Let’s be honest. This franchise is at a tricky point as the Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore trailer lands.
The last movie Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald was a massive mess that made little sense and seemed to lose a lot of the magic carried over from the Harry Potter movies. Since then the studio has had scandals around Johnny Depp and J.K Rowling to work out how to manage. A lot is riding on this movie to see if there’s a future for the wizarding world or not.
The trailer doesn’t give a great deal away but it’s a nice first step back into the world. It’s hard not to get a tingle on the back of the neck when the score kicks in.
With Mads Mikkelsen stepping in as Grindelwald there’s a lot to cover if we’re going to get to see the showdown with Dumbledore.
Here’s the trailer from Warner Bros. to enjoy:
Ezra Miller, Eddie Redmayne, Jude Law, Zoe Kravitz and Alison Sudol are all set to return. There also seems to be an expanded role for Callum Turner’s Theseus Scamander. Plus a wand for muggle Jacob Kowalskias, played by Dan Fogler.
Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore is in cinemas from 8 April 2022.
Are you happy with the Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore trailer? Are you planning on seeing Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore when it’s released? Let us know in the comments below.
Check out our thoughts on how the Fantastic Beasts franchise can be saved HERE.
Read IMDB information about Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore HERE.
9 Bands You Forgot Played Themselves In Movies
There are more bands than you think that played themselves on the big screen. Here are nine bands you might’ve forgotten appeared in movies.
1. Alice Cooper – Wayne’s World (1992)
Being a teenager in the nineties was great for many reasons. Two of those being the release of the Wayne’s World movies. The genius that is Mike Myers created one of the best music-based films of all time. Plus, he convinced one of the greatest rock musicians of all time to be in it. If you’re not a geek like me, you may have forgotten that Alice Cooper was featured in the film. It had the iconic scene of Wayne and Garth meeting, Alice, backstage on bent knees. We’re not worthy, indeed. Alice himself pulls off the diva Rockstar brilliantly, even though he’s a genuine, down-to-earth guy who plays a lot of golf.
2. Primus – Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey (1991)
Let’s try and erase the recent Bill & Ted movie from our memory and head back to 1991 for their bogus journey. They come from the future to kill the non-robot versions of themselves and ruin their performance at a Battle of the Bands competition. What’s cool is the band who are playing before them. Californian alt-metal kings Primus. Although the clip is only short, they play themselves and sound as you would expect. Epic.
3. Fall Out Boy – Sex Drive (2008)
You’d be forgiven for forgetting about this one. The teen sex comedy from 2008 is forgettable and won’t really appeal to anyone apart from its teen target audience. If you can sit through all the cringe-inducing moments, you will spot pop-rockers Fall Out Boy. They are performing in a barn in front of some drunk Amish teenagers. There’s a reason for that, but I won’t bore you with it here. What is good, is the soundtrack of the film. As well as Fall Out Boy, it features Airbourne, AC/DC and weirdly, Kenny Loggins.
4. Twisted Sister – Pee Wee’s Big Adventure (1985)
Paul Reuben’s character Pee Wee Herman made his big-screen outing in 1985. The children’s show star had a scene where he is being chased through a studio parking lot. Unbeknown to him, glam rockers Twisted Sister are recording a music video on a car. Lead singer Dee Snider is always up for a laugh, so it’s no surprise they’re featured. The clip is brilliant. Pee Wee’s prop-laden bike is just about to crash into Twisted Sister and the look on Dee’s face is genius. Go check out the clip.
5. David Bowie – Zoolander (2001)
Who can forget the brilliant Zoolander? Starring Ben Stiller as the dippy model, it’s one of the funniest comedies ever made. One of the best scenes of the film is the walk-off. This involved Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson’s characters doing a catwalk-off. Of sorts. Can you remember who refereed it? The legend himself, David Bowie. It’s not the first time Bowie was in a movie – remember Labyrinth? But this time, he plays himself. And does it with all the cool swagger you would expect.
6. The Mighty Mighty Bosstones – Clueless (1995)
I can’t say that I was a massive fan of this teen comedy at the time. The plot revolves around Alicia Silverstone’s character giving her friend a makeover. The premise doesn’t sound like it lends itself to a cool band cameo. You’d be wrong, though. There’s a scene where the lead characters go watch a gig. The band that are playing are The Mighty Mighty Bosstones. The Boston ska-punk legends are only on stage for a moment, but it’s a slick clip. It certainly brings the film up a level on the cool stakes.
7. Daft Punk – Tron: Legacy (2010)
This sequel to the original sci-fi classic is a cracking movie. The visuals and effects are stunning, as is the atmosphere of the film. The music to the film is also rather special. A futuristic and dystopian movie could only have one act doing the score, and that’s Daft Punk. It works a treat. The music is intertwined into the movie and becomes a part of it. The delicious electronica is the perfect complement to the visuals. The French electronic masters also have a cameo at the end of the movie. They’re spinning the decks in a blink-and-you-miss-it scene.
8. Aerosmith – Wayne’s World (1993)
We’ve already had an appearance from the first film further up our list, and the second doesn’t disappoint either. The plot revolves around Wayne and Garth putting on their own music festival. Book them and they will come, is the advice given. And they certainly did. The headline band for the festival were none other than Aerosmith themselves. They do a sterling effort on stage as performers. And Steven Tyler also shows that he can handle his own on the acting front too.
9. Reel Big Fish – BASEketball (1998)
Trey Parker and Matt Stone star in this bizarre and hilarious sports comedy. Written by the king of spoof David Zucker, it’s become a cult classic. The soundtrack heavily features ska-punkers Reel Big Fish. They do a brilliant rendition of A-HA’s Take on Me, which they also perform in the movie. The band are the entertainment at the stadium where Parker and Stone are competing. You can tell by the footage that the band are clearly enjoying themselves. They add a touch more fun to an already hugely funny film.
That’s our list of nine bands who played themselves in movies. Did we miss any of your favourites? Let us know in the comments below.
Check out our list of actors in bands HERE.
- 9 Bands You Forgot Played Themselves In Movies January 4, 2022
- Top 10 Tom Hanks Movies January 2, 2022
- Cobra Kai Season 4 – Review January 1, 2022
- 7 Asylum Movies Better Than Their Blockbuster Original December 27, 2021
- Hawkeye Episode 6 – Review December 23, 2021
- Comics & Literature1 year ago
What Happened To The Fellowship After The Ring Was Destroyed?
- Movie News1 year ago
The 9 Most Powerful Power Rangers Villains
- Movie News1 year ago
Which Traps Would Have Killed Harry And Marv In Home Alone?
- TV News11 months ago
Homelander: The Greatest Villain In TV History
- Movie News1 year ago
The Incredible Hulk Is The Best MCU Movie
- Movie News1 year ago
What Went Wrong? Hook
- TV News1 year ago
8 The Simpsons Characters Who Deserve Their Own Spin-Off
- Comics & Literature10 months ago
Samwise Gamgee Is The Most Underrated Character In Lord Of The Rings