Robert Pattinson wants to return as Twilight’s Edward Cullen

Robert Pattinson would reprise his role as Twilight's Edward CullenRobert 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.

Would you be interested in the Twilight series continuing, or do you think the film franchise has run its course? Let us know in the comment section below! ~Alexa Caruso

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  1. Ann-Marie Rees • April 21, 2017 @ 10:51 PM

    Yes i wpuld be thrilled to have another instalement of the twilight a huge fan of both the books and the sure it wpuld be a huge success.twilight really is forever!

  2. Marie • April 22, 2017 @ 2:35 AM

    No, thanks, on a movie. I’d much rather Stephanie either finish Midnight Sun and/or write a new book in the series.

  3. R.Watson • April 22, 2017 @ 5:05 PM

    Exactement what I have wondered about. Can’t wait to see the production realized.

  4. Eleanor Pelcyger • April 22, 2017 @ 6:00 PM

    That would be this Twihard’s (and I am positive every other’s) dream come true. If Stefanie, Kristen and Taylor will All support it, we’ll all start campaigning Lionsgate immediately!!!

  5. psky bellefleur • April 23, 2017 @ 2:13 PM

    yes yes a thousand times yes!! Could be really amazing!!

    There are also many places to go with the Volturi AND an accidental reveal of the existence of vampires to humans which could involve a lot of plot twists and demands on the characters to grow and to have more interactions.

    I and my whole family would go see it multiple times just like the last films and books! Total fans!

  6. Omega • April 23, 2017 @ 4:35 PM

    I would really love to see the Twilight Saga continue…..I loved the first Twilight Series (own them all)…..seen them many times…

  7. CDubya • April 24, 2017 @ 11:43 AM

    Well he’s likely looking for work ha ha… I’m sure his paycheques are smaller when not being in a hit movie in years.

  8. Breanna • April 24, 2017 @ 11:08 PM

    Yes I’m ready for more I know it might be hard for robert and kristen to click again but I hope in time it will happen

  9. Anonymous • April 26, 2017 @ 11:28 AM

    I would love for there to be a new twilight saga! I was so sad when there was only 5 and i wanted a few more because the story line and EVERYTHING about twilight is awesome. i wanna see more about bella and edward but also a little about jacob Reneseenmee. i think thats how you spell her name im not sure. Please make a few more tiwlight movies its such a good series! and im sure they would get alot of watchers and stuff for them because if they made 3.3 billion they can probally make way more with the rest of the movies like atleast 3 more?

  10. deepti vaidya • May 2, 2017 @ 2:49 PM

    Really I’m so excited for Edward and Bella

  11. Roxanne Jackson • June 21, 2017 @ 2:55 AM

    Yes!!!! I loved the series and I was sad when it ended> I would love to see Edward and Bella again and I would love to see Renesmee all grown up and what becomes of her and Jacob!!! I truly hope another episode is in the works!!! I’ll be the first person to buy me a ticket!!!!

  12. Lena Vallejos • July 15, 2017 @ 3:23 AM

    I WOULD ABSOLUTELY LOVE TO SEE THE TWILIGHT SAGA CONTINUE!!! I was left a little in suspense and am Very Anxious to see how it would play out further! PLEASE AND THANK YOU 🙂

  13. Julie Amos • August 9, 2017 @ 9:03 PM

    I would Love to see more of TWILIGHT SAGA Again & To see Robert & Kristen together again with Their Character Daughter & Jacob.

  14. Katherine Yvette Vigil • October 6, 2017 @ 2:44 PM

    I would absolutely love to see the Twilight series continue as well as Midnight Sun(or whatever she ends up calling it). I know her fans would not disappoint her in receiving additional writings on the characters in the series. They are my all time favorite books, and I really pray Stephanie Meyer will forgive and forget and allow her fans to see the stories from her brilliant mind. 50 shades of grey may be a spinoff from her, but many of her fans wont even pick up the book let alone watch the movie. Her writing style is clean and beautiful and that’s not what I’ve heard about her copycat authors. I would also love to see addition movies with the cast.

  15. Purita Cobb • October 13, 2017 @ 3:28 PM

    I would love to see more; especially “Midnight Sun”. Every character if possible would be exciting to watch and to see where they all ended up after the “BATTLE”. Just know your fan base was not all teens, those of us that were older at the time are still here 😊

  16. shaishy • November 2, 2017 @ 10:42 PM

    I cannot wait for it . Pero Hindi ako aasa 😭😭

  17. Ayushi • January 22, 2018 @ 2:16 AM

    yes,yes,yes….I’m eagerly waiting for it it to start and release…plzzz stephenie launch another installment of twilight saga…i would really love to watch it..plzz

  18. Elaine • April 7, 2018 @ 10:34 PM

    Bring it on. I would love to see more!!!

  19. Elaine • June 3, 2018 @ 12:08 AM

    Yes to the movie!!!

  20. Nicole • June 29, 2018 @ 6:33 AM

    I would love to see more movies in the series. Midnight sun would be awesome.

  21. Apple • September 6, 2018 @ 9:55 AM

    I want to watch another episode of Twilight 😭 Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson are both nice.. let just move on about the past happened in their relationship. We all know it’s hard to forget and to forgive but God had always a reason why it happens, God forgive us our sins! So we should forgive the person who sins us. I know it’s really hard to get over it, but I’m a twilight fan lover I love Bela & Edward chemistry I want them back😭 I really miss their sweetness.😢 I’m hoping Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart get back together in the movie also in real life as soon😣


  22. Magdalena • December 18, 2018 @ 8:51 AM

    Hi robert! How can I contact you? I have several questions for you regarding my order. speak to me.

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