Fans are losing it after a clip from the upcoming movie Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore has emerged showing Dumbledore confessing his love for Grindlewald.
The third, highly-anticipated, film in the Fantastic Beasts franchise of the Harry Potter Wizarding World is set to hit cinemas on April 8, starring Jude Law as Albus Dumbledore and Mads Mikkelsen as Gellert Grindelwald.
Dumbledore In Love
Hardcore fans of the wizarding world will remember in the books it was hinted that a romantic relationship existed between the two characters. After this the author JK Rowling later confirmed that Dumbledore was gay.
Their relationship was again hinted in a scene in the second Fantastics Beasts movie, but it seemed to be completely confirmed in the released clip.
I the 30 second clip Mikkelsen and Law sit opposite each other and Grindelwald implies his adversary promised he’d be by his side when he said: ‘It was you who said we would reshape the world. It’s what we said we’d do.
Dumbledore then replies: ‘It’s Because I was in love with you.’
Harry Potter Fans React
After the short went viral fans have taken to Twitter absolutely losing it with excitement over the character’s revelation with one person saying they ‘screamed’ when they saw it.
What We Know About Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore
The film picks up sometime after the second film and follows Newt Scamander – played for the third time by Eddie Redmayne – and his friends as they attempt to stop Grindelwald.
Grindelwald wants to seize control of the wizarding world, so Dumbledore and Newt lead a team on a dangerous mission where they encounter old and new beasts and Grindelwald’s growing legion of followers.
Mikkelsen is taking on the role of Grindlewald for this movie after replacing Johnny Depp who was dropped from the movie after losing his libel case against The Sun for labelling him a “wife beater”.
Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Callum Turner, Jessica Williams, William Nadylam and Katherine Waterston also star.
Fantastic Beast: The Secrets of Dumbledore will hit cinemas on April 8 – months before the planned release date in July 2022.