Movie 3 – What We Know

(Note: This page will be continually updated as more information is confirmed)


  • Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

Release Date:

  • April 15th 2022


  • Began: September 2020
  • Wrapped:  March 2021


  • Berlin, Germany
  • China
  • Bhutan
  • Hogwarts
  • London [Underground, King’s Cross Station]
  • Hogsmeade [Hog’s Head pub]
  • New York* (unconfirmed – information comes from New York extra), US

Confirmed Cast:

  • Eddie Redmayne – Newt Scamander
  • Katherine Waterston – Porpentina Goldstein
  • Alison Sudol – Queenie Goldstein
  • Dan Fogler – Jacob Kowalski
  • Jude Law – Albus Dumbledore
  • Mads Mikkelsen – Gellert Grindelwald
  • Ezra Miller – Credence Barebone/Aurelius Dumbledore
  • Callum Turner – Theseus Scamander
  • Victoria Yeates – Bunty
  • Poppy Corby-Tuech – Vinda Rosier
  • William Nadylam – Yusuf Kama
  • Jessica Williams – Eulalie Hicks
  • Maja Bloom – Carrow
  • Richard Coyle – Aberforth Dumbledore
  • Oliver Masucci – Head of the ICW
  • Alexander Kuznetsov – Helmut
  • Maria Fernanda Cândido – Vicência Santos
  • Dave Wong – Tao Liu
  • Paul Candelent – Grindelwald’s bodyguard
  • Ramona Kunze Libnow – Edith
  • Paul Parker – Vogel’s bodyguard

Supporting Artist Roles:

  • Bhutanese Villager
  • Dignitary in Santos’ entourage
  • Dark Clad Auror/Grindelwald Supporter
  • Extra in ‘HP Pub’ (Hog’s Head)
  • French Ministry Worker
  • German Muggle
  • German Muggle Worker
  • German Police Officer
  • Grindelwald Supporter
  • London Tube Commuter
  • MACUSA member
  • Magical Shady Train Passenger
  • Ministry Party Guest/Translator/Interpreter
  • Moving Painting Subject
  • New Yorker
  • Wizard on Magical Train
  • Spy building worker
  • Tao Supporter
  • UK Ministry Wizard

New Characters:

  • Eulalie Hicks
  • Santos
  • Vogel
  • Tao

From Interviews:

  • “Answers are given.” – JK Rowling
  • “There’s a very intricate, lovely beginning of FB3 that we discover a few things about the [Dumbledore] family” – David Yates
  • Eulalie (Lally) Hicks is a “cool, smart, witty, funny, Charms professor” at Ilvermorny – Jessica Williams
  • Lally’s “true glory is revealed in FB3” – JK Rowling
  • “Dumbledore is acquiring his team while Grindelwald is acquiring his army” – Dan Fogler
  • “I’m using [a new beast] from China in [FB3] as well” – JK Rowling
  • We’ll see Jacob “worn down”, that “it’s [all] taken a toll on him” – Dan Fogler
  • The Nifflers are back – Victoria Yeates
  • Bunty is “still very in love with Newt” and “her character is expanding, she’s more included” – Victoria Yeates
  • Newt has outdoor swimming scenes [likely China from set pics] – Eddie Redmayne
  • Jacob and Queenie have scenes together – Dan Fogler (livestream)
  • Jacob and Grindelwald have a scene together – Dan Fogler
  • Grindelwald’s heterochromia will remain with the change of actor – Mads Mikkelsen
  • Dumbledore, Jacob, Lally and Newt have a scene together – Jude Law
  • Dumbledore’s past gets explored in more detail – Jude Law
  • Dumbledore and Credence have a scene together on a street in Berlin reminiscent of Once Upon a Time in the West (a showdown with possible flashbacks) – Jude Law
  • “Touching a sacrifice [Dumbledore made] that we’re investigating a little more in this new film” – Jude Law
  • The Berlin set has “four large intersections with trams and cars and hundreds of extras and shops” – Jude Law
  • There are no “massively intimate scenes for Newt” – Eddie Redmayne
  • Tina and Grindelwald do not have any scenes together – Katherine Waterston
  • The head of the ICW has scenes with both Dumbledore and Grindelwald – Oliver Masucci
  • Grindelwald’s “interesting background” is being explored a little more – Mads Mikkelsen
  • Jacob is “in a funk when you first meet him”, “he’s a guy who’s lost a lot” – Dan Fogler
  • There is an ‘epic ending’ battle including at least Grindelwald and Newt – USA Today w/Mads Mikkelsen


  • Grindelwald’s acolytes are sent to China in the opening of the film to retrieve a baby creature
  • The film is set in Winter in the early 1930’s

From Trailers: