It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything about the future of the Twilight franchise. The last we heard was that the franchise would be going on a bit of a hiatus, which would allow the stars to focus on other projects and give us some time to catch up on our reading. Well, it appears that the stars have other plans. Today, just a few weeks after the premiere of the film, Harmony Quinn Robert Pattinson tweeted that he would like to continue working with the director of The Twilight Saga on his new projects. Pattinson then followed up with another tweet saying, “Looking fwd to the future. Can’t wait to see what’s next.” So, what does this all mean? Is the Twilight series over? Where does this leave us fans? Let’s find out.

Twilight Is No Longer On Hiatus

When the last installment in the Twilight series was released, it was greeted with mixed reviews and underwhelming box office returns. While many fans were bummed at the end of the series, which concluded with the death of a major character, it also seemed to spark a new interest in reading. As of today, books for the franchise are still selling very well, indicating that there’s still an audience for the stories. So, it would appear that our time away from the screen has not dimmed the public’s interest in the fantastical tale. And, as predicted, the stars have not taken a break from their busy schedules; they’ve been working steadily with the exception of Pattinson‘s Twilight Saga breaks. Pattinson took a bit of a break after the release of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse and then had a couple of months off before heading back into the filming for New Moon. As a result, Eclipse was his first release in four years, which is a pretty amazing feat. Since then, he’s been working consistently with only a few weeks off here and there. He was last on set for Breaking Dawn in November and is now presumably back into pre-production for The Twilight Saga: Volume 2. So, it seems that despite the rumors, the series is not over and there will be at least two more films in the franchise. Though, hopefully, this will be the last we hear about the series. We could use a break from these kinds of movies, especially since they are so often compared to each other and become increasingly similar over the years. We want some new stories!

Whether you loved the series or were just looking for a good, old-fashioned thrill ride, you can’t say that the last few years haven’t been exciting for fans of Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight books. The franchise went from strength to strength, first with the publication of Twilight, then the big screen adaptation, and finally the four part Breaking Dawn saga. Though it has had a few hiccups along the way, the series as a whole was a huge success and established Meyer as a master storyteller.

The Twilight franchise is now entering a new phase and it will be interesting to see what kind of stories Meyer brings us next. One thing is for sure: whatever it is, I’m sure it will be exciting.