The final installment in The Twilight Saga brings with it a slew of fresh faces; however, you may have seen more than a few of these actors before. In this Breaking Dawn edition of our “We knew they looked familiar” series, we highlight a few of the lesser known actors that have stepped into one of our favorite franchises.

Maggie Grace

Character in Breaking Dawn: Irina

You might recognize her from:

Taken & Taken 2, Lost

Her role in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 is mostly as the catalyst for the intense Volturi/Cullen showdown, and Maggie Grace is no stranger to starting trouble. You may remember her role in both Taken and Taken 2 as Kim, the daughter of Bryan Mills (played by Liam Neeson) who gets kidnapped on a trip to Europe and has to be rescued by her father. She also made quite an impression on Lost playing Shannon Rutherford, Boone’s step sister. Maggie will be appearing next in The Following, a crime drama about a serial killer and a cop and the complicated relationship between a criminal and his captor years after their first encounter.

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The final installment in The Twilight Saga brings with it a slew of fresh faces; however, you may have seen more than a few of these actors before. In this Breaking Dawn edition of our “We knew they looked familiar” series, we highlight a few of the lesser known actors that have stepped into one of our favorite franchises.

Maggie Grace

Character in Breaking Dawn: Irina

You might recognize her from:

Taken & Taken 2, Lost

Her role in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 is mostly as the catalyst for the intense Volturi/Cullen showdown, and Maggie Grace is no stranger to starting trouble. You may remember her role in both Taken and Taken 2 as Kim, the daughter of Bryan Mills (played by Liam Neeson) who gets kidnapped on a trip to Europe and has to be rescued by her father. She also made quite an impression on Lost playing Shannon Rutherford, Boone’s step sister. Maggie will be appearing next in The Following, a crime drama about a serial killer and a cop and the complicated relationship between a criminal and his captor years after their first encounter.

Cameron Bright

Character in Breaking Dawn: Alec

You might recognize him from:

Dark Angel, X-Men: The Last Stand, Juno

Alec, played brilliantly by Cameron Bright, and his twin sister Jane (played by Dakota Fanning) are two of the most sadistic members of the Volturi clan, as he takes pleasure in depriving his victims of all their senses in order to debilitate them so they can be easily killed. You may remember Bright from his appearances in Dark Angel as Johnny, or from Juno where he played an RPG nerd, but his most recognizable role outside The Twilight Saga would definitely be Jimmy the “leech” from X-Men: The Last Stand. He played the bald boy whose power was to neutralize others’ abilities, something that piqued the interest of those wishing to rid the world of mutants.

Myanna Buring

Character in Breaking Dawn: Tanya

You might recognize her from:

Doctor Who, Grindhouse

Tanya in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn is a member of the Denali clan, the closest thing the Cullens have in way of friends. In Part 2, they are called to stand with the Cullens and confront the Volturi about the innocence of Renesmee, and she is played by the stunning Myanna Buring. She may seem familiar, especially if you are a Doctor Who fan. She appeared in Season 2, Episode 8 “The Impossible Planet” as Scooti Manista, a trainee maintence officer that meets her untimely demise when Toby is possessed by a mysterious spirit. She has also had a small part in the Quentin Tarrantino film Grindhouse, and will be appearing in the upcoming Downton Abbey Christmas Special.

Christopher Heyerdahl

Character in Breaking Dawn: Marcus

You might recognize him from:

True Blood, Supernatural, Smallville

Christopher has played Marcus, one of the most powerful members of the Volturi, in the last 3 installments of The Twilight Saga, but you may recognize him from a lot of other places. Since his television debut on 21 Jump Street in 1987, Heyerdahl has taken on many different supernatural roles and characters including: Zor-El on Smallville, Alistair on Supernatural, and Caulder in Blade:Trinity. His most recent television appearance as Dieter Braun on True Blood plays right to his acting strengths as he portrays an intelligence specialist for the Vampire Authority with a penchant for torture to get information.

Andrea Gabriel

Character in Breaking Dawn: Kebi

You might recognize her from:

Gossip Girl, Lost, House

Her role in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 may be limited, she does after all play the mate to Amun which involves a certain amount of cowardice, but we’ll leave that for the movie. You may recognize her from her 3 episode stint on Gossip Girl playing Amira, a middle eastern friend of Chuck’s that quickly gets caught up in the relationship drama, or from Lost where she played Sayid’s long lost love Nadia, who was reunited with him when he returned from the island, only to be ripped apart permanently. She also made a short visit to House where she played Ronnie, a clinic patient, and put her comedic skills to good use.

Christian Camargo

Character in Breaking Dawn: Eleazar

You might recognize him from:

Dexter, The Hurt Locker, The Good Wife

Last, but certainly never least, is Christian Camargo who portrays Eleazar of the Denali clan in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2. He is a valuable ally to the Cullens as a former member of the Volturi and offers valuable information as to how they will handle the Renesmee situation. Christian has made quite a name for himself through the other roles he has accumulated, including roles in The Hurt Locker and The Good Wife, but one of his most noteworthy roles is that of Rudy Cooper, aka Brian Moser, on Dexter. He helped the Ice Truck Killer to shine in all his evil glory and was a huge part in the success of the show’s first season.

Legion M president Jeff Annison introduces the first fan-owned entertainment company

"Opening the gates to Hollywood" with fandom-powered entertainment production.

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Hypable speaks to co-founder Jeff Annison about Legion M’s goals, fan engagement, and potential impact on the entertainment industry.

An exciting new project launched over the summer: Legion M, the world’s first fan-owned entertainment company.

At San Diego Comic-Con, Hype Podcast sat down with co-founder and company president Jeff Annison, in order to learn more about the ambitious startup that promises to give fans more creative control of entertainment production.

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Hypable speaks to co-founder Jeff Annison about Legion M’s goals, fan engagement, and potential impact on the entertainment industry.

An exciting new project launched over the summer: Legion M, the world’s first fan-owned entertainment company.

At San Diego Comic-Con, Hype Podcast sat down with co-founder and company president Jeff Annison, in order to learn more about the ambitious startup that promises to give fans more creative control of entertainment production.

The full interview is available to download here or via iTunes, or you can stream it below:

In the interview, Annison explains the mission of Legion M, which is to bring fans directly into the production process. Says Annison, “For the first time in history, we are architected to be built from the ground up to be owned by fans.”

With a ‘Legion’ of fan investors behind them, Annison believes that Legion M’s approach to selecting and developing projects will be very different from anything else we’ve seen in Hollywood.

Where usually creators will struggle to make their content stand out from the crowd, “bringing the audience into the process [of creating entertainment], we’ve already got a built-in audience,” Annison explains. “If you can have the audience of content be invested in content, it gives that content a competitive advantage.”

One of the key ways in which Legion M hopes to influence the creative industry is by opening the door for more diverse projects.

As Hollywood is so revenue-driven, oftentimes the ‘risk’ of letting a movie’s lead character be a woman, a person of color and/or a member of the LGBT community is simply considered too great. But Legion M, being owned by fans, has the opportunity to tip the scales. Because if the investors want more diversity and new kinds of stories, that’s exactly what they’re going to get.

“The reason that there are so many superhero movies and reboots and remakes… Hollywood’s figured out the formula. You pick something with an established fanbase, and if you make the movie you know it’s less risky because you know those people are gonna come see the next Superman movie,” says Annison. “Whereas if it’s an unknown story, you just don’t know. So we believe when you make the audience part of the process, these fans that are part of our studio … if you’ve got an audience that’s baked into it, that gives you so much more creative leeway.”

In practice, this means that Legion M, “could come up with a completely new and novel story that’s never been tried before, and know that it’s gonna have some success” — which means that it’d actually get produced, unlike many original ideas that come to Hollywood to die.

Further, fan owners of Legion M can experience unprecedented involvement with the creative process. Not only are they involved with selecting and developing projects, but, “our promise to our investors is that we’re gonna take you along for the ride. When we film a movie, we wanna live-stream from the set. When we have project opportunities, we wanna put them in front of you. We give the Legion a voice.”

To start with, Legion M is partnering with Seth Green and Matthew Senreich’s Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, which created Robot Chicken. Annison explains that they still have “dozens” of projects that networks have rejected, and Legion M is working on bringing some of them to life.

In terms of representation, Legion M doesn’t necessarily want to commit to a quota of diversity. Instead, where they expect to be able to influence Hollywood is at the “table” where these decisions are made — and, “because we’re owned by such a broad, diverse group of people, we’ve got a better shot than anybody else at being able to affect that change.”

As Annison explains: “Fans have the ultimate power. Our money is what makes this whole thing spin around. When we combine and come together, we’ve got all the power.”

Read more about Legion M and how to get involved on their website.

As we approach the Captain America: Civil War Blu-Ray release date, a new deleted scene from the film has been released.

And it’s a Civil War deleted scene that is sure to please Stucky fans.

In the clip, Bucky quickly comes to the defense of bae (a.k.a. Cap) when War Machine briefly takes him down. Bucky gets back at Rhodey by throwing Cap’s iconic shield at him, and as the shield boomerangs back, Steve Rogers catches it. Take THAT, War Machine! #TeamCap

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As we approach the Captain America: Civil War Blu-Ray release date, a new deleted scene from the film has been released.

And it’s a Civil War deleted scene that is sure to please Stucky fans.

In the clip, Bucky quickly comes to the defense of bae (a.k.a. Cap) when War Machine briefly takes him down. Bucky gets back at Rhodey by throwing Cap’s iconic shield at him, and as the shield boomerangs back, Steve Rogers catches it. Take THAT, War Machine! #TeamCap

Watch below:

The movie’s airport scene was easily one of the most delightful moments of the film, so we’re loving this extra dose of Stucky brilliance.

Need more? The Captain America Blu-ray, with a release date set for September 13, includes the following special features:

  1. United We Stand, Divided We Fall – The Making of Captain America: Civil War Part 1 & Part 2 – As the tension mounts, sides are chosen and lines drawn. Learn more about the characters on each side—from Captain America and Iron Man to the latest recruits. In this complete behind-the-scenes look at a landmark in the Marvel saga, we’ll examine their stories through exclusive footage and interviews and discover just what went into selecting the Super Hero teams, filming the epic action sequences and introducing Black Panther and Spider-Man to the MCU.
  2. Captain America: The Road to Civil War – Explore the First Avenger’s fascinating evolution from loyal soldier to seasoned, conflicted hero who questions authority.
  3. Iron Man: The Road to Civil War – From Gulmira to Sokovia, delve into the development and evolution of one of the most iconic characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
  4. Gag Reel – Break the tension of this high-stakes conflict with some hilarious outtakes featuring the lighter side of your favorite Super Heroes.
  5. Deleted & Extended Scenes – Check out never-before-seen footage that didn’t make the final cut of Captain America: Civil War.
  6. Audio Commentary – Directors Anthony and Joe Russo and screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely deliver scene-by-scene insight and explain the storytelling challenges they faced creating the third installment of the Captain America franchise.
  7. Open Your Mind: Marvel’s Doctor Strange – Exclusive Sneak Peek – Go behind and beyond the scenes as Doctor Strange makes his journey to the big screen.

The Digital HD version of Civil War will be released on September 2.

Director James Gunn confirms the name of a Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 creature with the release of some concept art from the film.

The Guardians of the Galaxy have been pretty busy lately while they gear up for Vol. 2. On Friday we learned that they’ll be showing up in Avengers: Infinity War, and tonight we got a sneak peek of a creature the team will be taking on in the GotG sequel.

Taking to Twitter, Gunn showed off a piece of concept art created by Andy Park.

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Director James Gunn confirms the name of a Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 creature with the release of some concept art from the film.

The Guardians of the Galaxy have been pretty busy lately while they gear up for Vol. 2. On Friday we learned that they’ll be showing up in Avengers: Infinity War, and tonight we got a sneak peek of a creature the team will be taking on in the GotG sequel.

Taking to Twitter, Gunn showed off a piece of concept art created by Andy Park.

guardians-of-the-galaxy-2-concept-art

In his replies, he names the creature and states that, no, they aren’t fighting in space.

Then taking to Facebook, Gunn replied to fans who had questions about the image.

An updated synopsis for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 reads:

“Set to the backdrop of ‘Awesome Mixtape #2,’ Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.”

So it looks like for those who were lucky enough to see GotG 2 footage at San Diego Comic-Con this year, you’ve already seen this guy in action.

‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ lands in theatres on May 5, 2017