SAN DIEGO (AP) — About 6,000 fans of “The Twilight Saga” were treated to a surprise look at the first seven minutes of the final film installment, “Breaking Dawn – Part 2,” which hits theaters in November.
Many slept overnight for a chance to attend the panel presentation at Comic-Con on Thursday, which featured appearances by the stars of the vampire-romance series, including Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner.
Comic-Con’s head of marketing addressed the fans gathered in the convention hall to say he was shocked at the woman’s death and said, “our heartfelt condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to her family.”
[...] the sadness was quickly replaced by frenzied screams as Stewart, Pattinson, Lautner and fellow cast members Peter Facinelli, Ashley Greene, Nikki Reed, Elizabeth Reaser, Kellan Lutz and series author Stephenie Meyer took the stage.
“Twilight” first inspired a Beatlemania-style response when the cast of the beloved best-seller was introduced at the annual pop-culture convention four years ago.