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Dumbledore is a British-American fantasy film series distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures and based upon the Harry Potter characters by author J. K. Rowling, as part of Rowling's "Wizarding World" shared media franchise. The series consists of four films and acts as a prequel series to the eight Harry Potter book-to-film adaptations, focusing on the backstory of the character Albus Dumbledore.

Premise

The main events of the film series will span 6-7 years between 1939 and 1945 over the course of World War II.

The films follow Albus Dumbledore in his earlier years as he becomes involved in stopping a growing regime of extremist dark wizards who are lead by Gellert Grindelwald, a dark figure from his past. As the Second World War escalates in the human world, the Wizarding World War begins as it becomes clear that only Dumbledore can truly defeat Grindelwald once and for all.

The first film would combine the fantasy genre with the spy espionage genre along with noir mysteries and political conspiracy thrillers, while the latter three films would combine fantasy fittingly with the epic war drama and the spy espionage thriller.

Film Information

Film Working title Crew members Release date (U.S.A.)
1 Dumbledore: The Wizarding World Directed by David Yates
Produced by David Heyman
Music by James Newton Howard
November 18, 2016
Starring Jude Law, Bradley Cooper, Eddie Redmayne, Margot Robbie, Samantha Morton, Carmen Ejogo, Zoë Kravitz, Katherine Waterston, Faith Wood-Blagrove, with Ron Perlman, and Jared Harris
2 Dumbledore: The Wizarding War Directed by Alfonso Cuarón
Produced by David Heyman
Music by James Newton Howard
November 1, 2019
Starring Jude Law, Bradley Cooper, Richard Armitage, Eddie Redmayne, Margot Robbie, Samantha Morton, Carmen Ejogo, Andrew Lincoln, Zoë Kravitz, Katherine Waterston, Faith Wood-Blagrove, with Ron Perlman, Vincent Cassel, and Marion Cotillard
3 Dumbledore: The Dark Age Directed by Sam Mendes
Produced by David Heyman
Music by James Newton Howard
July 16, 2021
Starring Jude Law, Bradley Cooper, Richard Armitage, Eddie Redmayne, Margot Robbie, Carmen Ejogo, Andrew Lincoln, Katherine Waterston, Faith Wood-Blagrove, with Vincent Cassel, and Marion Cotillard
4 Dumbledore: The Final Duel Directed by David Yates
Produced by David Heyman
Music by James Newton Howard
July 15, 2022
Starring Jude Law, Bradley Cooper, Richard Armitage, Eddie Redmayne, Margot Robbie, Samantha Morton, Carmen Ejogo, Andrew Lincoln, Katherine Waterston, Faith Wood-Blagrove, with Vincent Cassel, Marion Cotillard, and Jared Harris

Plot

The Wizarding World

Settings: United Kingdom and United States of America

The Wizarding War

Settings: France, United States, Germany and United Kingdom

The Dark Age

Settings: Asia-Pacific, United States, Germany and France

The Final Duel

Settings: Germany, United Kingdom, United States, Asia-Pacific and France

Cast

Main (All Four Films)

  • Jude Law as Albus Dumbledore, a famous powerful wizard in the British Wizarding Community, who starts off as a potions teacher at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry who reluctantly becomes involved Grindelwald's reign of terror. He begins the series in his 50s due to his slower ageing. His reluctance stems from his dark past revolving around his toxic relationship with Grindelwald which lead to the death of his youngest sister Ariana. He also has a complicated relationship with his middle brother Aberforth.
    • Toby Regbo as young Dumbledore
    • Michael Gambon (cameo) as the older Dumbledore in the final film
  • Bradley Cooper as Samuel "Sam" Laurent, a French-American non-wizard who Dumbledore meets and develops romantic feelings for. He is an aspiring artist who has just entered his 40s before he inadvertently discovers and becomes involved in the Wizarding World.
  • Richard Armitage as Gellert Grindelwald, an infamous powerful dark wizard who leads a growing regime of dark wizards who believe in wizard superiority over the non-magic population in the world. He and Dumbledore were once young friends-turned-lovers before the two eventually broke ties when they no longer saw eye-to-eye after he is responsible in Ariana Dumbledore's death. He'll only be briefly seen in photographs in the first film.
    • Jamie Campbell Bower as young Grindelwald
  • Eddie Redmayne as Newton "Newt" Scamander, a British Ministry of Magic employee in the Beasts Division of the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures, as well as a self-proclaimed "magizoologist", who has been operating in America and the future author of the Hogwarts textbook "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them".
  • Margot Robbie as Leta Lestrange, a loyal follower of Grindelwald who acts as his right-hand. She contemplates defecting to the other side.
  • Carmen Ejogo as Seraphina Picquery, an old colleague and friend of Dumbledore who works as an Auror for the British Ministry of Magic.
  • Katherine Waterston as Porpentina "Tina" Goldstein, a former Auror demoted by the American Ministry of Magic who becomes recruited to join the British Ministry's Aurors. She is Newt's fiance and eventual wife.
  • Faith Wood-Blagrove as Modesty, a haunted orphan girl and Shaw's youngest adopted daughter. She is an Obscurial, the host of a destructive creature that manifests itself when a magical person suppresses their magic at a young age. Her power is seen as a valuable asset on both sides of the Wizarding War.

Recurring Supporting

  • Zoë Kravitz as Patricia Hicks (films 1-3), Lally's sister who is skilled at reading minds, an Auror for the American Ministry of Magic.
  • Samantha Morton as Mary Lou Credence (films 1, 2 and 4), the head of the British Ministry of Magic. Despite their ideological differences, she and Dumbledore must work together to defeat Grindelwald's reign of terror.
  • Ron Perlman as Bartholomew Shaw (films 1 and 2), the non-wizard leader of an extremist group that plans on exposing the Wizarding World to the human world and taking it down, a group that would become instrumental in Grindelwald's plan to gain more followers and start the Wizarding World War.
  • Jared Harris as The Professor (films 1 and 4), Dumbledore's mentor who was at the time the headmaster of Hogwarts, a former Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher.
  • Andrew Lincoln as Aberforth Dumbledore (films 2-4), Albus' younger brother who lives in Albus' shadow who joins the fight as an Auror for the British Ministry of Magic. He wants to avenge the death of their youngest sister Ariana at the hands of Grindelwald when they were young.
  • Vincent Cassel as Théodore Benoit (films 2-4), a veteran Auror for the French Ministry of Magic.
  • Marion Cotillard as Hélène Dubois (films 2-4), the head of the French Ministry of Magic.

Recurring Minor

  • Jessica Williams as Eulalie "Lally" Hicks (films 1-3), Patricia's sister, the head of the American Ministry of Magic.
  • Dan Fogler as Jacob Kowalski (films 1 and 2), Queenie's husband who is an employee the American Ministry of Magic.
  • Alison Sudol as Queenie Goldstein (films 1 and 2), Tina's sister, Jacob's wife and a teacher at the Ilvermorny School of witchcraft and Wizardry in America.
  • Ronan Raftery as Langdon Shaw (films 1 and 2), Bartholomew's son who is a journalist spreads news of magical events in the human world.
  • Omar Sy as Yusuf Kama (films 2-4), an Auror for the French Ministry of Magic.
  • Sofia Boutella as Yvonne Marceau (films 2-4), an Auror for the French Ministry of Magic.
  • Brontis Jodorowsky as Nicolas Flamel (films 2 and 4), a 14th-century, 600-year-old Parisian scribe and alchemist believed to have discovered the Philosopher's Stone, who is a friend and colleague of Dumbledore.
  • Maggie Smith (cameo) as Minerva McGonagall (film 4), a respected Hogwarts professor and colleague of Dumbledore, who also appears as a child and a new Hogwarts student in 1946 following the Wizarding World War.

Music

A collection of songs from the time that would be used in the films:

  • "Midnight, The Stars And You" (1934) by Ray Noble, Al Bowlly
  • "We'll Meet Again" (1939) by Vera Lynn
  • "You'll Never Know" (1943) by Vera Lynn
  • "It's Been A Long, Long Time" (1945) by Kitty Kallen, The Harry James Orchestra
  • "La Vie en rose" (1947) by Edith Piaf

Creator's Notes

  • As you can probably tell, this film series is what I think ideally should have been made instead of the Fantastic Beasts prequel films to Harry Potter.
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