Twilight Characters Who Deserve a Spin-Off
Posted 01.18.12 by Mandy
Twilight author Stephenie Meyer has been decidedly coy about the possible continuation of the extremely popular series. While she has stated that Breaking Dawn was the last chapter of Bella and Edward's story, she's left the possibility of continuing other characters' stories wide open.
The continuation of the series was brought up again after Lions Gate acquired Summit Entertainment, the studio that made all five Twilight movies. The L.A. Times reported on Friday that when asked if the series could be continued, Jon Felthmier, the CEO of Lions Gate, replied "Boy I hope so."
It sounds like Meyer's supernatural world is bound to live on in some form or another. Considering all the new characters introduced in the second part of the Breaking Dawn alone, there are plenty of story lines to choose from. There are some obvious candidates that the story could follow (the Cullens, the Uley Wolf Pack), but some less obvious choices seem a little more interesting to explore. Here is a list of a few characters we'd like to know more about.
Seth and Leah Clearwater: The sweetest shape-shifter/werewolf in any pack has to be Seth Clearwater. He doesn't seem to have any prejudices and seems to like everyone, even if everybody doesn't always like him. We're curious what happens with what is possibly the most good-hearted supernatural being to ever be created.
His sister Leah, though, is interesting for other reasons. She's been testy and ill tempered so far, but who wouldn't be in her situation? What would she be like if she weren't in such an awful situation? What would imprinting be like for her? Will some "normal" guy imprint on a female wolf? Because let's face it, if she imprinted on some random dude, she might be seen as a crazy stalker rather than as a soul mate. How does one explain the whole wolf/shape-shifter thing to someone new? Also, any story following Seth or Leah will give updates on the Charlie/Sue romance, and we definitely want to see what happens with that.
Benjamin and the Egyptian Coven: After the events at the end of the Breaking Dawn novel, Benjamin's gifts are certain to put him high on Aro's list of vampires to acquire. What will happen to him now that the Volturi have seen him in action? He seems disinterested in remaining in Amun's coven, but what would happen if he left? The coven itself is interesting mostly because of its extraordinarily long history, and that Amun does seem to be kind of a piece of work. There could be novels for years and years based on this coven alone — well, maybe we'd want to see a little bit of their interactions with the Romanian Coven, too.
All Those South American Kids: The Amazon Coven is made up of some fascinating ladies, and will be another target for the Volturi, thanks to Zafrina's abilities. While that might not be interesting in and of itself, but keep in mind the half-vampire Nahuel is in the area, too. With his aunt close-by and his unknown sisters and his father still lurking around, South America could be an interesting place for the story to go next.
J. Jenks: Hear us out with this one. Jason Scott Jenks may seem like a rather uninteresting lawyer with a profitable yet illegal side business, but there's the makings of a great TV series here. He's a guy who creates fake documents who now has an "in" with the supernatural beings of the Pacific Northwest. Between the Cullens, the Denali Coven, and all the new werewolves in the area, there will be plenty of individuals who don't really age who need proof of ID and the like. Logistically it could work because all our favorite characters will come through at some point, but none of the actors from the franchise need to commit to a full season. It seems like creating passports for supernatural beings would be a dicey but interesting proposition, and it would make for some good entertainment. A series would give fans a chance to see Jasper and Jenks interact, something that was only talked about briefly but that sounds awfully entertaining. We'd get to check in with Kate and Garrett, an interesting couple, but not necessarily interesting enough to deserve a whole series about their story. A run-in with the Volturi would be a possibility for him, too. Aro and J. Jenks in the same room? How can you go wrong? Besides, with so much lead up to Bella meeting J. Jenks, it was kind of a let down that he was rather unimportant to the story. We want to see more.
One story that seems an obvious candidate, though it could be a touch predictable and maybe not so interesting, is a Jacob/Renesmee/Nahuel love triangle. Jacob's already spent enough time fighting for a lady, he shouldn't have major competition for Renesmee as well. Give the kid a break.
No telling where the story will lead, but here's hoping that some of these Twilight characters live on.