Victoria's new fighting partner, Riley, could be seen in "The Twilight Saga's Eclipse" as early as the movie's opening scene. Suggesting the possibility was Lainey Gossip which brought forth a bunch of set photos and a behind-the-scene video taken from the Wednesday night, October 7, shooting with the actor hired to portray the character, Xavier Samuel.
In the report, the site claimed that the Australian actor "is working on what's currently intended (at press time) to be the OPENING SCENE in Eclipse." The particular scene filmed, in the meantime, sees Riley being terrorized down an alley in Seattle by a sinister shadow which turns out to be Victoria. All of the photos from the set can be obtained at Lainey Gossip.
Back in late August, Samuel was also captured in a series of set photos. At the time, he was shooting a seduction scene with co-star Bryce Dallas Howard who plays Victoria. The pictures, which were taken August 20, displayed Howard and Samuel engaged in lip lock as Victoria seduces Riley under a bridge to make sure that he carries out her orders to make new vampires.
"The Twilight Saga's Eclipse" is an adaptation of the third novel from Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight" series. Knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite the ageless struggle between vampire and werewolf, Bella Swan once again finds herself surrounded by danger while she is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob in this movie.
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart return as Edward and Bella. Bryce Dallas Howard takes over Victoria from Rachelle Lefevre, Catalina Sandino Moreno stars as Maria, and Jack Huston is picked up to portray Rosalie's former fiance, Royce King II. This follow-up to "The Twilight Saga's New Moon" is scheduled for a U.S. release on June 30, 2010.
Behind-the-Scene of the Alleged Opening Scene: