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Hey, no-maj! Have a new Fantastic Beasts trailer from Comic-Con

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them star Eddie Redmayne went on a charm offensive at today’s Comic-Con, kicking off his new movie’s portion of the Warner Bros. panel by making like Wizard Oprah and handing out wands to everybody in the crowd. Then he led the audience in a rousing cry of “Lumos Maxima,” serving the twin purposes of summoning up a new trailer for the movie and indicting the entirety of Hall H as a gathering of Class-4 Mega Nerds.

Watch Eddit Redmayne lead the #sdcc crowd in lumos maximus! #FantasticBeastsSDCC pic.twitter.com/eCWSYVwhm1

— Fandango (@Fandango) July 23, 2016

As for the trailer, it gives us more plot details than ever for the J.K. Rowling-penned film, providing the stakes for Newt Scamander’s quest to recover his suitcase full of goblins and ghouls: full-on muggle (or no-maj, since we’re in America) revolt. (It also shows off some dramatic pyrotechnics, the importance of helmets, and lot of grumpy-looking Jon Voight.)

Meanwhile, the only thing more charming than Redmayne and his collection of magical dragonflies was co-star Ezra Miller, who apprently wasn’t content with being the most attention-grabbing thing in the Justice League trailer released earlier in the panel. Besides flouncing around in his wizard robes during the League portions of the day’s events, he was also the stand-out of the Beasts panel, in which he revealed that he’d stolen his own underwear during the shoot.


The revelation of the underwear theft came during the Beasts discussion, while the cast—including Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, and Colin Farrell—were heaping praise on the movie’s period costuming. Apparently Miller was so taken by his custom under-duds that he filched them faster than you can say “Accio Old-Timey Thongs.” (On the other hand, given what sometimes happens to the undergarments of Hollywood stars, he might have made the proper choice.)

FANTASTIC BEASTS had period underwear. “I stole them,” Ezra Miller says.

— devin faraci (@devincf) July 23, 2016

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