On Thursday (July 12), nearly the entire cast of The Twilight Saga came together for the Breaking Dawn – Part 2 Comic-Con panel. During which hardcore Twilight fans, that had been camped outside all week waiting for the first movie panel of this years event, were given an extra special treat when they got to see the first seven minutes of the final film in the beloved vampire franchise.
Need we say what kind of reaction that caused?
In addition to the new footage — Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner were joined on stage by Mackenzie Foy (who plays Bella and Edwards daughter, Renesmee), as well as series author Stephenie Meyer, to answer media and fan questions.
The night before (Wed., July 11) Ashley Greene, Nikki Reed, Kellan Lutz, Jackson Rathbone, Elizabeth Reaser, Peter Facinelli were joined by many of their new on-screen vamp friends at a celebration party for the film, held at Float in the Hard Rock Hotel, hosted by Comic-Con and Fandango. Before partying the night away on the eve of the panel, the Twi-cast stopped outside to say “hello” and sign autographs for the dedicated fans that camped outside the San Diego Convention Center to see the cast!
For fashion details from both events check out The Fashion Court! See photos from Comic-Con panel and party below.
Note: Due to a very sad circumstance, cast members wore black ribbons on their shirts in support of a fan who had been fatally hit by an on-coming car the day before. Gisela Gagliardi had been crossing the street with her fellow fans as they moved their line outside the convention center. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family. Fans on the internet have been honoring her as well by including the hashtag #RIPTwiFanG in their tweets.
“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2” Panel – Comic-Con International 2012
“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2” VIP Comic-Con Celebration Sponsored By Fandango