“No measure of time with you will be long enough, but we’ll start with forever,” said Edward. And now, Lionsgate is saying something similar to Twilight fans.
In a new interview with ScreenDaily, Lionsgate’s Motion Picture Group co-chairman Patrick Wachsberger hints that additional Twilight films are not off the table.
“It’s a possibility,” he said. “Not a certainty but it’s a possibility. It’s about Stephenie [novelist Stephenie Meyer]. If she wants to tell a story related to those characters we’re here for her.”
The last film in the original Twilight Saga — Breaking Dawn, Part 2 — opened in November 2012. The fandom, frankly, fell off a metaphorical cliff for the most part once the final film came out. There were murmurs of a spinoff focusing on the wolves or other vampire groups, but those never panned out.
For her part, Stephenie Meyer has not signaled any interest in continuing the story of Edward, Bella, or Jacob, the three characters who could conceivably draw box office success in 2017 or beyond.
The only Twilight project that appears to be on the horizon is the long-awaited Midnight Sun. Last year, Meyer told Hypable she started working on the book again and hopes to get it out — mainly ’cause Mama Meyer really wants it.
While the publication of Midnight Sun would certainly be exciting news for fans of the original series, it wouldn’t excite Lionsgate much. They couldn’t turn the spinoff book — which would just be Twilight from Edward’s perspective — into a movie.
But who knows? Maybe one day, a new Twilight idea will strike Stephenie and it’ll be a huge hit. In our aforementioned interview conducted last year, the author said she’d love to write more about Leah or Renesmee, who she described as “the two most unresolved characters.”