With "The Amazing Spider-Man" crossing the $400 million plateau after just one week of release, it's no surprise that Hollywood studios have reboot fever. That extends to the "Twilight" franchise, which is four months away from wrapping up with "Breaking Dawn Part 2." Could things start over in the near future?
Back in June, rumors swirled that Lionsgate was thinking about restarting the franchise in a few years with an all-new cast, something that Lionsgate executive Rob Friedman sort of denied in an interview with Deadline.com.
”We are not remaking 'Twilight,'" he said definitely, before hedging, "we will happily support [author] Stephanie Meyer if she decides to proceed in any way. But this will be the last one unless that should change."
At Comic-Con in San Diego on Thursday, the cast was in good spirits about a potential reboot.
When asked by MTV journalist Josh Horowitz about the reboot, co-star Jackson Rathbone joked that it would be called "The Amazing Twilight," a reference to the aforementioned Spider-Man film that arrived in theaters just five years after the last movie. Continued Rathbone, "Andrew Garfield is going to play all the roles. I can't wait to see what he does with Bella." (Kristen Stewart famously plays Bella Swan in the current "Twilight" series.)
Co-star Ashley Greene told MTV she was hoping to have more time to bask in the glow of the franchise, a reference to the benefits of being known for the billion-dollar series of films.
Even star Robert Pattinson reportedly made light of the possible reboot.
"I pity the person who would take over my part," he was quoted as saying at the press conference before the Hall H panel. "I would make a campaign against them!''
HuffPost Entertainment will have more from the "Breaking Dawn" panel coming soon.
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