Fantastic Beasts 2: Doctor Who Star Arthur Darvill To Play Young Dumbledore

Posted: Nov 26 2016, 8:50am CST | by , in News | Latest Movie News

 

Fantastic Beasts 2: Doctor Who Star Arthur Darvill to Play Young Dumbledore
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  • Former Doctor Who star Arthur Darvill Interested in Playing Younger Dumbledore
 

Arthur Darvill puts up his contention to want to play the younger Dumbledore in the sequel on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Fans were delighted when J.K. Rowling announced that Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was going to be a five parts franchise.

They were more delighted when they found out that the younger Dumbledore and his arch nemesis Grindelwald will be an integral part of the sequel’s story. Ever since then, the fans have been putting in their requests for their favourite to play the role. 

J.K. Rowling has always emphasized that the cast of her Wizarding World movies should essentially be British. That rule was currently bent when the announcement came that Johnny Depp had been cast as Gellert Grindelwald.

While many fans are double minded about Depp’s casting in the light of his recent divorce, the character of Dumbledore has also become more crucial to be cast right.

J.K. Rowling has admitted that she already has a preference of actor for the role and the Warner Brothers Studio has till yet not confirmed any casting decisions. 

In the meanwhile, Arthur Darvill has put up his name to play the famous wizard. Darvill who has been a former member of the Doctor Who franchise as Rory and currently features in DC Legends of Tomorrow as Rip Hunter said that he is ‘absolutely up for it’.

He told DigitalSpy that he always knew that at a certain age, when he will be able to grow his own salt and pepper beard, he will be content in playing wizards only. He said that if that chance comes earlier for playing a younger Dumbledore, he would do it if offered.

Although Darvill is not a fan-favorite but he might just get the part. The fans are pushing hard for Jared Harris to get the part. Jared Harris is the son of Richard Harris, the actor who played Dumbledore in the first two Harry Potter movies.

Fans consider it to be his birthright and they are campaigning for Jared to get the part. Jared himself has shown keen interest in playing the part. He pointed out though that studios do not like to be strong armed and they might not give Jared the part because of the pressure fans were giving them. 

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