Mads Mikkelsen Shines As Grindelwald In New ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Character Posters

Grindelwald and Dumbledore square off this summer.

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Warner Bros. has debuted a series of Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore character posters but the one that takes the cake features Mads Mikkelsen as the nefarious Grindelwald.

The Fantastic Beasts franchise is finally returning to cinemas later this year! Not only will the gang end up at Hogwarts but there’s also a new Grindelwald in tow. Mads Mikkelsen has replaced Johnny Depp as the nefarious big bad. Though we don’t know how similar the performance will be between the two, it’s a safe bet to assume that Mikkelsen’s wizard will be a worthy foe to Newt Scamander and Dumbledore.

A new trailer is set to release later this week and to drum up anticipation, Warner Bros. has released a flurry of character posters to tease some new Fantastic Beasts characters and the return of fan-favorites. All eyes are on Mads Mikkelsen’s Grindelwald, who is seen all dressed up, pointing his wand, ready to engage in battle.


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Here is the synopsis for The Secrets of Dumbledore:

Professor Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) knows the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Mads Mikkelsen) is moving to seize control of the wizarding world. Unable to stop him alone, he entrusts Magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) 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?

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 will hit theaters on April 15, 2022. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the Harry Potter franchise, Jude Law’s Dumbledore, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more video content!