Back in 2007, author JK Rowling revealed that the Hogwarts headmaster was gay, telling fans that he ”fell in love with Grindelwald, and that added to his horror when Grindelwald showed himself to be what he was”.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, David said: “But I think all the fans are aware of that.
“He had a very intense relationship with Grindelwald when they were young men. They fell in love with each other’s ideas, and ideology and each other.”
There are still three ‘Fantastic Beasts’ films to follow the next one and while there’s every chance Dumbledore’s sexuality could be addressed later, many fans are unhappy with the move:
“As far as his sexuality is concerned … watch this space.”
This isn’t the first time David has a faced a backlash from ‘Harry Potter’ fans, as many were previously unimpressed when he defended Depp’s role in the new films.
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