We’ve watched the news feeds all day covering the topic of more Twilight centric books and movies centered around the relationship between Jacob and Renesmee. It all started when MTV asked Taylor Lautner about the possibility of continuing on in the role of Jacob Black if Stephenie wrote more novels. You can watch the interview below to see exactly how this rumor got started but here is how we can break it down for you.
YEARS ago, and we do mean YEARS ago, Stephenie told fans that Breaking Dawn was the end of Edward and Bella’s story. She hinted that should she ever return to the Twilight universe the stories would center around Jacob and Renesmee as well as Leah because those stories aren’t finished. I can’t stress enough that she said this YEARS ago. This is not “new” news for fans that have been in the fandom pre-Twilight Movie.
Now jump ahead to the international fan junket that was held last month and was covered by the USA Today . The fans at the junket asked Stephenie about Jacob and Renesmee and she said, and I quote, “That is a question I’m reserving the right not to answer, because there is a chance I’ll go back to their story.”
Now, fast forward to Josh Horowitz saying, “Stephenie has recently hinted at perhaps maybe she would explore more of Jacob and Renesmee’s relationship at some point.” To which Taylor Lautner responds, “Really? Breaking news to me live on MTV.” To which the whole of the Twilight news reporting world took to mean MTV had a scoop that Stephenie is writing more books and they will feature Jacob and they will be made into movies starring Taylor Lautner.
Do we all want more Twilight stories – sure. I’d love to read about Jacob and Renesmee. But are they really going to happen – it’s a toss up. Personally, I feel if we ever do get another Twilight related book it will be years and years from now after Stephenie has stepped away from the world of Forks and done a few others things. By the time any type of Twilight related book is even possibly published, Taylor and every other current member of the cast would be too old to portray their teenage character. It’s a great dream, but one that is a long shot.
So for now, just concentrate on the fact that we still have two more movies to go! And hopefully, someday, in the distant future, we might have another Twilight related title to read should Stephenie feel it’s time to revisit that universe.