‘Twilight’ Author Stephenie Meyer Says She’s ‘Over’ the Franchise

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Twilight author Stephenie Meyer Twilight Author Stephenie Meyer Says Shes Over the Franchise

The Twilight franchise is a long way from being a failure; well over 100 million copies of the books have been sold worldwide, and the movies have grossed over $3.3 billion altogether at the box office. The series has also, however, become the butt of countless jokes and parodies, and has come under a great deal of fire for its weak, somewhat effectless protagonist and Meyers’ tweaking of werewolf and vampire mythology to make the creatures tamer and, more importantly, sexier.

The film adaptations of the Twilight novels have now reached their conclusion, though there’s already talk of rebooting the series and starting all over again. E.L. James’ popular erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey, which is also being turned into a movie, is famously a reworking of a lengthy Twilight fan fiction, and the fairly recent flood of copycat “dark romance” novels onto book store shelves indicates that we’ll be feeling the effects of Twilight mania for quite a while yet.

Now author Stephenie Meyer has joined the ranks of people who are tired of hearing about Twilight. Speaking asked by Variety whether she wants to write more about the Twilight franchise, Meyer replied, “I get further away every day. I am so over it. For me, it’s not a happy place to be.” She added that if she was ever to write about the world of Twilight again, it would be limited to “three paragraphs on my blog saying which of the characters died.”

Meyer has certainly been keeping busy since The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 was released. Her sci-fi romance novel, The Host, was also adapted for the big screen with Saoirse Ronan in the lead role, but performed poorly at the box office and was almost universally panned by critics. Meyer has also started up her own production company, Fickle Fish, and recently produced a rom-com called Austenland, about a woman obsessed with Jane Austen’s writing who goes to a Jane Austen-themed amusement park in search of her own Mr. Darcy.

Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen in Twilight Twilight Author Stephenie Meyer Says Shes Over the Franchise

Often it’s difficult to tell whether the fans of Twilight outweigh those who despise the series, but Meyer isn’t the first person involved to denounce it. Actor Robert Pattinson, who plays pale and brooding vampire heartthrob Edward, has made no secret of his personal dislike for the character, saying in an interview with Empire, “The more I read the script, the more I hated this guy, so that’s how I played him. As a manic-depressive who hates himself.” He’s also pointed out plot holes in the movies on quite a few occasions and made fun of the ridiculous nature of some of the things that happen in them.

Meyer didn’t specifically mention any regrets about the way she had written the Twilight series, so it’s likely that her weariness of it has more to do with the stigma that is now associated with it. The author added that she is “interested in spending time in other worlds, like Middle-earth.” Hopefully she was just speaking figuratively and we won’t be getting a Meyerized version of “The Silmarillion” on the big screen any time soon.

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Source: Variety

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  1. i think stephenie should come out with a part 3 of breaking dawn with the future of jacob and renesme future together

  2. I can understand that steph has no desire to write a next chapter of the twilight series. With the movies being created to suit teenage desires than that of what steph expressed in her books, or due to the constant negative attitudes towards the films and their characters. I can’t imagine how many times she has been asked if she will do another chapter. I therefore understand why it can be seen as something that should just die off and be done with.

    But on the otherwise of the window, I am aching for her to do the next chapters. I have loved every single moment of each twilight storey. It has been the one thing that’s taken me on a journey when life’s stress is too much. I have watched the films so much even my 3 year old now knows all about everyone and everything. I even managed to have my feral bogan hubby watch one with me ( something he would normally never be caught doing). The twilight series is fantastic and me personally would be over the moon for more. I beg for steph to not say never… Never is such a long time

  3. What Stephanie doesn’t seem to realize is that she was nobody until her fans made her phenomenal. It is bad form to turn her back on the fans who have made her famous. She should be grateful for all the success she has enjoyed, not to mention a whole lot of money. Fans supported her by reading, watching, & participating in every Twilight related forum out there, including merchandise. Few writers achieve that level of devotion or instant incredible wealth. Sure, there are haters who try to parody or run it down, but they are far outnumbered by those who truly loved the series. Many of us would love to hear Jacob & Renesme’s story played out. I, for one, would love to dive deeper into the stories of both the past & the future of Alice & Jasper. Stephanie started it all by sharing her stories, but the fans are the ones who made her what she is today. Even such renowned authors as Stephen King realize this and listen to what his faithful readers have to say and want to see more of. A legend, such as he is, is more humble than a fairly new player, being Stephanie. I love my job. Some parts more than others. They pay me to do my job, not do as I please. Is it always my favorite activities? No, but without them, I have no money. Everyone has their free time to do as they please, but don’t ask the fans to pay you to explore your own whims. If you come up with something new that is appealing to us, on your own time, we will decide whether to join you.

  4. Thanks for making my life of twilight even more depressing.i hate you

  5. Augustus Waters is a good person but a s***** writer, Peter Van Houten is a s***** person but a good writer. Guess what Stephenie is! – J. K. Rowling wrote a personalised letter from Dumbledore to a fan who lost her entire family – what does Meyer do for her fans?

    Know where you came from, and who helped you to where you are today!

    And to all the Twihards out there, I am sorry your idol turned her back on you! There is plenty of room in Pottermore!

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