It might be hard to believe, but the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is still expanding even after the 20th anniversary of the first film The Sorcerer's Stone. The Fantastic Beasts series of films — which are prequels that take place some 60 years prior to Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson’s seminal roles as Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger respectively — continues to follow the adventures of magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne).
What is ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore’ About?
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 and witches. They soon encounter an array of old and new beasts as they clash with Grindelwald’s growing legion of followers. Taking place years after the events of the previous film.
Featuring an ensemble cast including Eddie Redmayne, Jude Law, Ezra Miller, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Callum Turner, Jessica Williams, Katherine Waterston, and Mads Mikkelsen.
A sequel to 2018's Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore is directed by David Yates, with a screenplay JK Rowling and Steve Kloves. It will see Eddie Redmayne reprise his role as Newt Scamander. Based on Rowling's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a companion book to the Harry Potter novels, the Fantastic Beasts movies are effectively prequels to the Harry Potter movies. And the latest installment takes place in 1930s - with the muggles and magical communities both headed to war.
Here is the official summary for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them:
The movie was originally set to release on 12 November 2021. However, due to casting changes and the COVID-19 pandemic, the premiere was delayed several times. Below is the most current theatrical release date information available.
The latest Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore release date is 15 April 2022 for US cinemas.
The latest Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore release date is 8 April 2022 for the UK cinemas.
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