After Summit Entertainment, the folks behind the Twilight film franchise, was bought by Lionsgate Films, stories swirled that Twilight may not be coming to an end after all. Summit previously stated that this November’s Breaking Dawn Part 2 would be the final installment of the worldwide franchise. Yet when the company was purchased, Lionsgate co-chair Rob Friedman told reporters that it was up to author Stephenie Meyer, “If she wishes to do it, we’ll be there to support her.”
In interview with LA Times, he said “I’m anticipating Breaking Dawn Part 2 being $700m-plus in worldwide box office.” They then asked him if he would like to see the series continue, he said: “It’s hard for me to imagine a movie that does $700m-plus doesn’t have ongoing value. It’s an amazing franchise that they have done a great job of maintaining with absolutely no deterioration. So the simple answer is: ‘Boy I hope so.'”
Clearly this man wants more Twilight flicks, but what does the cast think?
According to reports, Robert Pattinson doesn’t feel the same way about making more Twilight movies. During an interview at the Berlin Film Festival Pattinson said that at 25-years old, he is no longer believable as a 17-year-old vampire.
“I’d be curious what Stephenie would write, but I just think I’d probably be too old. I’m already too old.”
Since the films have banked an astounding $2.5 billion at the international box office so far, it can only be assumed that the entertainment industry will find a way to prolong the Twilight craze – even without Pattinson.
If Stephenie Meyer were to write another Twilight book, and they made it into a film, how would you feel if Robert didn’t join the cast?