelwald is part of J K Rowling’s Harry Potter universe. The Fantastic Beasts series is set decades before the Potter books and follows magizoologist, Newt Scamander, on his adventures around New York.
In 2007, the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts author, J.K Rowling revealed Dumbledore was gay.
Many fans had hoped that filmmakers would have Dumbledore’s sexuality on display in the Fantastic Beasts films, but were disappointed to find out that would not be the case.