By now anyone familiar with The Twilight Saga has heard about the scandal involving star Kristen Stewart, who had a little fling with her married Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders while still being very much involved with Twilight co-star Robert Pattinson.
Obviously the news did not go over well with the series’ rabid fanbase, leading many to wonder whether Stewart’s actions might cause severe damage to the Twilight franchise going forward.
With only one movie left, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, which was expected to deliver massive box office numbers, it suddenly became quite complicated to promote the movie as necessary. But, according to Summit Entertainment, they’re moving on as planned.
Nancy Kirkpatrick, Summit’s president of worldwide marketing, had this to say about the matter:
“While it is studio policy not to comment on the personal lives of actors, Summit is moving full steam ahead and looking forward to this November’s opening of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2. We are confident that the film delivers amazing entertainment for our passionate fans and general audience alike.”
But while they can try and calm the waters and tell fans not to worry about it, that doesn’t mean there’s not still a storm to bear.
There were reports that Pattinson had pulled out of a press day in Los Angeles for a movie having nothing at all to do with Twilight or Stewart, the upcoming David Cronenberg title, Cosmopolis, but those reports have since been denied. It’s also been confirmed that he’ll definitely be doing promotion for the movie in New York City.
This all begs the question, however, what is he going to do when he has to promote Breaking Dawn – Part 2? If he refuses to show up for those press days, it certainly would not be business as usual for Summit, and could make promoting the movie tricky.