Dueling Wizards Highlight Final “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore” Trailer
We’re just a few days away from the premiere of Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbeldore, and a new trailer highlights the stakes. It’s going to take a team of wizards (and a Muggle) to take down the rising threat of Grindewald (Mads Mikkelsen) and his growing army of Muggle-hating wizards. The Secrets of Dumbledore boasts almost an Ocean’s Eleven vibe in that Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law), acting as a magical Danny Ocean, assembles a team he hopes can stop Grindewald from starting an all-out war with the non-magical Muggle population. Each member of the crew will have a particular skill they’ll bring to the table, not that all that different from how Ocean’s Eleven featured a team of non-magical but highly proficient crooks, con artists, a gymnast, a hacker, and more to pull off the perfect heist.
The Secrets of Dumbledore comes from veteran Harry Potter director David Yates, who directed six films in the Potter franchise, including the final four—and continues following the adventures of Eddie Redmayne’s Newt Scamander. As the title suggests, The Secrets of Dumbledore will spend considerable time with Jude Law’s younger Albus Dumbledore, as he whips up the aforementioned crew to take on Grindewald.
The final trailer includes a few brand new shots and highlights folks who are taking on the most dangerous living wizard. Joining Newt is his brother Theseus (Callum Turner), Bunty (Victoria Yeates), Yusuf Kama (William Nadylam), Professor Eulalie “Lally” Hicks (Jessica Williams), and beloved Beasts veteran, the Muggle Jacob Kowalski (Dan Fogler). Queenie (Alison Sudol) returns, as does Credence Barebone (Ezra Miller).
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. Check out the final trailer below.
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Featured image: 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