The third part of the ‘Fantastic Beast’ franchise has been titled ‘The Secrets of Dumbledore’ and is all set to premiere in theatres on April 15th, 2022.
‘Harry Potter’ producer David Yates is coming back to direct the third film. The third instalment was originally planned to release on July 15th of next year.
The official tagline said: “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 prequel series established decades before the journeys of Harry, Ron and Hermione, revolves around the magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), who comes to be the confidant of a young Albus Dumbledore, depicted by Jude Law, amid the rise of the Hitler-esque Grindelwald.
‘Fantastic Beasts 3’ was on fire last November when Hollywood celebrity Johnny Depp exited the movie, in which he depicted the dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald.
Depp’s exit came after the news he lost his defamation case against a British tabloid that circulated an article in 2018 contending he was a wife beater’.
Actor Mads Mikkelsen will substitute Depp as Grindelwald.
The cast also comprises Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Dan Fogler and Jessica Williams.
Author J.K. Rowling inscribed the scripts for the first two movies in the franchise namely: 2016’s ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ and 2018’s ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’.
Steve Kloves, who assisted on many of the original ‘Harry Potter’ movies, is co-writing the script for the third ‘Fantastic Beasts’film with Rowling.