Fantastic Beasts conjures up an army of Dumbledore’s secrets Posters
The characters from Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets take center stage in an enchanting new set of posters for the upcoming film.
A magical series of new posters for Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets focuses on the film’s main characters – both human and beast.
The posters were shared on the film’s Twitter account ahead of the upcoming trailer. Characters such as Eddie Redmayne’s Newt, Jude Law’s Dumbledore and Richard Coyle’s Aberforth are depicted with their wands in hand and glowing spikes of magic. Even No-Maj Jacob Kowalski, played by Dan Fogler, has a light wand in his hand, though his doesn’t seem to glow as brightly as the wands held by other characters.
It is Jacob’s poster that is the most interesting. As a No-Maj or Muggle American – someone without magic – owning a wand is not common in the wizarding world. In the books and films of the series, Muggles have not been shown using wands, although there are hints that it is possible.
A trailer for Dumbledore’s secrets showed Jacob not only holding a wand but also at Hogwarts. Jacob’s presence at Hogwarts bends, if not breaks, some established in-universe rules as Hogwarts is enchanted with an anti-Muggle charm. The charm ensures that if a Muggle were to stumble upon the Hogwarts location, they would not be able to enter the school or even see it clearly. How Jacob not only sees Hogwarts but is able to speak with the students inside is one of the many mysteries of Dumbledore’s secrets.
One of the other mysteries is the number of Dumbledores in the film. A series of photos from the previous entry in the fantastic beasts series, The Crimes of Grindelwald, showed that a young actor was on set and filmed scenes as Ariana Dumbledore. The tragic younger sister of Albus and Aberforth, Ariana died before the events of fantastic beasts but appeared in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows like a magic painting. The scenes filmed for The Crimes of Grindelwald didn’t make the cut, leading to speculation that they might be included in Dumbledore’s secrets in place.
Dumbledore’s secrets is the third film of the fantastic beasts franchise and also stars Mads Mikkelson as Gellert Grindelwald in place of Johnny Depp, who played the character in the first two films. Mikkelson acknowledged the controversy behind the change, but said: “I would have loved to speak to [Depp] about it if I had the chance.”
Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets hits theaters April 15, 2022.
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