Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets Of Dumbledore trailer has finally arrived after months of anticipation, and it promises another action-packed adventure set in J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world.
The trailer also provides a better look at Mads Mikkelsen, who replaces Johnny Depp as the dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald. Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets Of Dumbledore is the third entry in Warner Bros.’
planned five-part Fantastic Beasts series and serves as a prequel to the Harry Potter movies. Franchise regular David Yates directs the film from a screenplay by J.K. Rowling and Steve Kloves.
Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets Of Dumbledore has had a troublesome production, with writer J.K. Rowling, and lead actors Ezra Miller and Johnny Depp embroiled in controversies.
The COVID-19 pandemic made matters worse, causing several delays and production shutdowns. But finally, Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets Of Dumbledore is nearing completion and is on track for a summer 2022 release.
The film is set directly after the events of 2018’s Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald and marks the return of Jude Law as Albus Dumbledore, Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, Ezra Miller as Credence Barebone, Katherine Waterston as Tina Goldstein, Dan Fogler as Jacob Kowalski, and Alison Sudol as Queenie Goldstein.
Mads Mikkelsen replaces Johnny Depp as Gellert Grindelwald. Depp was let go by the studio soon after losing his defamation suit against The Sun, over the paper calling him a «wife-beater» in 2018.
Depp claimed he resigned from the role at Warner Bros.’ behest and was paid a significant amount of his salary. Amid fan backlash, Mikkelsen was announced as Depp’s replacement, and major changes have been made to the character’s look and behavior.
Grindelwald is no longer sporting the white hair and the mustache, and his eyes are the same color too. Mikkelsen has spoken in the past about not basing his performance on that of Johnny Depp or Colin Farrell. We look forward to his performance as the menacing dark wizard Grindelwald.
Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets Of Dumbledore also stars Callum Turner, William Nadylam, Poppy Corby-Tech, Jessica Williams, Victoria Yeates, Richard Coyle, and Oliver Masucci. The plot synopsis for Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets Of Dumbledore reads as follows:
— Professor Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) knows the powerful dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Mads Mikkelsen) is moving to seize control of the wizarding world. Unable to stop him alone, he entrusts Magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) 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?–
Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets Of Dumbledore trailer is full of several thrilling moments and teases more magical creatures and wizard duels. There is also a nostalgic throwback to the room of requirement in Hogwarts.
After all the setbacks, the franchise still remains one of the most successful in the world and is based on a worldwide bestseller. Hopefully, Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets Of Dumbledore will be an improvement over its convoluted predecessor, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.
Fantastic Beasts: The Secret of Dumbledore will be released in the U.K. on April 8, 2022, and globally on April 15.