Don't Worry Twihards, Summit Won't Bury 'Breaking Dawn: Part 2' Because Robsten Broke Up

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by Kevin Jagernauth
August 1, 2012 6:27 PM
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Unless you've been living under a rock, you probably already know that the relationship between Edward and Bella, aka Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, has ended due to the latter's affair with her "Snow White & The Huntsman" director Rupert Sanders. While the tabloids are continuing to try and squeeze the story for all its worth, one of the big question marks was what Summit was going to do for the press rounds of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2." Robsten, as they are known to their diehard fans, have been an integral part to the franchise's marketing, with their real life relationship one of the selling points of their romance in the films. But will they face the media spotlight once again in the wake of this highly publicized break? The answer is, duh, yes.

EW has managed to get confirmation out of Summit's President Of Worldwide Marketing, Nancy Kirkpatrick, that in no way sounds like it was written in PR speak. “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,” she said in a bland statement.

But seriously, this is obvious. While Summit is likely sensitive to the feelings of the series stars -- don't expect them be at the same roundtable interviews -- the bottom line is, press jaunts are all stuff that's in their contract and the studio has a lucrative franchise to market. A breakup isn't going to stop that. It will be interesting to see how it unfolds, but we may get an early taste of what it might be like -- Pattinson is continuing with his planned promotional duties for David Cronenberg's "Cosmopolis" which comes out this month. 

How it affects the box office will be interesting as well, but we'd wager with audiences investing in three movies thus far, they'll be back for the finale. And by time November rolls around the well oiled PR machines of Robsten will smooth things over by giving the actor's vague statements ("We still love each other, and hope the best for him/her, but we couldn't make things work") to use in answering press before talking about the movie. Either that, or interview requests will more tightly controlled than usual.

'Breaking Dawn Part 2' arrives on November 18th.

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8 Comments

  • Ilona | August 4, 2012 6:30 PMReply

    @Andrea

    Of course they've broken up. Pattinson's heartbroken, but he isn't a mug.

  • jingmei | August 2, 2012 12:13 AMReply

    Shit happens, no matter who you are. No worries, apparently they are always under the spotlight for the promotion of this Saga, doesn't matter if or not they are together (their happiness is their own privacy, or it's just pathetic).

  • jingmei | August 2, 2012 12:15 AM

    By the way the still photo above is an ironically good choice.

  • Marko | August 1, 2012 11:24 PMReply

    This rock sure is cozy.

  • Duh | August 1, 2012 7:27 PMReply

    Totally uninterested in the film now. That statement by Summit was bullshit and everyone knows it. The magic is gone.

  • Andrea | August 1, 2012 6:58 PMReply

    There has been no confirmation that they have broken up. For you to assume so is rather presumptuous. And of course the studios will go on with the schedule as planned as will the two actors,
    who are professionals.

  • kindred spirit | August 1, 2012 7:25 PM

    Who gives a shit if they broke up? She cheated. That's been confirmed. Whether they stay together (which will be sending an incredibly pathetic message to their fanbase and will make Rob look even more like a schmuk), the press tour will be AWKWARD central. Also according to Andrea, professional means hooking up with your married scumbag director!

  • icn | August 1, 2012 7:11 PM

    LMAO. Are you one of those ~Robsten is Unbroken~ people?

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