Director David Yates has confirmed that we will be seeing the Hogwarts headmaster in the sequel to Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them.
Given that Albus Dumbledore has been established as alive and well in Newt Scamander’s time (with a mention in the trailer), it doesn’t come as too much of a surprise that we will be seeing a younger version of him in the Fantastic Beasts universe.
With Johnny Depp also rumoured to be playing the notorious Gellert Grindelwald, it’s very possible that we could see more regarding their relationship, which was only really hinted at in the books and films. That, or we’ll get an awesome magical showdown - only time will tell.
While the character will definitely be returning, we don’t know yet who will be taking up the mantle after some incredible performances by the late Richard Harris and, in the later films, Michael Gambon. In a roundtable for the film, Yates said: "In the second movie Dumbledore comes back. He’s got a couple of good scenes with Newt [...] We’re discussing who would play Dumbledore, any suggestions would be good!"
The first Fantastic Beasts film is coming to UK cinemas on 18th November.