Robert Pattinson is an acclaimed actor that’s demonstrated impressive range and versatility in a number of independent projects over the last decade, and recently signed a huge first-look deal with Warner Bros., New Line Cinema, Warner Bros. Television and HBO Max to develop and produce content for the big and small screens, so he’s clearly a name with a lot of value in the industry.
On top of that, he also happens to be the latest big screen iteration of Batman, with his debut under the cape and cowl finally hitting theaters in March of next year. Despite all of this, some folks still can’t look past his history as one of the leads of The Twilight Saga, the pop culture behemoth that generated a state of frenzied mania among its staunchest supporters.
That’s understandable to a certain extent when the movies are pretty terrible, with none of the five installments managing to reach even 50% on Rotten Tomatoes. Of course, that doesn’t mean a damn thing when audiences are willing to open their wallets, which they did to the tune of over $3.3 billion, making Twilight the most successful brand of the YA literary boom that wasn’t named Harry Potter.
The Twihards were mobilized once again last year when author Stephenie Meyer released new book Midnight Sun, and we now face the terrifying prospect of the franchise dominating the Netflix Top 10 most-watched list. As of yesterday Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse and both parts of Breaking Dawn are now streaming on the world’s biggest platform, and the warm glow of nostalgia could encourage hibernating sparkly vampire enthusiasts the world over to reignite their fandom by bingeing the whole lot.