Is ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore’ on HBO Max or Netflix? When Will ‘Fantastic Beasts 3’ Be Streaming? Warner Bros. is still squeezing money out of the Harry Potter franchise with Fantastic Beasts 3aka Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore.
The third installment of this prequel film series follows the story of a young Albus Dumbledore, and his boyfriend-turned-enemy Gellert Grindelwald. Directed by David Yates, the cast includes Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, Jude Law as Albus Dumbledore, and Mads Mikkelsen as Gellert Grindelwald. Ezra Miller, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Callum Turner, Jessica Williams, and Katherine Waterston also star.
While some Potterheads have given up on the series for good, others may still be interested in going back to Hogwarts. Read on to find out how to watch Fantastic Beasts 3and when to expect Fantastic Beasts: The Secretes of Dumbledore on HBO Max.
WHERE TO WATCH FANTASTIC BEASTS 3†
Right now, the only place to watch Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore is in a movie theater when it opens on Friday, April 15. You can find a showing at a movie theater near you here. After 45 days in theatres, you will be able to stream Fantastic Beasts 3 on HBO Max. Read on for more details.
WILL FANTASTIC BEASTS THE SECRETS OF DUMBLEDORE BE ON HBO MAX?
Yes, eventually—but the new Fantastic Beasts movie will not be on HBO Max at the same time it opens in theaters, because HBO Max is not streaming theatrical movies in 2022. Last year, Warner Bros. opted to simultaneously release its theatrical slate on streaming, meaning HBO Max subscribers could watch movies like Matrix Resurrections at home. This year, however, Warner Bros. theatrical movies will have a 45-day theaters-only run before moving to HBO Max.
WHEN WILL FANTASTIC BEASTS 3 BE STREAMING ON HBO MAX?
Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore should be on HBO Max on Monday, May 30, 2022, aka 45 days after the movie opened in theaters on April 15. This would follow the same release pattern as The Batmanwhich opened in theaters on March 4, and is coming to HBO Max on Monday, April 18.
WILL FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE SECRETS OF DUMBLEDORE BE ON DIGITAL OR VOD?
Yes. After the movie’s theatrical run, Fantastic Beasts 3 will also be available to buy or rent on digital platforms like Amazon Prime, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play, and more, in addition to streaming on HBO Max.
IS FANTASTIC BEASTS 3 ON NETFLIX?
no. Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore is not streaming on Netflix and likely will not be on Netflix any time soon, due to the fact that the film will have a streaming home on HBO Max. If you want to watch the new Fantastic Beasts movie at home, you’ll have to watch it on HBO Max or purchase the movie on VOD in May.
The lingering glances, the wistful remembrances of a love that could not be, the simmering passion within the gentel setting of an afternoon tea: The opening scene of “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore” is hot. And it’s all the more so because the actors playing opposite each other, Jude Law and Mads Mikkelsen, are both beautiful men who bring a striking screen presence as well as a subtle sense of emotion to this moment.
Then it’s all downhill from there, albeit with a few thrills and enjoyable diversions scattered along the way.These “Fantastic Beasts” movies are just not good. They’re extremely OK, but never truly inspiring or transporting. This third installment is somewhat of an improvement over 2018’s dour “The Crimes of Grindelwald,” and it’s about on par with the first film in the series, 2016’s whimsical “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” in terms of pure enjoyment. They’re all chasing the dragon of that astronomical, worldwide, once-in-a-generation “Harry Potter” success, but each new movie in this spinoff franchise reminds us of how unnecessary and inferior they are.
They can fly over Hogwarts and play a snippet of the soaring John Williams theme as young wizards chase the snitch in a game of Quidditch (an image that inspired my 12-year-old son to groan, “Fan service!” during a recent screening ). It’s just one more element in a film crammed with too many characters, too much plot, and too little actual magic. David Yates is back once again as director, having helmed the previous two “Fantastic Beasts” and the final four “Harry Potter” movies. Veteran “Potter” screenwriter Steve Kloves returns to this world, joining JK Rowling, creator of the entire universe, who wrote the first two scripts solo. Despite all that expertise—or perhaps because of it—“The Secrets of Dumbledore” feels overstuffed as it lumbers from one plotline to another. Keeping all those plates spinning looks awfully strenuous, especially within a franchise that’s all about lifting a wand and making life easier with the flick of a wrist.
At its core, amidst all that mayhem, this is a movie about election rigging. Really, it is! So if you go to fantasy extravaganzas like this to escape the troubles of reality, you may want to look elsewhere. Sure, the titular creatures can be adorable. Newt Scamander’s stick-bug pal, Pickett, is small and sweet and endlessly resourceful. Teddy the pickpocket platypus is always good for a laugh. There’s a delightfully weird dance sequence involving a bunch of scorpion-like creatures in a dungeon, the rare scene that finds a balance between fun and frights. And the whole movie hinges on the actions of a rare, deer-like animal called a qilin (pronounced chillin, which this film isn’t for a second), who possesses impeccable psychic insight. But “The Secrets of Dumbledore” has weightier matters on its mind, which it tries to convey awkwardly between big, action set pieces and lighthearted bits of physical comedy.