That’s no swan — that’s a vampire!
Fans caught a brand new look at Bella Swan’s blood-sucking makeover on Thursday (September 6) when the final trailer for “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2” premiered at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards. The second half of director Bill Condon’s adaptation of the Stephenie Meyer-penned vampire series’ grand finale hits theaters on November 16, and based on this last trailer alone, the upcoming showdown between the Cullen clan and the Volturi looks to be nothing short of epic.
The trailer begins with a voiceover from Robert Pattinson’s Edward over scenes of Bella as a freshly turned vampire stalking a mountain lion through the woods. “I have a bad habit of underestimating you,” Edward tells his wife. “Every obstacle you’ve faced, I’d think you couldn’t overcome it. But you just did.”
As if Edward’s words weren’t enough proof of her new powers, Bella demonstrates the extent of her abilities by tackling the lion in midair. Not exactly a feat the old Ms. Swan would be capable of, to say the least, and Bella is the first person to admit it.
“My time as a human is over,” she confesses, “but I’ve never felt more alive.”
But even as Bella eases into life after death with her husband and their newborn child Renesmee, her existence has never been in greater jeopardy. The Volturi are coming to kill Renesmee based on a report that she’s an immortal child, a highly volatile and dangerous form of vampire that must be stopped no matter the cost. The Cullens know that Renesmee is as far from a threat as inhumanly possible, leading them to seek out new allies in their impending struggle against the Volturi. Cue the likes of the Denali coven (chief among them Garrett, played by “Pushing Daisies” heartthrob Lee Pace) as well as Jacob Black and his werewolf companions, among others, to protect the newest member of the Cullen family from an undeserved fate.
Saving Renesmee’s life won’t be easy, however, as the final bits of the “Breaking Dawn — Part 2” trailer show quite clearly. A hard battle is fought between both sides, with the promise of several casualties to come, including a sobbing Garrett holding what looks to be the wounded body of his mate Kate. Even Bella and Edward are forced to roll up their sleeves and get in on the action, as the veteran vampire boosts his wife into a trailer-closing roundhouse kick against their enemies.
“The epic finale that will live forever,” are the closing words of the final “Twilight” trailer. By all accounts, it looks like they’re not kidding around.