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!

When it doubt, look to Harry Potter. At least, that’s what Marvel and Sony are planning for the latest Spider-Man reboot.

When Tom Holland showed up in Captain America: Civil War as Spider-Man, fans were obviously hesitant to throw too much weight behind his version of Peter Parker. The webslinger had been seen at the forefront of a blockbuster movie twice in the past couple decades, and even the biggest Spidey fans were wary of yet another incarnation.

But Holland swung himself right into our hearts with his charm and enthusiasm, both on screen and off. The cast took him under their wings and fans were soon to follow. So, when it was announced that he’d be starring in another solo Spider-Man film, titled Homecoming, the response was optimistic.

There are a lot of things Marvel and Sony are doing differently for Homecoming, not least of which is actually working together. Peter is also much younger than we’ve seen him in the past, and his story will focus as much on his time in school as his time fighting bad guys.

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In fact, the school year may even help structure Homecoming and subsequent Spider-Man solo films. Speaking to Collider, Kevin Feige even said they may take a leaf out of Harry Potter’s book:

“Should we be able to make more after [Homecoming]? Sure. This is sophomore year, is the next one junior year? Is the next one senior year? Is there a summer break between each of those? I don’t know what, but it was sort of how do we do a journey for Peter not dissimilar for what the students of Hogwarts would go through each of their years, which was one of the early ideas we had for the movies.”

This structure allows for a consistent progression of time for both the characters and the world. We’ll say goodbye to Peter at the end of the school year, but welcome him back again at the beginning of the next. It allows for changes to take place over the summer, for new threats to materialize, and for the story to stretch its legs and develop over the course of nine months, rather than a few short days.

But first we have to see if Spider-Man: Homecoming will be the hit both Marvel and Sony are hoping it’ll be.

How are you feeling about the current developments regarding ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’?

Netflix has passed on picking up Agent Carter for a third season, and now they’re explaining why.

The cancellation of Agent Carter sent shock waves through the Marvel fandom. We get so few female-led properties in the superhero world, and Peggy was unapologetically kickass on every level. When ABC didn’t renew the show for another season, fans immediately started pitching to Netflix, hoping they would give the S.H.I.E.L.D. founder a new life.

Alas, it wasn’t to be so. In an interview with EW, Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos explains why they decided to pass on the opportunity.

The first reason was because they’re looking for “truly original brands to own.” Netflix, as you probably know, already has a pretty clear corner on that market with Daredevil and Jessica Jones, both of which have been wildly popular, as well as their upcoming series Luke Cage and Iron Fist, all four of which will eventually merge into an Avengers-esque crossover series called Defenders. Plus, the Punisher is getting his own series, too.

ABC had already owned and put out two season of Agent Carter, which means, creatively, Netflix couldn’t take over the show and make it their own. They would have to honor what came before and make sure it had the same look and feel. Considering how wildly popular their original series have been (for reference, check out the current buzz about Stranger Things), it’s understandable that they’d rather focus on something they can build from the ground up.

The second reason why Netflix passed on Agent Carter is a bit more technical in that the streaming service likes to release its original content globally, something that would be difficult, if not impossible, due to Agent Carter’s current international restrictions. As Sarandos says, passing up on Agent Carter was “a business decision more than a creative one.”

But neither of those reasons make the situation any better for fans of the character and her solo show. While Netflix would’ve been an ideal place to watch Peggy’s next great adventure, we’ll have to hope the showrunners and Hayley Atwell can swing something else instead.

Are you disappointed Netflix isn’t picking up ‘Agent Carter’?

New Snapchat teasers for AHS season 6 reveal a bit more about the cryptic installment. Well, sort of.

Blink and you’ll miss the new season 6 teasers for AHS. Coming to FX September 14, the hit anthology has gone well out of its way to keep the buzz surrounding the series almost non-existent.

New teasers from Snapchat brought about clues regarding the location, another bit of support for Ryan Murphy’s teaser that more children will be involved, and, of course, a creepy staircase. You can watch the compiled clips below thanks to the magic of Tumblr.

We have a farm house! A creepy mobile with an even creepier hand! And some people grabbing at ankles from under a stairwell! Where would a horror show be without those? (I’ll be honest I jumped at the hand in the crib. I’m not immune to the horror that AHS is capable of achieving!)

So, what can we make of all this? Not much, but we are going to try.

In the last teaser, released at the FX Exhibition at Comic Con, we were able to see a steel building within which fans got to immerse themselves in the AHS Fearless VR teaser that placed them on a stretcher and wheeled them through a creepy lab filled with fetuses in jars. All that was reminiscent of past seasons where doctor’s experiments led to some rather terrifying results. Perhaps this is the thread that ties the entire series together.

Keeping that idea rolling, we now have a greenish monster hand taking a knife from a child’s crib. I’m hoping that the “monster” figure only appears in teaser form, much like some of the past years where the content in the trailers never appeared on screen.


The most impressive and highly intriguing trailer is the farm house with the smoke creating the mysterious question mark/number six that has come to define the season thus far. Farm houses are terrifying enough, if that is what the setting is meant to signify, but mix in a basement of horrors and you have my attention, AHS.

Personally, I am loving the slow burn of information for season 6. In the past, casting announcements dominated the news cycle and 13 to 14 teasers per season was overkill. Keeping the audience at arms length is doing a great deal more to subvert expectations, which the show needs after two, arguably three, lack luster seasons.

AHS season 6 premieres Wednesday, September 14 at 10:00 p.m. ET on FX.