The third instalment of the Fantastic Beasts film franchise, Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, is quickly approaching – but we still don’t know a great deal about the Harry Potter prequel. While some details have been revealed recently, including the official title and synopsis, we thought it would be a good idea to share everything we know about the next Wizarding World adventure.
Here’s everything we know about Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets Of Dumbledore:
What Is It Called?
Back in September, Warner Bros. Pictures finally revealed that the official title for the third Fantastic Beasts film is Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets Of Dumbledore. This would certainly suggest that we will be seeing much mire of Jude Law’s Albus Dumbledore in the next film – which shouldn’t come as a very big surprise to fans of the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts stories.
What Is It About?
Warner Bros. shared the first plot synopsis for Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets Of Dumbledore in September 2021, giving us a small idea of what the third Fantastic Beasts movie will be about. Read the synopsis below:
Professor Albus Dumbledore knows the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald is moving to seize control of the wizarding world. Unable to stop him alone, he entrusts Magizoologist Newt Scamander to lead an intrepid team of wizards, witches and one brave Muggle baker on a dangerous mission, where they encounter old and new beasts and clash with Grindelwald’s growing legion of followers. But with the stakes so high, how long can Dumbledore remain on the sidelines?
Who Wrote The Screenplay?
The screenplay for Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets Of Dumbledore was written by Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling alongside screenwriter Steve Kloves, who worked on the Harry Potter movies. It was widely reported that Kloves was brought in to work on the screenplay following the negative reaction to Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald.
Who Is The Director?
Filmmaker David Yates, who directed the first two Fantastic Beasts movies and four of the Harry Potter films, has returned to direct Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets Of Dumbledore.
When Will The Film Be Released?
The official release date for Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets Of Dumbledore was recently shifted to an earlier date, meaning we have less time to wait for the next Wizarding World adventure. The film will now land in cinemas on April 15th 2022.
Who Is In The Film?
Many of the characters you know and love from the first two Fantastic Beasts films will return, such as Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander and Jude Law as Albus Dumbledore along with Ezra Miller (Credence/Aurelius Dumbledore), Alison Sudol (Queenie Goldstein), Dan Fogler (Jacob Kowalski) and Katherine Waterston (Tina Goldstein). Comedian and actor Jessica Williams, who had a brief appearance in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, will return as Ilvermorny professor Eulalie ‘Lally’ Hicks, while Mads Mikkelsen will debut as the villainous Gellert Grindelwald.
Where Is The Film Set?
The first two Fantastic Beasts films transported viewers to different locations, including New York and Paris, and the third film will seemingly continue that trend. While nothing has been officially confirmed, Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets Of Dumbledore will reportedly take place in multiple locations – with Germany and Brazil being the two mentioned most often.
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