By Meg Malone
Yesterday, marked the one-year anniversary of the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2," which I also mark the unofficial end of my childhood. Yes, we're coming up on the five-year anniversary of the final book which is a milestone in itself, but with the release of the final movie installment, it really felt like the Harry Potter chapter of my life had closed. Having literally grown up with the magical story — reading the first two books right before middle school, the last book right after my high school graduation and the final movie after my college graduation — I was pretty distressed after exiting the theater. I may or may not have cried at a Borders when I walked past a Harry Potter themed display the next day.
"The Twilight Saga" has such a huge presence at San Diego Comic-Con because of its passionate fans, and the actors in it know it.
When MTV News caught up with the cast on the "Breaking Dawn: Part 2" press line, they couldn't stop talking about how much the fan support means for them. This is "Twilight's" fourth and final Comic-Con, and their fans have only become more and more fervent as the years have passed.
"Being able to share with these guys, the fans, [they] are an ever-present, motivating, reassuring thing," Kristen Stewart said. "It's really nice, but when they're actually physically in front of you, if you can get over the blast of energy that's thrown at you, it's the most amazing shared energy thing. They're just as invested in it as I am, and to see that is mind-blowing. I love it."
If you joined us yesterday for the "Twilight" edition of our San Diego Comic-Con live stream, you know that we have everything you need for this year's panels, surprises, and debuts.
For our second day, Josh Horowitz is looking back on the "Twilight" events from yesterday, as well as the panel for "Expendables 2" and reactions from the first screening of "Dredd."
Join us tomorrow at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT for our final edition of the live stream with special co-host Damon Lindelof!
By Ryan Gowland
Disney's panel at the SDCC got off to a late start - the flood of tears and other bodily fluids had to be cleaned up after the "Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2" panel finished up. Once it commenced, all in attendance at Hall H were treated to clips, trailers or footage from "Frankenweenie," "Oz The Great and Powerful," "Wreck-it-Ralph" and, in a closing surprise, "The Lone Ranger."
Here's everything we learned.
1. "The Lone Ranger" trailer stole the show
Despite all the recent news of budget overruns and other set issues, the trailer for "The Lone Ranger" owned in Hall H. Given no introduction, the crowd were treated to images of trains with a voice-over discussing that the technological marvel offered great power to whomever controls it. Once Johnny Depp was shown from behind and his voice was heard, the crowd lost their collective minds. The pace was fast and frenetic, with trains falling off its rails, people getting shot and a little boy tossing a lone silver bullet into the air. Though it's been some time since the Lone Ranger rode into cinemas, it looks like audiences will be ready.
"The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2" started Comic-Con off with a bang Thursday, and we were there to capture most of it.
The stars of the film stopped by MTV News headquarters in full force for our two hour live stream, and they dished plenty of fun teases for the upcoming movie. Kristen Stewart in particular said that she was most excited to finally be playing a vampire, and Robert Pattinson agreed that she did a great job in her role.
"You're used to vampires behaving a certain way, [but] it feels fresh for her," he said. "And just seeing the little differences, what she decided to do with the transformation [is interesting]."
With the start of San Diego Comic-Con today, MTV News is starting its massive series of live streams, and we are kicking off the festivities in an epic way.
The cast of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" will be sitting down with MTV News' Josh Horowitz for an extensive look at everything happening for the series' final trip to San Diego. Rob, Kristen, Taylor, and the rest of the cast will be coming to you live.
It all starts right here at at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT, and we'll be back every day for the next three days at the same time.
At long last, a US theatrical trailer for "Cosmopolis" has hit the web. While the movie looks as trippy as ever, this teaser gives us a better sense of the shape of the movie than anything that has come before.
And boy does Robert Pattinson look comfortable in such a bizarre, edgy movie. We're used to seeing him as our favorite sparkly vampire, Edward Cullen, but it looks as though his portrayal of Eric Packer might be our favorite performance of his yet.
Most people assumed "The Hunger Games" would play out similarly to two other famous literary series, "Harry Potter" and "Twilight," by slipping up its final installment. A new report confirms that everyone was right.
The third book of Suzanne Collins' series, "Mockingjay," will be released as two separate films, one hitting theaters in November 2014, the other, one year later.
This was the widely held assumption since all the primary cast members initially signed on for four films. As recently as the premiere for "The Hunger Games," producers said that they were unsure about how the leftover story would be spread out among the three remaining movies.
We've been telling you for weeks that MTV Movies Blog, MTV Splash Page, and MTV News will be your most important hubs for all things San Diego Comic-Con, but we've kept one big surprise secret until now.
MTV News will be coming to you live from Comic-Con June 12, 13, and 14 at 1 p.m. ET/ 10 a.m. PT on each day. Josh Horowitz will be your host, bringing you all of our latest coverage from the convention, as well as, some interviews from the biggest stars.
Each day will be packed tight with guests and surprises. We kick off the festivities this Thursday at 1 p.m. ET with an entire live stream dedicated to all thing "Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2." Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner will be all sitting down to talk with Josh about the final movie of the beloved series. Later in the broadcast, the rest of the cast will stop by, including Mackenzie Foy, Elizabeth Reaser, Peter Facinelli, Kellan Lutz, Ashley Greene, Nikki Reed and Jackson Rathbone.
FROM MTV MOVIES:
Are you procrastinating packing your suitcase for Comic-Con, or have you had it sitting in your hall closet ready to go for weeks? Either way, there's no better time than now to read up on MTV's very own 10 Can't-Miss Movie Panels so that you are ready to dive in once you touch down in San Diego.
Maybe you can't wait to sink your teeth into "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2," are dying for details on "Django Unchained," or are counting the days until "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" hits theaters. Whatever your film tastes may be, we've rounded up the panels that are sure to satisfy your cinema fix at the convention.
So what are you waiting for? Check out what'll be going on at these panels and more, and remember to stay connected with all of MTV's Comic-Con coverage throughout the week.