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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. 401

    Re: crimson.shamrock – i know she talks with no emotion like shes dead inside



  2. 402

    I think "The Scorpion King 2" kid is hotter. Taylor looks WAY too young to play Jacob in New Moon.



  3. 403

    omgggg yay !!!!!!!!!!



  4. 404

    YEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! love u taylor!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  5. 405

    YYEEEEEESSSSss



  6. 406

    im sooooo happy.
    the guy they were going to replace him with was ugly as hell.



  7. 407

    I am SUPER excited that Taylor is still playing Jacob!!!



  8. 408

    I LOVE TAYLOR LAUTNER
    i'm so happy he got it
    it wouldnt be right without him

    and i used to think kirsten stewart sucked
    but really she acts really good
    thats how people in real life would react
    its almost like real life when you watch her
    cause she isnt all composed like a regular actress.
    yay kirsten
    yay taylor
    yay rob
    yay kellan
    :D



  9. 409

    yay that's awesome! there's nothing worse when they switch actors for sequels, it's like I can't take the movie seriously then. Like how Katie Holmes wasn't in the Dark Knight, I know she wasn't the star role or anything…but it was pretty annoying.



  10. 410

    F!@#%* Hottie!



  11. 411

    YES!

    : D



  12. 412

    happy!
    can't wait to see him on the film again!!!

    :D



  13. 413

    WHAT ABOUT BEN BARNES??
    Anything about Ben?!



  14. 414

    Meyer's crappy writing and Bella being such a Mary-Sue make me not like the books but let's just stay I stuck around for Jacob.

    Mmm-mm-mm sexy werewolf!



  15. 415

    OMG I'm so Happy.
    At least there keeping some stuff the same!!!
    They should have kept the same director tho.
    I hope it's still a good movie!!!



  16. 416

    ughh i'm so mad! i hate him as jacob…. so annoying… michael copon would have been sooo much better!



  17. 417

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE TAYLOR! HES SO CUTE! HE DESERVES TO BE JACOB!!!!!!!!!



  18. 418

    thank godd!!!I was begining to worry, you know when you watch sopas and those fuckers switch the dam characters around that shit aint right…actors are supposed to stay in cue with their characters and i think this movie should have jacob from the first movie…



  19. 419

    hes the best!! love the pic btw. OMG IM SO F-ING EXCITED ABOUT THIS. i was nervous for him. but this is great :]



  20. 420

    Nice! He played a really good Jacob, although with long hair he doesnt look that hot haha. I agree with some people, they NEED A NEW BELLA. like yeah kristen stewart can act, she was good in into the wild & in the land of women, but for twilight, she sucks. shes way to pretty to be playing bella, she has no emotion, she sounds pissed off the whole time, she doesnt even really seem like she is in love with edward and she breaths way too loudly. get a new bella! but never change edward:)



  21. 421

    i agree with what someone already said…."as long as Robert Pattinson is Edward Cullen..Who gives a shit..!!!



  22. 422

    Those news saved my day!



  23. 423

    He is perfect!



  24. 424

    i am VERY happy! :)

  25. pod says – reply to this


    425

    perf.



  26. 426

    mmmm… not so happy about it,,, i love taylor but i think that for new moon's jake he won't work…. to cute and baby face



  27. 427

    So happy to hear the good news, thanks for the update Perez ;)



  28. 428

    SAD!!! Taylors a cutie, but thats it. he's 16 and he's supposed to look 25. Oh well, I hope he lives up to the expectations of millions of teenage girls out there…and myself. :)

    I'm very interested to see if his acting skills improve.



  29. 429

    Happy!
    I love him, he's absolutely gorgeous.
    I don't really like Twilight, but I've been a fan of his for ages.
    I'm so happy he gets to do this!



  30. 430

    I'm really sorry to hear that- he's so annoying! Jacob has to be somewhat likeable. And the way he kept sniffling during the "pump the clutch" scene- ugh!



  31. 431

    I am delighted for him!! I hate when they change a good cast!! xxx



  32. 432

    dammmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm\
    im sooo happpyy!
    cnat wait till novembre!!!!!!!!!!!
    i love taylor!



  33. 433

    As said best at the prom…………… Happy Days!!!



  34. 434

    I think its great. It has been rumored that he has been working out three hours a day to get his muscles in shape so he can play the role of Jacob in New Moon. And I'm happy to see that his hard work is being rewarded. And to the ones who say they screwed up the first movie, get a life, it had to be shorter because the book is extremely long, too long to fit it all into one movie. And to the ones who say they shouldn't hurry up with the movie, screw you because they have to. NEWSFLASH, VAMPIRES DON'T AGE AND THE ACTORS THEY HAVE PLAYING THEM DO!!!!!!!!!! So obviously they need to get them done before the actors look too old to play their parts.



  35. 435

    score!
    he was the best
    actor in the whole
    damn thing. they really
    screwed the story up, and
    r-patzz may not be as horrible
    looking as i originally thought,
    but he's no edward cullen. taylor
    actually looks like jacob should.

    who's gonna be in the pack???



  36. 436

    YAY!!!!!
    I love Taylor! I'm so glad he's coming back for New Moon!
    TEAM TAY, ALL THE WAY!



  37. 437

    excellent! I love Taylor, I'm so happy!



  38. 438

    i enjoyed taylor as jacob..it wudda been weird having a change of characters
    but then again
    michael copon isnt bad to look at ;D

    i totally agree with brighteyes87
    that idiot screen righter screwed up our book
    i was so excited that the movie was finally comin out and then they pulled this
    i mean its a good movie but not true 2 the book!



  39. 439

    thaaaank god
    i love him
    now i wish they would get rid of bella
    she's pisses me off so much
    holyyy shit



  40. 440

    For all of you worried that he is not going to look tall or old enough.. have you seen the curious case of Benjamin button? They made Brad Pitt look like an 80 year old man, so I am pretty sure they can make Taylor look the part. As for all you Kristen Stewart haters, I don't see what your problem is. I thought she was great; she is very pretty but in a girl nest door kind of way, she has beautiful pale skin, she is actually a great little actor and I think that Summit would have been hard pressed to find anyone better. But seriously, Nikki Reed with blonde hair was not a good choice for Rosalie. Rosalie is meant to be the most beautiful woman ever and, don't get me wrong Nikki Reed is gorgeous, but she is naturally olive and brunette and the whole pale thing didn't suit her one bit. I thought Carlisle, Alice, Emmett and Jasper were all really well cast.. Does anyone disagree? Jasper's 'in pain' face was spot on I thought. Anyway, I am glad they are keeping Taylor, congrats to him.



  41. 441

    I



  42. 442

    that is sooo awesome! im not a taylor fan but i would much rather c him play jacob than that loser that they were suggesting :D



  43. 443

    this is awesome! I am soo freaking happy. It just wouldn't have been the same without him. YAY can't wait to see it!



  44. 444

    whatever. robert pattinson is better :)



  45. 445

    Very happy!



  46. 446

    THIS IS AWESOME NEWS!



  47. 447

    first off, that picture of him is hilarious.. that's his sexy look haha how cute
    im sooo excited for him! I know he can be a romantic lead i have absolute faith in him! And he IS jacob… when i read the books i pictured him in there so…im pleased!



  48. 448

    YES I AM BEYOND HAPPY, TAYLOR IS MY JACOB, HE'S EXACTLY HOW I IMAGINED HIM IN THE BOOK! seriously, best looking guy i've ever seen. WOOOO GO TAYLOR!



  49. 449

    I'm so happy! He's going to be a great Jacob! And like alot of people said, I def. agree that they should get rid of Kristen Stewart!



  50. 450

    Awesome!



  51. 451

    yaya!! thank god!!



  52. 452

    Re: crimson.shamrock – lmao!! so true



  53. 453

    i don't really like Jacob but if anyone has to play him I'm glad its Taylor



  54. 454

    I'm glad they kept him. Good for him! :)



  55. 455

    omg he looks soo sexy
    and im soo happy hes still playing jacob becuase if he wasnt it would have ruened the whole movie, and lots of ppl would have protested:DDDDD



  56. 456

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It would have sucked if they replaced him. It's his role!



  57. 457

    yes!!!!



  58. 458

    yeaaaaah taylor is way better than michael copon or whatever



  59. 459

    yay =]
    and i so agree with everyone else
    find a new bella!
    Though, nobody will ever think that they've found the perfect bella, because just admit it. All through reading twilight, you imagine yourself as bella, and think you'd be perfect for it. I know i did ;) The fact that i cant act just doesnt matter, i wouldnt need to be acting in this role =D



  60. 460

    YESH!!!!!!! ima do a freaking happy dance!! xDDD



  61. 461

    yes! it wouldnt feel right for someone else to plkay him.



  62. 462

    OMG I am so glad I love Taylor!!!! I would have been pissed if they changed him!!!



  63. 463

    Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!



  64. 464

    THEY SERIOUSLY NEED A NEW SCREENWRITER!!!! MELISSA ROSENBERG COMPLETELY BUTCHERED TWILIGHT'S TRANSITION TO THE SCREEN! I could have done a better job.



  65. 465

    YESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESSJFKLDJVLDJ

    :DDDDDD



  66. 466

    Ahh, I'm so happy for this little guy! He must be so excited. He is one of the few characters I can actually picture in the book as well (older of course). He must be stoked. He barely got that one!!

  67. bon86 says – reply to this


    467

    he's such a cutie. :D



  68. 468

    That's great. On the plus side; I just won 30 dollars on a bet.



  69. 469

    who cares about the acting in these movies. he is gorge!!



  70. 470

    I don't care who it is as long as they get a new wig



  71. 471

    Yeeeeeeeeeyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Even if Jacob is not my favorite character, I'm so happy that Taylor Lautner is still playing the part of Jacob bcoz for me, it would have been weird if somebody else played that part in twilight. . . . . . = )



  72. 472

    i think he is sooo hot and gorgeous………..
    but they should really give him a new hairstlye in the next movie…………



  73. 473

    he's cute,but next to robert pattinson anyone looks like ass



  74. 474

    i agree with brighteyes87, they shouldnt have kept thesame screenwriter, there was barely any speech which is so stupid because the book had a LOT going on, they had plenty of space to put it in where they left silence. ALL THE TIME!
    lovin taylor as jake tho.



  75. 475

    Yay!
    I love him :)



  76. 476

    YAAAAAYYYYY!!!!



  77. 477

    I am glad that he is back. The only thing I think is stupid, is the possibility of Chris Weitz casting Vanessa Hudgens and Brenda Song. Seriously, the movie would be ruined. I cannot stand either of these two so called "actresses." This is the worst possible idea ever. Even Selena Gomez is iffy. But she is far more "actress" worthy for the role of Jane then these two are. But I still feel Kristin Chenoweth is great for the role. I hope Im not the only who feels this way! But I love these books…..And Twilight the movie was kick ass



  78. 478

    gald he's back but can we PLEASE replace kristin stewart? she was the downfall of the entire movie



  79. 479

    Thank you jesus! I am thrilled. He might not be tall like in the books, but die hard fans hate nothing more than when they replace a actor that didn't need to be replaced! I think he did a fantastic job, he is totally adorable, and I am very please!



  80. 480

    Replacing an actor in any movie to play an established role is film suicide. ………………………………………….Re: Aiai07 – I agree. Bringing in girls like Vanessa, Brenda, or Selena would effing RUIN the feel of the movie because these girls are just stereotypical teenbop actors. Bring in a talented 'no-namer' into the role! ! ! ! !



  81. 481

    yesssssss !
    I love Twilight, I've read the books and seen the movie and I don't think that anyone can play Jacob better than Taylor, so wooooo! lol



  82. 482

    YEAH TAYLOR! i love him. he is jacob black;;;



  83. 483

    Personally I think Taylor could do the first part of the New Moon movie as is but they need someone who looks MUCH older and taller to do the movie after the transformation. I know hollywood can do alot to make people look older or younger but he is still just a sixteen year old little boy. Also for everyone who is bashing Kristen, I think she did a great job as Bella. Bella is supposed to be stand-off-ish and not super emotional and Kristen nailed it. Im super excited for the new movie even though New Moon was my least favorite book. I m all about edward and bella and could care less about Jacab



  84. 484

    In my opinion, Taylor Lautner wasn't the best choice from the beginning. I mean they should have picked a different actor to portray Jacob Black in Twilight. Taylor isn't a skilled and talented actor, really. I didn't like him in Twilight. But it wouldn't have made sense to change the actor for the sequel. He doesn't even look like Jacob! He isn't tall at all, and he isn't even bulky!!!!

    I'm dissapointed.



  85. 485

    I'm extremely happy about this news! I'm glad for Taylor because he was looking forward to playing New Moon Jacob.

    I have no doubt he'll do an awesome job! He was great in "Twilight" and I look forward to seeing what he'll do as "Werewolf Jacob."



  86. 486

    Re: crimson.shamrock

    SERIOUSLY!! god i cant stand her



  87. 487

    YAAAAY! He's so adorable!



  88. 488

    thats really good
    now my friend will shut the heck up and stop freaking cuz they took taylor lautner out
    :D

  89. WoWis says – reply to this


    489

    Taylor Lautner is such a hottie he deserved this opportunity to play the role of Jacob Black!! Yay!!!!



  90. 490

    hells yes!!!! good for him for not giving up. taylor is too cute and I loved him as jacob. plus, I think the other guys up for the role of Jacob are douchebags. but more importantly, Taylor is perfect for that role.



  91. 491

    well that's great new..i was just thinkin…how will they make him look taller? The book did say that Jake's supposed to get as tall as 6'7 or something like that…



  92. 492

    thats the face he makes while we're having sex



  93. 493

    Score for Team Jacob!



  94. 494

    yes im so happy i love taylor!
    & that is such an amazing photo of him.

  95. bassi says – reply to this


    495

    YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY



  96. 496

    happy!

    yaaaayyyy



  97. 497

    HALLELUJAH!



  98. 498

    OH my god !!! So sexy !!!! :P



  99. 499

    I'm so HAPPY !!!



  100. 500

    Tu es CRISSEMENT BEAU !!! Merde !!
    Oh mon Dieu!!
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