The merger of Lionsgate and Summit Entertainment is now official and according to one executive, that could mean even more "Twilight" -- including the possibility of a new ongoing "Twilight" TV series.
And no, this is not an early April Fool's joke.
For those of you who haven't been paying close attention to backroom Hollywood minutiae, Lionsgate (the folks bringing the world "The Hunger Games" later this year) recently purchased Summit Entertainment (the people behind the "Twilight" movies) for $412.5 million -- or roughly what "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1" made by itself in foreign box office alone.
Needless to say, that kind of earning potential has Lionsgate head honcho Jon Feltheimer seeing dollar signs.
"I'm anticipating 'Breaking Dawn Part 2' being $700 million-plus in worldwide box office," Feltheimer told the Los Angeles Times. "It's hard for me to imagine a movie that does $700 million-plus doesn't have ongoing value. It's an amazing franchise that they have done a great job of maintaining with absolutely no deterioration"
So does he want the franchise to continue? "The simple answer is 'Boy I hope so,'" Feltheimer said. And could that mean a "Twilight" TV series, considering that Lionsgate -- unlike Summit -- already does TV work? "I would certainly hope so," he said.
Of course, "Twilight" fans have proved pretty much beyond a doubt that they will support the franchise. But do fans want more "Twilight" if that means moving beyond what is in Stephenie Meyers' books? Is the idea of exploring the world of "Twilight" a good one even if it might have to be done without stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner? Or is this just Hollywood execs making a naked cash grab by exploiting the devotion of "Twilight" fans?
It's too early to tell what's going to happen, but it's not to early for you to tell us what you think. Do you want more "Twilight?" Or should they let it end with "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2?" Give us your feedback -- and let your voice be heard before it's too late.