It’s the franchise that has fans everywhere thirsty for any bloody detail. The latest installment, “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,” in theaters Wednesday, sees Seattle plagued by an army of newborn vampires controlled by the vengeful Victoria, who is out to destroy Bella Swan, whom she holds responsible for her lover’s death. To safeguard Bella from the oncoming threat, her boyfriend, Edward Cullen, and his family must band together and join forces with their shape-shifting foes, the wolf pack, who are sworn to defend humans from all blood suckers.
But it’s not all fang baring and claw clenching; there’s also an explosive love triangle this time around. And lots — lots — of shirtless roaming by the muscled members of the wolf pack.
To gear up for the third feature to be adapted from the wildly popular Stephenie Meyer “Twilight” books, here’s a guide for Twi-hards and the uninitiated alike. Learn who’s who, read about their favorite scenes and time travel with their characters into the future at latimes.com/eclipse.
– Elena Howe
Photo of “Twilight” actors Elizabeth Reaser, left, Peter Facinelli and Nikki Reed by Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times
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