A new “Eclipse” featurette hit the Web on Friday (June 18), and it takes viewers further inside the story and making of the third “Twilight” film than any other previously aired clips. The featurette mixes footage seen in previous trailers and TV spots, along with several new scenes, behind-the-scenes shots and commentary from the film’s stars.
The two-minute featurette opens with familiar scenes of vampire Riley going through the change and assembling a vampire army. Peter Facinelli (Carlisle Cullen), shown in costume, explains why the army is a problem for the Cullens and the wolf pack. Cut to Xavier Samuel (Riley) talking about the dangers of being around newly turned vampires, spliced with scenes of the vampire army in destruction mode, on their way to find Bella.
Elizabeth Reaser (Esme Cullen) describes why the vampires and werewolves must now work together to ward off the approaching army, as well as the complications and politics involved in vampire/werewolf relations.
The second half of the featurette focuses on how the vampires and werewolves undergo training to prepare for battle. There are new scenes here, showing Jasper teaching the vamps and werewolves how to fight, with brief clips of what look to be fun scenes of vampire-on-vampire combat training: the first a relatively intense battle between Jasper and Emmett and the second more playful fighting between Edward and Carlisle.
“There’s a lot of action, and that’s what us guys love,” Kellan Lutz (Emmett) says, followed by several scenes of the climactic battle between the Cullens and the wolf pack vs. the new vampire army.
What do you think of the new scenes? Have you already bought your ticket to see “Eclipse” on June 30? Let us know in the comments!
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