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Newswire: Dumbledore will be apparated into the Fantastic Beasts series

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them is set about seven decades before the events of the Harry Potter series, so there aren’t many well-known characters who can make appearances in the five-part prequel film series. The events of this film probably even predate the birth of He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named. However, there is one beloved confirmed bachelor who very well might pop up in future future installments: Albus Dumbledore.

BBC News reports that J.K. Rowling—who has apparently already sketched out the final four films—told crowds at a fan event in London that in next month’s Fantastic Beasts, “We do talk about Dumbledore and Grindelwald.” That second weird-sounding name is a reference to Gellert Grindelwald, a one-time close friend of Dumbledore who went on to become a powerful dark wizard and master of the Elder Wand, one of the fabled Deathly Hallows that feature prominently in the final …

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