Grindelwald and Dumbedore: The Mirror of Erised means something


When Dumbledore went to look into the Mirror of Esired, who did he see? None other than his ‘platonic’ friend Grindelwald.

Dumbledore stood in front of the Mirror of Esired and what did he see? None other than his ‘friend’, Grindelwald. Recently, it has been made clear that Dumbledore’s romantic feelings for Grindelwald would not be touched in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.

So why, exactly, is Dumbledore’s greatest desire Gellert Grindelwald? In the canon, the war begins because Dumbledore let’s Grindelwald go, his love too strong to try and stop him. While that love could be platonic between friends, it isn’t. Dumbledore was in love with Grindelwald romantically.

The idea that this movie will basically ignore that fact (or not bring attention to it) isn’t fair. Why tell us that Dumbledore is gay but then just say to use our imagination about it? You have the ability to make one of the greatest characters of all time a relatable figure for kids all over the world but you’re not will to do so?

This scene almost feels like a slap in the face. Albus Dumbledore loved Gellert Grindelwald and if the movie doesn’t openly address it in the way that it should be presented, it could seem to be telling fans that it is okay to be gay if you just don’t draw attention to it.

Many were so excited about seeing the prospect of a young Dumbledore because it gave them the opportunity to see the love that turned him into the wizard we knew from Harry’s time. Hopefully the movie doesn’t destroy that.

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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald hits theaters this November. Hopefully the scene with the Mirror of Esired means more than the trailer shows because seeing Dumbledore in love would be a wonderful thing to see, even if it was with Grindelwald.