Attention, “Twilight” fans: Summit Entertainment announced Tuesday (June 14) via the “Twilight” Facebook page that “Breaking Dawn – Part 1″ will play a significant role in the studio’s presentation at San Diego Comic-Con this year.
“The studio will host one of the first panels of the day in Hall H on Thursday, July 21st dedicated to ‘The Twilight Saga’ franchise,” Summit’s statement reads. “Fans interested in the story’s final chapters will be shown exclusive footage from ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1′ and be treated to a filmmaker and cast Q&A session providing details on the first half of the epic two part finale, in theatres November 18, 2011.”
We don’t know which castmembers will be in attendance yet, but because July 21 is still a ways away, we imagine Summit will release a few more details as the epic comic and pop-culture convention approaches.
For those who have been following “Twilight” since the beginning, you will likely remember that Comic-Con 2008 was the first time the cast appeared together in public, creating a frenzy so big and shocking that other media outlets in addition to MTV News finally realized how serious the fans were about the soon-to-be blockbuster and its stars.
In 2009, the stars were back for more, and their popularity had grown considerably, leading to mile-long lines outside Hall H, where their panels were to take place. The three lead actors — Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner — admitted that the convention was still an intimidating place . The rest of the massive cast was also on hand for a series of appearances around San Diego, along with unveiling a slew of “New Moon” and “Twilight”-specific merchandise.
Last year, Comic-Con was without any major “Twilight” action since “Eclipse” had been released already and production on “Breaking Dawn” had yet to begin.
So what will happen this year?
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