When we first met them five years ago, they were anonymous teenagers; today, Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner are among some of the most recognizable faces in movies. Stewart even made reference to their coming-of-age together, saying to Lautner, "The first time I met you, you were a kid. After 'New Moon,' you weren't a kid anymore."
Those in attendance at the press conference were given a special treat as new "blood" (pardon the pun) Mackenzie Foy (Renesmee) joined the panel along with "Twilight" author Stephenie Meyer, who took the stage for the first time since the movies made their first appearance at Comic-Con.
Pattinson spoke fondly of their Con experiences: "Premieres are just walking around in a haze with people screaming at you," he said. "It's exercise. [Like] doing a marathon actually. Comic-Con is nice because you get to walk around."
Fans of the "Twilight" series line up for days to catch a glimpse of their beloved icons, and it was no exception at Comic-Con this year. "The characters in the books are what these fans fell in love with," said Lautner. Meyer added that the phenomenon "still surprises me all the time."
Rumors have already been swirling online of a possible "Twilight" reboot, even though the franchise hasn't even finished yet. Pattinson commented that he "would love to see that," and joked that he would "pity the person who takes over my part. I would make a campaign against them."
When they looked back on their favorite moments from filming, newest cast member Foy, who remained quiet throughout the conference, sweetly added, "For me it would be the whole thing, because every moment was perfect."
Regardless of any reboot rumors, Stewart loves the work they've done, especially on this final movie. "I've seen it four times and I cry every time because it's so cool," she said.
But it wasn't only the main characters that took the stage. We also got some insight from the Cullen clan of Elizabeth Reaser, Jackson Rathbone, Ashley Greene, Peter Facinelli, Kellan Lutz and Nikki Reed.
Reminiscing on each of the movies, Reaser admitted her most stand-out experience was filming the first "Twilight" movie because the cast got into "a lot of silliness and hijinks." Lutz likened it to being "Seventeen before turning 18… we couldn't get in trouble."
While Facinelli had fond memories of playing indoor baseball with the Cullen clan during filming, Reed humbly looked back, saying, "I'm really beginning to realize how truly special this whole experience has been."
When asked, Rathbone jokingly fast-forwarded 10 years into the future, and says he expects there to be a reboot called "The Amazing Twilight." Reaser chimed in and joked: "I hope we're all healthy [in 10 years] and nobody's on Celebrity Rehab."
"The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2" hits theaters on November 16th.