Apparently 2020 is not accomplished staying a weird calendar year — since there is eventually a new “Twilight” book coming out.
“Midnight Sunshine,” which tells the tale of the to start with novel from sparkly vampire Edward Cullen’s point of watch, is out Tuesday. Author Stephenie Meyer has experienced it in the functions for decades, but when it leaked on the web in 2008, she wrote on her site, “I sense way too sad about what has took place to keep on working on [‘Midnight Sun,’] and so it is on hold indefinitely.”
Well, not anymore! Now, you can master what was heading on in Edward’s intellect in the course of infamous scenes these as his assembly with Bella Swan in large college biology course, his heroic parking-whole lot rescue, or the legendary vampire baseball sequence.
And what a time for Edward Cullen to be pertinent again, given that he was alive in the course of the 1918 pandemic.
The 1st “Twilight” reserve came out in 2005, when the initial movie took the environment by storm in 2008. It is established to be a thing of a launching position for its youthful stars, with the two Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart likely on to be some of the most acclaimed — and daring — actors of their era.
In honor of “Midnight Sun,” here’s a trip down memory lane in Forks, Washington, to see what became of the rest of the “Twilight” forged.
Write-up-“Twilight,” Pattinson, 34, has carved a market in arthouse films, actively playing progressively eccentric people, this sort of as a lighthouse operator who pleasures himself to mermaids (“The Lighthouse,” 2019) and a bank robber with a thick Queens accent (“Good Time,” 2017). But properly enough, suitable when “Twilight” is coming back again into the cultural conversation, Pattinson himself is dipping his toes into mainstream blockbusters again. Up subsequent, he’s in a Christopher Nolan film (“Tenet,” which keeps finding delayed owing to the coronavirus pandemic) and “The Batman,” which will be his most high-profile part given that Edward Cullen.
In 2017, Pattinson claimed he’d be “curious” to see where by an growth in the saga would guide to.
“I’m always type of curious,” he told Yahoo. “Anything wherever there is a mass viewers — or seemingly an viewers for it — I usually like the plan of subverting people’s anticipations. So there could be some radical way of doing it, which could be rather enjoyment. It is generally tough when there’s no supply substance. But, yeah, I’m constantly curious.”
Like Pattinson, Stewart, 30, has manufactured her post-vampire career a combine of big-screen blockbusters (“Snow White and the Huntsman,” 2012) and smaller sized, critically acclaimed films (“Personal Shopper,” 2016). She not long ago returned to the business blockbusters place with a starring purpose in the 2019 “Charlie’s Angels” reboot. Next up, she’ll enjoy the iconic Princess Diana in “Spencer,” which does not still have a release day. In 2017, she also came out as bisexual.
In 2018 when questioned if she would ever make one more “Twilight” film all through an Leisure Tonight job interview, Stewart sarcastically explained, “Oh, yeah guaranteed.”
Lautner, 28, has had a much more sparse profession put up-Jacob. Most notably, he seems in the 2015 Adam Sandler Netflix comedy “The Preposterous 6,” Ryan Murphy’s horror-comedy show “Scream Queens” (2016), and from 2014 to 2018 he worked on British sitcom “Cuckoo,” playing the title character’s son.
Vampire dad Carlisle Cullen has been active article-“Twilight.” Facinelli, 46, has had steady recurring roles in exhibits such as “Glee,” “Nurse Jackie,” “Supergirl” and “S.W.A.T.” and he has quite a few motion picture roles lined up in the long term, these as “Thirteen Minutes” reverse Amy Wise and sci-fi thriller “The Dragon’s Egg,” also starring Ray Stevenson.
Reaser, 45, who plays Esme Cullen — aka Edward’s vampire mom — has had a prolific write-up-“Twilight” career in large-profile shows such as “True Detective” and “The Handmaid’s Tale.” Most lately, she starred as Shirley Crain in Netflix’s buzzy horror drama, “The Haunting of Hill Home.”
Lutz, who plays Edward’s jock vampire brother Emmett, has carved out area in the action genre, appearing in films such as “The Expendables 3” (2014) and “The Legend of Hercules” (2014). Now, he stars as Ken Crosby in “FBI: Most Wanted” (a spinoff of Dick Wolf’s “FBI”), which CBS has renewed for a second time.
Reed, 32, has united two pop-tradition vampire dynasties in her personal existence by marrying “The Vampire Diaries” star Ian Somerholder, 41. Career-clever, she’s due to the fact appeared in a variety of Tv displays, like “Sleepy Hollow” (2015 to 2016), Hulu’s “Dollface” (2019) and her hubby’s now-canceled Netflix vampire exhibit “V Wars” (2019).
Rathbone, 35, who performs Edward’s vampire brother, Jasper, has given that appeared in reveals these types of as “White Collar” and “The Final Ship,” as properly as the 2018 biblical drama “Samson,” which bombed at the box workplace. Rathbone was also tangentially included in a YA Twitter scandal involving an author allegedly obtaining her way on to the most effective vendor checklist in 2017.
Ironically, Kendrick, 34, has 1 of the more compact roles in “Twilight” — as Bella’s human pal Jessica — but went on to reach just one of the finest occupations afterward. She obtained an Oscar nod for starring in “Up in the Air” opposite George Clooney in 2009, additionally, she starred in business hit series “Pitch Perfect” (2012 to 2017) and Paul Feig’s 2018 movie “A Easy Favor.” She’s now starring in Feig’s HBO Max collection, “Love Existence.”
“Midnight Sun” is out Tuesday, Aug. 4.
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