Dear God No, Please Don’t Let Them Reboot The Twilight Series

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Twilight reboot San Diego Comic Con Kristen Stewart Robert PattinsonOf course the Twilight cast was at San Diego Comic-Con since they have to take advantage of every marketing opportunity as the window of time between now and the release of the final movie Breaking Dawn, Part 2 shrinks and shrinks. But, not content to bleed enough profit from this franchise — see what I did there, 'cause they're vampires? — the cast was joking at their panel about just rebooting the entire Twilight series with a whole new cast.

Allow me to bring in Michael Scott, who can best summarize my reaction to this news:

OK, so it's just a rumor. And Summit/Lionsgate have legitimately confirmed that they have no plans to start this protracted Edward/Bella saga all over again: “We are not remaking Twilight. We will happily support Stephenie Meyer if she decides to proceed in any way. But this will be the last one unless that should change.” But that doesn't stop the cast from joking about it! Those cruel folks, creating fodder for articles that, when they come up in my Google Reader, give me a mini heart attack.

New dad Jackson Rathbone joked that they'd have to call the reboot The Amazing Twilight, and that “Andrew Garfield is going to play all the roles. I can't wait to see what he does with Bella.” Robert Pattinson‘s attempt was less funny, but we don't blame him since he was understandably rattled after knocking himself in the head with a microphone over and over: “I pity the person who would take over my part. I would make a campaign against them!” Sigh, so close to a Mr. T impression…

Seriously though. Would you actually watch a Twilight reboot?

Photo: Summit Entertainment