The next Fantastic Beasts movie, The Secrets of Dumbledore, will open in the movie theaters on April 15, 2022. The third entry in the fantasy franchise was originally scheduled to release on July 15 of next year. Fantastic Beasts is placed decades before Harry Potter goes to Hogwarts and features a much younger Dumbledore.
The film’s official logline reads as follows: “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?”
The film will see the returns of Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander and Jude Law as Albus Dumbledore. Johnny Depp is replaced by Madds Mikeelsen as Gellert Grindelwald. Grindelwald is not the first Harry Potter character to be recast, as Dumbledore was originally played by Richard Harris until his passing. After that, Michael Gambon played the character.