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Will Twilight Star Keep His Role?

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Rumors keep circulating as to who will play the role of Jacob, the primary love interest, in the upcoming Twilight sequel.

It seems the choice was down to Twilight's Taylor Lautner, who was thought to look too young and not manly enough for the role, or the hunkier Michael Copon.

But, according to Entertainment Weekly, it seems Taylor might be able to reprise his role in the upcoming flick, New Moon.

Summit Entertainment is expected to make an announce as early as this week as to which actor they've chosen.

Melissa Rosenberg, screenwriter of both Twilight films, says "Jacob is a totally different character in New Moon. He's a foot taller and huge – and he's supposed to look 25. It's really a question of whether or not the same actor can play the role. Everyone would love to keep him. We all think he's the loveliest person ever."

Taylor will be turning 17 next month, though he says he's been exercising and has already put on 19lbs, with another 10 more to add.

And, according to online polls, viewers chose to have Lautner keep his role.

The sequel will be released this year on November 20th.

[Image via WENN.]

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84 comments to “Will Twilight Star Keep His Role?”

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  2. 2

    Either one is HOT!

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  4. 4

    I would love to breast feed that 17 year old Taylor ….

  5. 5

    Re: Slumber_Michele – No , 2nd dildo whore!

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  7. 7

    Okay, 6th is pretty cool too

  8. 8

    This whole thing is so annoying. Taylor was Jacob in Twilight, he should continue into the next movies. It sucks when they recast in the middle of a franchise. Besides, that Copon kid sucks.

  9. 9

    I've never read the books or saw the movie, but I doubt there's a vampire that frequents a tanning bed.

  10. 10

    hopefully Taylor still has the part. it would be strange if they switched

  11. 11

    theyre both sexy, but micheal copon is beyonnnnnnd sexy

  12. 12

    He can gain another 125lbs by letting me just sick on his cock 24/7. God that Taylor is hot.

  13. 13

    who cares!!

  14. 14

    I think this movie needs a whole new cast. Bella is overrated and should be eaten by a werewolf :P E News Rocks

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  16. Sonas says – reply to this


    Taylor is not sexy, they should get rid of him.

  17. 17

    taylor better keep his role cause if not im not going to see new moon thaks for the post perez =] just one thing micheal CRAP-on isnt better looking than taylor !

  18. 18

    the Copon looks older, but thats about it. He doesn't look bigger than Taylor. I am sure they can do things to make Taylor look older than he did in the 1st movie. I hate it when they switch actors in the middle of a movie series.

  19. 19

    Re: Jubilee – he dosent play a vampire he plays a werewolf

  20. 20

    taylor lautner for sure! switching a character in the middle of a series is going to make A LOT of fans very angry. taylor should stay!

  21. 21

    Wow…he is so young.

  22. 22

    Re: Hot Monkey Love Obama Style! – Hey, MONO QUERIDO, do you want to see The Unborn!?

  23. 23

    Re: Jubilee – hes not a vampire, he plays a werewolf/native american. .. i think taylor will keep his role, altho while i was reading Michael Copon we who i pictured playing Jacob.. either or would be a good choice.

  24. 24

    Wow November? That's fast…..Twitards rejoice!!!!

  25. 25

    it would be sooo akward if Taylor wasnt Jacob anymore. Besides…. he's gorgous

  26. 26

    This is SOO fucking stupid! He is a sophomore — not a college graduate!!!!–

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  28. 28

    Re: BBBoricua loves Angels & Demons – YES…I'M GOING TO WATCH IT ON SATURDAY! HOW ABOUT YOU? TIENES MIEDO? jajaja ;o

  29. 29

    Re: Jubilee
    If you never read the books or saw the movies, you should keep your thoughts about the matter to yourself. Your life (or lack of it) must suck or you wouldn't be writting comments on a topic you know nothing about it!

  30. 30

    Re: Jubilee – He's a werewolf, NOT a vampire…his character is supposed to be Native anyways

  31. 31

    I thought that Taylor did a great job portraying Jacob Black and if they changed him all these crazy ass little girls I've seen at the theaters might pass out or kill something [haha] and he seems to be working very hard to keep his role so i think they should just let him keep it..

  32. 32

    I hope so!

  33. 33

    I really really really hope they keep Tyler =)! He is MY Jacob now! ahah haha haha hahah!

  34. 34

    Michael Coon is HOT HOT HOT, but i feel that he is too preppy and pretty for such a Gothic style movie….

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  36. 36

    Re: xxjimmyxx90 – I'd be one of them!!! Just not the really hard core ones!

  37. 37

    I hope they keep Taylor, Copon is so fug!

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  39. 39

    Okay, is it necessary for a 17-year old to put on 20+ lbs of muscle? Why must these twinky boys try to look like 26-year old porn stars? Just go with another actor. That face doesn't say Werewolf, it says Eddie Munster. Mmkay?

    Just wait til he hits a growth spurt. He's not even that cute.

  40. 40

    Just go with another actor. This one isn't even that cute. Wait til he hits a growth spurt instead of making him put on 20 lbs of muscle. It's not necessary to make a 17 year old look like a 26 year old porn star, even if it's for his work. It's ridiculous. Teenagers are trying to look like 20-somethings, 20-somethings are looking 40, and 40s are trying to look like 20-somethings.

  41. 41

    personally, i love micheal copon!
    hes such a sweetheart! i was an extra in his upcoming movie, and hes so nice!

  42. 42

    Re: Hot Monkey Love Obama Style! – Yes I'm scared, but I'm going to watch it too! LOL!

  43. 43

    I hope they keep Taylor it weird and strange when they change actors and Mr.Copon is a terrible actor and not as cute as Taylor or has a hot bod like Taylor

    TEAM TAYLOR!!!!!!!!!

  44. 44

    1. i hope taylor can come back- he's not the worst actor in twilight. they should really consider re-casting edward and bella if anything. that' some of the worst acting i've seen on the big screen in a while.

    2. hopefully the new director will not suck as much as catherine hardwick. she sucks.

  45. 45

    taylor > michael !!

  46. 46

    Taylor IS Jacob. That Michael guy is an arrogant moron who would NEVER mesh with the rest of the cast.

  47. 47

    I think Taylor is a cute kid but lets get real no one but a 13 year old would think he could be a love interest. For the next three books in the series Jacob has to be a viable competitor to Edward and a realistic love interest to Bella and Taylor Lautner is neither. If they want to do the right thing they will cast someone else.

  48. 48

    the producers are so dumb, they should have thought of this before taylor grew a fan base. this is one franchise that is NOT working out so well. i fucking HATE twilight.

  49. 49

    they have to keep taylor
    he's made for this role
    let's go taylorrr

  50. h311o says – reply to this


    No fucking idea who they are but the Twilight obsession on this site cannot be healthy. The sequel is released on 20th November? Films which are rushed out with the money in mind rather than substance usually tend to be awful…
    Maybe this next film will be the death of the shitty Twilight franchise. Why replace someone who already built a fanbase?? The producers missed a trick here. They won't generate money from his fans. Idiots. This is why Twilight is going under this year.

  51. 51

    I hate when they switch castmembers. And, with all the camera tricks they can make him appear taller/bigger/sexier. Jacob Black is badass in New Moon.

  52. 52

    Copon is an ass and Summit better rehire Taylor Lautner or there will be much hell to pay.

  53. 53

    this shit is already starting to stink, so they might as well KEEP TAYLOR!!!!

  54. 54

    teammmm taylorrrrrr

  55. 55

    i want TAYLOR!

  56. 56

    I personally liked Taylor. Hes cute. haha
    But, I mean, this should NEVER have even came up, they should have THOUGHT this through, they knew if anything, how big Twilight is, and of course, once an actor grows a fan base, its not going to work out if they choose to switch the actor around.

    Besides, theres nothing different about height, if thats the main concern. and im sure if Tom Cruise can mysteriously grow taller, im sure cutie Taylor can as well. And hire a good special effects artist, that will help.

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  58. 58

    michael does not look bigger than taylor maybe in height but not in build so summit better keep taylor or im going to be f in pissed

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  60. 60

    hilarious at how small taylor looks in that picture hahahahah. steven strait is better as jacob (as many have said before) but he does not look 15-17 obvi. michael copon and taylor resemble each other i guess. i feel bad for taylor though, he was barely in the movie. michael does not have any native blood in him probably (at least taylor does!) hahaha. ahhh stpid new moon…lol. whooooooo knows,

  61. 61

    to all the tayol fans that some of them have clearly not read the book properly you should know that taylor cant look CUTE! and dont worry he is gonna have to play jacob in the begining fo the movie but then he goes away and when he comes back bella didnt even think it was hime ( NOW thats the part the put a new actor ) you see it works out prefectly so jst be true to the book and not what looks CUTE!

  62. 62

    i don't think they were ever planning on switching up the characters…

    they just wanted to create some controversy so that when they stayed with taylor everyone would get excited and go see it. they want taylor to get alot of publicity so he can be as recognized as robert pattinson

  63. 63

    taylor is waaaay better then the other dude.

    And they shouldnt of cast taylor in the first movie if they knew they might have to recast his character!

  64. 64

    I honestly think Taylor would be a better fit than Copon. He played the part first and there's alot of fans out there supporting him. Besides since they have no time left it would be more benneficial to have someone knows the cast. I understand that in the "New Moon" it talks about Jacob changing but he still acts like a teen. I hope they make up there minds quick because its getting annoying already.

  65. 65

    thank god he was not replaced

  66. 66

    Just read on Steph Meyers website that it's Taylor

  67. 67

    Re: PaintballerCHICK – That hurts! Brrraap! Nope. Scratch that. Just gas!

  68. 68

    Taylor had like TEN minutes of screen time in Twilight. Tops. Like it would make helluva difference if he was in New Moon or not. Michael Copon fits the Jacob profile a million times better than Taylor. Michael gets my vote on this one.

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    Re: AshyG87 – So if someone tans then they can pass as a Native American? 'Kay thanks!

  70. 70

    i think taylor lautner deserves to play jacob. He is working really hard to stay in the movie. In the picture above they look the same size…i dont get it but whatever. If they dont choose him well then taylor should play jacob in the beginning and then bring in michael copon…
    also i dont get y they would change him so many girls love him and think hes hot and just would go to the movie for him.

    All i got to say is i hope this movie is WAY better than twilight so i dont waste my time seeing a shit movie…

  71. 71

    oh yea i just went on stephanie meyers website and Taylor IS playing jacob.
    so there u have it!

  72. 72

    Fuck Copan! Now Taylor own Jacob's dick so Copan can go home and bend over to suck his own dick!

  73. 73

    Taylor Lautner Got The Part For Sure WooHoo =]
    Luvs Me Some Taylor Lautner =]

  74. 74

    oh my…

  75. 75

    wait… why is he supposed to look 25 when they cant age?

  76. 76

    LOL NO WAY the other guy is so fugyl!!

    and hullo in the book

  77. 77

    Who is the hot piece on the right?? I'd lift my legs in the air, offer up the hole to him and let him penetrate me over & over!

  78. 78

    Re: Jubilee
    I am not surprised by your answe "That hurts! Brrraap! Nope. Scratch that. Just gas!"
    Aparentely your brain in on your ass!

  79. 79

    hopefully Taylo has the part

  80. 80

    all copon has done are stupidfuck cheerleading and dance movies!

    lautnerlautnerlautnerrr! so hotttt.yum

  81. 81

    omg just keep the same cast! it will make too much of a difference and the ratings will be alot lower! i heard they're thinking about doing this to edwrd too!

    Keep Robert!!!!! he's perfect for edward XD

  82. 82

    Taylor all the way

  83. 83

    copon's a tool

  84. 84

    Taylor is so HOT !!!! :P