The "Legend" continues January 29, 2013, when the second installment in Marie Lu's dystopian series finally finds its way to bookstore shelves and eReaders. Seeing as we still have to wait an entire six months until we can meet "Prodigy," we just had to get a tiny tease of the upcoming action from the authoress herself when we met with her at this year's Comic-Con. (Beware, spoilers lie ahead in text and video if you haven't read "Legend"!)
As readers will recall, "Legend" follows military-officer-in-training June as she attempts to hunt down her brother's alleged murderer, Day. But the two end up becoming allies...and maybe more! So where do things pick up in "Prodigy"?
"'Prodigy' takes place a few weeks after the events of 'Legend,'" Marie explained. "So Day and June are now on the run from the Republic. They're trying to escape, but they're trying to save Day's brother, so when they're trying to escape they catch up with the patriot rebels and they find out that the Elector of the Republic has died and his son has taken over power. So the patriots tell them, 'We'll help you save your brother if you help us kill the new Elector.' So that's the basic plot of book two, and there's a lot of loyalty issues tested between the two of them. We'll get to see more of the Republic and more of the colonies and find out what life's like outside of the Republic."
Spoilers ahead if you haven't watched the season three finale of "The Vampire Diaries"!
One of the lingering-est of lingering questions following "The Vampire Diaries" season three finale was how Elena's transformation into a bloodsucker would affect her relationships with Damon and Stefan and, more specifically, whether all of her compelled-away memories (including Damon's declarations of love) would return. After all, according to "Vampire Diaries" mythos, compelling effects wear off once one's a vamper.
It's a question we posed to stars Ian Somerhalder, Nina Dobrev and Paul Wesley when we caught up with them at this year's Comic-Con.
"Elena, luckily, hasn't been compelled too many times, but she definitely has been compelled," Nina explained. "And of course when you become a vampire, all your human compelled memories come back."
Ian and Paul then engaged in a debate as to whether Stefan had ever compelled Elena. "I respect her too much," Paul said cheekily.
by Meg Malone
As excited as we are to finally see Bella in all her vampirific glory when "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2" comes to theaters, we do have that little nagging sadness in the back of our mind that this will also be our final "Twilight" film with the cast we've grown to love. It seems that emotion brought about by "the end" didn't miss the cast either.
At the Entertainment Weekly Comic-Con party, MTV News talked to Billy Burke, who plays Bella's dad, Charlie Swan, and asked him about a scene in the final film where vampire Bella first interacts with her dad in her transformed state. Billy took the time to reflect on what he was feeling during the shoot with Kristen Stewart and their last moments working together.
"Well, first of all, Kristen and I, we've had a great time throughout the entire experience, and that scene in particular, the last episode of the entire saga, was kind of emotional for everybody, and surprisingly so," Billy said. "Nobody really expected that, but as we were doing it, it kind of hits you."
While casting for the big-screen adaptation of Cassandra Clare's "Mortal Instruments" novel "City of Bones" has been gaining speed over the past few months, there are still a number of pivotal roles to be filled—including that of Brooklyn High Warlock, Magnus Bane. And if one name has appeared over and over again in feverish fancastings for the sparkly immortal it's actor Darren Criss. So when MTV News caught up with him and his "Glee" co-stars Kevin McHale and Jenna Ushkowitz at this year's Comic-Con, we had to ask if he was aware of all the hubbub.
"Oh, I have heard that," Darren said. "I really thought Harry Shum would be good for that. I mean, that's cool. It's a funky part. That'd be really fun, but I don't think they'd let me do that."
With New Directions stars Rachel, Finn and Kurt gradated and headed into the real world, it's time for incoming seniors Artie, Tina and Blaine to truly take center stage. Or so they hope. "We're seniors now, "Glee" star Kevin McHale enthused during MTV News' Comic-Con live stream. "We rule the school... Hopefully."
Kevin, along with co-stars Jenna Ushkowitz and Darren Criss, sat down with our own Josh Horowitz to jabber a bit about their musical series' upcoming fourth season, which finds some characters headed to New York and some staying put in Lima, Ohio. But what exactly will this brave new world look like?
"It's definitely a new structure in a way, but it's still the same old 'Glee' because you still have the choir room," Kevin said. "It's just in addition you're going to have all the kids who graduated and you're going to see New York a lot and all that going on."
by Danica Ruberti
If you've been following along with our extensive Comic-Con coverage, you know that Christmas came early for "Twilight" fans once again at this year's Con and that those who made the pilgrimage to San Diego were rewarded with appearances by their favorite vampires—but the actors who play our favorite bloodsuckers felt just as grateful as their acolytes.
When MTV News caught up with the cast of "Breaking Dawn: Part 2" for their fourth and final year at Comic-Con (as a group, at least), there was no question that they are going to miss those passionate, screaming fans who have been following the "Twilight Saga" since day one.
"Being able to share with these guys, the fans, [they] are an ever-present, motivating, reassuring thing," Kristen Stewart said. "It's really nice, but when they're actually physically in front of you, if you can get over the blast of energy that's thrown at you, it's the most amazing shared energy thing. They're just as invested in it as I am, and to see that is mind-blowing. I love it."
Sookie's loss is our gain. Now that "True Blood"'s telepath has parted ways with bloodsucking beaus Bill and Eric, the vamps have been left to pick up the pieces (and hunt Russell Edgington) together, making for one of the most unlikely (albeit, incredibly awesome) television bromances.
When we caught up with one-half of that manwich—Alexander Skarsgård—at Comic-Con over the weekend, we just had to ask if he gets as big of a kick out of the odd pairing as we do.
"I had a lot of fun exploring the fact that Eric is surprised by [the new friendship]," Alex said. "I enjoyed that aspect where he's suddenly [looking at] Bill—this kid in Eric's eyes that he never cared about—suddenly he finds himself protective and taking care of him. That's not a feeling that Eric is comfortable with, because it makes him feel vulnerable."
Thanks to the big reveal of the trailer for "Oz: The Great and Powerful" during its panel at Comic-Con, we now know a little bit more about Sam Raimi's highly anticipated, secretive prequel. But it's not all about Oz, because there are three very lovely ladies in the film who play sisters in sorcery.
MTV News was lucky enough to catch up with two of the three witches during their stop in San Diego where we attempted to get some actual details out of them about their characters' arcs in the film.
"I play a character named Theodora who is also a witch," explained Mila Kunis. "She has a sister, Evanora, who too is a witch [played by] Rachel Weisz, who is fantastic. So you have Glinda, Theodora and Evanora. One is good, two are not so good. One is really bad."
Welcome to Day Two of MTV's Comic-Con Takeover, in which we're streaming live from San Diego with all of your fanfest favorites. Yesterday, we sat down with the stars of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" and Bella and Edward's creator, herself, Stephenie Meyer, to get all the scoop on the franchise's highly anticipated finale.
Today's two-hour stream is shaping up to be just as jam-packed. In addition to more vampy treats, we'll be talking with Mila Kunis, Michelle Williams and director Sam Raimi from "Oz: The Great and Powerful," Tim Burton, the cast of "Wreck It Ralph" and more!
Seeing as this will be our last Comic-Con hurrah with the entire cast of "The Twilight Saga," we're going out with a bloody bang (no whimpering here!). Yesterday, MTV News was lucky enough to snag the holy trinity (Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner) along with author Stephenie Meyer and the rest of the Cullen coven for our two-hour livestream straight from San Diego. Expect many more "Twilight" goodies during today's show (which airs shortly at 1 p.m. ET), but in the meantime, we have something else for you to sink your teeth into: EXCLUSIVE "Breaking Dawn - Part 2" character art featuring the Cullens!
The images are being used on trading cards at the Con, but we have your first online look at the art! And the gang is pretty much all here: Alice (Ashley Greene), Emmett (Kellan Lutz), Rosalie (Nikki Reed), Jasper (Jackson Rathbone), Carlisle (Peter Facinelli) and Esme (Elizabeth Reaser). Just look at how fierce they all are! If the Volturi had laid eyes on these steely gazes before leaving for Forks, we have a feeling they would just hunkered down in Volterra. Forever.