Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore( Release Date, Trailer, Cast )

The third installment of the Fantastic Beasts’ series, “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore”, takes us back to the enchanting Wizarding World after more than three years. It has been a long time since we last saw Newt and his gang, along with their magical beasts.

The movie follows Grindelwald’s chilling proclamation about his ‘vision of future’, which paved the way for unexpected alliances. Fans of the franchise are keen about the events that happened prior to the story of the boy who lived, Harry Potter.

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore Release Date

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore
Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

According to Hollywood reports the Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore will be aired on the big screens by April 8, 2022. However, the movie will be available in theatres only and not on any of the OTT platforms.

The movie was expected to release in November 2021. However, due to the outbreak of the novel Coronavirus pandemic and other controversies surrounding the members, production was delayed.

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore Plot

Before diving into the plot of the upcoming movie, let’s have a quick look at where Crimes of Grindelwald ended. Fans were left astonished at the unexpected cliffhanger – Credence Barebone is Dumbledore’s brother.

Like its name, Secrets of Dumbledore, the movie is expected to provide a deeper look into Dumbledore’s mysterious past, which will likely answer the burning questions fans have had since the Harry Potter days. For instance, Aberforth’s existence, his pact with Grindewald & Credence’s existence.

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore Trailer

The trailer for the fantastic beasts’ movie was released just two days ago by the Warner Brothers. The key visuals in the trailer included:

The Hogwarts Castle

The trailer shows Newt & the gang roaming around the ever-familiar corridors of the Hogwarts Castle. It takes fans on a nostalgic ride to the days of Harry Potter.

Grindelwald making Moves

We see the greatest dark wizard of all time make his movie. Grindelwald was seen manipulating someone’s memories in the trailer.

More Screentime for Theseus Scamander

Newt Scamander, Theseus Scamander finally got more screentime and by the looks of the trailer, it feels like he is going to be one of the core members now.

The trailer also hinted at a touching moment between Newt’s muggle buddy and baker, Jacob, and our favorite, quirky witch, Queenie.

What Can We Expect?

When it comes to a universe like the Wizarding World, it has never failed to disappoint the fans. This new chapter in the series of Newt’s adventures rides high waves of expectations from fans all around the world.

Based on the fantastic beasts’ storyline and taking reference from the Harry Potter universe, the most common expectations are:

A Deeper Look Into Dumbledore’s Character

The writer and inventor of the Wizarding World, J.K. Rowling, has been under fire due to several of her comments. One of them was announcing Dumbledore’s sexuality after all these years. Fans are hoping to see instances, during the film, where Dumbledore’s homosexual identity might be present.

The movie might elaborate upon Dumbledore’s unbreakable vow of never fighting with each other, with Grindelwald. Newt & his friends clearly helped him find a way around the vow, as the infamous duel between the greatest wizard and the greatest dark wizard is yet to happen.

Fans who have read the Harry Potter books are also looking forward to gaining a clearer understanding of who killed Dumbledore’s sister, Ariana. She died due to a duel between Aberforth, Albus, and, Grindelwald and we don’t know whose spell killed her.

Why Queenie Joined Grindelwald

It was a shocking moment when Queenie left Jacob to join Grindelwald. There are speculations that she wants to create a better world for Jacob to live in, but is that the truth? Well, the movie might give answers to fans’ burning questions.

Legendary Duels & Fight Scenes

As Grindelwald makes his move, Dumbledore collects supporters to defeat the greatest dark wizard of all time. Since the timeline of the great wizard war clash with the muggle World War 2, great battle scenes and the most legendary duel of all time are extremely awaited by fans.

A glimpse at Ilvermorny

Ilvermony is the American equivalent of Hogwarts. New characters have joined Dumbledore as well as Grindelwald. Some of them are from different magical communities and, so Secrets of Dumbledore might finally lead us to the gates of Ilvermony.

Credence Barebone’s Survival & Relation with Dumbledore

Credence Barebone turned into an Obscurial that Grindelwald wished to use against Dumbledore. However, at the end of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, he was killed by aurors, and in the second movie, he was well alive. Now, fans are expecting the third movie to finally explain Credence’s survival.

Moreover, the movie might provide more explanation to the unexplained relationship between Credence and Dumbledore. Whether he really is Dumbledore’s brother or if it’s all a trick by Gellert Grindelwald, is also a discussion topic among fans.

The Cast & The Recast

The Fantastic Beasts Cast includes Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne, Jude Law, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, Mads Mikkelsen, Ezra Miller, and many more.

There were several additions and replacements. Let’s have a look at them:

Who is coming back?

From the main cast, Eddie Redmayne returns as Newt Scamander, Jude Law as Albus Dumbledore, Alison Sudol as Queenie Goldstein, Katherine Waterston as Tina Goldstein, Dan Fogler as Jacob, and Ezra Miller as Credence Barebone.

Who is new?

There are new faces that fans are excited to know more about. These include William Nadylam playing the role of Yusuf Kama, Poppy Corby Tuech as Vinda Rosier, Jessica Williams as Eulalie Hicks, Richard Coyle as Aberforth Dumbledore.

Many more have joined the infamous Wizarding World franchise, which includes the likes of Victoria Yeates, Aleksandr Kuznetsov, Emilia Karlsson, and Maria Fernanda Candido.

Who got replaced?

The cast underwent a drastic change as the main antagonist, Gellert Grindelwald, was recast. Johnny Depp played the role of Gellert Grindelwald for the first two Fantastic Beasts movies. The Warner Brothers asked him to step down as the lead antagonist after controversies surrounding him and his wife surfaced on the internet.

Mads Mikkelsen, the Doctor Strange star, is going to play the role of Gellert Grindelwald in The Secrets of Dumbledore. How this recast will unfold in the movie is a question. However, when you’re a wizard, nothing is impossible with a little magic.

Possibility of More Sequels

Given the fantastic beasts’ storyline, J.K. Rowling said that the Fantastic Beasts series is to cover about 19 years of wizarding history. 

Depending upon where this third movie might end, it is likely that there will be two more movies, and these will end with the great battle between Gellert Grindelwald and Albus Dumbledore in 1945 (also the year when Tom Riddle graduates Hogwarts).

This speculation was on the basis of the history we know from Harry Potter. It is likely that other events might occur, like a greater role of Credence, elaborating upon either Dumbledore or Newt’s background, or maybe introducing other important and new characters.

Wrapping Up


Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore is going to take Potterheads on a mystical ride, through the corridors of Hogwarts, to the battle against the greatest dark wizard, Gellert Grindelwald.

Also, as the title suggests, the movie is bound to provide a deeper look into the mysterious past of the ever-smiling and warm-natured Albus Percival Brian Wulfric Dumbledore.

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