UPDATE, 1:55 PM: As we told you yesterday was likely to happen, the Twilight panel is now showing scenes from Stephenie Meyer’s new movie The Host. It’s fitting that Meyer and distributor Open Road would try to convert the Twihard masses to the author’s follow-up movie here in San Diego, given that the Twilight Saga franchise helped make Comic-Con such an important cog in movie marketing. Meyer has only published a single novel, but it’s believed she has already written the next two installments of a trilogy. Just as Twilight focused on a love triangle between Stewart, Pattinson and Lautner, the Andrew Niccol-directed Host does the same with characters played by star Saoirse Ronan, Max Irons and Jake Abel. The Host opens Easter weekend 2013.
PREVIOUS, 1:10 PM: Hall H is hopping at the moment as director Bill Condon via satellite just told the crowd they will be seeing the first seven minutes of Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2, which is on the screen right now. The crowd gave a raucous reaction to castmembers Taylor Lautner, Robert Pattinson, Kristin Stewart, Mackenzie Foy and author Stephenie Meyer, as Bella gets used to the visceral nature of being a vampire. The crowd reacted with a roar.
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