Once the credits rolled on "The Twilight Saga - Breaking Dawn: Part 2," you probably thought that the heyday of the brooding, sparkly vampire was finally at an end...you fool. Don't you realize that Edward and Bella's story will never be over?! Never! YOU WILL PRY IT FROM OUR COLD, DEAD HANDS. And next up in our never-ending love affair with all things "Twilight": a just-announced new edition of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1," releasing March 2 on DVD and Blu-ray, that contains a whopping eight additional minutes of never-before-seen footage from the film.
Director Bill Condon has promised both new and extended scenes, selected for their particular appeal to fans of the literary source material—which means that diehard "Twilight" fans should be getting super-psyched at the chance to see more (more! MOAR!!!) of their favorite bits from the book on the big screen. And while we're not exactly picky about what those eight precious minutes consist of, we've still got a little wishlist of scenes we're hoping to see get bigger and beefier in the extended cut. For instance:
When MTV News compiled its list of the Top 20 Newsmakers of 2012, it came as no surprise that Bella Swan and her vampire coven bit into the No. 1 spot for most click-worthy story of the year. After all, "The Twilight Saga" has been a part of the pop-culture consciousness for more than four years, bringing with it a fangirl army stronger than the most ravenous of newborn bloodsuckers. And as the sun set on the film franchise in November, with the premiere of "Breaking Dawn - Part 2," it ended not with a whimper but a bang. To wit, here's our GIF Guide to the year in "Twilight":
As twilight falls on 2012 (you'll see where we're going with this in a sec), we can’t help but revisit the final "Twilight Saga" film, "Breaking Dawn – Part 2." After all, it was a pretty epic conclusion, and we'll admit the film wouldn't really be the same without its well-crafted soundtrack.
So, when Reeve Carney stopped by to chat about starring in Taylor Swift’s "I Knew You Were Trouble" music video, we also got the musician/actor to reflect on helping close out the saga with his soundtrack tune, "New For You."
"That was so great. It was amazing. I’m just honored. I’ve always been a fan of the films and the soundtracks, and so the chance to be a part of that grand heritage of ‘Twilight,’ or whatever you want to call it, it was an honor," he said. "And I actually—Bill Condon, the director, allowed me to preview a scene that I wrote the music [for]. So that was really great. That helped a lot cause it allowed me to try and get into the hearts of the characters. So I wrote the song specifically for the film. I saw the love scene. It was so nice they let me see it."
The critics might have been split on whether Kristen Stewart's sheer chiffon-and-lace beige bustier dress from the L.A. premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" was a style stunner or a fashion faux pas, but at least we can all agree that she's taking it off for a good cause! According to GossipCop, the actress has offered up her autographed Zuhair Murad gown to the Hurricane Sandy relief effort.
This isn't Kristen's first contribution on behalf of the recovery effort since the storm carved a path of destruction along much of the Jersey coast; her dressy donation comes in the wake of an appearance at the star-studded 12-12-12 benefit, where she made a speech to encourage support. And thanks to her latest contribution, the dress is being auctioned online at Charitybuzz as we speak, with proceeds to benefit the Robin Hood Foundation.
FROM NEXTMOVIE: Well this...stinks.
Ever wondered what the conclusion to "The Twilight Saga" would look (...and sound..and smell) like with more flatulence? Yeah, us neither. But our weird friends at NextMovie have, and they knew just the scene in which to let the ol' whoopee cushion rip. (Don't pretend you didn't ask Bella to take a whiff, Jacob!)
Be sure to press play on the clip above...but only if you have a nose plug handy.
Now that "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" has hit theaters, nearly blowing our heads clean off with that twist ending (see what we did there?), all that's really left to ponder about the franchise finale is what goodies fans will find on the DVD. While we're keeping our fingers crossed for that bloodsucker boogie sequence, director Bill Condon listed a couple of deleted moments we can expect to see on the release.
"There are a few scenes of the Volturi traveling around the world," he revealed. "There's one scene of Bella training that seemed to be redundant, so we took it out. Then there's a big speech out in the field that we'll see a rough version of one the DVD."
Much has been made of the jaw-dropping twist ending of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2," but can we take a moment to recognize another feat of cinematic grandeur in this film franchise finale? Namely, the curious cackle emitted by villainous vampire Aro (otherwise known as actor Michael Sheen) when he meets half-human, half-bloodsucker Renesmee. Because that, fellow Twilghters, is a thing of beauty.
When MTV News' Josh Horowitz sat down with the star in anticipation of the movie's release, he had to get down to the bottom of that giggle.
"It's the laugh of millenia-old insanity rising up for from the abyss that is his empty soul," Michael explained.
When Josh asked for a tutorial, the actor made it clear in no uncertain terms that one does not simply laugh like Aro.
It's a question we've been posing to the entire cast and crew of "The Twilight Saga": What future do you foresee for the franchise?
Second only to author Stephenie Meyer, director Bill Condon and screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg probably have the most informed insight (sorry, Taylor Lautner!) when it comes to matters of spin-offs, sequels and the like. So when we sat down with them in anticipation of "Breaking Dawn - Part 2," we asked them to speculate about where things go from here.
"It was interesting—we talked early on—when you take that final book and all the vampires get introduced, it's hard to give each of them their due," Bill explained. "They all have great back stories. I suggested new filmmakers do something for the DVD—a film for each one of them. That never happened, but it does seem to me there is some way that the whole universe that gets hinted in this movie could be explored, but put the Edward and Bella story to bed."
Bill added whatever route producers decide to travel, it will probably be without him. "I think my time is over," he said.
Screenwriter Melissa, however, would be game for another go around in Forks, Washington, though she hasn't had any discussion with the studio just yet.
For the past few years, our list of Things to Be Thankful For has included a bunch of repeat featurees: our friends, our families, our jobs, our health...and, of course, our tortured emo vampire boyfriend who glitters like a beautiful sparklefish in the noonday sun. And this year, our gratitude for "The Twilight Saga" is extra poignant, as the final film in the franchise hit theaters just in time for us to discuss the whole cinematic series (not to mention that brilliant twist of an almost-ending!) with other superfans over our Turkey Day table. So with "Breaking Dawn - Part 2" topping our list this year, it was only fitting that we check in with Stephenie Meyer, who has given us so very much to be thankful for—and ask her what, if anything, she's feeling good about as the end of 2012 draws near.
Her answer shouldn't surprise anyone: "It feels like a really eventful year. A lot of really big things happened this year," she mused. And yes, she said, "The movie coming out is a big deal."
The sun has nearly set on "The Twilight Saga" film franchise, but before MTV News bids one final farewell (so dramatic, right?!), we had to check off a few items on our to-do list. Or, more specifically, Josh Horowitz had to complete his "Twilight Bucket List," which, if you know anything about Josh Horowitz, is a litany of weird, awkward things involving the cast, like "prolonged physical contact" and "provoke startling revelations."
Yet, the stars assembled at the New York premiere of "Breaking Dawn - Part 2," including Ashley Greene, Elizabeth Reaser, Casey LaBow, Kellan Lutz, Maggie Grace and Dakota Fanning, were oddly willing to participate. We'll blame it on the a-a-a-a-a alcohol.
So pour your own celebratory shot (but only if you're legal, kids!), and drink in this final "Twilight"-themed After Hours.