In their youth, the pair were neighbours and best friends, and years after the Harry Potter books were released, J.K. Rowling revealed that Dumbledore was actually in love with Grindlewald, before their paths took different turns.
Exactly a year ago, Potterheads were treated to a movie from an extension of the Harry Potter universe titled Fantastic Beasts. Today we got an official Fantastic Beasts 2 cast photo, and it featured our very first look at the young version of Albus Dumbledore, played by Jude Law.
Those versed in Potter lore will remember that Grindelwald rose to infamy as a dark wizard in Europe and was brought down by Dumbledore.
We know from the Harry Potter series that the two were friends when they were teenagers and soon became obsessed with the Deathly Hallows - the Elder Wand, the Resurrection Stone and the Cloak of Invisibility.
David Yates also returns as director. She previously told Variety, "You will see Dumbledore as a younger man and quite a troubled man".
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There are also some new characters: Newt's older brother, Theseus Scamander (Callum Turner), and his fiancée, Leta Lestrange (Zoë Kravitz), who was seen in a photo in the first film.
The film is expected to arrive in cinemas on 16 November 2018.
This would be an excellent development for the Wizarding world, which has long included motifs of LGBTQIA repression (Professor Remus Lupin, and Fantastic Beasts' Credence in the first film), but never played those themes openly.
The movie, which is being shot at Warner Bros.
Now, he is gathering followers to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings or muggles. The duo were once pals but had a disagreement when Gellert made a decision to turn to the dark side and was ultimately captured by the Magical Congress of the United States of America (MACUSA). That will lead to Dumbledore, played by Jude Law and that wonderful beard, to seek out his former student Newt Scamander, played by Eddie Redmayne, to help in the fight.