Fantastic Beasts 3 has been in the news for all the wrong reasons till now. After all the banter about removing Johnny Depp from the film, the makers have finally moved on to the promotions of the film. Starting with the title, Fantastic Beasts 3 has been named Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore. The film will hit the theatres in 2022.
Warner Bros. decided to push forward the Fantastic Beasts 3 release date by three months. Instead of releasing on July 15, 2022, the third franchise film in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter spin-off franchise will now release on April 15, 2022 in cinemas worldwide. Set several years after Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore is set in Rio de Janeiro and Berlin. The film will chronicle the story where Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) will be sending Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) on a new mission.
In addition to Law and Redmayne, the film also stars Katherine Waterston as the Auror Tina Goldstein, Dan Fogler as WWI veteran Jacob Kowalski who’s No-Maj (non-magical), Alison Sudol as Tina’s younger sister Queenie Goldstein, Ezra Miller as the anti-hero Credence Barebone, Callum Turner as Newt’s older brother and WWI hero Theseus Scamander, and Mads Mikkelsen as the dark wizard villain Gellert Grindelwald.
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The Warner Bros. film will explore the fallout from the ending of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, where Grindelwald declared that Credence was a long-lost brother of Dumbledore — and that his original name is Aurelius Dumbledore. The film is directed by David Yates and is one of the five pre-planned series of prequels to the Harry Potter series based on books written by JK Rowling.
Mikkelsen replaced Johnny Depp, who exited the role after losing a libel suit that described him as a “wife beater”. Mads Mikkelsen had earlier revealed that he regrets not talking to Depp about accepting the role in Fantastic Beasts 3.
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