Why Twilight’s Stephenie Meyer Couldn’t Make More Changes To The Story With Midnight Sun


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Stephenie Meyer’s first Twilight guide in over 10 years years, Midnight Sun, lastly got here out this week, and it is resurrected the fandom’s fascination with the vampire-bitten romance. The newly launched novel retells the story that began the cultural phenomenon, this time from the standpoint of Edward, permitting one to learn minds of the excessive schoolers with him, be taught extra concerning the Cullens and discover out why precisely the vampire fell for Bella after 100 years with out a heartbeat.

Again in 2008, an unfinished draft of Midnight Sun leaked on-line, prompting the creator to cancel plans to launch the fifth and last guide in her collection. As a result of it has been such a protracted stretch of time because the Twilight saga has been within the highlight, followers have been interested by whether or not she would make any alterations to the narrative. Right here’s what Stephenie Meyer just lately stated:

A part of the battle of writing [Midnight Sun] was there wasn’t a lot room for me to readdress and to make modifications. I have been locked into the story. I knew what Edward was considering and feeling [once I was writing Twilight]. So for me there aren’t a whole lot of surprises, and I want that there was extra room for modifications.

As Stephanie Meyer defined to Bustle, she did really feel a bit constrained ending the fifth guide as a result of she was rewriting a longtime story from one other standpoint. If not for being mounted within the iconic Twilight story, it appears like there have been a number of modifications she would have made to the storyline. One specific side of the story followers of the collection are actually analyzing extra carefully this time round is the Twilight saga’s depiction of gendered dynamics.

When chatting with the New York Occasions, Stephanie Meyer admitted she is uncertain if Midnight Sun “will make that higher or worse” for followers taking a better eye at their relationship besides to say the story shouldn’t be meant to be set in a practical world. The creator does have one change to share concerning the plot that she would change if Midnight Sun was not held again by the occasions of the unique already being canon. In her phrases:

After I was writing Twilight, issues felt proper. However then I noticed [Edward] completely would have instructed [Bella] he cherished her sooner. There is not any approach he would not have. There have been sure factors the place I am like, ‘Sure, he would have stated it proper right here.’ And I can not change that. And that is very irritating. He undoubtedly would have after he saved her in Port Angeles. He addresses that mentally the place he’s sort of shocked, as he thinks over their dialog when he is speaking to her once more, that he did not say it. He is like, ‘Oh, is she not conscious?’ However nonetheless, I really feel like if I had the liberty to transform it as a substitute of simply telling his aspect, there would have been some enjoyable modifications.

I imply, she is the creator, so any modifications she makes are simply rewrites, proper? I’m wondering what different “enjoyable modifications” circled Stephenie Meyer’s head concerning the Twilight story. We nonetheless have a number of unanswered questions on it but to be addressed. Anyway, Midnight Sun does make for some entertaining dialogue with Edward within the driver’s seat this time and affords some extra perception into the collection followers have been interested by.

Catherine Hardwicke’s Twilight would have been a a lot completely different film if Edward Cullen was the narrator as a substitute of highschool switch scholar Bella Swan. The director just lately stated it could be “fascinating” if the movie was reworked to be Midnight Sun. Keep tuned right here on CinemaBlend for extra information in your favourite franchises.

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