The big litmus test for the ‘Fantastic Beasts’ saga is coming. After “The Crimes of Grindelwald” fell short of critical or box office expectations, Warner Bros. is confident that the third chapter of the prequels centered around Newt Scamander (and Albus Dumbledore) will regain the interest of fans. The first trailer for “Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets” proves they put all the meat on the grill when it comes to scale:
If in the previous film we traveled from New York to Paris, this time we went to more exotic places. Dumbledore (Jude Law) seems to keep a very special portkey at Hogwarts Castle that takes the protagonists halfway around the world. Specifically, It looks like we’ll finally see a new school of magic. By design, we would say it is Castelobruxo, located in the north of Brazil. We are also supposed to visit other places like China or Germany.
But back to Hogwarts for a moment. This trailer shows Dan Fogler’s character, Jacob, walking the halls of the British School of Magic alongside Eddie Redmayne, again as Newt, Callum Turner, repeating the role of Theseus Scamander, and Jessica Williams, who plays the teacher of Ilvermorny, the American school, Lally Hicks. . What does a muggle do at Hogwarts when he technically wouldn’t even be able to see the castle if he got near it? The mystery with our beloved baker doesn’t end there as at another point we see Newt hand him a Dumbledore wand. Richard Coyle, by the way, makes his debut as a young Aberforth Dumbledore.
The new Grindelwald
This first trailer already shows Mads Mikkelsen as Gellert Grindelwald, replacing Johnny Depp. What little is known about the plot, written by JK Rowling and Steve Kloves, is that the Dark Wizard’s army continues to gain followers and Dumbledore asks Newt and the others to embark on a dangerous mission. where they will have to face the acolytes of Grindelwald, while discovering new magical creatures (which is why the saga continues to be called “Fantastic Beasts”). The film will once again examine why Dumbledore does not directly take sides. Ezra Miller returns as Credence, supposedly Aurelius Dumbledore, and we will finally see Albus Dumbledore show his face in a confrontation against him. What is this snitch hiding with whom we see him playing?
Katherine Waterston and Alison Sudol also return as Tina and Queenie in “Fantastic Animals: Dumbledore’s Secrets”, which will be released in Spanish cinemas on April 8, again with David Yates in the management.