Dumbledore is gay. This is a known thing in Harry Potter lore. But, when asked about how the character's love life might be portrayed in the upcoming Fantastic Beasts sequel, director David Yates made it seem as though that part of the future Hogwarts headmaster's life will be... minimised.
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The casting of Johnny Depp as the big villain of the Fantastic Beasts franchise has been causing consternation from some Harry Potter fans, due to the ongoing allegations of domestic abuse levelled against Depp by his ex-wife, actress Amber Heard. Director David Yates has now spoken about the issue directly after it bubbled up again thanks to the movie's official cast and title reveal, defending Depp in the most awful way possible.
Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
There are few things more impressive than the imagination of J.K. Rowling, and it's on full display in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The Harry Potter author-turned-screenwriter has begun an exciting new chapter in her wizarding world, set 70 years before the Potter story starts (and in America!), and it very nearly reaches the heights of those stories.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them isn't out until November 17, but we already have some news about its sequel: Johnny Depp is joining the cast. He'll be a new element in a film which will otherwise have the same director (David Yates), screenwriter (J.K. Rowling) and star (Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander).
Movies need drama. This is a fact. No matter what the genre, if we're always sure of the outcome, nothing matters. In The Legend of Tarzan, there's not a moment where anything is in doubt. No one is superior to Tarzan. He's the unstoppable, unbeatable Terminator of the jungle. He's always going to win, the bad guys are always going to lose, and the audience is never going to care.