Warner Bros. Pictures has released the opening scene for David Yates’ latest installment to the Harry Potter spin-off series, Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore. The film is now available for streaming on HBO Max.
The Secrets of Dumbledore opening scene, which you can check out below, features an intimate meeting between Jude Law’s Dumbledore and Mads Mikkelsen’s Grindelwald, as they talked about their previous plans together. This scene is then followed by an action-packed sequence featuring Newt, who is being chased down by Credence and Grindelwald’s other followers.
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The film earned a worldwide gross of over $380 million against a reported budget of $200 million, making this the lowest-grossing film of the magical franchise. It’s still unclear if this poor box-office turnout impact the previously announced final two installments of Fantastic Beasts or not.
Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore stars Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, Katherine Waterston as Tina Goldstein, Dan Fogler as Jacob Kowalski, Alison Sudol as Queenie Goldstein, Ezra Miller as Credence, Jude Law as Albus Dumbledore, Jessica Williams as Professor Lally Hicks, and Callum Turner as Theseus, with Mads Mikkelsen as the new Gellert Grindelwald.
“Professor Albus Dumbledore knows the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald is moving to seize control of the wizarding world,” reads the official synopsis. “Unable to stop him alone, he entrusts Magizoologist Newt Scamander to lead an intrepid team of wizards, witches, and one brave Muggle baker on a dangerous mission, where they encounter old and new beasts and clash with Grindelwald’s growing legion of followers. But with the stakes so high, how long can Dumbledore remain on the sidelines?”
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Additional cast includes Victoria Yeates, William Nadylam, Richard Coyle, Poppy Corby-Tuech, Aleksandr Kuznetsov, Oliver Masucci, Maria Fernanda Cândido, and Dave Wong.
Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore is directed by David Yates from a screenplay written by J.K. Rowling and Steve Kloves. Producers are Heyman, Kloves, Rowling, Lionel Wigram, and Tim Lewis.