The frenzy has come, as Breaking Dawn – Part 2 has just wrapped up its press conference at San Diego Comic-Con. Hypable was in attendance and has a wrap-up of the highlights for those of you who missed our live-blog.

For those of you who may have missed the live-blog of the Twilight press conference, you can catch up with them here, courtesy of our own Andrew Sims.

UPDATE: Read about the first seven minutes of Breaking Dawn – Part 2 which screened at Comic-Con.

The press conference began with the Cullen’s, Ashley Greene, Elizabeth Reaser, Kellan Lutz, and Peter Facinelli, who spoke candidly on both the final film and the series coming to an end. Said Elizabeth Reaser, who plays Esme Cullen in the films, on the final shoot, “We finished a scene with Kellan. Peter [Facinelli] and I were walking through the woods being happy. They told us we were wrapped, and we were stunned. I remember screaming and laughing and hugging. Then feeling like ‘What do we do now?'” Added Peter Facinelli, “And then we went to dinner.”

The cast then spoke at length about the fan interaction and how special it has become as they near the end of the films. Another highlight of the press conference was the clear admiration and connection the cast shares with director Bill Condon, who is the only Twilight helmer to stay on board for more than one film.

Then Rob, Kristen and Taylor came out and spoke about how this final film is different in terms of the relationships between their characters. Kristen also spoke about how she misses filming, saying, “It’s funny. If you told me we had to do reshoots tomorrow I’d start giggling from happiness. I’d love to go back.” She added onto this by saying if Stephenie Meyer wrote another book she’d “love to read it.”

The trio of actors reminisced at their first meeting, as it’s clear this film is all about remembering and celebrating the journey. Said Kristen with a grin on her first impression upon meeting Rob, “I liked his pants.” Author Stephenie Meyer added on how memorable it was to see them in costumes for the first time – her vision realized.

When asked about a potential Twilight reboot, the answers were varying. Robert Pattinson said, “I pity the person who would take over my part, I would make a campaign against them!” Stephenie Meyer, meanwhile, wasn’t quite as adamant against it, “It’d be really interesting in twenty years. But I do pity the person who tries to step into these roles. It won’t go well.”

When asked about what makes the Twilight phenomenon, Stephenie Meyer said, “It still surprises me all the time.” With Taylor adding, “I think you’re just humble about it. All the credit does go back to the books and the characters. We’re extremely honored to be in this situation.” It’s clear these actors have a lot of respect and gratitude for both Stephenie and the novels she wrote, as they owe their fame to her.

Kristen Stewart, meanwhile, clearly takes the recognition in stride, saying about her being associated now with Twilight: “It’s the hugest compliment. People who call me the Twilight girl and mean it. Please, pigeon hole me. That means I did it right.”

For Mackenzie Foy, who plays Reneseme in Breaking Dawn – Part 2, the transition into the cast seemed natural. In fact, she even had a swear jar during filming, which was added to whenever someone on set swore. However, Stephenie Meyer said, “She never got a dime from me. Or Taylor.”

To wrap up the press conference, Rob reminisced over his time in Brazil and how symbolic it was of his time with Twilight and the cast and crew, saying, “I loved going to Brazil to film the boat and honeymoon. I crashed the boat.. that was fun. That was pretty symbolic of the crazy journey. Me and Kristen swimming with 600 Brazillian army men with machine guns and camera man. Making out. That wrapped up things nicely.” It also wrapped up the press conference nicely.

We’ll be back soon with a live-blog of the fan panel, so stay tuned! Read our coverage from San Diego Comic-Con right here!

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4×15 brings the L.M.D. storyline to a truly wild end. Here’s what to expect from “Self Control”!

You don’t know what’s coming

Yeah, there’s a synopsis for “Self Control” — “Suspicion turns to paranoia when the team doesn’t know who can be trusted as more LMDs infiltrate S.H.I.E.L.D.” But that’s the equivalent of saying that Iron Man is about a goateed man who can fly.

Sure, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4×15 answers a lot of questions about who is and who isn’t a robot. More profoundly though, the episode goes in for a final knead and punch of the ideas that have been floating around all season.

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4×15 brings the L.M.D. storyline to a truly wild end. Here’s what to expect from “Self Control”!

You don’t know what’s coming

Yeah, there’s a synopsis for “Self Control” — “Suspicion turns to paranoia when the team doesn’t know who can be trusted as more LMDs infiltrate S.H.I.E.L.D.” But that’s the equivalent of saying that Iron Man is about a goateed man who can fly.

Sure, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4×15 answers a lot of questions about who is and who isn’t a robot. More profoundly though, the episode goes in for a final knead and punch of the ideas that have been floating around all season.

Free will and humanity. Sacrifice and love. The nature of reality — and even of life itself. Beneath the plot, surprises, and pain, that’s what’s really going on in the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. spring finale.

That, and the characters who get caught in the middle.

Jed Whedon is Not. Playing. Around.

Executive producer and showrunner Jed Whedon is the man behind the pen and the camera in “Self Control,” and he’s there for a reason. Whedon’s first try at the director’s chair on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is operatic, incisive, and perpetually gut-clenching.

Yes, there are lovely and disturbing vistas, an artistry that comes from a deliberate and careful eye. But more important is the unshakable Whedon impulse that animates Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4×15, that builds through the episode like a cresting tide.

You know that unmistakable sense that someone is laughing behind the scenes? Yeah. That’s why Jed Whedon is here.

What’s next?

Well, that’s a very good question. “Self Control” leaves us with a few razor-like possibilities, all of which lead down spiky corridors of questions. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4×15 is here to leave us thirsty for the season’s final seven episodes, and that’s exactly what it does.

Oh, and to answer your next question…

Cliffhanger?

Uh, yes. Cliffhanger.

Oh boy, cliffhanger.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4×15, “Self Control,” airs Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 10:00 p.m. on ABC.

What are your top theories for ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ 4×15?

Have President’s Day off? Here are some movies, TV shows, and soundtracks with which to celebrate President’s Day.

‘Hamilton’


Even if you were somehow lucky enough to have already seen the musical, you might as well celebrate today with another listen to the soundtrack. In case you have been living under a rock, Hamilton is a hip-hop, rap, musical about Alexander Hamilton. Yes, Hamilton never became president, but the musical does include multiple would-be presidents. Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and even birthday boy himself George Washington are heavily featured in Hamilton. Based on the biography by Ron Chernow, you can get a history lesson while you listen to great music.

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Have President’s Day off? Here are some movies, TV shows, and soundtracks with which to celebrate President’s Day.

‘Hamilton’


Even if you were somehow lucky enough to have already seen the musical, you might as well celebrate today with another listen to the soundtrack. In case you have been living under a rock, Hamilton is a hip-hop, rap, musical about Alexander Hamilton. Yes, Hamilton never became president, but the musical does include multiple would-be presidents. Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and even birthday boy himself George Washington are heavily featured in Hamilton. Based on the biography by Ron Chernow, you can get a history lesson while you listen to great music.

‘Liberty’s Kids’


Liberty’s Kids aired in the early 2000s on PBS. Liberty’s Kids follows three teenagers from varying backgrounds throughout the American Revolution, mentored by Benjamin Franklin. It is geared for children but is still pretty enjoyable for adults. In each episode, the teenagers encounter a significant person or event from the revolution, giving a concise and entertaining history lesson. The show features many important figures throughout the revolution, showing even more presidents than in Hamilton. As one can imagine, Washington is among these.

‘Lincoln’


Lincoln is a 2012, Oscar nominated movie, directed by Steven Spielberg based on Doris Kearns Goodwin’s biography of Abraham Lincoln, Team of Rivals. Instead of a biopic of Lincoln’s entire life, Lincoln is specifically about his passing of the 13th amendment. Essentially directed between each of his science fiction blockbusters, Spielberg also made many significant historical movies, Lincoln among them. Lincoln not only shows his power as a president, but also humanizes him through an Oscar winning performance by Daniel Day-Lewis.

‘1776’


Hamilton is not the first musical about American history. Thankfully, though, because this way there are other options, one of which is 1776. Even more conveniently, the musical 1776 was adapted into a movie in the early 1970s. Heavily implied by its name, 1776 is about the signing of the Declaration of Independence. 1776 definitely has a more classical musical theater vibe than Hamilton. The strange combination of American history and musical theater allows for a humorous yet educational experience. However, as reflective of the history of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, Washington is not a character in the musical; yet, it obviously includes many other significant historical figures.

‘The West Wing’ or ‘The American President’


Unlike the other items on this list, these two are about fictional presidents. But it would be nice if they were real. Of the many politically charged movies and television shows by Aaron Sorkin, these two are specifically about presidents. If you have the day off and want to attempt to binge watch seven seasons, then you may want to check out The West Wing. The West Wing follows President Bartlet and his staff and advisors during their time in the White House. If you want a movie to help you transition between Valentine’s Day and President’s Day then The American President is worth watching. It is a romantic comedy about President Shepherd, who falls in love with a lobbyist.

How else will you celebrate President’s Day?

The first two cast members for Disney’s live-action adaptation of The Lion King have been announced by director Jon Favreau.

James Earl Jones, who voiced Mufasa in the animated movie in the ’90s, is returning as the character in the live-action adaptation. Interesting!

Meanwhile, Donald Glover — who will co-star in this summer’s Spider-Man: Homecoming for Disney and Marvel — will play Adult Simba.

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The first two cast members for Disney’s live-action adaptation of The Lion King have been announced by director Jon Favreau.

James Earl Jones, who voiced Mufasa in the animated movie in the ’90s, is returning as the character in the live-action adaptation. Interesting!

Meanwhile, Donald Glover — who will co-star in this summer’s Spider-Man: Homecoming for Disney and Marvel — will play Adult Simba.

Favreau tweeted the news Friday evening:

According to a statement from Disney, The Lion King “will build on the groundbreaking technology used in The Jungle Book to bring the story of Simba to photorealistic life.”

A release date for the film hasn’t been set. Favreau also helmed the live-action Jungle Book for the studio.

So far casting is off to a great start!