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It's Official! Taylor Lautner To Return as Jacob in New Moon

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The search for the new Jacob is over.

They're sticking with the old dude!

Twilight author Stephanie Meyer just confirmed the casting news on her official website.

Stephanie posted the following note from New Moon director Chris Weitz :

"I'm very happy to announce that Taylor Lautner will be playing Jacob Black in New Moon and that he's doing so with the enthusiastic support of Summit Entertainment, the producers, and Stephenie Meyer.

The characters in Stephenie's books go through extraordinary changes of circumstance and also appearance; so it is not surprising that there has been speculation about whether the same actor would portray a character who changes in so many surprising ways throughout the series. But it was my first instinct that Taylor was, is, and should be Jacob, and that the books would be best served by the actor who is emotionally right for the part. I think that fans of Twilight the book and the movie will be surprised by the Jacob Black that Taylor will bring to the screen in New Moon; and I'm looking forward to working with him and the rest of the cast in realizing the film.

very best

Chris Weitz"

Meyer herself had the following to say:

"I'd just like to add that I was very much a part of this decision. My first priority was always what was best for New Moon—what was going to give us the best possible movie. I'm truly thrilled that Taylor was the one who proved to the director, to Summit, and to me that he is the best possible Jacob we could have. And I'm very much looking forward to seeing what he's going to bring to Jacob's character this year.

- Steph"

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507 comments to “It's Official! Taylor Lautner To Return as Jacob in New Moon

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  1. 101

    That's one ugly dude.



  2. 102

    yay! I love him. He's really the only actor that should be playing Jacob Black.



  3. 103

    YESSSS
    MICHAEL COPON CAN EAT IT



  4. 104

    Yes! WooHoo!!! So excited. Hate when movies change lead characters. Yay for Taylor, but I'm still team Edward all the way!



  5. 105

    I'm SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO excited! Michael Copon can take it and shove it up his arse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ***Doing a happy dance***



  6. 106

    YES!!!!!!! HELLA YA IM SO HAPPY TAYLOR IS GOING TO BE JACOB STILL!!!!!EEEEEEEEPPP!!! IM SOOOO WATCHIN ITS LIKE MORE THEN 10 TIMES!!!!! YEAH! IM NOT SAD ANYMORE THIS MADE MY DAY SOOOOOOOO MUCH BETTER!!!!! I LOVE U TAYLOR!!!!!



  7. 107

    BULLSHITTTTTTTT.
    this kid is not the older jacob black.



  8. 108

    i think its fine. and good for him.



  9. 109

    GOOD!!!.



  10. 110

    yay! i love taylor (but i love rob more). he looks so adorable in this pic.



  11. 111

    YAY!! thats the best news I've heard all day!!!!

  12. K10 says – reply to this


    112

    YAY I'm so excited for him! I'm so glad they picked him over the other guy.. cuz i heard the other guy wasnt a very good actor



  13. 113

    taylor is so cute and plays a great jacob in the first movie. however, jacob's character changes soooo much in the second book, its hard for me to believe that this kid can pull off someone a foot taller and who looks to be 25 yrs old. but i'm hoping they can pull it off. all the other characters are so great. edward is spot-on! they could definitely re-cast bella for a better actress though!



  14. 114

    omg yes!!
    i love taylorr



  15. 115

    Whoo hoo YES !!!!!!!! Great news…wow … now we can stop fighting online about who should play Jacob Black…LOL



  16. 116

    It's spelled Stephenie, not Stephanie. Get it right, moron.



  17. 117

    HAPPYYYYYY !!! =)
    In your *** face Michael Coppon !



  18. 118

    I am so happy for Taylor! I think he did a great job in Twilight. I'm really excited to see what he does with the role in New Moon and Eclipse!!



  19. 119

    this kid is charmingly cute and I suspect we will be stunning once he is finished growing up. Good for him and kudos to his agent for keeping him in the franchise !!!

  20. helsy says – reply to this


    120

    VEEEERYYY happy!!!



  21. 121

    I'M SO EXCITED! YOU HAVE NO IDEA! NOW MY PITCHFORK CAN STAY IN MY CLOSET! THANKS FOR NOT BEING DUMB, SUMMIT!



  22. 122

    Yay! Congrats! So happy!
    It should have been him in the first place anyways!



  23. 123

    IM SO HAPPY I COULD CRY



  24. 124

    Wooo Hoooo ! ! ! !
    He's a hottie



  25. 125

    :O:O:O :D :D:D WOOT THANK GOD!!!



  26. 126

    Whatever… I wish they'd have a new screen writer instead.



  27. 127

    so so happpy :)
    he's much better looking then the other guy.
    who was that other guy anyways?



  28. 128

    Yayyyy!!!! He's the perfect Jacob!!!!!



  29. 129

    EW.EW.EW.EW.WEW.
    are you fucking kidding me.
    taylor lautner is a fucking idiot.baby.fag.
    he will never portray what Jacob is.
    summit, the director are idiots.
    new moons gonna suck.ass.



  30. 130

    Thank goodness!



  31. 131

    hell yeah!!! thanks god! fair enough jacob is 6'7 by the end of the saga, but they couldn't change actors now that is is known for playing jaocb! i'm going to go and do a happy dance now!



  32. 132

    yesssssssssssssssss!!!!
    thank the Lord



  33. 133

    yesssssss!!!



  34. 134

    YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! he was exactly what i pictured Jacob to look like. he's such a good actor and i really felt like he did a great job in the first movie. yay yay yay



  35. 135

    I AM SUPER EXCITEDDDDDDD!
    IVE ALWAYS BEEN A FAN OF TAYLOR
    SINCE SHARKBOY AND LAVAGIRL DAYS [:



  36. 136

    WOO HOO!!!! i love Taylor as Jacob!!!



  37. 137

    YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  38. 138

    YAY!!! I'm so happy he's a great Jacob!!!



  39. 139

    thrilled!



  40. 140

    lovesss it! but i kinda always wanted michael copon.. i just hope the jacob in new moon is hotttttt and sizzlingg… we will see



  41. 141

    Funny…I'm squinting at the screen and this guy does not look Native American.



  42. 142

    he's reallly hot, but i'm probably not even going to watch the movie in theatres, especially not after the 10 bucks i wasted on twilight



  43. 143

    im happy . good cuz hes sexy :) .. i think edward/robert is so overrated .



  44. 144

    can we PLEASE replace bella now?
    ugh



  45. 145

    HE'S SO SEXY



  46. 146

    AAAAWWWWEEESSOOMMEE!!!Taylor is Jacob. He will be making Girls, women and some men weak in the knees in New Moon with that body and that killer smile. I think Team Jacob will be dancing in the aisles!!!!That is the best news I have heard all day. I knew when Chris said he wanted to keep the fans happy he meant it. Yey Chris and Yey Stephanie!!Thanks!!!!



  47. 147

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    thank God.

  48. Jenmo says – reply to this


    148

    The casting is what totally effed up the first movie. Nothing against Rob but his accent sucked! He sounded like a retarded German trying to speak English. Bella was dull and this Taylor person is way too baby faced, and his WHITE teeth look fake. They need someone who actually looks like an American Indian. This doesn't shock me though considering how idiotic they all looked in Twilight. Jasper's hair? WTF???



  49. 149

    THANK GOD.



  50. 150

    Happy to hear that!



  51. 151

    apparently I'm the only one who doesn't like it.
    I don't think the kid has it to portray Jacob in New Moon, yeah he was cute in the first one, but trully I don't believe is enough.
    Then again Kristen Stewart isn't the best actress anyways… so we cannot ask for much.
    Tks God for R. Patz!



  52. 152

    WhatEVER!!
    I really don't like him! x.X



  53. 153

    YAY TAYLOR!!! I'm very excited for him! it wouldn't be the same if someone else took over the role.



  54. 154

    SO HAPPY.



  55. 155

    Re: gabbygossiper8 – Sorry i meant Stephenie.



  56. 156

    i just screamed :D

    soooooo relieved right now. Taylor is a PERFECT Jacob Black.

    really, really, really looking forward to New Moon now



  57. 157

    ECSTATIC! COMPLETELY AND TOTALLY 100% OVER THE MOON! He really deserves it. Way more than that Copon guy.



  58. 158

    It's about F-ING TIME!!!!!



  59. 159

    indifferent, but i guess is a good thing, i hate they change actors in a secuels



  60. 160

    Hes so perfect for the part… i was in shock when they even thought about replacing him!! hes BEAUTIFUL!! If they were going to replace him i would have still went to see the movie but i would have held a grudge over the new Jacob lol even though hes only 16 hes gorgeous!! i cant wait to see New Moon and i cant thank Chris and Stephenie enough for keeping him!! =)



  61. 161

    loooove it! i was cheering for him the whole time



  62. 162

    yayyayayayayayay! im so so so s o so happy i love taylor



  63. 163

    wouldnt it be funny if they were always going to keep taylor lautner from the beginning but just made all this hype to get attention or the angry fans just got themselves worked up for nothing??!!!hahah!!! whatever the case is i'm happy for all you twihard twilighters out there!!! and all of your "intense" love for jacob!



  64. 164

    I'm sooooooo happy

    but if they were so sure about casting him again why didn't they do it right away it sounds like they were afraid all the screaming fans will get pissed and not watch the movie



  65. 165

    He's fabulously, insanely, unbelievably PERFECT for the part :)



  66. 166

    LAME!! Jacob is suppose to be 6'7 and looking 25….kinda the opposite of Taylor (who was great for Twilight, not New Moon). Damn Steven Strait would have rocked it



  67. 167

    Yay! I'm really happy they didn't hire Michael Tampon or whatever the fuck his name was, that arrogant douche can't even act!

  68. dhale says – reply to this


    168

    i am FREAKING ECSTATIC



  69. 169

    this is an OUTRAGE! everyone knows michael copon is jacob. how ridiculous. im over it!



  70. 170

    happy! he is a great actor!!



  71. 171

    YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  72. 172

    HAPPYYY!!!!



  73. 173

    hell's yeah im glad its him and no one eles the movie just wouldnt be the same!



  74. 174

    THANK THE LORD.
    I love this boy.



  75. 175

    Toddler boy is so not up for this role. He's way to young the books says he can pass for 25 or older this kid can't pass for 16.



  76. 176

    Soooo happy!!!!!



  77. 177

    YAY !!!



  78. 178

    mhm.
    I love Taylor Lautner, so happy he was chosen.
    He makes the perfect Jacob Black.
    I wouldn't be able to stand that other guy.



  79. 179

    YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY
    Very Happy with that.
    But lets hope New moon isnt as shocking and stoopid as Twilight.
    There isnt going to be alot of Edward in New moon, so they wont be able to distract us from the shit script with Rob patz.



  80. 180

    Yay! I am so glad that they didn't do a cast change, it would have just ruined it. Hopefully they will stick closer to the book this time.



  81. 181

    This kid is going to be HOT when he is finished growing. I'm so happy they kept him!!!!!!! TEAM TAYLOR!



  82. 182

    I think Michael Copon should've gotten the role. He's much bigger and his bod is much more impressive.



  83. 183

    YYYYEEESSS!!!!!!!!! :D



  84. 184

    yayyyyyyyyyyyyy for Taylor Lautner!!! :)



  85. 185

    happy
    happy
    happy
    happy
    happy
    happy
    happy
    !!!!!!!!!
    YAY! :)



  86. 186

    yay for him i guess
    they better make it like the book and not put robert in more than the 3 scenes hes in



  87. 187

    Hell Yes!!!
    Taylor is Jacob..
    Kellan =



  88. 188

    I'm personally really happy and excited! Summit definitely made the right decision.



  89. 189

    super fucking happy… yessss…. Loving it!!! Happy they are keeping it the way it should always be….



  90. 190

    fucking right. taylor kicks ass. loves him.



  91. 191

    YEAH!!!



  92. 192

    OH, sexxxxy, he could be IN me!!!!!!!



  93. 193

    Yessss!!! I'm sooo happy!! He IS Jacob Black!! :D



  94. 194

    Ugh…please make this one better than the first. Please? PLEASE???!!!

    Thank you.

    I seriously could not handle that kind of disappointment again.

    A new screenwriter would've been a great idea. Along with a new make-up team.

    Ugh.



  95. 195

    lmao.. i can say so much about this photo, but ill be nice……



  96. 196

    YES!!
    i love himmmm



  97. 197

    soooo freakin thrilled!!!



  98. 198

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS



  99. 199

    oh man. did anyone else see the rumor that vanessa hudgens is rumored, mind you this is something going around the internet, i just read on eonline) to be in new moon? i believe as one of the native americans. i am pretty sure i would refuse to go see the movie if that is the case. ugh.



  100. 200

    cool :) he's so cute

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