There was this flood of inquiry and angst in our inbox and Twitter when set pictures were taken by a bystander that showed Robert Pattinson standing in front of a black/blue Volvo.
So here is what we asked and here is the answer:
“There are pictures of Robert Pattinson standing in front of a Black Volvo. Is that Edward’s car or is it a background vehicle? If it is Edward’s car, will it be recolored in post production? For most fans, making Edward’s Volvo anything but silver is kind of like deciding that the Batmobile is purple :)”
“Edward is driving the exact same car he drove in NEW MOON.”
So rest assured, anyone who was wondering, Edward is driving his iconic car. We saw Edward’s silver Volvo with our own eyes during our set visit. It was parked in a lot next to (Just looked at my pictures and realized that we didn’t get a shot of the Volvo. I would have sworn up and down it was there. Apparently not. Woah, goes to show you how eye-witness testimony can be wrong.) Bella’s house along with other vehicles like Bella’s red truck, Carlilse’s black Mercedes, forks police cruisers…you get the idea.
IMPORTANT: David Slade did not Tweet anything in regards to the car. There is a spoof twitpic claiming he did. It’s obviously a spoof: 1) Would David Slade seriously use “squee” in a Tweet, and 2) Check his account, nothing there about the car http://twitter.com/DAVID_A_SLADE
EDITED: Looking at the Volvo website, there is a dark silver color available. We’re wondering if that is what they went for instead?
EDITED: More emails back and forth, the color is a dark silver/gray
EDITED: 17 emails later…this is the car(the S60R described by Stephenie is no longer made, that’s why the car in Twilight was differnt too) http://www.volvocars.com/us/models/xc60/Pages/BuildYourxc60.aspx and the color chart would have the color at either “Black Sapphire Metallic” or “Saville Grey Metallic” both of which seem to read “black”on screen. As we just said on Twitter we now feel like we’ve been run over by the Volvo…it seemed like such a simple question at the time…*headddesk*!