Robert Pattinson Would Do A 'Twilight' Reboot & That's Surprising Coming From Him
Robert Pattinson has really changed his tune about the franchise that made him famous. Apparently, Pattinson says he isn't ruling out a Twilight reboot, which is a pretty startling departure from his position for the past... I don't know... five years? That's how long ago the final movie in the Twilight Saga, 2012's Breaking Dawn was released, and the actor has been low-key negging the series ever since. So, I'm pretty surprised to hear that he'd be open to returning to it.
When Pattinson was asked in a recent interview with Yahoo about the possibility of more sequels from Twilight author Stephenie Meyer, he hadn't heard the rumors, but was immediately on board.
I mean, 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. So there could be some radical way of doing it, which could be quite fun. It’s always difficult when there’s no source material. But, yeah, I’m always curious.
Listen, nobody's more enthusiastic than I am at the prospect of Pattinson coming back to his roots with future Twilight projects. But is this the same guy who had this who called Twilight "a book that wasn't supposed to be published," has openly criticized the franchise's fans, wondering "what they do the whole day," and had this to to say about his own character:
When you read the book, it's like, "Edward Cullen was so beautiful I creamed myself." I mean, every line is like that... I was just convinced that [Stephenie Meyer] is mad, she's completely mad, and she's in love with her own fictional creation... [Edward is] the most ridiculous person. The more I read the script, the more I hated this guy. Plus, he's a 108-year-old virgin, so he's obviously got some issues there.
Obviously, I'd be into it. I just want to make sure that he's doing it because he wants to, and not because he feels like he should. Those sorts of decisions just breed resentment later on. Then again, perhaps, now that the fandom has calmed down by a lot, maybe he's put enough distance between himself and the franchise to think fondly of it once more. You never know.