July 23, 2016 5:08 PM EDT

To promote Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, star Eddie Redmayne walked through the massive Hall H and handed out wands to a crowd of thousands during San Diego Comic-Con.

The panel itself, including Colin Farrell and director David Yates, remained tight-lipped about movie details. “There’s going to be a hole that opens up and he’ll drop in,” Farrell said of co-star Dan Fogler when the latter almost gave away even the most minor of clues.

But they all shared their enthusiasm for being able to join the world of Harry Potter. “It’s like getting your Hogwarts letter way late in the game,” said Ezra Miller.

 

 

 

 

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