For many of us, Harry Potter has been an intrinsic part of life — from reading them in younger years to still being intensely dedicated in later years. Harry Potter has reached a wide and dedicated fanbase that continues to grow despite no new books coming out for years. A revitalization of the wizarding world came with the broadway play The Cursed Child (which remains its own problem) and the much more popular Fantastic Beasts movie trilogy based on a textbook from the books, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Fans of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter are about to get the movie we have all been waiting on, Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore.
Thus far the series has strayed from the plot of finding unique magical creatures, which is brilliant on its own, to involving itself more into the past of the wizarding world. Many of the events of the last movie and the ones set to take place in the new movie have been discussed in the books, which is exciting in its own way, but what can we truly expect to see in The Secrets of Dumbledore?
The first major change that needs to be mentioned is the recasting of Gellert Grindelwald, previously portrayed by Johnny Depp, will now be portrayed by Mads Mikkleson. While Mikkleson is a great actor and has done a great job in roles such as Kaecilius in Doctor Strange, it is bound to be a bit of an awkward switch in the franchise. Nonetheless I am excited to see where Mikkleson takes the iconic character.
Next off, as the title suggests, we are going to learn much more about Dumbledore. Dumbledore has been a controversial character for some time and revealing more of his secrets is an exciting prospect. I think we will get to see the Dumbledore/Grindelwald showdown of book legend. More than that we will get more of Newt Scamander, Jacob Kowolski , and Credence. Not much is known about the actual plot outside of book legend, but we can expect to see epic battles, a political uprising, and a deeper dive into the wizarding world.
I think The Secrets of Dumbledore is going to revolutionize the wizarding world, the hype is big, and I for one intend to buy into it for a while. It will be released in theaters on April 15th, 2022.