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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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yes please!!

Profitendieu @ 04/28/2009 at 8:13 pm

Carol Channing? sure, why not?

brittney(: @ 04/28/2009 at 8:20 pm

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

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

isn’t riley is supposed to be a teenager?

@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 @ 04/28/2009 at 10:10 pm

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.

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!

NAY!!!

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. =)

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. @ 04/30/2009 at 1:57 pm

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

Emmets Angel @ 04/30/2009 at 4:55 pm

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

munchmunchrawr @ 04/30/2009 at 6:47 pm

I detest Channing Tatum with a passion!

He will DISTROY and form of Twilight!

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

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

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!

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

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

Twilightbaby @ 05/07/2009 at 8:34 am

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!

He would so not make a good vampire.

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 @ 05/14/2009 at 10:10 pm

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!! http://www.myspace.com/131478589

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 =]

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!

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.

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