Episode #552: ‘Secrets of Dumbledore’ Trailer 2 Deep Dive!

The latest (and final?) trailer for Fantastic Beasts: the Secrets of Dumbledore is here! Overall the trailer is very Dumbledore-and Grindelwald-focused and we are here to pick it apart, scene by scene! Join Andrew, Eric, Micah and Laura as they discuss that interesting Michael Gambon cameo, long-haired Credence, Jacob’s wand, Dark Queenie, new locations, mysterious writings, and more. Plus, is Theseus in trouble? Do we know some of the “new” beasts? And did Bunty get a promotion? Listen now!

  • First, we stand with the people of Ukraine and encourage everyone to keep an eye on the news coming out of the country.
  • It’s time to talk about the new Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore trailer! This time the hosts will all be on the same page… YouTube page, that is! We use this video when referencing all timestamps during our discussion.
  • Laura is optimistic that the Michael Gambon Pensieve appearance foreshadows memory being a crucial part of the plot for this film…
  • …and Eric thinks it’s another desperate attempt to market the film to old-school Potter fans. Fan-service, if you will!
  • The Blood Pact is shown prominently and the hosts discuss similarities with the Unbreakable Vow in visual style.
  • Is that McGonagall visiting Dumbledore at the Hog’s Head?!
  • Grindelwald declares war, Credence has longer hair, and Eulally Hicks apparates around Jacob’s shop — and we love it.
  • An important title card which has been missing from some marketing materials is back in the trailer, and the hosts discuss.
  • What is with this mysterious message on the back of Aberforth’s bar? We use our Wordle experience to try and figure it out.
  • Are Albus and Gellert meeting in person? Is this an Applebees? Or merely a memory?
  • Micah thinks he can identify several of the beasts shown throughout the trailer, and Theseus does some interesting magic.
  • Is Theseus doomed? Some sleuthing reveals it may be his tie and wand that are shown with Teddy and Pickett.
  • Is Tina Polyjuiced into someone else, like Bunty? Does that explain why Katherine Waterston is missing from all promotional material in this film?
  • The Deluminator is back! And who’s that group resting on the stairs at the theorized end of the movie?
  • Next week, we’ll be reading YOUR submissions on theories and trailer thoughts. Be sure to send us an e-mail or voicemail using our regular channels for inclusion on the show!
  • This week’s episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online therapy. Get 10% off your first month at BetterHelp.com/mugglecast

Download now