'Breaking Dawn': First Look at Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart in the Final 'Twilight' Installment (Photos)

 Summit Entertainment

The end is near, Twihards.

The final installment in Summit’s Twilight Saga franchise is set to hit theaters on Nov. 16, and in preparation of the release, the studio has released eight never-before-seen images from Breaking Dawn – Part 2.

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The photos come on the heels of a personal scandal between franchise stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart. On July 25, the actress admitted to engaging in an affair with her Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders, while also cheating on her on- and off-screen boyfriend, Pattinson.

Many Twilight fans expressed outrage on Twitter and YouTube in the wake of the shocking admission. For his part, Breaking Dawn director Bill Condon weighed in on the controversy, saying, “The fact is, these are actors playing parts, and maybe it’s not such a bad thing for people to be reminded of that.”

He added: “Both of these actors gave heart and soul to the Twilight movies, not only during shooting, but also by navigating so graciously the whole life-in-a-fishbowl aspect of the phenomenon.”

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Pattinson, Stewart and co-star Taylor Lautner joined Condon at Comic-Con earlier this summer to discuss the new film and the trio’s evolving friendship.

“I knew with both of them, it’s hard to say in interviews because I myself can’t define it, but sometimes you meet people in your life and say we should make stuff together – let’s utilize whatever energy is passing between us, let’s do it,” Stewart said.

To see the newly-released Breaking Dawn stills, click on the gallery below.

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