Pattinson, Stewart promote 'Breaking Dawn' in Hall H
“Twilight” has always been about the big, long tease.
No exception at Summit’s Comic-Con panel on Thursday, where the hit vampire franchise kicked off the fanboy confab with extended Honeymoon scenes from “Twilight: Breaking Dawn: Part 1.”
As expected, stars Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner were on hand for the Q&A, along with director Bill Condon and thesps Ashley Greene and Nikki Reed.
“The third book I loved,” beamed Lautner. “But this movie is my favorite. It’s a testament to Bill and everyone else.”
The crowd seemed equally pleased by what they saw, but the first panel of Comic-Con didn’t exactly live up to its reputation as a screeching frenzy — though fans had lined up since Tuesday, Hall H didn’t fill up until it was well under way, and the throng stayed politely quiet throughout the presentation. Stewart accidentally swore (a fairly tame “god damn” was all) and weathered gleeful tittering whenever she said something that could be vaguely misconstrued as sexual, but by and large the panel was calm and relaxed.
“Kristen is the biggest fan of these books you’ll ever know,” Condon said of Stewart, saying the actress had a lot of input on the direction of “Breaking Dawn.”
Despite a thwart of screams from Hall H for the pic’s Honeymoon clips, Condon says the third “Twilight” pic is essentially “a really cool horror movie.”
After grossing nearly $2 billion at the worldwide B.O., Summit decided to split Stephanie Myers’ final book, “Breaking Dawn,” into two pics a la Harry Potter and “Deathly Hallows.” Part 1 arrives November 18, 2011 while the fifth and final Twilight will be released November 16, 2012.
Still, despite the bigscreen sucess, star Robert Pattinson, who plays Edward Cullen in the series, seemed to eager to move on.
“Everybody had a really good time (on set) but eventually I came to a point where I said, ‘No More,” he grinned.