Robert Pattinson wants to return as Twilight’s Edward Cullen

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Robert Pattinson, who rose to super-stardom as vampire heartthrob Edward Cullen in the Twilight saga, says he’s interested in rebooting the character in a standalone spinoff.

In an interview with Yahoo! Movies, the actor explained that he’d like to reprise his famous role, if there’s a demand from fans: “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.”

Oh but there is! Twilight book series writer Stephenie Meyer has a partially completed rough draft of a book titled Midnight Sun, in which the story is told from Edward’s point of view. Fans of the franchise’s books and films have been eager for a peek into the mind of one of their favorite characters as, previously, the story was told from the view of Edward’s true-love interest, Bella Swan.

The original series’ books and the corresponding films were wildly successful across the globe, earning over $3.3 billion at the box office, and helped launch the careers of its lead actors, Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, who made fiction a near reality by dating for a time after to the thrill and “aww” of fans. So there’s definitely a fan base ready to see more. Kristen also mentioned at one point she’d consider reprising her role.

Now we just need a studio to bring the franchise back to life, and Lionsgate could be the one to do it, with Lionsgate co-chairman Patrick Wachsberger saying in an interview with ScreenDaily back in September that a continuation was a possibility, though not a certainty: “It’s a possibility. Not a certainty but it’s a possibility. It’s about Stephenie [Meyer]. If she wants to tell a story related to those characters we’re here for her.”

It seems the odds are pretty good that a new installment in the Twilight saga could be on the way for fans in the future. But until Robert sparkles onscreen again as Edward, you can catch him in the Amazon adventure flick The Lost City of Z.

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Posted by twilight - April 3, 2018 at 1:47 am

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Lionsgate Is Making More ‘Twilight’ Movies, If Stephenie Meyer Finished ‘Midnight Sun’

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When Lionsgate bought Summit Entertainment — or when Lionsgate bought Twilight — Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer said he would like to continue Twilight, either on film or television.

Now, during a conference call to report Lionsgate’s earnings for 2014, Rob Friedman, the co-chair of the studio’s motion picture group, says they’re ready to make a sixth Twilight film if Stephenie Meyer will write a Midnight Sun.

Friedman said:

If she (Meyer) wishes to do it, we’ll be there to support her.

If this was a J.K Rowling series they were talking about, the author would probably be able to silence the talk with little more than a withering glance. But Stephenie Meyer doesn’t seem to be so dedicated to a full-stop end for her signature series. In 2009 she left the door open for another book:

I am a little burned out on vampires right now. I think I need a little break. I might go spend some time with my aliens. I might do something completely different. I’ve got to cleanse the palate. I may come back to it. I did envision it as a longer series. But I wrapped Breaking Dawn in a way that I felt satisfied with, so if that moment didn’t come, I’d be okay.

A few years ago Stephenie Meyer was writing a fifth book, Midnight Sun, which was actually a rewrite of the first Twilight novel from the perspective of Edward Cullen. She quit writing that book in 2008 when the first twelve chapters of the unfinished novel were leaked online.

She said:

If I tried to write Midnight Sun now, in my current frame of mind, James would probably win and all the Cullens would die, which wouldn’t dovetail too well with the original story. In any case, I feel too sad about what has happened to continue working on Midnight Sun, and so it is on hold indefinitely.

At that point she also said that she wanted to leave the book alone for a couple years, and perhaps go back to finish it when it seemed like people had forgotten about it. Given the continued popularity of Twilight movies, that forgetting doesn’t seem very likely.

Based on the series of four young-adult novels by Stephenie Meyer, the Twilight series of five films was supposed to end with Breaking Dawn – Part 2. However, executives at studio Lionsgate have hinted at the possibility of future films set in the same universe, in order to continue what has become a hugely lucrative $2.8bn box office for Hollywood.

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