Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets Of Dumbledore: Release Date, Cast, And More

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While we may not be getting another proper "Harry Potter" movie, at least not any time soon, we are getting more adventures in the Wizarding World. Specifically, "Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore" is coming our way next year and will continue the franchise created by author J.K. Rowling. Though much has changed in the last couple of years, as Rowling has come under fire for her comments regarding transgender people. Be that as it may, the show is going on, and we're getting back in the saddle with Newt Scamander and Dumbledore as they look to stop Grindelwald and his followers. With the movie on the horizon, we're here to provide you with all of the necessary information to be ready when it hits theaters.

Here is everything you need to know about "Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore."

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore Release Date and Where You Can Watch It

"Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore" is currently set to hit theaters on April 15, 2022. It is expected to be an exclusive theatrical release. That means, at least for the first 45 days, fans will need to head to a theater in order to see it before it is made available from the comfort of home, be it on HBO Max or premium VOD.

What Is Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

"Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore" is the third entry in the "Fantastic Beasts" franchise. These movies serve as spin-offs/prequels of the main "Harry Potter" series. They center on Newt Scamander, played by Eddie Redmayne, taking place decades before Harry Potter was even born. This entry, as the title suggests, will dive a bit deeper into our young Dumbledore, exposing some of his close-guarded secrets as the war with Grindelwald continues to brew.

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore Director, Crew, and More

"Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore" is directed by David Yates. This marks Yates' seventh trip to the Wizarding World, as he directed the final four "Harry Potter" movies, as well as all three entries in this franchise to date. He's second only to creator J.K. Rowling in terms of people who know this universe inside and out. Rowling penned the screenplay alongside Steve Kloves. Rowling also produces with David Heyman, Kloves, Lionel Wigram, and Tim Lewis.

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore Cast

Eddie Redmayne leads the way once again as Newt Scamander in "Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore." Other returning familiar faces include Katherine Waterston (Tina Goldstein), Dan Fogler (Jacob Kowalski), Alison Sudol (Queenie Goldstein), Ezra Miller (Credence Barebone), and Jude Law (Albus Dumbledore). Callum Turner, William Nadylam, Poppy Corby-Tuech, Jessica Williams, and Victoria Yeates help round out the main ensemble.

The biggest change this time around regards the role of Grindelwald. Colin Farrell low-key played the part in "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," leading up to a reveal of Johnny Deep at the end of the movie. Depp played the part in the sequel, "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald." However, following his public legal troubles, Depp was ousted. The role of the evil wizard will now be played by Mads Mikkelsen ("Casino Royale"), presumably for the duration of the franchise.

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore Trailer and Synopsis

We don't yet have a trailer for "Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore." We merely have a motion poster revealing the movie's title. But we do have an official synopsis, which you can read below, that helps set up the forthcoming magical adventure.

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?