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Rowling confirmed at a press conference for the movie on Thursday afternoon. Fans hoping to get a glimpse of a young Albus Dumbledore will need to wait for the second movie, part of a five-part prequel series planned by Warner Bros. Rowling was warm and gregarious at a rare public appearance with the cast of the Warner Bros.
Friday 16 August UK News feed. If you thought the twists and turns of the Harry Potter series ended with the closing of the final book, think again. Harry Pottermania.
Rowling says Dumbledore is gay — but "Harry Potter" fans have been let down ever since. Warner Bros. Rowling and the "Fantastic Beasts" franchise were already wading in controversy over Johnny Depp's continued presence in the movies, but now fans are at a breaking point after learning that Dumbledore's sexuality wouldn't be openly explored in the coming sequel.
And the Web chatter has been as deafening as the noise in Hogwarts dining hall before the sorting ceremony determines the fates of entering students. For all, sexuality has become an issue. Dumbledore is, as his creator, J.
Even the best creators can have a hard time knowing when to stop. The sequel trap has tripped up many a beloved series, written and cinematic, but none so much as in the world of fantasy. But that turned out to be quite the undersell.
The full transcript is up at The Leaky Cauldron:. The question was: Did Dumbledore, who believed in the prevailing power of love, ever fall in love himself? To an extent, do we say it excused Dumbledore a little more because falling in love can blind us to an extent?
Even though the Harry Potter books came to a close when the seventh entry in the series was published inthat hasn't stopped author J. Rowling from adding to the larger lore of her wizarding world. With an Olivier and Tony-winning play that will probably live on the West End and Broadway for all eternity, and the Fantastic Beasts franchise chugging right along, Rowling has figured out how to mine her fantastical brain for content better than any blogger ever could.
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It instantly hurtled around the internet and the world. One more reason to love gay men. After reading briefly from her mega-selling book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, on Friday night, Rowling took questions from an audience of 1, students. A year-old from Colorado asked about the avuncular headmaster of Hogwarts School: 'Did Dumbledore, who believed in the prevailing power of love, ever fall in love himself?