Harry Potter fans rejoice!
Fans mourned the death of the beloved wise wizard in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince — but now they can finally take heart because he’s officially coming back!
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them director David Yates has confirmed that Albus Dumbledore will appear in the upcoming, five-part series.
“In the second movie Dumbledore comes back. He’s got a couple of good scenes with Newt (Eddie Redmayne),” Yates told Screen Rant. “We’re discussing who would play Dumbledore, any suggestions would be good.”
Of course, because Fantastic Beasts takes place 70 years before that of Harry Potter and his crew, fans can expect to see a much younger Dumbledore than they might remember.
The wizard was originally played by Richard Harris in the first two Harry Potter films. Michael Gambon assumed the role for the final six movies after Harris’ death in 2002.
As the film’s premiere date continues to inch closer, more and more secrets are slowly coming out. It was recently revealed that Johnny Depp makes a cameo in the first film, and will also appear in the sequel.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them hits theaters Nov. 18.