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Caption: MADS MIKKELSEN as Gellert Grindelwald in Warner Bros. Pictures' fantasy adventure

“Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore” Trailer Reveals Mads Mikkelsen as Grindewald

Warner Bros. has revealed the first official trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, the third film in the Fantastic Beasts franchise. The Secrets of Dumbledore comes from veteran Harry Potter director David Yates—he directed six films in the Potter franchise, including the final four—and further follows the adventures of Eddie Redmayne’s Newt Scamander. As the title suggests, The Secrets of Dumbledore will lean heavily into the dealings of the younger Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law), as well as introduce Mads Mikkelsen as the dastardly Gellert Grindewald.

The new trailer gives us a glimpse of Michael Gambon’s beloved incarnation of the older Dumbledore from the Harry Potter franchise and reveals Newt’s brother Theseus (Callum Turner) and his call to arms. It seems as if Theseus is putting a team together to take down Grindewald, the most dangerous wizard in more than a century. The team includes Bunty (Victoria Yeates), Yusuf Kama (William Nadylam), Professor Eulalie “Lally” Hicks (Jessica Williams), and Jacob Kowalski (Dan Fogler). Former Fantastic Beasts friends are here as well, including Queenie (Alison Sudol) and Credence Barebone (Ezra Miller).

The big draw in this first official trailer for The Secrets of Dumbledore is the addition of the great Mads Mikkelsen, recast as the treacherous Grindelwald after turns by Colin Farrell and Johnny Depp.

The Secrets of Dumbledore was written by J.K. Rowling and Steve Kloves, the latter a scribe on seven of the eight Harry Potter films. Check out the trailer below. Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore hits theaters on April 15.

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Featured image: Caption: Caption: MADS MIKKELSEN as Gellert Grindelwald in Warner Bros. Pictures’ fantasy adventure “FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE SECRETS OF DUMBLEDORE,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

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