Let’s think back to, oh, let’s say about five years ago.
It was a happier time. A simpler time. A time when Twilight movies were still being released.
It may seem hard to believe, but it really has been that long since we last stepped into that special, sparkly vampire world — the second part of Breaking Dawn was released in 2012.
But these days, Hollywood is all about big franchises and fancy reboots.
Think Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the five-part Harry Potter spin-off series, or the fact that in the past ten years, we’ve had three different Spider-Man series.
So it would make sense that the powers that be would try to bring back Twilight, right?
After all, it was insanely successful, it triggered a huge amount of insane fans ready to buy even the stupidest pieces of merchandise, and nothing has been able to fill that cinematic vampire hole quite as nicely as it did.
Really, it would be strange if there wasn’t a Twilight reboot sometime soon.
But if we were blessed enough to see a return of this series, would the stars of the original be willing to return?
According to Robert Pattinson, the man who brought handsome yet troubled teen heartthrob vampire Edward Cullen to life, there’s a good chance!
In a new interview, Robert was asked a bit about Twilight, including a question about that super crazy, just really insane fan base.
“It’s definitely calmed down in terms of my everyday life,” he said, “but mainly because I spend more time in London, which is totally different.”
“And I’m doing more parts that just sort of interest me, while in a lot of ways taking a little bit of a step back just to learn and get better.”
“I guess I’ve never really acknowledged what the fan base is, or even if I have one,” he laughed.
Oh, Robert. Dear, innocent Robert. If you don’t know if you have a fan base, don’t you dare Google yourself, you sweet summer child.
He was then asked about the possibility of a series reboot, something that’s been talked about for a while now.
“Really, they’re expanding it?” he questioned. “So I’ll get my own spin-off?”
But in all seriousness, if another Twilight movie made its way outside of rumors and into reality, there’s a chance he’d be willing to participate.
“I mean, I’m always kind of curious,” he admitted. “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.”
We’d be curious too, Rob. Super curious.
If there was another movie with any of the original cast, the chances are good that Kristen Stewart wouldn’t return — she’s said as much, and it seems unlikely that she’d be willing to act so closely with Robert after what happened with their personal relationship.
Pretending to be in love with your ex-boyfriend that you infamously cheated on doesn’t sound like a ton of fun, to be fair.
They could do a movie of Edward’s vampire origins, though they’d have to do it soon, what with that whole rule about vampires not aging and Robert being decidedly human.
Hey, maybe they could do a movie about Jacob the werewolf falling in love with Edward and Bella’s newborn baby! Remember that mess?
The possibilities are endless, and whether or not Robert is involved, you know it will be a hit.
A messy, embarrassing, ridiculously entertaining hit.