Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore Trailer Features a Lot of Hogwarts

Warner Bros. has released a new trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, which is coming to theaters on April 15, 2022. The trailer gives a look at Mads Mikkelsen’s Grindelwald, as well as returning characters, including Newt Scamander, Jacob, Dumbledore, and more. The new footage also seems to confirm that much of Fantastic Beasts 3 will take place at Hogwarts. You can watch the full trailer below.

The trailer shows Jude Law’s Albus Dumbledore seemingly recruiting a team to take down Grindelwald. We also get a brief glimpse of a duel between Ezra Miller’s Credence and Dumbledore, as well as some adorable creatures the series is known for.

Secrets of Dumbledore is the third movie in the Fantastic Beasts series, following 2016’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and 2018’s The Crimes of Grindelwald. This movie marks Mikkelsen’s debut as Grindelwald, who replaced Johnny Depp after Warner Bros. asked Depp to resign because of abuse allegations between Depp and Amber Heard. Mikkelsen has called taking over the role, “tricky”, saying, “there has to be a bridge between what Johnny did and what I’m going to do.”

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The screenplay for Secrets of Dumbledore was penned by J.K. Rowling, the original creator of the Harry Potter series. That makes the decision to support the movie or not difficult for many fans of the wizarding world, as J.K. Rowling has become a major proponent of anti-transgender rhetoric.

There are plenty of other Harry Potter projects in the works right now, including a 20th anniversary HBO Max special featuring the three original Harry Potter cast members. The announcement of the reunion made no mention of any involvement with Rowling. There’s also Hogwarts Legacy, a Harry Potter video game coming next year, which allow players to create transgender characters.

Logan Plant is a freelance writer for IGN. You can find him on Twitter @LoganJPlant.

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