We’ve had to wait a little longer than planned for the third instalment of the Fantastic Beasts franchise – we’d blame Grindelwald, but the real cause is much smaller and more insidious – and Warner Bros. has now announced both that it’s called The Secrets Of Dumbledore and will be out earlier than originally planned.

The new movie, which brings us back to the adventures of Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), has also released a brief official storyline… “Professor Albus Dumbledore knows the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald is moving to seize control of the wizarding world. Unable to stop him alone, he entrusts Magizoologist Newt Scamander 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?”

From the sounds of it, we can expect more action this time around from Jude Law‘s younger version of Dumbledore. Meanwhile, Mads Mikkelsen is taking over the role of Grindelwald from Johnny Depp.

With David Yates once again directing, and working from a script by JK Rowling and Potter veteran Steve Kloves, the film also stars Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Dan Fogler and Jessica Williams. Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets Of Dumbledore will now arrive on 15 April next year, bumped up from its original July release plan.

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