Summit Entertainment has just announced The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 will get released on November 16, 2012. While the studio had previously announced Breaking Dawn would be two movies, no release date had been set for part two. For fans of the Twilight franchise, a fall 2012 release date means you’ll be waiting a full year to see the conclusion of the Twilight franchise as The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 gets released on November 18, 2011.
While I’m sure some fans were hoping for a summer release for part two, this makes a lot more business sense. By releasing in the fall, the studio will have plenty of time to use the home video window to sell DVD’s and Blu-rays and they’ll also most likely use Comic-Con 2012 as another opportunity to promote the franchise.