The third film in J.K. Rowling's Fantastic Beasts franchise, ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore’ is now available to watch and stream for free on HBO Max (for paid subscribers). The film is available in all the territories where HBO Max is in service including the United States and Latin America.
‘Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore’ is also available to rent digitally on Prime Video.
The film was released in theaters on April 15, 2022, this year in the US and was given a theatrical-only run for 45 days. The film is still in theaters in some countries.
Directed by David Yates from a screenplay by J. K. Rowling and Steve Kloves, ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore’ received mixed reviews from critics and has grossed over $394 million worldwide against a budget of $200 million becoming the lowest-grossing film in the Wizarding World franchise. The film has an approval rating of 47% based on 217 reviews, with an average rating of 5.5/10 on Rotten Tomatoes.
“Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore” is a sequel to the 2018 movie, "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald," the third movie in the Fantastic Beasts series and overall 11th movie in the Harry Potter franchise. The first film, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" released in 2016, earned $814 million at the box office, whereas the second film made $654.9 million. Johnny Depp played Gellert Grindelwald in the first two films, but following the verdict of domestic abuse allegations against him, Warner Bros. parted ways with the actor, replacing him with Mads Mikkelsen.
Watch the opening scene of ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore’ below:
Professor Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) is well aware that the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Mads Mikkelsen) is plotting to take over the wizarding world. Unable to defeat him alone, He sought the help of Magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) to lead an intrepid band of wizards, witches, and one courageous Muggle baker on a dangerous quest in which they face ancient and new beasts and struggle with Grindelwald's expanding legion of supporters. But, with the stakes so high, how long can Dumbledore stay out of the fray?
The film features an ensemble cast led by Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne, two-time Oscar nominee Jude Law, Callum Turner, Jessica Williams, Ezra Miller, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Katherine Waterston, and Mads Mikkelsen. The film is 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 and production designer Neil Lamont, four-time Oscar-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood 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.
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