'Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore' trailer reveals Mads Mikkelsen in villain role

The new trailer for the third Fantastic Beasts movie, The Secrets of Dumbledore, has finally dropped, revealing scenes with Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen (Doctor Strange) who replaced Johnny Depp in the villainous role of Gellert Grindelwald. 

Depp left the Wizarding World franchise based on Harry Potter books after Warner Bros. asked him to resign when he was facing wife-beating allegations. The court drama has been a media circus and Depp's camp also accused his former partner, actress Amber Heard, of domestic violence. 

In the movie, Professor Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) knows the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (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?

The film features an ensemble cast led by Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything), two-time Oscar nominee Jude Law (Cold Mountain, The Talented Mr. Ripley), Ezra Miller, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Callum Turner, Jessica Williams, Katherine Waterston, and Mads Mikkelsen.

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore was directed by David Yates, from a screenplay by J.K. Rowling & Steve Kloves, based upon a screenplay by J.K. Rowling.  The film was produced by David Heyman, J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves, Lionel Wigram and Tim Lewis.  Neil Blair, Danny Cohen, Josh Berger, Courtenay Valenti and Michael Sharp served as executive producers.

The film’s behind-the-scenes creative team included director of photography George Richmond (Rocketman, Kingsman: The Golden Circle), three-time Oscar-winning production designer Stuart Craig (The English Patient, Dangerous Liaisons, Gandhi, the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films) and production designer Neil Lamont (Solo: A Star Wars Story, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), four-time Oscar-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood (Chicago, Memoirs of a Geisha, Alice in Wonderland, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them), and Yates’ longtime editor Mark Day (Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, the last four Harry Potter films).  The music is by nine-time Oscar nominee James Newton Howard (News of the World, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Defiance, Michael Clayton, The Hunger Games films).

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore will arrive in Philippine theaters next year.  The film will be distributed worldwide in select theatres and IMAX by Warner Bros. Pictures. Join the conversation online and use the hashtag #SecretsOfDumbledore.