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Channing Tatum To Eclipse Twilight?

Channing Tatum To Eclipse Twilight?

Channing Tatum is being touted as bad-boy vampire Riley in Eclipse, the third in Stephenie Meyer’s four-book Twilight series.

“There’s a very big battle at the end with Riley, and I think Channing would do that so well,” Twilight and New Moon screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg, who is currently writing the Eclipse script, tells E!’s Marc Malkin. “And there are some complexities to that character. He really is tragic. He’s a puppet for Victoria [bad-girl vampire played by Rachelle Lefevre]. So he has to break your heart a little bit at the end when he realizes that she doesn’t want him. Channing could do that beautifully.”

The 29-year-old actor has his new flick, Fighting, in theaters NOW.

DO YOU THINK Channing would make a good vampire — YAY or NAY?

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# 1

NO! Channing…DON’t Do it! It will ruin your career! Do not join that horrible series!

# 2

i think he wolud be great as a vampire.but he looks like Kellan Lutz…

# 3

YAYYY
channing is so damn hot
he has that vampire look too :)

# 4

oh gosh i love the twlight series…but i just can’t see him doing this role. ugh : / idk channing

# 5

he’d be a bit old for riley

# 6
hellkitten @ 04/27/2009 at 5:51 pm

hmm, intersting choice…not a bad one though

# 7

omg NO WAYY! he does not suit the role at all. dont do it, bad choice, dont kill the movie!

# 8

I agree with marisa

# 9

That’s a step back for him. Why would he do it.

betinhaah @ 04/27/2009 at 6:01 pm

that’s right, i don’t think he would suit the role. i don’t know, he seems a little older than what it should be in the film.

nicki gabe @ 04/27/2009 at 6:02 pm

Channing is hot but he’s too grown and manly to play a part where he gets manipulated like a puppy. He goes up against Seth who’s a teenager and would completely dwarf Rachelle (Victoria) in size. Hard to feel pity for GI Joe.

no please no!

Man, I read all those book but I can’t remember all these bleedin’ characters!

Pattycake @ 04/27/2009 at 6:11 pm

Isn’t this the author of the series saying that Channing is who she envisioned when she wrote the part? So fangirls/guys who say no must not have her persepctive. Channing’s physical skills could only lift up this film but I fear he’d make the rest of them look like babies. Is the character supposed to be older?

ruin his career? seriously? what career? No offense. But those Twilight kids are on every cover of almost every newspaper, whereas Channing is… well…not…. So I don’t think it would be a step back for him. If anything, he’ll get a boost of popularity, and possibly some more movie deals if people like him… just like Rob and Kristen. Half of their movies weren’t going to come out until Twilight was released.

But nevertheless, I don’t think he’ll be a good pick for Riley. He is a bit too old… but if he was younger I’m sure he could do a great job. But you never know all the stars are older than they portray i.e. Jackson Rathbone – Jasper.

Jules, he played the newborn vamp at the end of Eclipse. Victoria was manipulating him or whatever. He was there at the end fight scene and fought against Jacob.

Well his character is supposed to manipulated by Victoria and the way he acts makes him seem young. But Melissa is right. He would have the physical ability to portray a newborn vampire (who is supposed to be super strong)

no ! he can’t act..
though he is hot ..

IDK.
i always imagined Jamie Bell to be Riley ?
http://content7.flixster.com/photo/11/28/28/11282857_gal.jpg

but with blonde hair.

No!!!!! Bad idea, very bad idea!!!

I don’t see him as Riley, either. It’s a small part and all he’s doing is being ripped apart by Seth the wolf.

Bubbaness @ 04/27/2009 at 6:24 pm

Melissa Rosenberg needs to shut her trap. She’s taken a marginally done book series and managed to butcher it further.

@Pattycake:

It’s the screenwriter who’s saying this – not the author of the books.

Don’t do it Channing! You’re career is starting off to a great start, don’t kill it with this sucky storyline :(

it’s the clue the production doesn’t want good actors but only cute actors!

god no. he’s a terrible actor. and way too huge to play riley.

no i dnt think he shoud join… hes 2 famous n it wud juss be wrong. i want ppl i didnt knew before….

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