After the horribly titled Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, fans of Harry Potter didn’t believe the Wizarding World franchise could churn out a worse title. Well, three years after the 2018 film, Warner Bros. has proven us all wrong.
The third film in the Fantastic Beasts franchise has officially been titled Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore. Yes, I am not making this up. And yes, I did point out that the title reads like someone’s bad fan fiction on our Twitter earlier today.
Why does this read like someone’s title of their bad fan fiction? pic.twitter.com/I593mTGYx5
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I’m going to be perfectly honest when I say that the Fantastic Beasts films have not been good. I’m a huge fan of the Harry Potter books and their film adaptations, but the Fantastic Beasts films have so far failed to tap into the magic that made author J. K. Rowling‘s original series so appealing.
Sure, the first Fantastic Beasts film was a fun one-off, but that should have been it. The prequel/spin-off should have not been retrofitted to tell the story of Gellert Grindelwald. The 2018 sequel was terrible and, just based off the title, I cannot see the third film being much better.
In addition to the new title and logo, the official synopsis for Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore was also released:
Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore was also moved up from its previous July 2022 release date. It will now hits theaters on April 15, 2022.
David Yates returns to direct Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore. The cast includes Eddie Redmayne, Jude Law, Mads Mikkelsen, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Dan Fogler, and Jessica Williams.
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