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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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146 Responses to “Channing Tatum To Eclipse Twilight?”

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  1. 26
    kamilah Says:

    umm thats a negative. i like him but he’s too old to play riley. that character doesnt have much to anyways. and these movies shouldnt have actores like him in it. they should stick with casting people who have a lower profile.

  2. 27
    cLAUDIA Says:

    I love all of his movies and i think that he would make a good riley, but people it’s not set in stone, who ever the pick will be great!!

  3. 28
    Jane Says:

    i love channing but taking this role would be a step back in his career

  4. 29
    fardous Says:

    why not ? he is good actor even if this role bad he

    can make it good

  5. 30
    Amanda Says:

    I’d have to respectfully disagree, Eva. I’d say he’s on about the same footing as Rob Pattinson and Kristen Stewart when it comes to his level of fame. He’s at the top of just about every “star of tomorrow” list, and has not one, but three huge movies coming out this summer (well, Fighting already came out, so two left), and he’s already filmed the Nicholas Sparks adaptation “Dear John” as the lead. We all know a Nicholas Sparks adaptation is what launched Ryan Gosling to stardom, and Channing Tatum is already a very recognizable face.

    I think he’d be great as Riley. It’s a small role, yes, but I don’t think there’s anything wrong with small roles. I don’t think he’s too old, either, as some of you have said. Makeup works wonders.

  6. 31
    Jade Says:

    hell ya!! the more hotties the better!

  7. 32
    Michelle Says:

    Yay!!! That’ll be cool if he gets it…..

  8. 33
    MKay Says:

    Hell no, rileys supposed to be younger than victoria. and rachelle is like 20 something whereas channing looks lets say ALOT older. And Channing isnt the best actor and he wasnt exactly what i envisioned when i was reading the book.

  9. 34
    Njeri Says:

    omg, he would so give rob a run for his money..

  10. 35
    Njeri Says:

    omg, he would so give rob a run for his money..

  11. 36
    Njeri Says:

    he wasnt what i envisoned either hes better

  12. 37
    noemiee Says:

    Doesn’t matter… As much as Taylor Lautner is in the cast, it’s perfect!

    Sorry for the mistakes, I speak French =)

  13. 38

    YEESS !


  14. 39
    moe95 Says:

    YES! He would be awesome for the part.GO FOR IT CHANNING!

  15. 40
    Keira Says:

    He’s not at alllll how I ever pictured Riley…he’s too old for it for one thing. Aren’t the newborns supposed to be young? He’s like, thirty – and he looks it – and that would mean he’s older than Edward and them…hmmmm…I say “naaaay”

  16. 41
    Josie Says:

    Although he would blend right in with all the beautiful actors & actresses in Stephenie Meyers’ series, I don’t think he fits the part. It would be difficult to see Channing as a pining, lovesick vampire. I don’t see the match. Channing as Riley with Rachelles’ Victoria?

    What about James McAvoy? I see him as a vampire… Take another look at his performance in Wanted and becoming Jane… I think he would be perfect for the part…

  17. 42
    @34 Says:

    Are you kidding me? Is your taste up your a$$? Channing is FUG,

  18. 43
    Maddy Says:

    wow. i love channing tatum…but..hes not right for that part. isnt riley supposed to be kind of young looking? and channing has been in movies like ‘never back down’ and ‘fighting’ and even ‘shes the man’…even though i really do love him as an actor…this just isnt his kind of film.

  19. 44
    Amanda Says:

    Just because Riley is a “newborn” doesn’t mean he’s YOUNG. I think I remember that it does say he’s young, but young can mean anywhere from 18-25, and CT can definitely pass for 25, especially with vamp makeup. Not every vampire was turned at the age of 17 like EDWARD.

  20. 45
    Amanda Says:


    What, because Channing Tatum actually looks masculine? Whereas Robert Pattinson does not…

  21. 46
    C. Says:


    Channing Tatum, as gorgeous as he is, is a terrible actor. He’s just pretty to look at. Having him play Riley will f’up the character complex.

    Seriously, when I watched Save The Last Dance it was painful for me to watch his pathetic display of emotions. I had to look away. It hurt to see such a gorgeous man acting a fool because he can’t act.

  22. 47
    abc Says:

    um doesnt really work for me bc he looks too physically mature.

  23. 48
    Amanda Says:

    He’s not in Save the Last Dance…

  24. 49
    lizzy Says:

    YEah i dont think he should do it, i love twilight but that isnt a big enough role for him, he could do alot better, and he is way to old for riley. he should just say NO!!!

  25. 50
    arantxa Says:

    i would love to see him in the movie
    But he looks like a tough guy
    not like Riley

    but do whatever you want

    Channing (L)

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