Twilight fans have been holding their collective breaths since the credits rolled on Breaking Dawn Part 2 in 2012. It was difficult to believe our connection to the Cullens and the Swans were forever severed. Now, we've been given the possibility of a new Twilight movie.
Nothing is definitive, but there is hope. In a recent interview, Lionsgate chief Patrick Wachsberger said the door was open for Stephenie Meyer. He added that if Stephenie wanted to tell a story related to those characters, Lionsgate would be there for her.
With last year's publication of a gender-reversed version of Twilight, Stephenie Meyer made it clear she wasn't quite ready to let the characters go; however, the ending of Breaking Dawn Part 2 established a clear wrap-up for the movie. So could we be looking at a reboot, a revamp (so to speak), or a redo with the gender reversals? Let's review some of the newest scoop making its way around the internet.
Nina Dobrev May Join Robert Pattinson In A New 'Twilight' Film
Inquistr.com dropped this news on October 13th, indicating that rumors indicate that a new Twilight will feature The Vampire Diaries alum as, perhaps, a replacement Bella Swan. Australian Network News also picked up the rumor, calling it the "latest buzz."
Nina has previously expressed her views on Twilight, and it wouldn't be hard to believe she could be convinced to join the Cullen crew:
"I'm very happy that they exist because we [The Vampire Diaries] exist because of them. Their success is our success. I'm kind of sad the movies are almost over."
In addition, Nina has already played a vampire so she wouldn't need to be coached if she's cast for the part.
Robert Pattinson Thinks He's Too Old To Play A Vampire Again (But The Idea Is 'Interesting')
Though rumors exist that Robert Pattinson will be reprising his role as Edward Cullen in a new Twilight film, the star thinks his age will preclude him from portraying a vampire. He did, however, indicate his interest in what Stephenie Myers might write:
"I'd be curious what Stephenie would write, but I think I’d probably be too old. I’m already too old. But yeah, it’d be kind of interesting.”
Pattinson was 26 when the Breaking Dawn finale aired, and with his turning 30 in May of this year, his concern is understandable. However, I think fans would overlook his age in favor of seeing the original Edward Cullen return to the movie screen.
Kristen Stewart Is Less Willing To Reprise Her Role
Kristen told Uproxx in a recent interview that she would be not be super enthusiastic about returning as Bella Swan again, but she would like to see another actress try:
"I loved doing it. But that doesn’t mean I want to keep doing it. But if other people? Yeah, sure. To be honest with you: I would be interested. I’d be kind of fascinated, but it wouldn’t emotionally affect me one way or the other."
Though Kristen has not stopped working since the saga ended, these movies made her a star, and I can understand her reticence. Fans have continued to follow her career, and she has been earning rave reviews, including her most recent for Personal Shopper. However, if Robert Pattinson returns to his career-establishing role, could he be Edward Cullen without the original Bella Swan?
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Stephenie Meyer Said She Was Done With 'Twilight'
So with both of the stars expressing tentative interest, and Lionsgate chief Patrick Wachsberger leaving the ball in Stephenie Meyers's court after calling Twilight "a gamechanger," will we see a new Twilight movie in the future?
In a 2013 interview with Variety, Meyer said she was done with Twilight, but, as I mentioned at the beginning of this post, Meyer penned a gender-swapped version of Twilight in October 2015. Perhaps time and the cry of her fans have changed her mind. We can only hope so!