Holy Cullens! Hold onto your seats, all you Twilight fanatics. This is the first official ensemble piece with final hair, makeup and costume (those other photos, we believe, were test shots, but this one gives our first official look at the characters inside the Twilight universe) Click on the image for a larger view -- you know you want to -- then let's take a moment to dissect the loveliness, shall we?
I know all you hardcore Twilighters know these characters, but for those who don't, we have, from left to right: Ashley Greene as Alice Cullen; Kellan Lutz as Emmett Cullen; Kristen Stewart as Bella Swan; Robert Pattinson as uber-hot vampire Edward Cullen; Nikki Reed as Rosalie Hale; and Jackson Rathbone as Jasper Hale.
We've been covering the various bits of Twilight news, set visit write-ups and behind-the-scenes goodies extensively here, but this is the first time that we've seen the cast in character like this. Aside from the fact that the image looks totally cool and perfectly captures that "Twilight-vibe," can I just say that any doubts anyone out there is still harboring about Robert Pattinson as Edward should be totally laid to rest by this picture?p>
I know I'm not the only Twlight fan out there who's thinking, oh-my-Edward, he looks perfect in character! And Pattinson and Kristen Stewart seem to have that chemistry down. Of course, we'll have to wait for the actual film to see how it comes across on-screen, but set visit reports have been very promising. I just read a set visit report at the Still Wandering blog this afternoon about the shooting of the dinner scene in Port Angeles, where Pattinson reportedly told director Catherine Hardwicke after a take that he "almost lost it;" she told him to go with it, and the next take, so we hear, was "perfect."
Okay, Twilight fans, I know you're all dying to chime in with your thoughts on this cast picture. What do you think? Are you with me in thinking that Hardwicke and her cast are really bringing Stephenie Meyer's beloved characters to life in the most fantastic way? I know you want more, more, more -- so do I! -- and we'll bring you all the stills, clips, and whatever else Summit gives us, as fast as we can get it up there for you. Keep checking back for more Twilight yumminess.
Oh, and in case you've been living in a coffin ...Twilight comes out in theaters December 12. Dang, that seems like a long time to wait. Can we just skip from May to December, please?