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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. 51
    Kirsty Says:


    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

  2. 52
    luar Says:


  3. 53
    MADONNA Says:

    YES !

  4. 54
    nessa Says:

    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 ( :

  5. 55
    Bellebelle! Says:

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

  6. 56
    rachel Says:

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

  7. 57
    lor Says:

    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.

  8. 58
    carley Says:


    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

  9. 59
    carley Says:


    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

  10. 60
    emilie Says:


    im with #25

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

  11. 61
    chloe Says:

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

  12. 62
    tina Says:

    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.

  13. 63
    Emilee Says:


  14. 64
    Mailah Says:

    I’m not feeling him as a vampire…

  15. 65
    francesca Says:

    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 :)

  16. 66
    francesca Says:

    @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.

  17. 67
    pame Says:

    YAY i love channing

  18. 68
    [~☆Fug Face Man!ston☆~] Says:

    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.

  19. 69
    shakkie Says:


  20. 70
    nicole b Says:


  21. 71
    @45 Says:

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

  22. 72
    diana Says:

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

  23. 73
    gerard Vandenberg Says:

    big ears:

  24. 74
    Bette Says:

    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.

  25. 75
    Lizzy Says:

    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 :)

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