The fantasy comes to an end – while, for others, the nightmare will (probably?) be over at last – once The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 opens in theaters this fall. Breaking Dawn – Part 1 director Bill Condon will once again be at the helm, working from a script penned by series stalwart Melissa Rosenberg that reunites Kristen Stewart (Bella), Robert Pattinson (Edward), Taylor Lautner (Jacob), Dakota Fanning (Jane), and Michael Sheen (Aro), among others.

Today, we have several new publicity stills from Breaking Dawn – Part 2 – along with a few magazine covers. Those images offer a first look at Mackenzie Foy as Bella’s half-vampire daughter, Renesmee; members of the Amazon vampire coven; and Bella trying out her newfound vampire super-strength, as well as other spectacles (Twilight non-converts, try and contain your excitement).

Breaking Dawn – Part 2 picks up in the immediate aftermath of its predecessor, which concluded with Edward at last fulfilling Bella’s request to become a blood-thirsty immortal. However, their rapidly-growing child is seen as an abomination and potential threat by the heads of the Volturi (Fanning, Sheen), forcing the Cullens to seek an alliance with other vampiric clans from around the globe in order to make a “last stand” and protect Renesmee.

Check out the aforementioned Breaking Dawn – Part 2 photos (via EW) in the gallery below (click any thumbnail for the full version):

It’s worth noting a couple of these photos are not actual screenshots from Breaking Dawn – Part 2, considering Stewart is missing her newly-acquired pale(r) complexion and ruby eyes. Beyond that, there’s not much to say about these particular Twilight images, other than maybe joke about the “Amazonian” outfits being worn by Tracey Heggins and Judith Shekoni or make the usual cracks about sparkly, effeminate vampires (which are well past their expiration date, at this point).

That’s all to say: Twilight jokes don’t really pack much of a punch anymore, and there’s little reason to doubt that Breaking Dawn – Part 2 won’t have all the naysayers sounding like broken records. The real question is whether or not this final (?) installment in the mega-popular young adult series can manage to serve as a satisfying conclusion for fans. That’s actually a point of contention, as the film will cover the portion of Stephenie Meyer’s source material that is often regarded as drawn-out and anticlimactic (even by some fans of the franchise).

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 opens in U.S. theaters on November 16th, 2012.

Source: Entertainment Weekly