Twilight star Robert Pattinson has suggested a future storyline in which his Edward Cullen character would be gay.

In an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show alongside co-star Taylor Lautner, the two men pitched the sixth and final installment of the Twilight series, which is based on Stephenie Meyer's vampire romance novels.

DeGeneres noted that the franchise could continue beyond Meyer's original vision.

“You could kind of make up something after that,” she said. “It doesn't have to be a book. If it makes money and people love you, why wouldn't you make another one?”

“Would you make another one?”
Pattinson listed several possible options, including a film which combines Twilight with the Avengers.

“I was thinking another way to do it would be to make it look like Will & Grace, where Edward turns gay,” Pattinson joked. “But [Edward and Bella] still stay together. They raise the kid and everything.” (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

Pattinson played gay artist Salvador Dali in the 2008 film Little Ashes.