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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"

What do U think about this news????

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

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  1. Meggz says – reply to this


    201

    YES!!! omg wow im so relieved!! :D
    YESSS!!!!!!!



  2. 202

    YEEEEESS!

    well, i got an email from summit entertainment.
    which i assume many of you got one too.
    i'm so excited. michael copon is cocky.



  3. 203

    I'm glad to hear that, but I think they are going too fast on making the sequel. I think it's going to stink. Twilight was just okay, nothing real special. Book was better. I am concerned that the next movie is going to suck…



  4. 204

    YAY!! even though I really dont like jacob black too too much but i'm glad they kept him….NOW i just wanna see the "changes" they were talking about with the movie…adding more scenes for robert pattinson…someone correct me but I thought new moon was about bella missing edward (I know I'm right) but they want to add more so robert has a bigger role in the movie. I guess we'll seeeeeeeee



  5. 205

    YAHOO the search is over..
    YAY Taylor Lautner, JACOB BLACK wohooo!
    whats the point on changing the characters? it wont be the same sequel then.
    Can't wait for the movie to come out !
    xox



  6. 206

    yay! i liked him, hes cuteness.
    now they should work on getting a new bella…



  7. 207

    YAY! i love taylor and he is an AMAZING jacoB!



  8. 208

    hmff. I hope New Moon is good, Twilight was a cheeeesy movie and didn't like much of it. I'm hoping.



  9. 209

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  10. 210

    hotness



  11. 211

    YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!! i was praying for him!!!!!!!! he IS jacob black, no one else would have cut it, excited to see what he brings to new moon as a bigger and wolfier jacob!!!

  12. k-lee says – reply to this


    212

    YES! I'm ecstatic! He's gonna be so amazing as Jacob! ^_^

  13. k-lee says – reply to this


    213

    BTW, this is probably the hottest pic of Taylor I've ever seen! GOD! He's beautiful! Probably more beautiful than RPattz!



  14. 214

    THANK GOD.
    I'd like to fuck him.

  15. jpags says – reply to this


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    so so so happy! by the way, people who don't like twilight, why do you even BOTHER replying all your negative comments to these posts! if you don't appreciate something, don't waste your time tearing it down because clearly a lot of other people love it.
    love jacob, love taylor, yayyy yayy yayy!



  16. 216

    hellll yeah bitches!!!!
    hes the only jacob 4 the twilight saga



  17. 217

    Yay, I am so happy about this. New Moon would not be the same with out him!!!



  18. 218

    I like Taylor as Jacob waaaayyyy better than the other possibilities they had!



  19. 219

    woohoo! I really thought they were gonna eff everything up and hire that Copon dude. The only thing that I'm a bit concerned about is the fact that Jacob is supposed to be taller than Edward and look older too. But I guess Weitz and his team will figure it out. We shall see…



  20. 220

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO IM SOOOOO HAPPY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE TAYLOR! HES THE ONE AND ONLY JACOB BLACK!



  21. 221

    OMFG I'M SO HAPPY!
    HE'S SUCHA GOOD KID HE DESERVES IT!



  22. 222

    THANK GOD!



  23. 223

    I'M GLAD THEY STUCK WITH HIM. CHANGING HIM MEANT ACKNOWLEDGING THEY FUCKED UP IN THE FIRST PLACE. YOU CAN MAKE SOMEONE OLDER AND TALLER IN FILM, ITS EASY. HELLO HAGRID!! besides, taylor's hot.



  24. 224

    WooHoo =]
    He's A Cute =]
    N He Would Play N Awesome Jacob =]
    I Luv The Books! =]



  25. 225

    HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY! oh yeah he deserves it he worked hard for it :)



  26. 226

    not just happy..more like ECSTATIC! and this picture is super hott =]



  27. 227

    Happy!!!!!!!! He is Jacob there's no doubt. Their are only a few cast members that really pulled of their roles, and he was one of them.

  28. kiana says – reply to this


    228

    Woo hoo! I'm so happy now, made my year!



  29. 229

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    now i might actually go see it.
    if they don't find another million ways to totally fuck it up before then.
    :)



  30. 230

    oh my…ok



  31. 231

    omg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! he is goin to stay he is soooo freakin hott but not as hot as robert pattinson but thats good for him go tayler



  32. 232

    I was really hoping they'd let him stay. I'm sure he'll do really well … with this role he'll probably be the next big thing. Kudos!



  33. 233

    YESSS OMGOSH YESS
    I LOVE TAYLOR LAUTNER HE IS MY FAVOURITE CHARACTER IN THE MOVIE!!!
    So happy its not michael coppin!!!!



  34. 234

    OMG!!
    im so happy
    the other guy may be way hott
    but i dont think he was right for jacob

    i may be team edward all the way
    but i love taylor



  35. 235

    this is AMAZING NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Im sooo happy for Taylor… and I can finally put to rest that concern for New Moon. Having him as Jacob will bring SO much to the film-and I now can NOT wait!!!!!!!!!!

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

    Taylor IS Jacob.



  36. 236

    I'm happy since there would be some pretty massive fan upheaval. I just hope they don't make him wear the same wig…..Jacob doesn't HAVE to have long hair does he? Not when he looks so much better without it…



  37. 237

    AHHHH! YAYAYAYAY!
    this makes me so happy!
    now maybe new moon wont be as much of a disaster as the twilight movie was!



  38. 238

    Ahhhh…. shark boy. I like him.



  39. 239

    SOOOO FUCKING HAPPY.

    TAYLOR IS THE ONLY JACOB BLACK.



  40. 240

    yayayayay!!!!!
    omg this is awesome! good job taylor!!!! your set for life now!



  41. 241

    Re: brighteyes87 – i must agree, they did a horrible job :/ maybe the new director will help make it better. lets hope so



  42. 242

    that makes me soooooo happy !!! I love him as jacob he deserved it!!!



  43. 243

    Personally, I'm wicked excited. I think he was shy enough to pull off Twilight and can gruff up enough to be the bigger version of himself in New Moon. COME ON, he is a black belt and is way jacked for 16!



  44. 244

    YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY
    OMG he is PERFECT FOR THE PART
    TEEEHEE



  45. 245

    I think it's perfect. He'll ruin the part because Jacob physically ages 10 years in New Moon. So, Lautner will ruin the part and there will be no chemistry between Jake and Bella. We'll just want to get it over with so we can see Edward more!



  46. 246

    I AS SO HAPPY LIKE I STARTED SCREAMING AND JUMPING AND MY MOM AND DAD GOT SCARED :p TAKE THAT MICHAEL DOUCHEPON!!!!



  47. 247

    that sucks.
    in the book jacob grows to be over 6 feet and taylor lautner is only 5'6. i dont know how they are going to pull that off.
    Plus micheal copon is waaayyy hotter!! he should have gotten the role :(



  48. 248

    THIS IS GREAT NEWS!!!



  49. 249

    cool! I love Taylor!



  50. 250

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  51. 251

    The problem with Twilight is not so much the actors (although I will say, Kristin Stewart is the anti-Bella) but the way they were directed. Way over the top. I have confidence in Taylor Lautner so long as the new director manages his actors better. And tells K-Stewart to lighten up a bit.



  52. 252

    Awesome! I think he will do a sweet job in new moon… in my mind he is Jacob.But I hope the movie isnt too rushed so that it sucks and i hope they try to stick to the book…hmmm we'll see.

  53. Kate says – reply to this


    253

    Happy. I thought he was great as Jacob. Jacob started out as a whimpy minor character… this kid can bulk up enough to be a beefy almost werewolf. And besides, it's just muscles… there's no way they could expect him to grow an additional 2.5'… they can leave that up to the magic of technology to make him super tall like Jacob is.



  54. 254

    YESSS!



  55. 255

    He's cute but he's like a foot and a half shorter than RPATZ.
    And he looks SOOO young.



  56. 256

    YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYYAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!!

    taylor lautner



  57. 257

    TOTALLY HAPPY WITH THIS DECISION!!! YAY =]



  58. 258

    YES! TAKE THAT MICHEAL CRAP-ON!



  59. 259

    omg i'm soooo excited for new moon! i'm just finishing it up, and about to start eclipse! i usually read like 5-6 books at one time so its taken me awhile lol i know i'm weird haha but he is definately the best for the part



  60. 260

    YESSSS! :D
    this is great news!!
    taylor FTW! ;)

  61. sb123 says – reply to this


    261

    he is not a good jacob black, he has a baby face.



  62. 262

    I'm so happy for him! I've been waiting to hear this news for over a month now.

    Good for him. Now i'm 100% Team Jacob!



  63. 263

    ugh no no no, i hate this guy. his nose is mad weird, jacob is supposed to be cute..and whats with his voice blegh noooo!! you guys are all crazy



  64. 264

    yes im very happy to hear hes still going to play jacob,however im not all that fond of vanessa hudgens being considered playing the role for leah clearwater.



  65. 265

    YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THANK GOSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  66. 266

    I'm cool with this with one condition–he needs to stop acting like a valley guy when he talks. Less "omg" in your tone, Taylor, and you'll do good, mijo!



  67. 267

    OH PS: GET JACOB A FUCKING BETTER WIG NEXT TIME!!! NOT THAT NAPPY SHIT THAT WAS ON HIS POOR HEAD! AT LEAST CONDITION IT FOR HELL'S SAKE IF GHETTO CHEAP ASS SUMMIT REFUSES!



  68. 268

    Muy caliente



  69. 269

    yayyyy!! =] im sooo happy.

    now i can't wait for new moon even more!.. my god i can't wait! haha



  70. 270

    Yippee!



  71. 271

    As a new fan to the Twilight series (i just got done reading New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn in ONE week), I am so incredibly happy that Taylor got to keep his role as Jacob Black. I am reading everyone's comments on how they should replace Kristen Stewart. I do not agree. I do agree that she didn't put enough emotion into Bella, as we all know Bella was intense about Edward pretty much from the beginning. She needed him more than she needed air. But I think she is going to do a much better job this time around. I am very concerned that they are going to butcher the rest of the movies. But regardless, I will be standing in line for 3 hours for the premiere! I really do hope that they do not ruin New Moon by making Edward the main character. This is Jacob's (Taylor's) and they should stay true to the book. So there is my peace. I'm just ecstatic!! xoxo



  72. 272

    Re: Bufffan – so true.



  73. 273

    YES! I am so happy they did the right choice and can't wait for the movie. I read all the books and this will be an awesome role for Taylor. I just hope they don't mess up the film and hopefully stay in tune with the book.



  74. 274

    good!! he seems like a sweet boy. I think that while jacob looks older he still behaves like a 16 year old



  75. 275

    SOOOOOO HAPPY!!!!!:]



  76. 276

    YAY YAY YAY :D



  77. 277

    wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  78. 278

    HOORAY.
    i love taylor. i want his body.
    and i agree with everyone that wants to replace kristen. my friend and i realized that leighton meester would've been a super cute bella.
    TAYLOR!!!! i love him, i love him, i loooove him.

    team jacob.



  79. 279

    I think Kristen was the perfect actress for Bella. She is naturally awkward and stand offish. Just like the Bella in the book. I am happy Taylor is coming back as Jacob.



  80. 280

    This kid is as queer as a $6 bill. His gaydar is pegged out to the max. Is that the gay face Paris is so fond of?



  81. 281

    Girls around America will now refrain from suicides.



  82. 282

    She spells her name STEPHENIE (weird i know).



  83. 283

    YAYYYYYYYYYY IM SOOOOOOOOO HAPPY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11



  84. 284

    dude better hit the gym.



  85. 285

    oh i dont care about jacob black, i think they SERIOUSLY NEED TO FIND A NEW BELLA!!! cuz shes a BAD ACTRESS!!!!!!!!



  86. 286

    YAY!!!



  87. 287

    one thing is for sure.

    if your making a movie series. be careful who you pick.
    i for one would hate to see anyone from the first movie get replaced in the second movie.
    i've already made the association with Taylor as Jake that if someone else stepped in to finish the series it just wouldnt be the same.
    thank goodness they kept Taylor…



  88. 288

    excellent!!! xxx cannot wait to see what he does :-) do u think he'll have to stand on the Yellow Pages ??



  89. 289

    good. all they need to do is get a new Bella cz Stewart sucks at playing her!!



  90. 290

    Fuck yes for Taylor as Jacob!! First off they fucked up in the firs movie in the flashback because the wolves are supposed to be the size of goddam horses. Also Taylor is probably too short to really depict book Jacob, but film Jacob he will do fine. He and Kristen have better chemistry then her and Rob. Let's be freakin honest here, she doesn't even smile or laugh until she is with Jacbo, so yes. I'm done and fuck yes for Taylor!!



  91. 291

    I just hope Taylor can pull off looking like he's
    I actually think Michael Copon would make a great Sam. Anyone else agree?

  92. csre says – reply to this


    292

    this is goooooood news for me! i love taylor..they should change Rosalie though



  93. 293

    how hot is heeeeee



  94. 294

    I'M SO HAPPY HE GOT THE ROLE AS JACOB BLACK..AGAIN!
    HE'S PERFECT FOR THAT ROLE!
    TAYLOR YOU ROCK! :D
    xD

    I can't wait to see the movie :D



  95. 295

    don't care much as long as they keep Rob…They should get rid of that screenwriter…She is horrible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!FIRE MELISA ROSENBURG……PLZ……….Edward staying longer in the movie is not going to hurt the movie….As long as Stephanie agrees with it, then there's no problem!!!!!!! I'm ALL for more Edward in new moon….. It's my least favorite book in the whole series…I couldn't stand Jacob and Bella together all the time though it was only friendship but it irritated the hell out of me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  96. 296

    great news :D



  97. 297

    >:F



  98. 298

    Re: csre – Whats wrong with Nikki Reed as Rosalie?

  99. Nickk says – reply to this


    299

    Im so glad he's in it. He is one hot fucker.I'd drink his bath water!

  100. eho11 says – reply to this


    300

    YAYYY :D
    i think Taylor Lautner is the best person for the part
    SO HAPPY ……..

    I Can't Wait For The Movie To Come Out !!!!

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