By Dave Campbell | September 1, 2009
Finally, a New Moon story that doesn’t include Edward or Jacob! Summit Entertainment has released new posters and photos of the vampires in the Volturi from The Twilight Saga: New Moon, including Michael Sheen as Aro, Dakota Fanning as Jane, Cameron Bright as Alec, Jamie Campbell Bower as Caius, and Christopher Heyerdahl as Marcus.
The Volturi are an organized coven of vampires. They enforce the laws of the vampire world. They “invite” other vampires with powerful gifts to join their coven. They are the largest, and most powerful Coven of vampires in the series. The Volturi are the equivalent of a royal family to vampires. They operate from the city of Volterra, Italy. The Volturi have existed for at least three thousand years, if not more. They are the largest coven in existence, followed by Carlisle’s family and Tanya’s. However, they do not follow a “vegetarian” diet, as seen in New Moon, in which they capture and murder several humans in a carefully planned “meal”. They are considered the de facto royal family of vampires. The Volturi deal swiftly and decisively with anything they consider a threat to their city, or to the vampire world. They destroy anyone who attempts to overthrow them or resist their authority and, at Caius’ insistence, have hunted werewolves (true werewolves, not shape-shifters) to near extinction in Europe and Asia.
The Twilight Saga: New Moon opens in theaters on November 20, 2009. Enjoy the pics below.
Michael Sheen as Aro, leader of the Volturi:
Dakota Fanning as Jane, the Volturi who can inflict pain with just a look:
Cameron Bright as Alec, Jane’s twin brother:
Jamie Campbell Bower as Caius, the most sadistic of the Volturi:
Christopher Heyerdahl as Marcus, the most detached of the Volturi: