Tom Felton as Riley in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse?

Published 5 years ago by , Updated August 22nd, 2013 at 6:34 pm,

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!

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  1. “If he does join the cast of Eclipse, he’ll be the second Harry Potter actor to participate in both franchises with Jamie Campbell Bower…”

    And Rob Pattinson… :P

  2. Yes!!! SUMMIT cast him already!!! I can’t wait to see him as Riley!!!!

  3. He would be the THIRD… Rob Pattinson was in HP & GOF as Cedric Diggory.

    Other than that correction, My vote would go to Tom Felton :)

  4. TOM FELTON.

    The other guy doesnt even fit the role. I dont udnerstand how the writer picked him out for the part.

  5. I’m sooooo rooting for Tom! I’ll pay over a couple of 100′s just to see him as a vamp! Btw is it confirmed? I hope it is. SUMMIT Entertainment’s surely gonna earn alot more money!

  6. Tom Felton would fit the role better, its doesn’t seem like it would be channing tatums kind of work.

  7. Channing is way too old for the part anyway. Tom could pull of that vampire-look and that tortured soul way way way better. TOM FELTON all the way!

  8. Tom needs to be casted like immediately. Why hasn’t this been confirmed yet? I hope SUMMIT hasn’t already picked someone else as Riley. I’d say SUMMIT made an excellent choice in choosing the Voultrie and the werewolf pack cast for New Moon. Hope they do the same for Eclipse

  9. TOM FELTON ALL THE WAY!!!!!! i think he’d be perfect!!!! the whole pale evil-vamp thing would totally work for him….i mean look at how he plays draco malfoy in hp. he’d be perfect….summit cast him already!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. I’ve not read the books but I’d like to see Felton in another big movie, I think he’s got a bright future.

  11. I have to agree with everyone here. Tom Felton has grew quite into a handsome young man. Plus he’s a great actor. I would say that with quite some force after watching his performance in HBP. I hope he gets the part in Eclipse. I think it would be great to see him play a tortured vamp.

  12. TOM FELTON (L)

    HE IS SO SEXY, and i believe would pull riley off way better then channing!

    i heart tom, he is sexy!

  13. I’m supporting Tom 100%! Harry Potter HBP totally dissapointed me, so to see em in Eclipse, well that would be another side of him to see…

  14. I’m supporting him 100% too! SUMMIT you need to go and contact his agent ASAP!! He better get the part! He has to!lol

  15. Forgot to post. There is a petition for Tom to be casted as Riley http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/Fandom/signatures-4.html Go ahead and help him get casted!;) xoxo

  16. I had never thought about him before, but now that I think about it, he’s absolutely perfect. Exactly how I pictured Riley, except Riley’s hair should be shaggier and fall into his eyes. Tall, lanky, gorgeous, PERFECT RILEY! Summit better snatch him up quick…

  17. No! The HP series were really great! Don’t join this joke of a film!

  18. Cast Channing Tatum. Tom Felton’s too good for the Twilight films. ;)

    Nah, jk, jk… if he did join the cast, I’d support him 200% and I’d even go to the theaters to actually watch the movie. And seeing as I’m not a fan of the movie, that’s saying something. ;)

  19. TOTALLY, without a doubt, 100 % Tom felton! he would totally make a very fine addition to the cast… i hope they keep his “blonde” hair… ah forget the hair… i hope they keep HIM!

  20. I think Tom would be perfect for the role of riley!!! I really hope he gets the part! I loved him in all the Harry Potter movies and I think it would be great to get to see a different side of him in Eclipse! Go Tom! (:

  21. Tom Felton 100%!
    He has the skills for the role as Riley.
    He did terrific in The Harry Potter movies playing
    Draco Malfoy that playing Riley would be a snap! And c’mon!
    He’s hot! You have to admit!

  22. OMG !
    how is that even QUESTIONABLE ?!
    10000% Tom Felton !
    i hope SUMMIT casts him. :)
    i think he’d be PERFECT for the roll.

  23. yeah of course tom felton would be perfect!!!

    the only problem….
    someones already been cast *sob*

  24. Def
    Tom felton 10000000000000000 percent
    what a stupid question
    he’s perfect and so hot

  25. of COURSE tom felton should be riley, he’s the perfect riley
    the hair, the face EXACTLY what summit NEEDS.
    if he could play draco malfoy then BOY he can be riley :D
    but its not going to be the same SINCE
    Rachelle Lefevré won’t be there
    sometimes i HATE summit for that matter
    i was SO PISSED.

  26. holy crap i absolutely love tom felton in harry potter but i think he would do awesome in twilight even though i personally don’t like the series but if he was i would love it a lot! i hated the part in harry potter 6 where harry the dumb bot potter almost kills Draco!!!! so very sad but he lived :)

  27. TOM FELTON! HE IS AN AMAZING ACTOR! Not to mention his hotness. But would this change him? nah…probably help his career. haha I can just picture it: I am in the theatres with my friends, and while they go gaga over Taylor Lautner (He is hot too!)…yeah haha. ANYWAYS! Tom is AMAZING and he could probably play ANY role!

  28. Personally, I will love it if Summit casts him. But only if it doesnt get in the way of him playing Draco Malfoy in the last Harry Potter movie. Either way he’s still a great actor.

  29. Felton! Felton! Felton!
    He’s perfect! <3