Dumbledore Will Not Be Having Gay Sex in ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Sequel

Dumbledore Will Not Be Having Gay Sex in ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Sequel

More like “wingardium levi-no-sir!”

Though it’s basically been canon for over a decade that Hogwarts headmaster Albus Dumbledore is, in fact, gay, it turns out the character will not be explicitly queer in the upcoming Fantastic Beasts sequel, Entertainment Weekly reports.

Though the sequel is set to star Johnny Depp as wizard Gellert Grindelwald, with whom Dumbledore was very much in love, the sequel’s director David Yates says the wizard’s sexuality is not a part of the sequel.

“Not explicitly,” Yates replied said when asked if Dumbledore will be queer in the film. “But I think all the fans are aware of that. He had a very intense relationship with Grindelwald when they were young men. They fell in love with each other’s ideas, and ideology and each other.”

Yates described Dumbledore as “a maverick and a rebel” and an “inspiring teacher.”

“He’s not this elder statesman,” Yates said. “He’s a really kinetic guy. And opposite Johnny Depp as Grindelwald, they make an incredible pairing.”

Rowling has said that Dumbledore’s sexuality will be made explicit at some point in the five-part series.

“You will see Dumbledore as a younger man and quite a troubled man he wasn’t always the sageWe’ll see him at that formative period of his life. As far as his sexuality is concerned watch this space,” Rowling said.

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Mathew Rodriguez

Mathew is a staff writer at INTO. His work has appeared in Mic, Slate and Complex. He loves "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," Flannery O'Connor and female rappers and is working on a memoir.

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