“Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore” Trailer

It’s hard to believe it’s only been three years since “The Crimes of Grindelwald” was released, and at the time the biggest controversy following this franchise was that the age of Professor McGonagall’s age didn’t track (which could still be explained later)…

This trailer is a reminder that there is a fantasy out there populated by artists and performers who seem passionate and invested in telling a story, and even though the world we live in today is wildly different than the world in which “Crimes of Grindelwald” was released, this story pushes forward, and there’s a bittersweet feeling of excitement, especially considering the additional time they’ve had to work on this story:

This story is still written by J.K. Rowling, and I know many people have their problems with her, Ezra Miller, the replacement of Johnny Depp, WB‘s potential hypocrisy regarding Miller and Amber Heard based on their treatment of Depp, and then you have fan-based problems with the story and details lost as David Yates still takes his approach of letting details of the world fall to the background that, in a book, may have drawn more attention from a reader… but here we are. Remember much of the cast and crew, including Eddie Redmayne and Dan Fogler, have voiced their support of the trans community. There are many voices here.

Directed, again, by David Yates, his seventh installment in the Wizarding World, written by Steve Kloves who has done the entire franchise and is following Rowling’s story, WB will release this in theaters on April 15th, 2022, and on HBO Max at an unspecified date.

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