Jamie Campbell Bower And Toby Regbo Will Reprise Their 'Harry Potter' Roles In 'Fantastic Beasts 2'

26 September 2018, 14:14

Katie Louise Smith

By Katie Louise Smith

Toby Regbo and Jamie Campbell Bower are both reprising their roles as young Dumbledore and young Grindelwald from 'The Deathly Hallows'

At last, the final trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald has landed and much to the fans delight, it contains new characters, show-stopping teasers and of course, more Harry Potter references than ever before.

From Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) and young Albus Dumbledore's (Jude Law) plot to defeat Grindelwald to the years old theory about Voldemort's pet snake Nagini being a Maledictus (a human with a blood curse who eventually turns into a beast) now confirmed, it looks like the second instalment of the franchise is going to blow people's minds.

There seems to be one more HUGE detail that fans are freaking out over, though... and it involves two actors from the original Harry Potter franchise that are reprising their roles in the new movie - Toby Regbo and Jamie Campbell Bower.

Jamie Campbell Bower Fantastic Beasts Grindelwald
Picture: Warner Bros.

There's a moment in the trailer in which Dumbledore (played by a bearded, well-dressed, looking-like-a-whole-snack Jude Law) approaches The Mirror Of Erised. (Yes, THAT mirror. You know how it works.) As he touches the glass, the vision of a younger Dumbledore and a younger Grindelwald (the dark wizard he once fell in love with) appear.

Eagle-eyed Potterheads were the first to point out that the characters were once again played by the two actors who originated the younger versions of the two great wizards in 'The Deathly Hallows'.

That also means Toby Regbo and Jamie Campbell Bower are now the only two actors who have reprised their own roles from Harry Potter in the Fantastic Beasts franchise (so far, of course...)

And naturally, fans are screaming over the nod to the original actors.


Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald will be released in UK and US cinemas on November 16, 2018.