Breaking Dawn Part 2 Date Revealed

Summit LogoThis just in from Summit Entertainment:

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 – 11/16/12
Director: Bill Condon
Cast: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner
The astonishing conclusion to the series, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN, PART 2, illuminates the secrets and mysteries of this spellbinding romantic epic that has entranced millions.

So what does this all mean to your Twilight lives?

The movies will film a la Lord of the Rings style concurrently from late October/early November 2010 until April/May 2011 in both Louisiana and Vancouver.

The footage of each film (and educated guess on our part) will appear at Comic Con 2011 and 2012

The movies will powerhouse the MTV Movie Awards, and the Kids Choice Awards.

Technological advances are occurring in CGI and other special effects. especially the second part of Breaking Dawn can benefit from these advances. Spreading out gives more opportunity for these advances many of which are post production advances.  Does this mean 3-D, or better Benjamin Button type tech?  Unknown.

By doing Thanksgiving releases the movies avoid the 2012 summer crunch with the following movies that are bound to suck up movie dollars and be blockbusters: Batman 3, The Avengers, Battleship, Star Trek 2, G.I. Joe 2, Spider-Man and Superman. Eclipse has benefited tremendously from a summer of movies that were supposed to be huge like Robin Hood and Airbender and in the end didn’t live up to hype or expectation.  Repeat box office dollars went to Eclipse rather than other films.  Eclipse has thrown the gauntlet and claimed the Thanksgiving spots(spots that worked well for the first two movies). MTV discovered the same roughly a month ago when they had a discussion with a Summit executive.

Part 1 to debut: 11/18/11

Part 2 to debut: 11/16/12

Comments

  1. Oh man!! It’s going to be so hard to wait a year!! But hopefully that means the special effects (especially whatever they are going to do for Renesmee) will be really good & all figured out. Plus that means I’ll have something to look forward to Twilight realted until the end of 2012. It has it’s good & bad parts!! But if that means it’ll be a good movie w/good special effects it’ll be worth waiting.

  2. Jazz Girl says:

    This goes beyond the money-grubbing pale for Summit. I’m sorry, but if they were truly smart, they would actually move the release of Pt 2 UP not back. Pt 2 should be a May 2013 release at the very latest. Don’t mistake my meaning, but BD Pt 2 will be the weakest and hardest to adapt to film. I’m a fan of The Saga and respect completely SM’s right to end things as she decided. But, there are just so many variables in BD, particularly the second half, to make it a good stand alone film. This is going to backfire on Summit, big time. And, what I really don’t want to see is for it to backfire on the actors.

  3. I hope this doesn’t come back to bite Summit (no pun intended).

    1- The hype will have died down again by next November, and the same will happen in the time it takes for the second half to come out.

    2- Fans were pretty divided on whether or not they liked Breaking Dawn. I think all fans of the series will still go to see BD even if they didn’t like the book, but they might not see it multiple times like many people have done with the previous films. Also, if the first movie bombs for them, they’re less likely to dish out the money to see the second half. (And that applies for both fans of the series & regular movie-goers.)

    • Have to disagree. There’s a discussion on TwiFans about whether we would pay more to see both of these last 2 movies be 2.5 – 3 hours long, and overwhelmingly the answers are “Hale Yes”. The Twilight Saga audience is unique. How many other movies have millions and millions and millions of fans who would happily pay more and who will go 4, 5, 6 times to see them? I would like Summit to stop trying to make these movies for the “general audience”. I know a number of people who went to see Eclipse cuz it was hyped that “the guys” would like it. Well, the ones I talked to didn’t. They didn’t understand why who did what to who and by the time I explained it, they weren’t didn’t care anymore. Not only will the TwiFans go to see BD1 & 2 multiple times, when BD2 is released they’ll show them together at special showings and there’s the DVD release parties where we all go and buy all kinds of swag. So that’s what Summit needs to think about. IMHO

      • You hit it spot on Kitty!! Maybe I need to join in the discussions @ twifans as well :)If the movies were geared toward the fans, they would be that much better! So many of the very specific things we love about the stories are glossed over b/c the general audience won’t understand them. My experience as well has been the general audience doesn’t care. It’s us twi-hards that care, and we’re the ones going to see these movies multiple times.

  4. Bad move on summit’s part IMO, Twilight will have definitely lost it’s steam. I mean I hate the movies now, they’ve ruined everything for me. I bet they’re doing it though so they’re waiting for it to burn off a bit of steam wit all the twi hate and make people like the books again. To be honest, if they had done it properly, given themselves good directors, a good screenwriter,, a proper budget then these movies would have be tons better and summit could milk them forever and ever like HP/LOTR ( hate to make comparisons but it’s true) I hope the redeem themselves with breaking dawn, I personally was so so dissapointed with the book and I know many others agree so they’re going to need this time to really change the franchise around/. Summit’s mistake too put all the films so closer together, create as much hype which backfired and turned out to annoy many has finally come back to bite them in the butt. This won’t work. rip Twilight Saga. I love you dearly, but those films messed you up.

  5. Grrr….I don’t see the point of waiting for a year,really.If they would have made BD 2 a summer 2012 release, it would have worked as well. I can’t beleive i have to wait two whole years until I get to see Renesmee and Bella as a vampire! Frustating. I hope Summit will use the year to make the mo0vie into the best ever and please,please show me the loving Edward from the books.It would be worth the wait then.

  6. Actually, it is going to take about 6 months to make each film, so when you think about that, there’s not that much time between the 2 movies. And I want the movie done right, so if it takes longer, that is okay with me. Actually, I was a little disappointed in Eclipse, and did not feel it was as true to the books as the New Moon and Twilight movies were. Bella would have never gotten on that motorcycle and left Edward standing there (Stephenie Meyer had them change it a little so that Bella would not look like a total jerk for leaving him standing there), the proposal scene did not show the conflict Bella felt at getting engaged so early (though I loved that it was romantic), and Bella’s ending speech was so off the mark and was not true to the real reason Bella wanted to become a vampire (to be with Edward..they even discussed it), and the leaving-Jacob scene was so wrong. But Bella’s ending speech ruined the movie for me. I love the movies and books, and was so disappointed that the writers, who are supposed to be so true to the books, changed the scenes in Eclipse so much. So if it takes longer to get the movies right, then I am all for it.

  7. wait, they cant actually cast real vampires so wont the Cullen clan look two more years older. And the wolfs dont age so they will look older too…(seth might not be that cute in bd :(

  8. Twilight Nymph says:

    Great job Summit. Not even WB is making us wait a whole year for HP 7 part 2. What do you think that because you’re making us wait a whole year more people will see it? No, I mean Eclipse was better than the last two, got better reviews and didn’t make as much or more than New Moon. You’d better take that one year to perfect Renesmee and the vampires and the special effects, because otherwise, I think you’re going to have a load of angry anxious fans.

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  10. switzy4ever14 says:

    You know what, I’m gonna go out on a limb here and say I’m thrilled. Personally, I loved the November releases of the first two movies. I didn’t like Eclipse’s release, I was out of town when it came out and the following weeks, so I haven’t had a chance to see it more than once. Plus, then we go to Comic Con. I hope I’m not the only person that missed that this year. I like the interviews and the footage and everything. Also, a later release date means this madness goes on that much longer. Does anyone really want it to end?

  11. switzy4ever14 says:

    You know what, I’m gonna go out on a limb here and say I’m thrilled. Personally, I loved the November releases of the first two movies. I didn’t like Eclipse’s release, I was out of town when it came out and the following weeks, so I haven’t had a chance to see it more than once. Plus, then we go to Comic Con. I hope I’m not the only person that missed that this year. I like the interviews and the footage and everything. Also, a later release date means this madness goes on that much longer. Does anyone really want it to end?

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