It's been nearly four years since the final Twilight movie, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2, hit theaters, bringing the cinematic franchise to a close. There had been rumors that the vampire franchise would continue on the big screen, but nothing has ever been confirmed. Today, it seems we're no closer to seeing a new Twilight movie than we were four years ago, but Lionsgate co-chairman Patrick Wachsberger recently revealed it's still "a possibility."
The five-movie franchise earned a whopping $1.3 billion at the domestic box office and $3.3 billion worldwide. During an interview with Screen Daily, Patrick Wachsberger revealed that it's certainly possible that this beloved franchise could continue in some way on the big screen. Here's what he had to say below, revealing that it's really up to author Stephenie Meyer regarding the franchise's continuation.
"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."
Two years ago, we reported that Stephenie Meyer and star Kristen Stewart were serving as judges of a short film contest. They would pick at least five aspiring female filmmakers to direct short films based on characters from the Twilight universe. As of now, that's the closest we've heard about the franchise continuing, but it's worth noting that Stephenie Meyer did release the new novel Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined, a gender-swapped version of the original Twilight story, which was released on the 10th anniversary of the first Twlight novel's publication.
There was also a rumor that surfaced four years ago that claimed a spin-off was in the works centering on Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner) and his relationship with Renesmee (Mackenzie Foy), the daughter of Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) and Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson). Even though The Twilight Saga was quite lucrative for Lionsgate, the studio hasn't had the best luck with young adult franchises of late. After sagging box office receipts, we reported this summer that the final Divergent movie has been turned into a TV movie, which will launch a new spin-off TV series, developments which were confirmed by Patrick Wachsberger.