As part of yesterday's "Twilight" Takeover of our Comic-Con coverage, MTV News' Josh Horowitz got a rare treat: sitting down for a chat with Stephenie Meyer, a.k.a. the woman without whom our favorite vampire saga would never have existed. And since Stephenie has already seen a rough cut of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part 2," we had to ask: What's her totally unbiased, impartial opinion of how it looks? Because, y'know, she obviously has a lot of distance.
"Oh yeah, I have no emotional ties to this movie," she joked. But it turns out that Stephenie feels the same as the film's cast when it comes to what makes "Breaking Dawn: Part 2" most interesting: "In this, the standout is Kristen [Stewart] as a vampire," she said. "It's awesome."
Yesterday, for a few short hours, our Comic-Con coverage went All "Twilight," All the Time, as cast members from "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" joined us between fan greeting and panel participation for exclusive interviews about the big, bloody finale to the saga. And what happened when we gathered together with Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner for a final Comic-Con livestream dedicated to the movie franchise that made them famous? Well, for one, they all seemed a little confused.
"Coming into this day, it's a little strange for me," said Taylor. Because it did all start here...uh, four? Years ago?"
The "Twilight" takeover of our Comic-Con coverage starts in just a few short hours, but last night there were a whole lot of vampires already present and accounted for! Photographers were lying in wait to capture shots of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part 2" cast as they arrived at Comic-Con, meeting and greeting their screaming fans in advance of today's "Twilight" panel.
Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner may not have been there, but there were plenty of other blood-sucking celebs on hand: vampire veterans Ashley Greene, Nikki Reed, Kellan Lutz, Elizabeth Reaser, Peter Facinelli and Mackenzie Foy all stopped to shake hands with the clamoring crowd before heading inside, along with Denali coven representative Maggie Grace and even a Volturi or two.
Mark your calendars: MTV News is hooking up a full-scale "Twilight" Takeover of our Comic-Con coverage, beginning on Thursday with a two-hour special on "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part 2"!
The fun kicks off at 1 p.m. ET, when MTV News' Josh Horowitz will be joined by stars from the epic vampire saga for exclusive live interviews—including leading man-lady-man trifecta Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner. And of course, as always, we'll stop by the "Breaking Dawn" panel for a full report on the lively discussion between cast and crew along with any sneak peeks at the final film in the series.
by Meg Malone
What's better than getting to soak up some San Diego sun? How about checking out some of these awesome Comic-Con panels filled with Crush favorites! With only a week until the annual celebration of all things geek kicks off, here's your guide to all the things you just can't miss.
Vampires, Vampires, Vampires
Indulge in your excitement for the final film installment with an exclusive sneak peek from Summit Entertainment at "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2" panel early Thursday afternoon. Plus, there is a Q&A with the cast. Umm, sign me up please!