Being the wisest and most intellectual character of the entire Harry Potter series, Albus Dumbledore is a legend, beyond any doubt. So, The Fantastic Beasts: Secrets of Dumbledore has been one of the most hyped releases of the year, 2022.
If you’ve been wondering what the Fantastic Beasts trilogy is about, we’ve got you covered! Catching up with the Potterheads and their ‘fantastic’ worlds can be overwhelming. So, we decided to break down the plot of The Secrets of Dumbledore, with a sneak peek of the history at Hogwarts.
The Plot of The Secrets of Dumbledore
The plot centers around the two dynamic characters of Albus Dumbledore and Gellert Grindelwald. The latter is a dark wizard, who is about to take charge of the wizarding world. Hence, the wise old Professor Dumbledore entrusts Mr. Newt Scamander to train a loyal troop of witches and wizards, who will fight for the cause.
Newton “Newt” Scamander is a popular Magizoologist, British wizard, and the author of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. In his early life, Newt Scamander had an intense interest in magical creatures. The character of Newt Scamander does not appear directly in Rowling’s original book series. However, if you pay closer attention to the names in the Marauder’s Map in the Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban film, you can spot this fictional character.
Who Defeated Gellert Grindelwald?
According to the plot, Albus Dumbledore confronted and fought Gellert Grindelwald in a ‘legendary duel,’ in 1945. Needless to say, Potterheads have been eagerly waiting to see the fighting sequence in the newly released film, is further heated by the trailer of the Fantastic Beasts 3!
Check out the original trailer of the film:
Who Killed Gellert Grindelwald?
When Albus Dumbledore defeated Gellert Grindelwald, he imprisoned the latter in his castle. Grindelwald stayed locked inside for several decades. Finally, he was killed by the Dark Lord himself in 1998. As always, Lord Voldemort killed him as soon as he disobeyed him.
Will Albus Dumbledore Fight Grindelwald in The Secrets of Dumbledore?
If you’ve been eagerly waiting to see your favorite Professor Dumbledore fighting Grindelwald, you should watch it!
The Cast and Crew of the Fantastic Beasts 3
If you’re wondering if author JK Rowling was involved with the Fantastic Beasts trilogy, the answer is positive. According to the media outlets, the studios are not allowed to hire anyone to rewrite her plots or scripts. David Yates has directed Fantastic Beasts, where Jude Law plays Albus Dumbledore. Mads Mikkelsen plays the dark Lord Grinderland and Eddie Redmayne has brought to life Newt Scamander.
Is Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore Out?
The Fantastic Beasts trilogy suffered a prolonged delay, with the sudden departure of actor Johnny Depp. The Pirates of the Caribbean actor played Gellert Grindelwald in the film. But, finally, Mads Mikkelsen replaced the two-time British Academy Film Awards Winning actor in the series.
After many delays since the release of the first part of the Fantastic Beasts series, Warner Bros. finally announced the premiere date of April 8 in the UK. Fantastic Beasts and The Secrets of Dumbledore will premiere on April 15 in the US and worldwide.
Final Verdict For Potterheads
The film takes you back to the underworld crimes of Grinderland; but if you are planning to watch it to revisit Hogwarts or Albus Dumbledore in 2022, then you can give it a miss! Remember, the film takes you almost 70 years back, before the Harry Potter trio entered Hogwarts.
Have you watched the Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore? What do you think of the Harry Potter franchise? Are you expecting any more fantasies or anime this year?