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!

The final 10 episodes of Pretty Little Liars will air starting in April 2017.

The news was announced via Facebook Live by the Pretty Little Liars creator, Marlene King, along with the stars of the show, Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell, and Sasha Pieterse. You can still watch the video on the official Pretty Little Liars Facebook page.

The conclusion of the show has been rumored for quite a while now, with King even stating earlier in the year that season 7 would likely be the end of Pretty Little Liars “as we know it.” However, up until now, speculation continued about how the show could potentially continue past its seventh season.

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The final 10 episodes of Pretty Little Liars will air starting in April 2017.

The news was announced via Facebook Live by the Pretty Little Liars creator, Marlene King, along with the stars of the show, Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell, and Sasha Pieterse. You can still watch the video on the official Pretty Little Liars Facebook page.

The conclusion of the show has been rumored for quite a while now, with King even stating earlier in the year that season 7 would likely be the end of Pretty Little Liars “as we know it.” However, up until now, speculation continued about how the show could potentially continue past its seventh season.

A possible film was previously discussed as an option to end the series, but that seems to be off the table now. The series finale will now be a “two-hour, drama-filled television event.”

As for what we can expect for the final 10 episodes of Pretty Little Liars, it will “continue to be filled with homecomings and reunions.” We’ve already seen so many familiar and forgotten faces in season 7, so it will be nice to be able to say a final goodbye to even more characters.

On top of the returning characters, we can also expect a wedding! Obviously Ezria is the couple to watch for this, since they recently got engaged, but you never really know with Pretty Little Liars.

The summer finale of Pretty Little Liars season 7 is airing tomorrow, August 30, so we will have a long wait before the final 10 episodes air in April 2017.

The series finale will be followed by the premiere of Marlene King’s new series, Famous In Love. If you need a Pretty Little Liars fix after the show ends, this may be a good show for you to check out!

Famous In Love will be another one-hour drama that will supposedly “put the spotlight on the dark side of fame.” It is based on the novel of the same name, written by Rebecca Serle.

How do you feel about ‘Pretty Little Liars’ ending with season 7?

Behind-the-scenes looks at next year’s live-action Beauty and the Beast continue to leak off the animated film’s 25th Anniversary Edition, arriving in September.

Today we have four new previews. This one’s a particular doozy because we get to see a first look (sort of) at Emma Watson as Belle, who has yet to be unveiled in full. The dress she’s wearing in this concept art may be best remembered from the animated movie for its appearance in the scenes surrounding the song “Belle”:

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Behind-the-scenes looks at next year’s live-action Beauty and the Beast continue to leak off the animated film’s 25th Anniversary Edition, arriving in September.

Today we have four new previews. This one’s a particular doozy because we get to see a first look (sort of) at Emma Watson as Belle, who has yet to be unveiled in full. The dress she’s wearing in this concept art may be best remembered from the animated movie for its appearance in the scenes surrounding the song “Belle”:

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Three pieces of concept art appear to have been drawn up for the costume department. We’re also getting a look at Gaston (Luke Evans) and Mrs. Potts (Emma Thompson):

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Finally, we have a shot of Luke Evans and a woman rehearsing a dance scene that appears to take place on top of a table. In the background you can see additional concept art depicting Mrs. Potts (in kettle form), Chip, and a piano (who might be played by Stanley Tucci and named Cadenza):

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Last week we got to see several other first looks from this same behind-the-scenes featurette, including Dan Stevens as the Beast (human form), Cogsworth, and Lumière.

At this rate, the whole behind-the-scenes look may be spoiled by the time the Beauty and the Beast 25th Anniversary Edition is released to the world on September 20.

The live-action Beauty and the Beast arrives this March and is directed by Bill Condon.

Report: Warner Bros. wants Daniel Radcliffe to return for ‘Cursed Child’ movie

File this one under: Crazy rumor that's also somehow... plausible? (But it's probably not gonna happen.)

10:49 am EDT, August 29, 2016

If Warner Bros. are indeed working on a movie version of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, they’ll likely be looking to bring back the o.g. Harry himself, Daniel Radcliffe.

At least that’s the hot buzz from NY Daily News, whose “Tinseltown sources” also say that a movie version of the play could arrive as early as 2020, and that it might evolve into a trilogy about Harry and his son Albus.

Daniel Radcliffe — the same Daniel Radcliffe who proclaimed in 2010 that “I’m working very hard to establish myself as an actor outside of this series,” and who hasn’t even been to see Cursed Child yet — is reportedly Warner Bros.’ choice to play Harry in the series, which (as unlikely as it is to actually happen) may very well be true.

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If Warner Bros. are indeed working on a movie version of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, they’ll likely be looking to bring back the o.g. Harry himself, Daniel Radcliffe.

At least that’s the hot buzz from NY Daily News, whose “Tinseltown sources” also say that a movie version of the play could arrive as early as 2020, and that it might evolve into a trilogy about Harry and his son Albus.

Daniel Radcliffe — the same Daniel Radcliffe who proclaimed in 2010 that “I’m working very hard to establish myself as an actor outside of this series,” and who hasn’t even been to see Cursed Child yet — is reportedly Warner Bros.’ choice to play Harry in the series, which (as unlikely as it is to actually happen) may very well be true.

After all, as amazing as Jamie Parker is as Harry Potter on stage, Warner Bros., must be aware that most Harry Potter fans won’t be able to see the play live, and therefore wouldn’t necessarily be as hyped about a ‘Harry Potter movie’ that didn’t star the actors from the original movie series.

Related: Have you read all of Hypable’s original Cursed Child coverage? (There’s a lot!)

As NY Daily News notes, however, Radcliffe is very much doing his own thing, with even the sources admitting that he’d “need some persuading” before agreeing to reprise the role he’s trying very hard to distance himself from.

Aside from this small inconvenience, there are plenty of other reasons why this would not — and perhaps should not — work out.

First of all, Dan Radcliffe is currently 27 years old, and if Warner Bros. was really planning the Cursed Child movie for 2020, he’d have to play the part of a 36-40-year-old Harry in the movie at age >30. We all remember how awkward the Deathly Hallows epilogue turned out, and we’re sure there aren’t many of us who’d want an hours-long version of that (for not to mention the possibility that they’d split this story into two movies).

Second, once they got Radcliffe back, they’d have to get everyone else, too. You couldn’t just have the original Harry back while introducing a brand new Hermione, Ron, Draco, Ginny, etc.

Finally, and perhaps most importantly: Daniel Radcliffe is not Harry Potter. While movie fans will probably always see Radcliffe’s face when thinking about the character, he existed on the pages of the novel series first, which means a potential Cursed Child movie wouldn’t be recasting anyone if they went with new actors — they’d simply pick a new, older set of actors to embody the iconic characters.

Having seen the play on stage, this writer would personally much rather see the original Cursed Child cast reprise their roles for any eventual movie version that Warner Bros. puts together. A lot of the play’s success hinges on these actors’ performances and chemistry, and it’d be a shame to lose that magic on screen.

Would you want to see Daniel Radcliffe back as Harry Potter in a ‘Cursed Child’ movie?