In the Twilight world, most vamps seem to have some sort of special power. But we're not just talking super-speed or mind reading. In Stephenie Meyer's universe, your best and most developed talent or intuition as a human will become stronger as a sparkling vampire. It could be mundane as being really loving, or any range of cooler aspects. There are shields against special powers, mind readers, future-tellers, those that can make the brain think the body is in severe pain, and one whose skin has a special and handy electric current in times of need.

But there's another vamp who gets an extra-special, possibly one-of-a-kind talent. Vampire Benjamin can move the elements, creating fissures in the land, whipping up some mist, tossing a boulder here or there. As The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn nears production, they've chosen Rami Malek for the job.
While chatting during their Emmy party, Entertainment Tonight revealed that Malek will play Benjamin in the series. The actor is relatively new to the biz, but his credits already include playing Ahkmenrah in Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, and he will be seen in Tom Hanks' Larry Crowne sometime next year.

As for his character, Benjamin is part of the Egyptian coven who come to help the Cullens by acting as witnesses during their final ordeal. He was created specially for his talents (who knows how they manifested in his humanity), and constantly contends with his maker, Amun's, paranoia that other covens will steal him.

Expect many, many more announcements in the near future. There are a ton of new faces littering the final installation of The Twilight Saga. In the Benjamin camp alone, he's got a partner, Amun, and Amun's lady. Beyond that, there are three other big covens -- the other "vegetarian" bloodsuckers, Romanians, Irish, and Amazonians, plus nomads and other new players.
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