Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling has responded to fans criticizing how Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald will approach Dumbledore’s homosexuality.
Although Rowling revealed that Hogwarts Headmaster Albus Dumbledore was gay over a decade ago, director David Yates recently stated that the first Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them sequel will not directly address Dumbledore’s sexuality. Many fans were outraged by the news, believing the film is throwing away an opportunity to include an openly gay character in a major Hollywood franchise. Disappointed fans expressed their concerns on social media with many directing their feelings toward J. K. Rowling, who has now responded to the criticism on her official Twitter account:
“Being sent abuse about an interview that didn’t involve me, about a screenplay I wrote but which none of the angry people have read, which is part of a five-movie series that’s only one installment in, is obviously tons of fun […]”
You can check out Rowling’s comments in the post below!
Being sent abuse about an interview that didn't involve me, about a screenplay I wrote but which none of the angry people have read, which is part of a five-movie series that's only one instalment in, is obviously tons of fun, but you know what's even *more* fun? pic.twitter.com/Rj6Zr8aKUk
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) January 31, 2018
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Directed by David Yates, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald stars Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, Johnny Depp, Ezra Miller, Jude Law, Zoë Kravitz, Callum Turner, David Sakurai, Claudia Kim, Brontis Jodorowsky, Wolf Roth, Victoria Yeates, Derek Riddell, Poppy Corby-Tuech, and Cornell S. John.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald will be released in theaters on November 16, 2018.
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