As a devoted fan of both Twilight and Robert Pattinson, it was hard not to be excited about the news that he’ll be the next actor to take on the role of vampire Edward Cullen in the hugely popular franchise. While we’re thrilled that our favorite British actor will be back on the big screen with his iconic character, there are still some doubts regarding his involvement. As we’ve been obsessively following the news since it broke, it has become clear that while many may believe Pattinson is indeed a shoo-in for the part, there is still some trepidation surrounding his casting.
‘Twilight Saga: Eclipse’ May Bring Some Surprises
When news broke that Robert Pattinson would play Edward Cullen in the upcoming Twilight Saga: Eclipse movie, fans were ecstatic. The eagerly awaited continuation of the Twilight saga should finally bring an end to the franchise’s prolonged drought of good news. We’d get to see Edward Cullen married and having kids, grow old with Bella and watch her give birth to future Twi-Hardes. While these are all undeniably appealing scenarios, there are still some who wonder whether or not Pattinson is truly the right fit for the role. After all, Edward Cullen is a complex character, and it’s not often that we get to see the whole picture. In the last few days alone, he’s been the subject of intense speculation and headline-making quotes from the actor himself.
‘Twilight’ Creator Stephanie Meyer Reveals Why Edward Cullen Is The Ultimate ‘Beauty And The Beast’
When it was revealed that Robert Pattinson would be playing Edward Cullen in the fifth installment of the Twilight saga, it came as no surprise that fans were ecstatic. The iconic British actor has been waiting patiently for his moment to step into the shoes of the most popular vampire in literature. Although there has been some speculation suggesting that he might not live up to the expectations of the franchise’s fans, no one expected him to actually disagree with the creator of the series. When Stephanie Meyer revealed that she originally had another actor in mind for the role before she decided to go with Pattinson, it was hard not to believe that she’d found the one person who could do justice to the part.
Meyer took to Twitter to reveal that she’d cast her eye on another famous British actor James McAvoy, but he turned it down because he didn’t want to play “a gay guy.” As a successful film franchise already built on the back of gay characters like Harvey Milk, one has to ask whether or not McAvoy was right in his decision to pass. He did have the opportunity to play a smaller role in the upcoming movie as the voice of the fish tank, which he accepted. Hopefully, this won’t be the last we’ve seen of McAvoy in a major role; he’s certainly got the acting talent to make it so.
Why Edward Cullen Is Better Than You Think
If you’ve been following the news regarding the upcoming Twilight Saga: Eclipse, then you’ll know that there have been a fair share of rumors surrounding this intriguing project. While most have been centered on the question of whether or not Robert Pattinson will be able to pull off the role of Edward Cullen, there is another intriguing aspect to this character that many may not have considered.
When it comes to iconic characters from literature, it’s usually the villains who end up as the center of attention. The Joker, Magneto, and Darth Vader have all managed to rise above the rest to capture the public’s imagination. In the case of the Twilight series, it’s the personification of pure evil who will be the most intriguing part of this new movie. While the original Twilight was primarily concerned with the issue of vampires being able to walk in the daylight, the upcoming Eclipse will highlight a different side of Edward Cullen: his thirst for power. As we’ve established, vampires have always been an integral part of the Twilight saga, but it’s never had an outright antagonist. Twilight’s antagonists have always been external; it’s been a struggle for Bella and the rest of the main characters to keep the peace among the vampires, werewolves, and humans living together in Forks, Washington.
With the threat of extinction looming over the human population, it’s likely that these stories of vampirism will continue to fascinate us for years to come. If you’re a fan of Twilight, then it’s time to start digging deeper into this fascinating world and figurehead of the vampire community. As a devoted fan of both Twilight and Robert Pattinson, it was hard not to be excited about the news that he’ll be playing Edward Cullen in the upcoming Twilight Saga: Eclipse movie. While we’re thrilled that our favorite British actor will be back on the big screen with his iconic character, there are still some doubts regarding his involvement. As we’ve been obsessively following the news since it broke, it has become clear that while many may believe Pattinson is indeed a shoo-in for the part, there is still some trepidation surrounding his casting.