PHOTO GALLERY: Xavier Samuel Is the Twilight Saga’s Newest Heartthrob

By: Celebuzz / July 17, 2009

Move over, Taylor Lautner and—gasp!—yes, even you, Robert Pattinson; it looks like you’re getting some competition.

E! Online reports that Summit Entertainment has tapped Australian newcomer Xavier Samuel to play Riley in Eclipse, the third installment of the Twilight saga (which begins filming in Vancouver next month).

Samuel reportedly beat out Channing Tatum and Harry Potter‘s Tom Felton for the role.

Check out our photo gallery and tell us in the comments section: Do you think that Xavier Samuel will do the role justice?