‘Breaking Dawn’ Cast Negotiations: If Kellan Lutz Is Out, Who Could Replace Him?

It’s with a heavy heart that we have compiled this next list of potential candidates to replace Kellan Lutz as Emmett Cullen in the now-almost-certain two parts of “Breaking Dawn.” The Hollywood Reporter landed a scoop early this morning that said Kellan and costar Ashley Greene are high up on the list of actors likely to get cut going into the final installments of “The Twilight Saga” because they are demanding a bit more than Summit wants to give in salary negotiations.

We already went over our ideas for a new Alice — though we want to again, note that the last thing we want are the roles of Alice and Emmett recast — so click after the jump to see our picks for Emmett.

Cory Monteith

The “Glee” star has the perfect build to replace the dark-haired, beefy Kellan as Emmett, but we’re worried Cory Monteith might be a bit too goofy to pull off some of the action sequences in “Breaking Dawn.” Then again, who are we kidding, there really aren’t any action sequences in “Breaking Dawn,” and there’s plenty of Emmett being goofy, so Cory might end up being the perfect pick.

Jason Momoa

First he beat out Kellan as a contender in the “Conan” reboot, and now we’re recommending him to replace Kellan as Emmett — yeah, Jason Momoa and Kellan aren’t likely to be close friends any time soon. But Jason was chosen over Kellan as The Barbarian for a reason, and honestly he’s probably a more intimidating (and taller!!) Emmett Cullen than Kellan was anyway.

Tom Welling

Like Rachael Leigh Cook for Alice Cullen, Tom Welling was Stephenie Meyer’s dream choice of an actor to play Emmett in “The Twilight Saga.” So while we might not think he’s the best pick as a replacement (too old for one, two pricey for another), we’d be remiss to leave him off our list as possible new Emmetts. We’re really hoping it doesn’t get to this point!