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Ezra Miller’s Sexy Toadette Cosplay Was the Best Part of the Fantastic Beasts Comic Con Panel

Oh, and there's also a new trailer.
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One of the most anticipated panels at San Diego Comic Con this year was for Warner Bros. latest entry into the Potterverse, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. The stars of the film were all in attendance, including Newt Scamander himself Eddie Redmayne, Jude Law, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, and Dan Fogler. Ezra Miller however, stood out from the crowd with his brilliant sexy Toadette cosplay. This isn’t the first time Miller has cosplayed at the convention. The erstwhile Barry Allen has been rocking some cosplay for the past three years, including last year’s Edward Elric costume from Fullmetal Alchemist and a LOTR-inspired getup.

Later on, when the cast was asked what they would do if they actually did possess magical powers, Miller said he would “destroy the patriarchy.” Zoe Kravitz said she would “impeach Trump.” You and me both, girl. The panel also premiered the latest trailer for the upcoming film, which gives us a look at young Newt Scamander in Young Dumbledore’s Defense Against the Dark Arts course. As students practice their Riddikulus spells on a boggart, we see that young Newt’s greatest fear is working in an office:

The trailer shows Newt, Tina, Jacob and Queenie as they gather in Paris to defend the wizarding world from Grindelwald’s growing power. We also get sneak peeks at Zoe Kravitz, who plays Leta Lestrange, Newt’s long lost love, as well as the immortal alchemist and father of the Philosopher’s stone, Nicolas Flammel.

While Johnny Depp, who plays Grindelwald, was not officially part of the panel, he came out in character at the end to deliver a speech to the audience. Depp said, “The great gift of your applause is not for me, but for yourselves,” as he waved a wand over Hall H. “Magic blooms only in rare souls. It is granted to those who live for higher purposes. What a world we would make for all of humanity. We, who live for freedom, for truth, the moment has come to rise up an take our rightful place in the world.” The lights then turned on and off, and Depp had disappeared.

While Depp’s appearance in the trailer was booed by the audience, there were screams and applause when he walked onto the stage. People also questioned Warner Bros. and SDCC’s decision to have Depp in Hall H at the same time as his estranged ex-wife Amber Heard was appearing to promote Aquaman.

(via The Hollywood Reporter, image: CHRIS DELMAS/AFP/Getty Images)

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Chelsea was born and raised in New Orleans, which explains her affinity for cheesy grits and Britney Spears. An pop culture journalist since 2012, her work has appeared on Autostraddle, AfterEllen, and more. Her beats include queer popular culture, film, television, republican clownery, and the unwavering belief that 'The Long Kiss Goodnight' is the greatest movie ever made. She currently resides in sunny Los Angeles, with her husband, 2 sons, and one poorly behaved rescue dog. She is a former roller derby girl and a black belt in Judo, so she is not to be trifled with. She loves the word “Jewess” and wishes more people used it to describe her.