Warning: Possible spoilers ahead for "Breaking Dawn," the final two movies in the "Twilight" saga.
The "Harry Potter" saga wrapped up in theaters this year, and for those who'd read the books, there weren't a lot of surprises. But it's a different story with "Breaking Dawn," which has been split into two films, the first of which opens Nov. 16. Even for those who've read all of Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight" books," there are plenty of questions.Slideshow: ‘Twilight’ stars light up Hollywood (on this page)
Like, how the heck are they going to pull this off? How is that bloody, bone-crushing birth scene going to take place? What's Renesmee going to look like, and exactly how do you pronounce that name anyway? What will Bella wear to her wedding? How hot can the wedding night possibly be and still stay PG-13?
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The Aug. 19/26 issue of Entertainment Weekly answered a few of those questions. Let's pull together answers from there and a few other places and see what we know.
The movie trailer is pretty cagey, but we definitely glean some details. The wedding invites are crisp and plain, but they don't fall into the common Hollywood trick of forgetting the character's middle names. It's "Isabella Marie Swan" and "Edward Anthony Masen Cullen" who, together with their families, invite the guests to their August wedding.
Bella wears her long hair in a strikingly pretty updo or at least a twist, styled with help from Edward's sisters, and crowns it with a diamond (what, like the Cullens would use rhinestones?) comb holding her veil. Not much of the dress can be seen, but it's white or ivory and looks lovely and traditional. And that is one honking diamond ring — we're talking Kim Kardashian size.
Bella's dress is designed by Carolina Herrera, but once the movie's out, it will be sold to mere humans by Alfred Angelo under a special Twilight Bridal label.
Stephenie Meyer says the old-fashioned dress should be simpler than the frillier Edwardian designs some may expect. "Elegant white satin, cut on the bias, with long sleeves," the author revealed.
Edward wears a white tie and tails.
Eleazar and Carmen, from the Denali clan of vamps, are front and center at the nuptials, just behind Carlisle and Esme.
The wedding is outdoors, featuring flowers everywhere and rose petals scattered on the aisle.Slideshow: Kristen Stewart's movie career (on this page)
Yes, Robert Pattinson as Edward will bite through the wedding-night pillows in his fervor. "Of course we had to have that," Kristen Stewart told EW.
Supposedly some wedding-night scenes had to be cut because they were too steamy for the PG-13 rating. (We bet they'll make the DVD.)
Pregnancy and baby
Yes, Bella drinks a cup of blood to feed her unborn child. Through a straw. While Edward holds a bucket for her to throw up in and Jacob kind of puts the moves on her. "That really wouldn't happen," Pattinson told EW. "I should have thrown the vomit at him."
Yes, Edward will perform the infamous C-section by fang. "That was a fun conversation that day with Stephenie [Meyer]," Pattinson told Entertainment Weekly. "What am I actually chewing through?"
How to keep the film from grossing out its many young fans with a bloody birth scene? Producer Wyck Godfrey told USA Today the movie gets around that by showing fans what Bella sees. "She is looking through the haze, experiencing pain and everything rushing around her."
Meyer has confirmed the casting of Mackenzie Foy, 9, as young Renesmee. Various sources, including Movieweb, are reporting that Christie Burke will play Edward and Bella's daughter as a teen, reportedly only in a flash-ahead-to-her-future-with-Jacob scene. Rumor has it the filmmakers will use computer effects to make Burke look more like Foy to make the transition believable. Like a movie with a C-section by fang needs to be.Video: Watch the 'Twilight: Breaking Dawn - Pt. 1' trailer (on this page)
Happily ever after
The first movie goes through the wedding, honeymoon and birth, ending just before Bella's life as a vampire really begins. The second film is more of an action movie as the family rushes to protect new member Renesmee, producer Godfrey told USA Today. The story also breaks from Bella's point of view to follow Jacob through his own turmoil, just as the book did.
Is there more to the story? The books end here, but at Comic-Con, director Bill Condon said, "There are so many characters that ... I suspect [Stephenie Meyer] will want to revisit at some point." She's already published a novella about baby vampire Bree Tanner, so why not?
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