Catherine Hardwicke Reveals Cut ‘Twilight’ Major Plot Twist Shortly Before It’s Release On Peacock

The 'Twilight' films are set to stream on Peacock, but one film could've been different if it weren't for Catherine Hardwicke.

When the 2008 film Twilight was released, fans couldn’t help but swoon over Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner. Today, fans are still swooning over the vampire and werewolf and share their sadness that Netflix removed all five films.

However, fans were happy to hear that the films would be coming back to a streaming platform. Peacock began giving Twitter hints of a series being added on Jan. 16, and stated they would provide more clues every 100 likes. By the end of the day, the image behind the yellow dots is revealed to be a photo of Pattinson, Lautner, and Kristen Stewart, taken to promote the final two films of the series.

Although the mystery behind the photo was excellent, fans on Twitter had been able to guess what was coming to Peacock exceptionally quickly. Most users knew the Twilight films were coming after seeing a tiny bit of the font. Others knew once they saw Stewart’s eyes.

Hardwicke And Mark Lord Recently Spoke About An Almost Extreme Plot Twist

Twilight had become one of the most popular films of 2008, and one of the most popular franchises amongst teenagers. However, shortly before the announcement of the films appearing on Peacock, she appeared on an episode of The Big Hit Show and discussed what could’ve been.

Host Alex Pappademas received pieces of the screenplay’s first draft from original screenwriter Mark Lord, to which he read that the character of Bella Swan fired a gun at a vampire. He also read that she was to be on a jet ski while being chased by the FBI. When Lord was asked to explain, he said, “they wanted it to take a concept and build in a structure that was far more like a cinematic structure.” With MTV Films being the original producer, Lord claimed that they want to “put in some more action to advance it more and give something more for the male audience.”

Hardwicke Wasn’t Afraid To Be Honest Then And Now

After she read over the script, she didn’t feel like it fit in with the novels. The New York Post brought up more of what Hardwicke really thought about the original writing, and how she made sure it was evident from the very beginning. “The original script literally had Bella on Jet Skis being chased by the FBI,” she said. “She was a star athlete. Nothing to do with the book.”

She ended up hating the first draft of the film in its entirety. However, once Summit Entertainment acquired the film, Melissa Rosenberg stepped in to replace Lord. This replacement did good for the film, and eventually the franchise, as Rosenberg was asked to write for all five films.

All films of the Twilight Saga have been released to Peacock on Jan. 16.

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