Eclipse Release Date Announced!

Feb 20th, 2009 | By | Category: Featured Articles, Movie News

According to EW and Deadline Hollywood Daily, Eclipse will be released in theaters on June 30, 2010!

“I’ve confirmed there’s no director hired yet. And the two productions won’t be back-to-back. But that hasn’t stopped Summit Entertainment from newly scheduling its Twilight threequel for release on June 30, 2010, not long after its Twilight sequel New Moon set for November 20th this year now being helmed by Chris Weitz. Summit also officially changed the name of its vampire movie franchise based on Stephenie Meyer’s bestselling series of novels to The Twilight Saga.”

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87 Comments to “Eclipse Release Date Announced!”

  1. Janeanne says:

    OME!!! I am so thrilled that this is all happening so fast. I am also glad that they are not making us wait an entire year fo them all. I mean seriously c’mon. I am soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo excited!!!!!!

  2. Madison Team Edward says:


  3. Jane says:


  4. Chii says:

    oh my gosh!!!! YES!!! soooooooooooooooooooooo cooooooooool~!!!!
    i cant wait!

    so how about Breaking Dawn? ^_^

  5. Megan says:

    That seems rather…fast. I’m really concerned about the quality of this film.

  6. Allie says:

    I’m not very excited about this. It just seems too rushed. This has me worried about the quality of the film. =/

  7. Allie says:

    lol. I guess I agree with Megan.

  8. Amanda D. says:

    I wonder if Summit releasing Eclipse in June of 2010 instead of November like the other two films has anything to do with the fact that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part one will be released that November…? Just a thought…

    I worry for the quailty of the film…Summit really irritates me, this isn’t how movies are usually made

  9. 20twilight09 says:

    r u serious wow thats sooo fast, but really exciting!! i cant wait!

  10. Samantha LeAnne says:

    I’m rather put off by this actually. I am excited about the movies, but I want good QUALITY films, not films that are rolled out without anything really put into them. June is totally unrealistic! I just hope Summit wises up and allows our beloved Twilight Saga (their cash cow), the time and care it deserves and stops rushing it.

  11. Jenn says:

    I honestly think Summit is rushing the films that way they can make Breaking Dawn the best film out of the four books. If you think about it, they are going to have to put alot more money into it with alot of special effects. Especially with the birth of Renessmee, Bella s transformation from human to vampire etc

  12. twilight_tweaker says:

    every1 is sooo worried bout da quality…cant u jus b happy dat u dnt have to wait long fo da movie…n da actors do have to look young they are vampires dat dnt age…mayb dats y its so fast…i DNT CARE WAT U GUYS TiNK iM HAPPY DAT i DNT HAVE TO WAiT LONG N iMMA STiO LUV DA MOViE NO MaTTER WAT

  13. laura h says:

    i kinda wish they didn’t rush them so much because once they are done they are DONE, we’d have little new stuff coming every day online, lol. but my birthday is 9th june so it’ll be the best thing to spend my birthday money on hahaha

  14. Renee says:

    I agree with everyone. Summit is in a rush to pop this movies out since the fandom is so high. They need to learn that the fans are not going to stop going to see them no matter how long it takes them to make it. But if the quality of the films are jeopardized by their greed to make as much as they can. Then I think the fan base will begin to fall to go see the films.

  15. probabaly the second biggest twilight freak in the world says:

    im glad they’re coming out so fast! i kinda want them to be finished before i get out of school cos i mite feel a bit pathetic if im a 19yr old college student and all i can look forward to is the breaking dawn film……no offense if i just described someone hu is actually like that! lol!

  16. katie says:

    Now we know that they really are just interested in the money.

  17. Cedar says:

    WOW it is a great thing that it is coming out so soon but they are really rushing these things i hope it is still good

  18. Twilight Fan UK(Cat) says:

    Im really looking forward to it but like many of u im worried bout the quality of the film. Also wen the twilight came out in the uk my mum treated me and took me to see it on christmas eve and she is plannin on doin the same for new moon because of the date it cms out in cinemas in the uk! If eclipse comes out then i wont be able to go and see it cause i will be at skool πŸ™ Still im ,lookin forward to see in it lmao πŸ˜› πŸ˜€

  19. Sarah-Nicole says:

    SOOOO COOOL!!! πŸ˜› It’s only one month before my 16 years old’s birthday (july 2010)!!! πŸ™‚ I hope they will find a new director (a good one!!) I can’t wait for New Moon and I can’t wait for Eclipse!!!!


  20. Diane says:

    i hope that Cathrine Hardwicke comes back to shoot the third one. sometimes movie series do that and i just love the overall feel that Cathrine created for Twilight. Also…Summit sucks. They are complete idiots. You can’t rush these things.

  21. Amanda says:

    THANK GOD! i can go see the midnight showing!!!!!!!! it sucks being a sophmore in high school with your mom giving you the curfew hours of a 10 yr old lol.
    yeah summit is kinda stupid for this, i would want to make sure to get the stuff out fast so that the actors don’t start looking too old, but they are totally doing it for the money.

  22. Smitten says:

    I think it’s simply a rumor. Can they actually do all the pre/post production in that short of a time period. Check out, type in New Moon and it tells you everything, from cast, to the release dates of all the twilight movies. Im going by what that site tells me because it’s actually dedicated to movies and their information! EW just needs something to get peoples attention.

  23. Smitten says:

    ***correction, IMDB!***

  24. Alice says:

    i am upset by this… summit is turining crazy aand just wants to milk these movies for all they are worth! they dont care about quality! they know that we will all go see them anyways (which is true) and i am upset that they are rushing this and i think that new moon should be june 2010 and then eclipse november 2010 but have them filmed back to back so that between new moon and eclipse they can edit eclipse and then the quality of the movies would be a lot better and the characters would look the same between movies…

  25. Jasmine says:

    I must admit that I’m excited that we don’t have to wait a long time. yet I’m concerned about the quality of the upcoming movies?!

    Jazz (Team Cullen!)

  26. Shteff says:

    Wow! I’ve got to admit, I’m really happy! Although, I wish it would come out around August 2nd…
    The movies have all come out around my other friend’s birthdays and they aren’t as AAAAAAAAA over them as me in all honesty πŸ˜‰
    Hehe, Oh well that’s cheered me up! Yet another good factor for today!

  27. Meg says:

    If it is coming out that early, it is going to suck. Guaranteed.

  28. Tiffany C. says:

    Well, its great that this is coming soo fast… but how will the quality of the films be?!

    I have a hunch that they aren’t going to be so good…

  29. hannah says:

    yes the quality…hm? i dont know about that it is true that they have to keep the cast looking the same for all the movies..or at least the vampires since they never age…

  30. Monika_ says:

    I find it funny that people are already saying that New Moon and Eclipse suck when… OMG! COULD IT BE! They haven’t even started filming yet. *Gasp!*

  31. Brandi says:

    I hope they don’t rush it to quickly. Anticipation(sp) is the best part! And I hope they go more for quality then anything. But maybe they are super assured that the quality wont be compromised. It is to soon to say it will suck, but they haven’t even started to film New Moon annnd have a release date for Eclipse annnd they are not filming back to back? It does concern me a bit but hey they might know what their doing?

  32. Kim says:

    yup. they have no concern for quality. it’s all about the money for them, and they know we will go.

  33. Tori says:

    Sadly that’s the day New Moon should of probably came out. Sorry but I live in Portland Oregon and I have family that lives in Canada and in both places the weather goes from awful over cast all day to clear blue skies 24/7 about late May. How in the world are they going to get all the filming for New Moon and Eclipse done and still have overcast skies in the process? THIS JUST SHOWS HOW MONEY DRIVEN SUMMIT IS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  34. Elizabeth says:

    That is soooo fast. I mean, we all thought that they were producing New Moon too fast…now look at this. And theyre not shooting back to…that gives it even less time… Im really concerned about this…

  35. lariza says:

    This is going way too fast, what happens when there isn’t more to do? They should leave gaps, to keep us really anticipated, not finishing it all up in 4 to 5 years!

  36. Ash Pash says:

    Wow thats really cutting it close lol like 7 months well i guess thats cool but it better be good… im so sad they are getting another director better not mess this up i will be sad!!!!!!!!! I cant believe they already have a date set New Moon has not even started filming yet. Hope they do Breaking Dawn

  37. Taylor says:

    yay my birthday!! haha i really hope its not too fast…

  38. Ayesha says:

    i’m looking forward to it but at the same time i want them to take their time with it so its really good!!!
    I’d rather wait!!!

  39. RyRy (Ryan) says:

    OK. I’m getting sick of this! It takes 2 years to do a good movie. If they start filming New moon in March, and it take the standard 2-3 months for filming, + a break of about 2 months they’ll have around 9 months to make Eclipse. This is INSANE! there is absolutley no way they can make a good movie that fast. But who knows? I don’t think they’re worried about a good movie. Summit’s just worried about how quickly they can make their money. This is a huge disapointment, and is very pathetic on Summit’s part. I mean, not even giving enough time for the director to be able to finsh post-production and be able to make the new movie? That’s 2 directors who wouldnt stay on for the next movie…clearly this is Summit’s problem, and it’s not even logical. If they’re really so worried about money, they should take more time, make a better movie, and then they’d get millions more. It truly is pathetic.

  40. Harley-Dee says:

    IM REALLY WORRIED about that because even though i really love it and the actors are getting old etc.. i just fell like its not going to be very good although i hope its good. I CANT WAIT for this movie because it my fav book and all but ye i really wanted to see THIS book in movie form because its soo funny and very emotional. Just my opinion.

  41. ashleycullen says:

    Its really cool that they’re coming out with the film so early, but I agree with a lot of other people here. The film may not be as good if they rush it. I’m worried about the quality of the film and whether it will be good when it’s rushed like that….

  42. I dont know says:

    I really don’t like tha t they’re rushing it, but i’m a bit excited it opens on my birthday!

  43. Amanda D. says:

    Harry Potter 7 starts filming this month and its scheduled to film untill next year!!! I don’t think it’d take a year to film eclipse, in fact I think the filming could be one in couple months…IF New Moon wasn’t being filmed right before it!!!!This is INSANE….

    I know I reference Potter a lot but its the only franchise I know as well as twilight.

  44. Rachel C. says:

    OH MY GOD! THATS MY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  45. Samie says:

    well i can understand them makeing tthem fast. dont forget the actors cant get older, so they cant take 2 years, to make a movie. there are 4 movies to make, the most they can do is make one a year, not take 8 years to make 4 movies….

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  47. kathrynAnne says:

    thats to fast
    and besides how can you trust the times of showbiz guys?!

    they are always runnning late or have some stupid excuse as to why they are putting the date back

    i bet you a million dollars it wont come out in time :p


  48. Ashton says:

    The only reason that they are rushing all of the Twilight movies is because in the books…the vampires don’t age. They really don’t want the actors to age as they keep filming, like the Harry Potter movies. If they get older (appearance) then it’s not really going to make sense at all…you know what I mean??? Other than that I’m really excitedddddd!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m just one of those crazy young teens that are addicted to Twilight!!!…but then again…who isn’t???
    Who here hopes that they make Breaking Dawn into a movie???
    Who here is happy that there is a new director that has used special effects??? I amm!!! No offense to Catherine Hardwicke…
    Who here is excited for New Moon on November 20th, 2009???!!! I AM!!!
    I am so happy that New Moon and Eclipse won’t be that far spread apart…because I’m just ancy about Twilight…

  49. Tori says:

    Okay seriously! Summit is trying to do as little as possible and deeem the ultimate rewards. They had millions of dolllars on twilight which only required 3 months of filming, but that is NO reason to rush the next ones. If summit needs to understand if they are not going to spend time perfecting these movies into good adaptations they will not make the money they think they will based purely on the fans. Us fans won’t go to see these movies just to see Rob Pattinson, we want to see a book that we love put on the big screen in a realistic belieavable way, not something they just wipped together. Seeing as the special effects in twilight were corny and stupid at best. Things are going to have to change in new moon and eclipse, for then to make for the mistakes that they made with twilight, and i think a change in director was key but there is still so much more.

    One last note…. Summit the twilight saga is not purely about vampires and werewolves, it is about the love shared between bella and edward and the trials that they have to face. AND THAT IS WHAT WE WANT TO SEE ON THE BIG SCREEN!!!!

  50. Juliet says:

    The release date for Eclipse seems rather fast. I’m wondering that maybe New Moon and Eclipse are filmed back to back? I’m just hoping it reaches our expectations with us being fans and all. I’d be disappointed if Summit lets us down.

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