Since the Twilight series, there have been similar teen fad series, but none have been able to maintain the level of success that the Twilight franchise has.
But now, with the breakout comedy series, The Divergent Series, many fans are wondering if the teen trend has changed and whether or not we’ll see a new generation of vampire lovers.
Will Robert Pattinson be the next big thing?
The Rise Of Robert Pattinson
Most people are probably not aware of Robert Pattinson’s full life before he was cast as Edward Cullen in the Twilight Saga. Born in London to an English mother and a Scottish father, he spent most of his time growing up in New York where he attended The High School of Music and Art.
After graduating from high school, he headed to Paris where he studied graphic design at the prestigious Cours Montesquiade. While in Paris, he interned at a PR firm and then opened his own agency. While in Paris, he also worked as a fashion photographer for French Vogue and W magazine.
In 2010, after about a decade away from acting, he returned to London and began auditioning for parts. He booked a role in a film titled Midnight Son and was offered a supporting role in the teen romantic comedy, The Gucci Movie. But he turned it down to audition for the main role in the highly anticipated Twilight Saga movie, Breaking Dawn – Part 2. Fortunately, he got the part and began a relationship with his co-star, Taylor Lautner.
Comparisons To Twilight
There are several reasons why the Twilight series was such a huge success. First, it had a fresh face that many people recognized. Second, it was the first time many people had seen an onscreen romance between a human and a talking animal. Third, the series was originally only planned as a trilogy, which allowed the creators to gradually build and flesh out the world of werewolves and vampires. Most importantly, the Twilight Saga paved the way for similar series such as The Vampire Diaries and True Blood, which allowed the genre to become established in popular culture.
Will The TDSD Series Continue?
When The Vampire Diaries was first released in 2009, it was met with critical acclaim and then became a huge phenomenon. Since then, the teen series has continued to rack up the awards with its latest season, Episode 7, receiving yet another Emmy nomination. Although, it has never won, it has consistently been nominated for several awards, including several Golden Globe nominations and a BAFTA award for Best TV Drama Series.
While there is no official word yet as to whether or not Taylor Lautner will return as Noah, the most recent seasons of The Vampire Diaries has him traveling to other worlds and time periods, opening up new possibilities for storytelling. In other words, we may never know what would have happened had Noah not sacrificed himself to save the human race in 1918.
Why Was Breaking Dawn – Part 2 Such A Gamble?
The second installment of The Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn – Part 2, was originally met with poor reviews and then went on to win the coveted Razzie Award, given to the worst movie of the year. Since then, its reviews have steadily improved and it is now considered one of the director’s most promising films. And it is certainly true that the more you see of an actor the more you like them. Especially since Robert Pattinson’s portrayal of werewolf, William Shakespeare, won him the Volpi Cup for Best Actor at this year’s Venice Film Festival.
There are already plans in motion for a third film in the Twilight saga, with Summit Entertainment having picked up the rights to produce a standalone sequel, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. But with Breaking Dawn – Part 2 being one of the riskiest films in history, many fans are wondering if it was worth it.
Will Another Twilight Movie Be Made?
With Twilight still one of the most popular franchises of all time, it would be a safe bet to say that there will always be a demand for more films in the series. And thanks to Netflix creating its own content division, The Witcher, hopefully, this will lead to a wide array of fantastic stories to tell. With the streaming giant having licensed the series for future use, it is quite possible that we will eventually see a fourth film in the saga.
But for now, the success of the Twilight franchise has inspired other studios to produce their own werewolf/vampire series, with the upcoming Insidious: Chapter 3 looking to continue the trend. Perhaps, the next big thing will be yet another entry in the Twilight franchise.