New Stills, Motion Art, and Trailer Appear for “Secrets of Dumbledore”

As Potterheads gear up for the theatrical release of Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, tidbits of magic are revealing themselves all over the Internet.

It has now been confirmed that the official running time of Secrets of Dumbledore is 142 minutes, just shy of two and a half hours. This is the longest of any Fantastic Beasts movie thus far, eight minutes longer than the franchise’s previous installment, Crimes of Grindelwald, and ten minutes longer than the first film, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

In addition to the running time, Movieweb has shared new IMAX motion art on its Twitter. This new art contains a view of Hogwarts Castle from the Black Lake with the flaming trail of a phoenix as he soars toward the school. So far in the Fantastic Beasts franchise, Dumbledore has been running solo without his beloved feathery friend Fawkes by his side, so the inclusion of a phoenix in promotional materials is a hopeful sign to fans that the origins of Fawkes may yet be known in this coming film.



New stills for Secrets of Dumbledore have also surfaced, particularly those containing director David Yates as he converses with key stars such as Eddie Redmayne (Newt Scamander), Jude Law (Albus Dumbledore), Alison Sudol (Queenie Goldstein), and Ezra Miller (Credence Barebone/Aurelius Dumbledore). Backdrops include what appear to be a chic train car, a murky cave, and an opulent ball.



Last, but certainly not least, we have a trailer for the film from China. Along with some longer versions of scenes we’ve seen elsewhere, it gives us a closer look at wizarding Bhutan.



Which of these new promotional materials is your favorite? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!


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