‘Eclipse’ Casting Call: Tom Felton Could Play Riley In The Third ‘Twilight’ Movie

Maybe its his boyish good looks, his charming smile or his perfectly mastered snarl, but there’s something about Tom Felton that makes us want more. The “Harry Potter” star is sure to wow audiences with his tortured portrayal of Draco Malfoy in tomorrow’s (!) “Half-Blood Prince” and maybe even earn some Oscar buzz now that the Academy Awards have opened themselves up to 10 nominees.

But, there is a different sort of buzz going on from a fan circuit often found opposing “Harry Potter”: “Twilight” fans are clamoring for Tom to play Victoria’s lackey Riley in 2010’s “Eclipse.”

Tom isn’t the first guy “Twilight” fans have latched onto for the role. First Melissa Rosenberg, screenplay scribe for “The Twilight Saga,” threw a curveball when she told E! News she pictured Channing Tatum as Riley in the epic battle at the end of “Eclipse.” Then, Evil Iguana Productions fans rampaged the comments section of the article begging for Craig Deering to be cast as the role of Riley. Tom is one in a long line of fan-favorites to play the role, but he is quickly becoming the most popular.

“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!” Tom told his fansite, Feltbeats.com. He reiterated the sentiment on his Twitter, saying, “i keep getting asked if im being cast as Riley in Twilight! Ill let you all know if so!!!”

If Tom does make the cut, he will join Robert Pattinson as the second actor to make the jump between series, though newcomer Jamie Campbell Bower is also going to be joining the fray as Caius in “New Moon” and Gellert Grindelwald in “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” Part 1 and 2.

Would you like Tom to join the “Twilight” legions? If not, who else would you prefer to play Riley?