Fantastic Beasts 3 Finally Confirms Dumbledore's Sexuality

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Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore is finally screening in theaters and although the sequel isn't doing too well at the box office, it did have an important feature that had fans talking. The third film in the Harry Potter spin-off has finally confirmed Albus Dumbledore's sexuality and made it canon. FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE SECRETS OF DUMBLEDORE SPOILERS AHEAD!

Back in 2007, J.K. Rowling had Harry Potter fans talking when she stated that she "always thought of Dumbledore as gay." However, the Hogwarts headmaster's sexuality is something that the author seemed eager to talk about but never actually depicted in her books. However, that has changed now as Dumbledore's past is revealed in Fantastic Beasts 3.

Early on in Fantastic Beasts 3, a scene shows a meeting between Dumbledore and Gellert Grindelwald. The two have a disagreement as Dumbledore opposes Grindelwald's plan to exterminate all Muggles. When Grindelwald asks his former friend why he's changed his mind, Dumbledore says, "I went along because I was in love with you."

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This isn't the only time that Dumbledore confirms his feelings for Grindelwald. Later in the film, he tells other characters that he was in love with Grindelwald when they were still teenagers and goes as far as to allude to their intense romantic relationship.

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At this point, Dumbledore's sexuality is not a secret. However, this is the first time that it is made canon in the Harry Potter universe (which doesn't include Rowling's tweets).

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore brings back Eddie Redmayne, Ezra Miller, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Callum Turner, Jessica Williams, and Katherine Waterston. Jude Law also returns as Dumbledore while Mads Mikkelsen takes over as Grindelwald after Johnny Depp's departure. The film is now screening in theaters worldwide.

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