Fantastic Beasts 3: The Secrets of Dumbledore is the third installment in the Fantastic Beasts film universe and the eleventh in the Wizarding World franchise. The plot is set several years after the affairs of its predecessor. It shines a light on Albus Dumbledore, tasking Newt Scamander and his supporters with an assignment that takes them into the core of dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald’s army.
The film made its debut on 29 March 2022 in London, 8 April 2022 in the United Kingdom, and is scheduled to hit the big screens on 15 April 2022 in the United States. It is based on a screenplay penned by J. K. Rowling. The fantasy film is directed under the supervision of David Yates and scripted by J. K. Rowling and Steve Kloves.
On its release, the project is expected to gross-out $40–55 million in its opening weekend and $50 million in its first weekend internationally. On Rotten Tomatoes, it stands on an average rating of 5.9/10, which indicates mixed responses from the audience. According to the website’s critics’ remarks, the film lacks much of the magic that drew audiences into the wizarding world.
The reviews from the audience revealed that some find it ‘good-natured entertainment. While many have lauded the latest installment for having the edge over its predecessor, there are remarks that it ‘lacks much of the magic.’
This franchise featuring a huge loss makes fans wonder about the future of the fourth and fifth movies. How much will this movie affect a lot of upcoming films? Are they still happening?
Despite suffering from such a huge loss, the third installment somewhat provoked closure to the franchise. The film ceases with some very particular intentions. First, the reasonable guys win, preventing Grindelwald’s plot to be appointed as a leader of the wizarding world. Credence goes home with his long-lost father, apparently dying and thus able to duplicate or be written out depending on how Ezra Miller’s next few years play out. Grindewald gets away, but the whole world is now conscious of his deception, assuming that Dumbledore will ultimately catch him and prevent him for good. Queenie and Jacob (series MVP Dan Fogler) unite as Newt and Tina are (seemingly) reunited.