We’re making a return to the Potter-verse later this year with Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, and Entertainment Weekly has given us this new photo of young Newt and Albus Dumbledore.
For a while, we’ve known that Dumbledore was a Transfiguration professor at Hogwarts before he became the headmaster, but here it looks like he’s teaching Defense of the Dark Arts. The skeleton hanging from the ceiling is the giveaway. Add to that, the students seem to be in the same formation when Lupin was teaching a class about fighting boggarts in Prisoner of Azkaban.
Though the first movie only have us a few teasers of Newt’s past, I’m interested to see where things will go for the sequel. There have been teases of Zoe Kravitz’s character Leta Lestrange in the first film, and we might actually get to see her in the flesh for this sequel.
Heads up, Leta is actually the fiancée of Newt’s older brother Theseus.
Eddie Redmayne had this to say about the character of Leta:
“Leta, it’s one of those relationships where there was definitely great love there… But was it ever a full-blown relationship? I don’t know. But certainly, she’s somebody who has touched him hugely. At the beginning of this film you realize she’s now in a relationship with Newt’s brother so, of course, that comes with great complications.”
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald comes out Nov. 16.