Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore Movie (2022) Cast & Crew, Release Date, Story, Review, Poster, Trailer, Budget, Collection

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

April 15, 2022
2hr 22min
Status: released

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  • Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore is based on a screenplay by J.K. Rowling.
  • It is the sequel to Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018), the third instalment in the Fantastic Beasts film series and the eleventh overall in the Wizarding World franchise.
  • A third Fantastic Beasts film was slated for release in November 2020, before it was pushed back to July 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Much of the main cast from the first two films confirmed their involvement in March 2020.
  • Principal photography was set to begin in early 2020, but was postponed due to the pandemic, eventually commencing in September 2020.
  • Johnny Depp, who portrayed Grindelwald in previous films, was originally set to return and film one scene for the film, but was asked to resign in November 2020 following the verdict of the Depp v News Group Newspapers Ltd court case; Mads Mikkelsen replaced him later that month. Filming took place until February 2021.
  • Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore premiered at the Royal Festival Hall in London on 29 March 2022, and was released in the United Kingdom on 8 April 2022 and in the United States on 15 April in 2D, 4D, Dolby Cinema, IMAX, and ScreenX formats, by Warner Bros. Pictures.
  • The film received mixed reviews from critics, though it was generally considered an improvement over its predecessor. It was a box-office bomb and grossed over $407 million worldwide, making it the lowest-grossing film in the Wizarding World franchise.
  • Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore was released for digital download on 30 May 2022, and on Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD on 28 June 2022. Over its first month of streaming in HBO Max, the film was streamed in an estimated eight million households.
  • The film was nominated for Best Fantasy Film at the 47th Saturn Awards and for two awards including Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature at the 21st Visual Effects Society Awards
  • The Fantastic Beasts film series was initially speculated to be a trilogy, but in October 2016, Rowling announced that the series would be composed of five films, later confirming that the story of the series would consist of a sequence of events that occurred between the years of 1926 and 1945.
  • In February 2022, producer David Heyman revealed that work on the script for Fantastic Beasts 4 had not yet begun. In April 2022, Variety reported that Warner Bros. greenlighting the final two installments would be dependent on the critical and commercial performance of The Secrets of Dumbledore. Mads Mikkelsen believed that Johnny Depp could return as Grindelwald in another film.
  • In November 2022, it was reported that Warner Bros. Discovery was not actively planning to continue the film series or to develop any films related to the Wizarding World franchise.