Don’t toss your Team Edward and Team Jacob shirts to the back of your closet just yet, Twilighters. With the final installment of “The Twilight Saga” hitting theaters this fall, we’re not convinced the franchise is really coming to an end.
On Sunday, Kristen Stewart took the 2012 MTV Movie Awards stage with “Breaking Dawn – Part 1” co-star Taylor Lautner to nab the Golden Popcorn for Movie of the Year for the fourth year in a row. During her acceptance speech, she assured fans she’s not distancing herself from the vampire saga.
“I’ve been promoting ’Snow White,’ and I get asked a lot of questions, especially about ’Twilight,’ which I love. The most common one is like, ’God, you must be so happy to get away from it. You must be so happy to just distance yourself from that as far away as you possibly can.’ I’m just like, ’Shut up! What are you talking about?’ ”
Earlier this year, the chief executive of Lionsgate Entertainment, Jon Feltheimer, said he believes the vampire saga will remain valuable after the November 16 release of “Breaking Dawn – Part 2.” When asked if his company would helm any future “Twilight” projects, he said, “It’s an amazing franchise that they have done a great job of maintaining with absolutely no deterioration. So the simple answer is ’Boy, I hope so.’ ”
The film company’s co-chair, Rob Friedman, also commented on the franchise’s future, telling The Hollywood Reporter Lionsgate will be onboard if author Stephenie Meyer moves forward with the saga. “If she wishes to do it,” he said, “we’ll be there to support her.”
When MTV News caught up with Meyer on the set of her latest project, “The Host,” we asked if Edward, Bella and Jacob will be brought to life again — in print or onscreen. Her answer gave hope to “Twilight” fans everywhere when she revealed she already has the characters’ futures in mind.
“Things change so much from week to week, let alone year to year. I mean, there are other stories,” she said. “I have a really hard time putting down characters, and so I know what would happen.”
Jaw-dropping, heart-pounding, gut-busting moments galore. See what went down at the 21st annual MTV Movie Awards!