Since the first film release of “Twilight,” fans have raced to theaters to see each edition of Stephenie Meyer’s story adopted for the big screen. “Breaking Dawn Part 2” will be no exception.
But their are couple of new reports that fans can begin to anticipate. For one, participating theaters will feature a Twilight Saga movie-marathon, which is set to take place November 15, the day before “Breaking Dawn Part 2” arrives in theaters. The marathon will lead up to a screening of the final film. Those ticket-holders who aren’t rushing off to the bathroom between films or to refill their popcorn bucket, will get to see the exclusive interstitial content that’s set to play between films. And attendees will also get a special event-only lanyard to hold their ticket.
What’s more is that there’s a chance that the series will not end with “Breaking Dawn Part 2.”
Billed as the final edition of a five series saga, sources suggest that that’s not an accurate statement. Bank on January 13, 2012, The Vancouver Sun announced that Lions Gate Entertainment Co. purchased Summit Entertainment LLC for $412.5 million in cash and stock, uniting two of Hollywood’s largest independent studios. On January 16, 2012, National Post reported that Lions Gage’s chief executive Jon Feltheimer, will likely continue past the last book of the series. The decision seems quite logical, especially since interest in the series does not appear to have waned and in fact statistics indicate that the saga enjoys a growing audience that spans across a large demographic network.
It is possible that the producers will build upon the so-called final installment and build the series on Edward and Bella’s daughter Renesmee. The logic here seems quite palpable, especially since “Breaking Dawn Part 2″ is primarily about saving Renesmee from the wrath of Volturi, the ancient vampire council.
The finale appears to come down to a showdown between Edward’s family, with all the international vampires he can recruit and allied with Jacob’s pack of wolves, again the ruling vampire council.
No longer is the story about the love between Edward and Bella as it attempts to reflect good against evil. It’s an interesting theme, especially when vampires and werewolves are on the side of good.
With the special effects and action promising to be breathtaking, it will be difficult to wait until the movie opens up in theaters this fall, but what else can you do?
So with the new revelations suggesting that the vampire couple would not be needed if the series continues, the only vote left will be that of the fans.
So that put the burden on all of us to vote by making “Breaking Dawn Part 2” a night when all opening night attendance records are broken. We can actually start with the Marathon screening on Nov. 15.
As I mentioned earlier, The Twilight Saga: “Breaking Dawn Part 2,” starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner, will be featured at 10 p.m. on November 15 at selected theaters as part of a marathon run of all editions of the series. It will culminate with late-night screenings of “Breaking Dawn Part 2.”
So, if two hours of vampire vs. vampire drama (with werewolf touches) just ain’t enough for you, or if you want to refresh your memory — who was Bella dating halfway through Eclipse, Edward or Jacob? — on Nov. 15 Summit Entertainment will give you the chance to watch every single Twilight movie, beginning with Catherine Hardwicke’s 2008 sleeper blockbuster and ending with Bill Condon’sBreaking Dawn Part 2. In-between: Chris Weitz’s New Moon, David Slade’sEclipse, and Condon’s Breaking Dawn Part 1. [Watch Breaking Dawn Part 2 trailer.]
Breaking Dawn Part 2: The Twilight Saga ends in sheer bliss or sheer mayhem?
Well, November 15 at 10 p.m. That’s when some of us will find out if newborn-vampire Bella Swan-Cullen (Kristen Stewart) and centenarian vampire Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) will find everlasting happiness. Or if they’ll be torn to pieces and burned to ashes by the mean-spirited Volturi (Michael Sheen, Dakota Fanning, et al.), who mistakenly believe that Bella and Edward’s offspring, a precocious hybrid baby named Renesmee (Mackenzie Foy), is a baby vampire out to do away with their livestock (humans).
Ah, Breaking Dawn Part 2 will also let us know whether the teen werewolf Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner) will find everlasting happiness with the hybrid child Renesmee — the object of his imprinting — in Forks, Washington, or if they’ll have to move to Rio de Janeiro to live in eternal carnival-like bliss.
You know, those people who claim that Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight books are all conventional goo and stuff clearly weren’t paying close attention to the various plot developments.
Now, this sort of all-in-one-day movie marathon is nothing new: just this past July, some theaters screened Warner Bros.’ Batman Begins and The Dark Knight prior to the release of The Dark Knight Rises, the final installment in Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. One key difference: The Dark Knight Risesdid open at midnight Friday. Another key difference: Summit will present “exclusive interstitial content” between films. A third key difference: “a special event-only lanyard” given to Twi-ttendees.
More information on the five-movie Twilight marathon will be made available in the near future. And I’m sure fans will be hoping for surprise appearances by cast members as well. We’ll see.
And just maybe, something will be said about a decision to continue the series. That’s something to look forward too as well.
If movie goers break box office records on opening night, I would bet on the series continuing.