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See Jude Law as Dumbledore in 1st cast pic from 'Fantastic Beasts' sequel

by Ree Hines / / Source: TODAY

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The next installment in the "Fantastic Beasts" film series is still a year away, but fans of the Wizarding World don't have to wait at all for one of the most anticipated parts of it.

A newly released cast photo offers a peek at the main stars suited up as their magical counterparts — including Jude Law as young Albus Dumbledore!

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
(Left to right) Jude Law (young Albus Dumbledore), Ezra Miller (Credence), Claudia Kim (Maledictus), Zoe Kravitz (Leta LeStrange), Callum Turner (Theseus Scamander), Katherine Waterston (Tina Goldstein), Eddie Redmayne (Newt Scamander), Dan Fogler (Jacob Kowalski), Alison Sudol (Queenie Goldstein) and Johnny Depp (Gellert Grindelwald). Warner Bros.

Yes, the beloved headmaster from the "Harry Potter" franchise makes a flashback return in "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald."

In the photo, Law stands alongside returning stars, including Eddie Redmayne, Ezra Miller, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol and Johnny Depp, as well as some fresh faces, too.

But it's his appearance — bearded and decked out in blue velvet — that fans have been so curious about since it was first revealed that he'd take on the role earlier this year.

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Jude Law as Dumbledore in "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald."Warner Bros.

Dumbledore plays an important part of the new plot.

"We meet him decades earlier, when Dumbledore is still serving as the wizarding school’s Transfiguration professor," Warner Bros. Pictures detailed in an earlier press release. "He is also a contemporary of Gellert Grindelwald (Depp), the charismatic dark wizard who believes wizards are superior to Muggles and No-Majs."

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
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A new release reveals another big detail — how all of this relates to "Fantastic Beasts" hero Newt Scamander (Redmayne).

"In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead."

The second of the five planned "Fantastic Beasts" films hits theaters Nov. 16, 2018.

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