Variety: Michael Sheen Is Signed For Breaking Dawn

Yesterday we got hit with a bunch of emails from people thinking Michael Sheen wasn’t coming back for Breaking Dawn. We’re not really sure how that one got started. In any case, Variety (that has an excellent industry reputation) confirms that Michael is in fact onboard with Breaking Dawn.

“Michael Sheen is returning as a vampire leader in Summit’s “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn.”
The British thesp closed his deal with the studio to reprise his turn as Aro, the leader of the vampire royalty Volturi…Sheen’s upcoming credits include Disney’s “Tron” and “Beautiful Boy” opposite Maria Bello, Woody Allen’s romantic comedy “Midnight in Paris,” and “Jesus Henry Christ” opposite Toni Collette. He will return to the stage next year starring in “Hamlet,” which will premiere at the Young Vic in London.”

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The other members of the other members of the Volturi should be making a reappearance as well. In all likelihood, since their parts don’t film right away, they are just fine tuning contracts which is pretty typical.


  1. This makes me extremely happy. I can’t WAIT for the showdown w/ the volturi. Aro’s speech will be sooo good w/ Michael Sheen.

  2. Michael Sheen was totally awesome as Aro – scarily evil but so compelling as a potential ‘hero’ for women too – fantastic news that he will be in the final breaking dawn. Robert and Michael are the scene stealers. Tru Brit

  3. FANTASTIC – he’s perfect a switch would be awful

  4. *whew* Didn’t read that rumor anywhere, but glad that it is not true. Michael Sheen is Aro, no one else could fill those shoes.

  5. MeyerVampire says:

    Well, welcome back Aro. Volterra would’nt be the same without you. Plus, Michael Sheen is seriously funny!

  6. OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!11 OMFG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 AHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 So freaking happy 😀 Michael Sheen IS Aro. And his laugh is perfect xP. I am in LOVE with Michael Sheen I don’t care if he is 40 he is still sexy and awesome ;] I was so sad when Aro/Michael Sheen wasn’t in Eclipse. And when thinking about Breaking Dawn I thought either if they didn’t have Aro or got a new actor to play Aro that I would shun the movie for like…a week lol. But now this makes my life so much better 😀

  7. Very happy to hear this. I hand’t heard the rumor he wasn’t. I would have been ticked if he wasn’t back. He was awesome as Aro in NM (he totally made the Volturi scene.) Can’t wait for him to be back for BD.

  8. BD wouldn’t have been the same without him. Plus he’s already built up the fans appreciation of his performance as Aro and brought the character to life from the novel. I cannot wait to see him and the entire Volturi confront the Cullens and their witnesses. That’s going to be an epic scene.

  9. His performance in New Moon was fantastic. Can’t wait to see what he does with an even bigger and more dramatic scene in Breaking Dawn!

  10. YAY! this makes me happy now! Does anybody know if the rest of the Volturi signed on yet?

  11. Yum…just yum.


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