If you’ve seen Breaking Dawn Part 2 already–and if not, why not!?–you’ll have noticed quite a departure at a certain point in the film.
Author Stephenie Meyer just posted the following explanation to her website which is well worth reading about the changes. Warning, spoilers below!
Director Bill Condon released a special thank you message to the fans on Twilight Facebook!
On the flight now from Madrid to Berlin, I wanted to check in one last time, as you’re finally getting a look at what we’ve all been working on so intensely. It’s hard to believe that after our Berlin premiere tonight, my TWILIGHT journey will finally come to a close. It’s been almost three years since I first wrote to you. I’m very proud of what we’ve created together since then, and I hope that PART II fulfills your expectations for the grand finale to Stephenie’s sprawling saga. Fingers crossed that you’ve also managed to stay at least mostly spoiler-free, in order to enjoy the twists and parting gifts we have in store for you…
Thank you again for making me feel like a member of your fandom family online…for sleeping in The Line in San Diego in order to laugh with us in Hall H…for traveling great distances to join us in L.A. for last year’s Tent City and this year’s Fan Camp. Above all, thank you for trusting me with this universe you care so deeply about – we tried to match your intensity in our attention to every detail. That said, I don’t think I’ll ever live down the shame of being spied on by Twihard covens around the world on our very first night of shooting in Rio. Thanks to photos shot and instantly posted online of Bella and Edward on their honeymoon, we were called out in real time for missing a certain engagement ring… (Sorry — again!)
As with you all, what I’ll take with me from my time in Forks are so many great friendships – our massive cast of talented actors, and new creative partners such as Melissa Rosenberg, Guillermo Navarro and Phil Tippett. I hope to know them all for years and to work with them again soon, making movies yet to be dreamed up. At the L.A. premiere Monday night, Phil said we should make a “bloody, giant monster movie.” But is there room for a musical number?
See you at the theatre.
Twilight will always be your home!
Thank YOU Bill Condon!! For making our beloved last book of the Twilight Saga come to life. For the split second when we questioned everything while watching the end of Breaking Dawn Part 2, to praising and worshiping you in the next second! LOL! Genius! For listening to the fans. For being a fan yourself. For everything! We love you!! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!17 Comments
Jaypat and I will be there bringing you news direct from the ground on our official @BreakingDawnMov account, but for those of you relaxing at home you can visit the Twilight premiere page for live streaming coverage.7 Comments
It’s that time again! Our friends from Fandango are offering six lucky readers the chance to win a $50 Coven-themed gift card from the limited edition Breaking Dawn Part 2 line. As do the covens come from across the globe to unite, the theme of this contest is about bringing together photos!
Over the next few weeks, billboards and posters and merchandise will start popping up all over the world. If you see something Breaking Dawn Part 2-related in real life, take out your phone and snap a picture. Then come back here and attach it as a comment.
How to Win
Composition of your photos count! Why not use Instagram to get that perfect faded look? Use your creativity and whatever tools available–whether it’s a smartphone app or a Polaroid camera to make the best entry you can.
The six people that submit photos posted in the comments with the most upvotes (downvotes don’t count) by midnight PST on November 9th will each win a $50 gift card!
Across the Globe
Unfortunately this contest is US-only for winners. But we would love to see your entries from wherever you are, so if you’d like to submit just for fun and are outside the US you are encouraged to do so!
The new collector gift card series, featuring all your favorite Twilight Saga characters and covens will be available for purchase on October 31st.
Also don’t forget! You can buy advance tickets for Breaking Dawn Part 2 on Fandango right now.
Terms & Conditions: Open only to legal residents of the US who are 18 years or older and have a physical mailing address in the US. All applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. If you are under 18 or a legal minor you must get permission of your parent or legal guardian to enter. No purchase necessary, void where prohibited by law. Sweepstakes period is between 10/19/12 [3 pm PST] to 11/9/12 [12am PST]. Entries will only be valid if you submit a photo in the comments section of this post. Six winners will be selected based on the highest number of upvotes by end of sweepstakes period. Winners will be notified by 11/21/12 and the prize will be delivered via physical mail or e-mail.26 Comments
Compared to the awkward running-in-place-in-front-of-a-green-screen poster teetering towards Photoshop disaster that was revealed earlier this week, this final poster for international release to my eyes looks even cooler!
What do you think? Which of these two Breaking Dawn Part 2 posters is your favorite?42 Comments
Go to Fandango HERE to purchase the midnight screening or other date or HERE for the Twilight Saga marathon on November 15th! And don’t forget about Fandango’s contest for two lucky fans to go to the Breaking Dawn Part 2 premiere in Los Angeles!
As part of a special sweepstakes on Fandango, two lucky fans will also have the chance to win a trip to the world premiere of Breaking Dawn, Part 2 in Los Angeles. Time is running out to enter, so click here for more details.