Something fantastic is coming to Comic-Con.

Ahead of the big Warner Bros. panels at this year’s convention, the official Twitter account for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has shared a new poster for the film, featuring Eddie Redmayne’s magizoologist protagonist Newt Scamander front and center. The poster also emphasizes the film’s 1920s New York setting — decades before the adventures of Harry Potter — with an art deco style and a gorgeous depiction of the New York City skyline. The top of the poster includes the seal of the Magical Congress of the United States of America, a.k.a. MACUSA, the stateside equivalent of the Ministry of Magic.

Newt’s also flanked by portraits of the film’s characters: On the left, we’ve got Katherine Waterston as MACUSA employee Porpentina “Tina” Goldstein, Dan Fogler as the No-Maj Jacob Kowalski, and Samantha Morton as Mary Lou, the leader of the fanatical Second Salemers. On the right, there’s Colin Farrell as the auror Graves, Alison Sudol as Tina’s sister Queenie Goldstein, and Ezra Miller as the mysterious Credence, Mary Lou’s adopted son.

Notably, this is the first time we’ve seen Morton and Miller in character, as they’ve both been absent from the first few film stills and trailers. We don’t know much about their characters yet, but as the leader of the Second Salemers, Mary Lou is a fanatical radicalist hellbent on exposing and destroying witches and wizards.

Warner Bros. will be taking over Hall H on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. PT, with director David Yates and cast members Redmayne, Waterston, Fogler, Sudol, Miller, and Farrell expected to take the stage. Check back Saturday for EW’s rundown of the panel.


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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (film)

  • Movie
  • PG-13
  • 132 minutes
  • David Yates