'Fantastic Beasts' Sequel Release Date, News & Update: Johnny Depp In Cast? Richard Harris' Son Reprises Role As Albus Dumbledore

By Ben Lindon , Updated Nov 30, 2016 10:21 PM EST

"Fantastic Beasts" is slated to roll out with a sequel and actor Jared Harris as Albus Dumbledore. Additionally, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" is also believed to feature the dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald. The film reportedly raked in millions in the foreign box office especially in China and Japan.

The son of the late Richard is expected to reprise his father's role in "Fantastic Beasts". It should be noted that Richard Harris played the role of the Hogwarts Headmaster in the first two "Harry Potter" films. On the other hand, Jared has already appears in a number of films like "Fringe", "Mad Men" and "The Man from U.N.C.L.E.".

The "Fantastic Beasts" actor has also appeared in "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows", the recent "Allied" as well as "Certain Women". It is said that Jared Harris had suggested to Warner Bros. to consider him for the "Fantastic Beasts" role. Jared is reportedly waiting for the official nod from the studios, according to report.

Rumor has it that the "Pirates of the Caribbean" actor Johnny Depp will be crossing over to "Fantastic Beasts". Depp has reportedly been cast for the role of the wizard Grindelwald. On the other hand, the actor to play the younger Dumbledore in "Fantastic Beasts" is yet to be revealed.

In other news, the first "Fantastic Beast" has reportedly debuted in China and Japan and has soared to the top of the foreign box office as a result. "Fantastic Beasts" reportedly garnered $132 million internationally with a global haul of $473.7 million. China is said to account for the most percentage of the "Fantastic Beasts" revenues, Variety reported.

"Fantastic Beasts" has also reportedly opened to $41.1 million in over 11,600 screens in the Middle Kingdom. It is said that the figures have already surpassed the "Harry Potter" series in China except for "Deathly Hallows Part 2" that reportedly raked in $60.8 million. Additionally, "Fantastic beasts reportedly opened in 966 screens in Japan to $15.5 million. Watch the trailer here:

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