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

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?

 

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  • Ms. Careless
    Ms. Careless

    Twilight Newest Whitethrob! Their killing us with these skinny whiteboys and calling them heartthrobs before they even do the movie. Talk about promotions. Where do they get their sorces from. I can name about ten hot sexy guys right here in america that's dam sexyier than this guy. If one more foreigner get cast it's going to be an Foreign Film.lol Where's all the hot sexy american guys!!!!!! Damnit!!!

  • Sandra
    Sandra

    Yeah hes cute but Rob is soo much hotter

  • Daisy
    Daisy

    Channing Tatum is much hotter than this guy!!!

  • Steff
    Steff

    I thought that channing tatum was playing riley!!??

  • rosa
    rosa

    i do admit this guy is cute..but robert pattinson and taylor launter are still gonna be the main hotties.. well of course the whole thing is centering around edward, bella, and jacob!! u got that rite!!! nothing is gonna change them!!

  • rosa
    rosa

    omg he looks absolutely perfect for this role!!!!! I've been waiting for this and i'm like yeah when the heck are they gonna cast Riley. howcome every person they cast for these films match exactly with the images of them in my head when i'm reading the book??????!!! eeeppp!!! i'm sssooooo excited!!! yesterday i went to the movies with my friends and the new moon poster was hanging in the movie theater!!!!!!!!! and below it it said, "coming soon" and i was like hyperventailating with my friends like right in the theater!!! lol can't wait!! only 124 days till new moon and we'll see this hottie on the big screen before we know it!!!

  • Basketca
    Basketca

    He will be in screen for 5 minutes in Eclipse. I think he's cute, but nobody can shine more than the main actors in 5 minutes (except Gary Oldman).

  • smashxitxsami
    smashxitxsami

    channing tatum?!

  • peaceup.
    peaceup.

    ha, they tripped. Channing Tatum had a better chance then this Xavier kid... && wtf? Rob nd Taylor butt raped Xavier in being SEXY. tch, what a hoe.

  • jamie
    jamie

    he's cute i must agree. but not hot enough. i think robert is still way way hotter than anybody else in the twilight saga.

  • Bey
    Bey

    lol I don't remember channing tatum admitting to auditioning for this role. He is TOO big of a star right now to go from working with Johnny Depp and starring in a future action blockbuster to wanting to be a minor character in a teen vamp movie. :P And I hope Felton didn't audition, He's too good of an actor to limit himself to minor roles. (watch the sixth HP).

  • Joanne Organis
    Joanne Organis

    .hope its TOM after all.

  • marystat
    marystat

    LOL this brings back memories of how the reaction was when the main characters were cast. Most ppl moaned and bitched, and look at the fans now, all adore them lol. I am sure this guy will do a fine job. Not sure if he will take the thunder away from Robert Pattinson though...or Taylor Lautner for that matter. But I am sure he'll get his fans too!

  • a
    a

    he confirmed it on the radio last night, (in australia)

  • Chris
    Chris

    He's cute but I'm sorry there's NO WAY he can or will take Rob's place!!! NO WAY!!

  • TwilightLover
    TwilightLover

    Not nearly as beautiful as Rob or Taylor but I think he will make a good Riley! I am so excited for Eclipse!!! It is the best book!!!

  • BumbleBri
    BumbleBri

    I agree with Julianna...nice try though!

  • taylor lautners baby!
    taylor lautners baby!

    ummm im sorry but hell no, there is no way this Xavier Samuel guy will ever be in the same league as taylor! let alone robert....

  • twilightobsessed
    twilightobsessed

    HELL TO TH ENOO! ROB IS WAAAAAAAYYYY WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN THAT GUY.!!! that guy os not even that cute. PSHT HE WISHES HE WERE HALF AS CUTE AS ROB..NOT POSSIBLE THOUGH!

  • lu
    lu

    Uhh, NO ?

  • cadence
    cadence

    tom felton would have been much better

  • julianna
    julianna

    Not even in the same league as Pattinson and Lautner

  • tatts09
    tatts09

    i do admit this guy is cute..but robert pattinson and taylor launter are still gonna be the main hotties..