An official release date has been announced. The Harry Potter prequel film debut has been moved from November 12, 2021, to July 15, 2022. No longer three but four years from the previous chapter, The Crimes of Grindelwald, and six years from the first film. This was the date decided, until, in September 2021, it was not revealed that the day was chosen for the international debut of Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore will fall on April 15, 2022.
According to Rowling, the entire Fantastic Beasts saga is expected to end with the fifth film in the fall of 2024. As Deadline had made known, and Eddie Redmayne had later confirmed at the Toronto International Film Festival, filming the third chapter should have started in London in early 2020, precisely on March 16.
Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore: What’s The Plot?
Eddie Redmayne is ready to return as Newt Scamander in the third film dedicated to the prequel to Harry Potter: Fantastic Beasts. The poor success of the previous film and the not too convincing plot created some problems regarding the release of Fantastic Beast: The Secrets of Dumbledore. For this reason, it isn’t easy to imagine in which direction JK Rowling will go with the sequel’s script.
One of the few details we can grasp was Dan Fogler, Jacob Kowalsky’s interpreter, revealed to SYFY :
We are approaching this massive battle with the backdrop of the Second World War, so you can imagine that scenes of epic combat will arrive.
What is Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore about? For the moment, it is inevitable that all the main characters of The Crimes of Grindelwald, or at least the surviving ones, will make their return in the third chapter. The film will take place in Rio de Janeiro in the 1930s, as Rowling had revealed, publishing a photo of this very place in those years.
Could Grindelwald’s plan continue? Establishing a particular plot for this third film is currently impossible, if not going back to the ending of Fantastic Beasts 2.
Fantastic Beasts 2 Finale: How The Crimes of Grindelwald Ends?
How does Fantastic Beasts 2 end? The film’s ending shocked Harry Potter fans, revealing something no one would ever have expected. Let’s retrace the last moments of the second film of the saga together with Eddie Redmayne.
During the sequel’s finale, Credence and Queenie sided with Grindelwald. Newt instead chose to fight the dark wizard alongside his brother Theseus. Instead, the young Dumbledore is grappling with the destruction of the blood pact that prohibits him from attacking Grindelwald in the first person. According to the future headmaster of Hogwarts, Credence’s great power will be the key against Grindelwald. The boy is gifted with great magical gifts because he comes from an influential family.
Although everyone thought he was the lost Corvus Lestrange, Gellert Grindelwald reveals to Credence that his real name is Aurelius Dumbledore. Fans immediately thought the dark wizard was lying. However, Ezra Miller told EW that Grindelwald’s claim is valid. All that remains is to wait to find out how JK Rowling will resolve the matter, considering that Dumbledore’s mother died long before Credence’s birth, while her father was relegated to Azkaban in those years.