The men of The Host vs. Twilight smackdown: Who's hotter?

Mar 11, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. ET

We’ve got to hand it to Stephenie Meyer for creating imaginative stories with young, sexy men. For the last few years, movie audiences have gotten addicted to the lusty men from Twilight, so it is even possible for the actors in the new film The Host to replace Jacob or Edward in our hearts?


Before the Twilight Saga, we might never have imagined falling in love with a vampire or a werewolf. But Robert Pattinson enticed us with his mysterious goth styling and those soulful blue eyes that reveal a hurt, vulnerable being in contrast with his character's sharp fangs. Who doesn't want to get bit by him?


Taylor Lautner romanced us with his chiseled muscles and boyish good looks, dividing women all over the world into Team Jacob or Team Edward. But alas, Twihards, there’s a new saga with smokin' hot men in town.

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The Host

The new film The Host, based on the book by Twilight’s Stephenie Meyer, is about to give vamps and wolves everywhere a run for their money. Opening March 29, The Host is set in the future after an alien invasion that threatens to destroy all of humanity. Aliens called "souls" inhabit human beings and destroy their memories. But a few humans are still willing and able to fight back.

The Host

A young woman named Melanie, played by Irish actress Saoirse Ronan (her first name is pronounced SER-sha), falls in love with Jared, played by Max Irons, the son of Brit actor Jeremy Irons.

At 6 feet, 2 inches, Max is a tall drink of cool water, bringing sexy machismo as a romantic lead. Could he be the next movie hearthrob, kicking Robert Pattinson to the curb?

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The Host

But Max Irons isn't the only hunk in The Host. Jake Abel plays Ian, who's desperate to win the love of Wanda, a "soul" that's inhabiting Melanie's body. Abel worked previously with Saoirse Ronan in 2009's The Lovely Bones, and you may remember him from 2011's I Am Number Four. The 25-year-old actor hails from Canton, Ohio, and is known for his chiseled features and big, dreamy blue eyes.

Who do you think is hotter: Team Twilight or Team Host?

Twilight Saga photo credit: Summit Entertainment; The Host photo credit: Open Road Films