Albus Dumbledore. He’s a walking mystery behind those glasses. And yet, finally, after two decades of Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts, we’re finally going to peel back the curtains on Hogwarts’ most famous Headmaster. And it involves a love story…with one of the most famous villainous wizards of all time. Boom goes the dynamite!
In a recent new clip for the film, Dumbledore is shown having a conversation with the new-and-improved Grindelwald at a restaurant, and in the clip, he professes his love for Grindelwald.
It’s the first time we explicitly see Dumbledore in any of these movies professing his love for anyone and, of course, it has excited many Harry Potter fans who have always wanted to learn more about Dumbledore’s secret romance with a master villain.
Beyond the fact that we’re finally seeing this side of Dumbledore, the implication for the epicness of this storyline is a lot to think about.
In this minute-and-a-half-long clip, we see Dumbledore trying to break free of the blood pact he made with Grindelwald when they were young. The attempt nearly kills him, revealing the great power one must have to actually relinquish such a pact.
We know that there are supposedly two more movies in the work after this one, so things don’t have to be rushed, but it’s very clear that the moviemakers are not shying away from the tragic romance between the two powerful wizards. And I’m glad.
It’s something we haven’t seen in these movies and it could add a different, darker vibe to the story, providing the gravitas this film series desperately needs. Because as of right now there’s not much to be attached to other than Dumbledore and to add this layer is greatly appreciated.
Oh, and then there’s the secret brother situation too with Credence. And Grindelwald is using Credence like a weapon against Dumbledore. Oh, this series is getting interesting the more I think about it.
Basically, I will definitely be sitting down in theaters on April 15 to see the next chapter unfold on the big screen. Until then, it’s time to revisit the first two movies.
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