Mads Mikkelsen made his debut as Grindelwald in new footage for Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore.
The third entry in the Fantastic Beasts film series, officially titled The Secrets of Dumbledore will hit theaters in 2022, and fans will get their first look at the debut trailer come Monday. In anticipation of the new trailer, Warner Bros. Pictures dropped a sneak peek, featuring Mads Mikkelsen as Gellert Grindelwald for the first time.
Mads Mikkelsen officially replaced Johnny Depp in the role of Grindelwald when the latter actor was asked to resign from the role by Warner Bros. after losing a U.K. libel case from a British tabloid. From the small snippets we see from this small teaser for Monday’s debut trailer, it appears that the Wizarding World is in for something even darker and more sinister this time around.
You can check out the Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore footage featuring Mads Mikkelsen as Grindelwald down below:
Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore is the third official entry in the Harry Potter prequel series that is set to be told through five films. The first film, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them hit theaters in 2016 and was well-received by critics and audiences alike. However, the film’s follow-up The Crimes of Grindelwald received mixed reviews, and remains the lowest-rated film in the entire Wizarding World franchise. With this upcoming film, along with the addition of Mads Mikkelsen, it will be interesting to see where the story continues this time around.
Directed by David Yates from a screenplay written by J.K. Rowling and Steve Kloves, the film stars Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Callum Turner, William Nadylam, Poppy Corby-Tuech, Jessica Williams, Jude Law and Mads Mikkelsen.
Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore is currently scheduled for an April 15, 2022 release. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the Harry Potter franchise, Mads Mikkelsen as Grindelwald, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more video content!