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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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  • secret

    yes please!!

  • Profitendieu

    Carol Channing? sure, why not?

  • brittney(:

    it’s not like it a HUGE role. its a small role and its definitely not s step back.

  • Kat

    Celia, the series is awesome you are horrible waste of space…I think he would do great

  • becky

    isn’t riley is supposed to be a teenager?

  • http://justjared Kdols

    @C.: it was Step up not save the last dance. Channing is a great actor, getting better by the day. He is my Edward!

  • why the fuss

    Riley has a miniscule part if any and I would hope the screenwriter would pay attention to that. So a ‘big named actor”(oops I don’t know this actor!!!) would be a waste of $$$ for this part.

  • lyla

    he’s to good for twilight, i dont think he’ll do it
    he’s a better actor then any of the people in that movie …so dont do it channing!

  • Mikka yee


    He doesn’t look like he’d make a good vampire – he’s too tan.
    Also, Riley should have blonde hair and Channing is practically bald!
    And personally, I didn’t imagine Riley as that chunky and muscley.

    Someone more slight with blonde hair, someone who’s more of an unknown. =)

  • blahblah

    Nahh, hes too big for the role of someone who gets puppied by Victoria. And yea, i agree, he’s not really the “vampire” type .. lol

  • christina mann.

    channing tatum is sooo hott. <3
    i cant wait. !
    i love him hes my hubby (:

  • http://idk christina mann.


  • Emmets Angel

    no, i dont like channing for this role. riley could look similar to Adam Brody

  • munchmunchrawr

    I detest Channing Tatum with a passion!

    He will DISTROY and form of Twilight!

    He better not be in it!
    :@ <<Angry face!

  • Ann

    The part of Riley is like a 16 year old, not a freakin 29 year old!!!

  • Megan

    Yes Channning should play Riley i think he would play it good plus he is really hott and it would be awesme to see him be in the awesome series!

  • Jim

    Yay. Channing is great and the series is great. What losers can’t acknowledge that Twilight is a huge phenomenon?

  • rd

    i love the twilight series but i dont think channing will match the role of reilly

  • Twilightbaby

    What horrible series? You out of your mind? That’s a fantastis series! uhh… stupid girl! So, he seems that Kellan. I don’t need another Kellan!

  • custom T

    He would so not make a good vampire.

  • amy

    no way! riley is ment to be like small and cute and channing is definatly not cute or small. hes too bulky and just not right. someone like alex pettyfer should do it. hes blonde so hed suit it. channing only suits shaved hair.

  • fangirl1123

    i do NOT think he would be good for riley!! ive heard about this guy Ross Gill. he would be way better for the part and actually looks bellas age! and is way hotter!!

  • Daniella

    To be honest, I completely agree with BRANDI!!! Channing Tatum is a great actor and to be honest, i can actually picture him as Riley even though Riley is meant to be alot smaller. I mean please, Victoria was meant to have fiery red hair. Emmett was supposed to be big, bulky and lots of fun. Alice was meant to be small but still intimidating. Quil and Embry weren’t supposed to be that serious. People, they can’t make everything perfect! Channing Tatum can substitute his way of acting to suit his role! Do you think that actors just have the exact same personality in every role they choose??!! Anyway, I think twilight is amazing and i cannot WAIT for the other three movies! Thank You =]

  • Danijela

    I completely agree with Daniella (Her comment to this argument is a few pages back) Oh come on! Has anyone ever watched she’s the man? He plays a popular guy who looks tough on the outside but when you get to know him he has his insecurities. If anyone has watched it you will see that he can totally play Riley. Channing Tatum is a great actor and if he’s in eclipse he will make it better, not worse. And what is with the immature judgments people? Like the one with “If Channing’s in it i won’t go see eclipse” Gosh, talk about harsh. Anyway I say YAY all the way!

  • Ashlei

    oh yes, very much yes.
    he would make a great anything, as long as his shirt is off.

    and he has that face that if he does a specific feeling, it tears into your heart, which is exactly what he is needing to do.

    OMG im excited.

  • Erin

    I don’t want him to do it but maybe if he does, Tom Felton won’t have too. So if I had to pick between them, I’d rather have Channing join this horrendous series. (sry!) so YAY

  • Chrisitna

    Yay! Channing would do a hell of a Vampire!

  • surry

    channing tatum u are soo dam sexi, you can play any part you want. you will play that character so well i cnt wait!! x

  • jillian

    channing is not a vampire type. you cant see him doing something like that: its just not him! DONT MAKE HIM BE RILEY!!!

  • jillian

    yay and nay…. hes a good actor and he would be great in the movie but i cant see him as a vampire

  • jillian

    i also agree with Christina mann HES HOTTT!!!!!

  • juan

    yes yes!!!
    good idea!!!

  • Acey

    Channing and eclipse are both my rated A faves…so I’d love the two to click..regardless the role, Channing will kick it big as an Eclipse star. Be watching out for that.


    I’d personally be shocked if Channing even considered a role like this. I think he’s done too much to gain respect in the industry and this would be taking a step back toward the teeny-bopper side of it. And his body goes through phases for his roles…he can be uber sexy and bulky and he can lean out and just be boyish. Either way, he’d kill in this role, but I doubt he’d even take it.

  • http://myspace billy bob

    no dont do it, your way to good for it, and way too hot!

  • nathalia santos

    Meu, se o Channing Tatum participar desse filme, vai ficar melhor do que já está.Já pensou Taylor Lautner, Robert Pattinson e Channing Tatum, lindos e perfeitos juntos, meu Deus, ninguém segura, kkkkk

  • Mary

    In Russia, plagiarism went on Stephenie Meyer, twilight saga called “Attraction”!

  • chanluver98

    Plz!!!! dont do it, your to hot to be in that stupid series!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3 <3 <3 <3

  • tamika

    I think this is fine oppotunity for him. It may be a different role compared to the other ones but he will get alot more fame in doing this movie like all the other characters have, even though he already has a lot of fame. I’ll be screaming at the cinemas when he shows up :)!!!

  • Bellabaybe

    Well i guess he would be good for riley even if he is too old and too big i kind of imagined him as riley except for with blond hair and of course red eyes

  • Hayley

    I like the thought of him being in Eclipse, but tbh.. it would be pointless role for him when he can do ALOT better..

  • Meeeeeeee=]=]=]

    Yes he should be in the movie

  • Exneval

    I think thats the brilliant idea, hope the best for channing, be a good vampire, i will wait that, hohohohoho

  • siera

    yes i don’t even care if he suits the character channin tatum can pull off any character and hes freakin hot

  • http://facebook G.D. ball playa

    ok channing tatum is a major hottie and he looks like a fighter and he is also a great actor but i dont think he looks like he could pull off the charater, riley

  • Hannah

    no way. i am in love with Riley (not the step up one) he is so hot. luv him xx So no, i dont think that the other dude should do it. i luv himmmmmm xxx