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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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  • Kirsty


    riley is described as bella’s age which is around 18.

    Nothing against Channing but he#s too big for the part. I#d have trouble believing seth could rip him apart on his own. he looks like he could take on edward and seth and win without breaking a sweat. All wrong for this role.

    I imagined riley looking for jasper like, sorta slimish

  • luar



    YES !

  • nessa

    Although I love Channing Tatum, I don’t think this particular role is for him. Channing is a bit too old fer the part. If he loves playing a vampire, looks young enough as described, and of course he can fight, I think he would be perfect. Just slap on a wig and call him Riley ( :

  • Bellebelle!

    And yet another young actor’s career bites the dust….. sigh.

  • rachel

    eclipse is the 3rd book not the forth. the forth is breaking dawn

  • lor

    i agree with kris… i imagined someone like jaimie bell in that role. channing doesn’t suit the role. he is supposed to be manipulated, and even though it is a role, channing doesn’t seem like the kind of persn that would be maniplated, and i don’t think he would be able to portay it. jaimie bell would be perfect, he has some muscle but isn’t bulky and he isn’t tall and still looks young. I think someone like him, not necessarily him, but someone similar would be perfect.

  • carley


    i can’t stand him as an actor
    and i’m hating how “bigger” actors, not that he’s a huge star or anything, are getting in on the twilight thing.
    even dakota fanning

    but no, please nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnooooooooooooo

  • carley


    i can’t stand him as an actor
    and i’m hating how “bigger” actors, not that he’s a huge star or anything, are getting in on the twilight thing.
    even dakota fanning

    but no, please nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnooooooooooooo

  • emilie


    im with #25

    if the actors are too famous,it ruins it
    its not as believable

  • chloe

    Wow, can’t they wait until they finish the 2nd one? No wonder the first film was crap.

  • tina

    He should just stick to that modeling.

    he can model as a vampire and bite me any day.. i wont mind ;P

    but seriously, no. he was in a dancing movie and a fighting move. why does he need to play some freak in a terrible series. obviously those fan girls crawling around Rob don’t know gorgeous. they’ll just think he’s too tan and still fall for dirty hair guy.

  • Emilee


  • Mailah

    I’m not feeling him as a vampire…

  • francesca

    he doesn’t seem like the vampire type, and either way, Riley’s character is supposed to be in his late teens. Channing looks way too old for the part. Lucas Till would do amazinggg as Riley :)

  • francesca

    @Amanda: okay, but make-up is not THAT good, he’s about 10 years older than what Riley is supposed to be. I think Lucas Till would fit much better for the role.and i don’t believe fame has anything to do with getting a part… if you’re good, you’re good.

  • pame

    YAY i love channing

  • [~☆Fug Face Man!ston☆~]

    channing’s to big to be doing those cheap 2 month twilight movies. he would kick rob’s ass though.. that’d be fun to watch.. for a sec.

  • shakkie


  • nicole b


  • @45

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO…its because I just think he’s friggin’ ugly, that’s why.

  • diana

    Isn’t Riley suppose to be younger? He’s kinda old to be playing Riley!

  • gerard Vandenberg

    big ears:

  • Bette

    He’s too big for this movie. But it would be awesome because then his fangirls could throw down with RPats fangirls and there could be a cage match to the death. Nuttymadame could MC but she might be too biased.

  • Lizzy

    YAY for now..
    i do agree that he’s a little bit too old for the role even though he’s got the looks and body too.. haha..

    maybe if he looks like when he was in Fighting, that look will be alright for Riley..

    but the casting directors still need to explore more options.. hehe :)

  • V

    Hmm…I’d have to say no…I think he could do it. But i dont think he suits the character.

  • Sarah May

    yes please!


    I think his a good actor. But I dont think he suits the role. Physically his too bulky for the character. He’ll be as big as Emmet.

  • Elle


    I agree!!!!!!
    People are saying his only a tiny character but…it would ruin the vibe. His not suppose to be as big as Emmett or bigger!!

    Channing def doesnt suit the role at all. Perhaps try him for another character.




  • nico

    Absolutely YAY!

  • Bells


    He looks nothing like a vamp.


    LOL u people are so childish… “hes ugly, he dosent look like a vampire…honestly how 3rd grade is that! Channing is a good actor, hes done some great work (A Guide To Recgonizing Your Saints being one of them), hes got GI Joe coming and Dear John, hes worked with some of the most well known actors out there and has quite a line up on future films…if all that means he cant act then Hollywood should just shut itself down. Channing may not be perfect for the role because he is older but hes good looking, has more then enough talent for a film like this and I honestly dont think it would kill his career, only boost it. Its not for us to decide anyway and nothing is even set in stone…he may very well turn it down for bigger and better things!!

  • jb


  • megyn

    haha, i’d be pretty damn stoked if channing signed on to the film.

  • April

    Please no.


    I read all 4 books so I hope that my opinion counts. Riley’s character should be a young actor. Channing Tatum always played a role where he shows off his muscles and all. Don’t get me wrong he looks great, although not for this part. Also to add which I believe is important is that in “Twilight” almost all the characters were B-List actors except for Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, which are rising stars. That is what makes this movie special. To add all the characters that were chosen for “New Moon” might ruin the movie because they are “type-cast” like Jason Alexander as George Costanza in the show “Seinfeld”. Please keep it simple for the next 3 movies because the first was a blast for the fans, although one thing will be different and that is more graphics which will also be great. Thanks


    OH, forgot to say NAY

  • tini_germany

    nooo!He’s hot but as riley …nope!

  • zanessa/Twilight fan

    I Am so excited for this movie!
    and the last one
    Breaking Dawn!!
    it`s gonna be great!

  • Alliicceee

    no. heck no. please no! o_o idk. i dont think he’s good for the role of riley. i imagined riley a bit younger lookinhg.

  • Thea

    i agree with celia! i’m sick of this thing! twilight, twilight X(

  • nathalia

    i think it could turn out great or not!
    he’s sooooo damn HOT and he looks like a vampire but i just can’t see him doing this role.

  • Michelle

    i thought riley was supposed to be a small guy… kind of childish actually… and channing is too much of a male to be playing riley…but that’s my opinion.. it would ruin my version of riley, but yeah.. its such a small part, it doesnt even really matter… i’d like the movie anywayz

  • Michelle

    i’m really looking forward to breaking dawn btw, its awesome. my fave!

  • Diane

    No not Channing. How about Chris Pine? Seriously, or Hayden Christenson

  • Kai

    No, no, no, no, NO. Absolutely NOT! No offense to any Channing Tatum fans, I just don’t think he would fit the part well. It’s not a matter of fame whatsoever…I don’t feel like it has to be someone famous at all…I mean come on, we didn’t really know the cast that well before Twilight.

  • i love parks

    I kind of hope not, he’s too hot. I was so excited when I heard Cam Gigandet was in Twilight, but the vampire makeup really does nothing for him… I don’t want Channing getting fug-ified like that! :(

  • Christopher

    I think he is WAY too old to play Riley. Not saying he is old in the normal sense of the word, but to play the raging newborn vampire that is described in the book, he just doesn’t have the look for it.

  • jayne

    my baby!!!!!!!!!!!!! hell yea…!!!!!!