People were fairly ambivalent about that first piece of news, and had somewhat stronger feelings about the second one.
J. K. Rowling's "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" tells the story of Newt Scamander, played by Academy Award victor Eddie Redmayne, as he attempts to gather the creatures he accidentally unleashed in 1920s NY.
David Yates himself confirmed: Dumbledore is alive and well in Fantastic Beasts 2!
Director David Yates confirmed that Albus would have some "good scenes" with the lead Newt Scamander, played by Eddie Redmayne, in the fantasy flick set in 1920s NY. "We're discussing who would play [him]", he added. Two words mate: Tom Hiddleston.
Fans can also play as Scamander in an expansion pack for Lego Dimensions and buy tickets to the Imax screening of the film, which opens November 18.
They also demanded that JK Rowling put her foot down and use her influence into casting out Johnny Depp.
Could Dumbledore, Harry Potter's wise headteacher, appear in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them?
"The first thing that's different is it's set in the 1920s, and it's set in NY, and it's this wonderful age of the Jazz Age and Prohibition, and there's a kind of vibrancy to that place at that time".
It has been speculated the teaser refers to the rise to power of Gallert Grindelwald, a childhood friend of Dumbledore before he became a powerful dark wizard in his later years. The new movie and book chronicle his adventures among the city's secret community of witches and wizards, some 70 years before Harry Potter reads the handbook in school. "And as we approached Grindelwald we thought, 'Who's going to take this in an interesting direction?'" explained Yates in an interview with fansite The Leaky Cauldron. (Even though Rowling already tipped fans off earlier.) This is great - nay, fantastic - news, right?
The sequel to Fantastic Beast and where to find them release date has not been announced but it is slated to release somewhere in 2018.
So there was a very shocked moment when all of the cast, the four of us, gasped but are so excited'. Fans claim that Depp will not suit the wizarding world J.K. Rowling created.