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Old March 17th, 2018, 6:33 am
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Re: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Originally Posted by xhanax315 View Post
I don't know how I feel about this...

This portrayal of Dumbledore seems off, and I was excited about Jude Law being cast for the role.
Well, none of us has ever seen Dumbledore as anything other than a very old wizard. I'd guess that even our images of him described when he met Grindelwald as a very young man that it's difficult to imagine anything much different than a very young-looking old Dumbledore. We know he was ultra talented, so likely extremely confident (and maybe a bit cocky) and perhaps a bit reckless. Also, not having the benefit of perspective/learning that comes with age, he would be very different than when we meet him in the books.

Perhaps going back to DH and reading what Aberforth, Bathilda and even Dumbledore says about young Dumbledore, it would be easier to judge the portrayal when the film comes out. Also, if Dumbledore's already teaching at Hogwarts, it's after the break with Grindelwald and his sister's death, so he's changed by it. But I think that a Dumbledore who's quite good looking and knows it is feasible. I did like that they seem to have kept Dumbledore's wry sense of humor intact (when he talks about Newt not following instructions in the trailer).

People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but actually from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint, it's more like a big ball of wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey stuff...

....I miss David Tennant....

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