With Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince officially opening today and breaking a record for midnight ticket sales last night (this morning), the stars of the epically successful franchise are everywhere in the media.
One of those stars is Tom Felton who plays Harry Potter’s rival, Draco Malfoy. Possibly adding to his success and popularity, he’s also one of the buzzed about candidates to play the character of Riley in the third Twilight flick, Eclipse.
Back in April, Screen Rant reported on Channing Tatum being a potential for the role Riley. That came from an interview with Melissa Rosenberg, screenwriter in charge of adapting Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight novels to the big screen, where she said Channing could do the part “beautifully.”
There was some feedback to that news which commented on Tatum being a little too old and big for the role for some fans, so how about Tom Felton instead? Felton’s being asked this question frequently during his many interviews and he had this to say in response:
“Ill be ready when they want me! Really, I’m only joking. Im not really sure at this point; but you will be the first to know if I find out anything!”
He repeated the same on this Twitter account so it seems that he’s definitely a possible choice for the role. If he does join the cast of Eclipse, he’ll be the second Harry Potter actor to join Robert Pattinson, participating in both franchises with Jamie Campbell Bower having been cast into New Moon as Caius, one of the Volturi vampire leaders and as Gellert Grindelwald in the two-parter Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. That makes three to the growing roster.
With Half-Blood Prince easily being one of the top films of this year and having already had a strong opening with the weekend still to come, and with its great reception among critics and fans everywhere, it makes sense to add Felton to the cast and bridge the franchise fanbases together even more.
Who’s your preference: Tom Felton or Channing Tatum?
The Twilight Saga: New Moon opens November 20, 2009 and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse opens June 30, 2010. Oh, and as if you don’t already know, the latest Harry Potter opens today!