JUDE Law has made his first appearance in the role of a young Professor Dumbledore for new film Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald.
Fans got a first peek at the Hollywood actor, 45, playing the legendary Harry Potter character in the trailer for the sequel to 2016’s Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them. The film also stars Eddie Redmayne, Zoe Kravitz and Johnny Depp, reports The Sun.
Law appears several times during the official two-minute trailer for the movie, which will hit cinema screens in November.
At one point the father-of-five can be seen standing on a rooftop with Eddie Redmayne, who plays Newt Scamander.
In another scene, the ex of Sadie Frost and Sienna Miller sports a neat beard and wears a waistcoat — a world away from the character’s famous long white beard and robes in the Harry Potter franchise.
He takes on the role from actors Richard Harris and Michael Gambon who played the professor in older age during the Harry Potter films.
The trailer for the film — which is the second of five tales penned by J.K. Rowling — also provides the first glimpse of Hogwarts since the Harry Potter films.
In December, author J.K. Rowling defended her decision to keep Johnny Depp in his role as Grindelwald. The Pirates Of The Caribbean star was accused of domestic violence by his ex-wife Amber Heard following their split in 2016.
Fans of the franchise lashed out at the author after seeing he had been cast in the role again.
J.K. Rowling released a statement to discuss the reasoning behind her decision.
She said: “Based on our understanding of the circumstances, the filmmakers and I are not only comfortable sticking with our original casting, but genuinely happy to have Johnny playing a major character in the movies.
“I accept that there will be those who are not satisfied with our choice of actor in the title role.
“However, conscience isn’t governable by committee.
“Within the fictional world and outside it, we all have to do what we believe to be the right thing.”
Originally published as First trailer drops for Fantastic Beasts 2