Another Twilight Reboot Rumor? Here's Some Characters We Want to See More Of
Posted 10.18.12 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. Most recently, Moviehole got the rumor mill churning again about the possibility of a Twilight reboot, and we’ve decided to throw in our two cents about which characters should be featured in a possible spin-off.
There are some obvious candidates who could continue the Twilight franchise — the other Cullens or Sam and the rest of the Uley Pack coming to mind straightaway — but those aren't really the characters we'd most want to see get their own television show or movie franchise. While there are many cool supporting characters in the series, a few stand out as really being great candidates for their own series.
Seth and Leah Clearwater
Seth Clearwater has to be one of the easiest characters to like in the series — indeed he is probably the most likable shapeshifter/ werewolf in literary history. 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" human 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.
The Amazon Coven - And Friends
From everything we've read in the book and seen in the Breaking Dawn - Part 2 trailers, the tribe that settles in the Amazon Basin is made up of some interesting chicks. They're just the right mix of exotic looking warrior goddess and blood-thirsty vampire, and they have a vague enough back story that they wouldn't be too tied down plot-line wise. It's up to creators whether Kachiri is a character in the new series, or if it will just be Zafrina and Senna, like it is in Breaking Dawn - Part 2. Also, don't forget that relatively nearby live the half-breed Nahuel and his aunt Huilen so they could be part of the series as well.
The One We're Really Hoping For
There is one character who would be the perfect focal point for a TV series, but he probably doesn't have a huge fan base. J. Jenks should totally have his own show. 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 and 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 visibly, but who need driver's licenses, passports, 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. A series would give fans a chance to see Jasper Cullen and Jenks interact, something that was only talked about briefly but that sounds awfully entertaining. Perhaps we'd get to check in with the electrifying Kate and Garrett, an interesting couple, but not necessarily interesting enough to deserve a spin-off of their own. 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, in the end, he didn't have any real impact on the story. We want to see more J. Jenks. We're not sure how actor Wendell Pierce, who's rumored to play the attorney in the series, will feel about a J. Jenks TV spin-off, but we're sure Michael Sheen will fill him in on how to deal with crying and shaking teenage fans.
The One We Don't Want To Turn Into a Franchise
An obvious choice for a spin-off is following Jacob and Renesmee, with a possible love-triangle situation with the aforementioned half-vampire Nahuel. The Jacob-in-a-love-triangle thing has been done, and he shouldn't have to go toe-to-toe with another guy every time he has the hots for a girl. We're kind of over it. He's been through enough, and he deserves his "happily ever after" ending now.
So, to sum it up, all we really want is a show about a sketchy lawyer who creates state ID's for the undead or a series about a moody, love-lorn, female werewolf. Hopefully Lionsgate will find a way to make one of those happen.