Robert Pattinson, who played Edward Cullen in the Twilight film franchise has mentioned he would be open to returning to the role at some point. It may have been five years since we staked the Twilight saga in the heart, but in a case of never say never, could the popular vampire series return to cinemas with a new generation of films?
Based on Stephenie Meyer’s books of the same name, Twilight spawned five films between 2008 and 2012 and raked in over $3 billion dollars at the box office. Making huge stars out of Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner, and Robert Pattinson, the series still remains as popular today among young adult adult audiences as it did then. While Meyer has steered away from the franchise after her novel Midnight Sun was leaked online, it now seems like there is further interest in the Edward Cullen spinoff.
Speaking to Yahoo! Movies, Robert Pattinson has revealed that he definitely plans on raising Cullen from the dead (again) as long as the audiences are hungry for more:
“So, I’ll get my own spinoff? … I’m always kind of curious. Anything where there’s a mass audience — or seemingly an audience for it — I always like the idea of subverting people’s expectations. There could be some radical ways of doing it, which could be quite fun. It’s always difficult when there’s no source material.”
Joking that it should be dubbed Edward: Homecoming, the possibilities are certainly there thanks to Meyer’s rough draft of Midnight Sun, which is told from Edward’s POV. Fans of the books and the movies have long wondered what Edward thought of the Twilight events and what happened to Edward and Bella after their happy ending as Mr. and Mrs. Cullen.
It may have been five years since we waved off the family, but the idea that the world of vampires and werewolves could expand has never really gone away. Certainly, an Edward spinoff seems like the most logical way to go, however, it would surely rely on the return of Stewart too. Although the actress had previously expressed an interest in coming back to Bella Swan, she agreed that the movies had already done the story justice.
Even before the final movie had hit cinemas, there were rumors that Lionsgate was eying a reboot, with some media outlets even reporting that it was already in the works. Although the studio said they weren’t approaching the project, they later teamed up with Meyer and Facebook to find young female filmmakers to create short films in the Twilight universe. Lionsgate co-chairman Patrick Wachsberger later said that a continuation was a possibility but not a certainty.
A Twilight continuation would also give a chance to make up for Breaking Dawn Part. 2 and possibly the most anti-climactic battle scenes known to cinema. Also, with pretty much all parties involved interested, we should keep our eyes peeled for a new era of Twilight – coming soon to a theater near you.
Source: Yahoo! Movies