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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. 1

    Good for him….



  2. 2

    Im more pissed they kept the same idiot screen writer who f-ed up the script the first time.



  3. 3

    omggggggg yessssssssss
    im soooo happyyy
    i love you taylorrr



  4. 4

    yaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!



  5. 5

    HAPPY! Taylor Lautner is perfect for the part and I'm so excited to see him in the next movie and many more after…



  6. 6

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

    super excited. it still sucks that they are rushing the new movie so much. i wish they would put more time into developing the screen play and whatnot to make it better than the first… oh well. keeping my fingers crossed.



  7. 7

    Good. Now, replace Kristen Stewart with someone who has more emotional range than a snail, please.



  8. 8

    They didn't go with Mr. Tanning Bed? Damn! There goes 20 bucks!



  9. 9

    I don't care about Jacob/Taylor they need to get rid of Kristen Stewart and find someone that actually fits the part of Bella and someone that may be able to act the part instead of looking pissed off and constipated the whole time! Get a new Bella!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  10. 10

    cool



  11. 11

    YAYYYYYY! i love taylor lautner!!!!



  12. 12

    YAY!!!!



  13. 13

    I am so glad Taylor is in! Yay! I couldn't imagine a different Jacob Black!



  14. 14

    woohoo!! YAY taylor!!



  15. 15

    im happy



  16. 16

    I'M GLAD THEY KEPT HIM, I DON'T THINK IT WOULD HAVE BEEN THE SAME WITHOUT HIM!



  17. 17

    OMG I am so overwhelmingly overjoyed. I'm Twifan convert. I read all the books and fell in love with Jacob onscreen. His personality in the movie definitely matched up to the character Stephanie wrote in the books. He made a huge effort to prepare himself for the more mature role or Jacob this time around and his fans definitely showed amazing support. So yay! I'm happy!



  18. 18

    this is so great. i just finished the twilight saga (i know, i was late catching on to it) and i think taylor is so perfect as jacob



  19. 19

    I'm SOOOOO EXCITED!

    def. going to see it
    twice
    even it sux

    i found out prob. 2 minutes before u posted this, waiting to see how long it would take haha



  20. 20

    So freakin excited!!



  21. 21

    So freakin excited!!
    i guess…:d



  22. 22

    sexy



  23. 23

    i`m so freaking estatic ! (:



  24. 24

    Taylor is hottt!!! Lucky him



  25. 25

    YES YES YESSSS!!!!!!!!! SO HAPPYYYY OMGG YESS!!



  26. 26

    hopefully his hair won't be long like it is in the first movie its so much hotter short



  27. 27

    i totally agree with some of the people who commented above. Instead worrying about who played jacob they should of replaced kristen stewart…seriously the girl cant act…but i really happy that taylor is playing jacob



  28. 28

    YES BABY YES ! :D LOVE YOU TAYLOR !

  29. Nenns says – reply to this


    29

    Wooooooooooooooo!!! That's a relief!!! I STILL PREFER R-PEZZY TO HIM THOUGH;)



  30. 30

    WOOOOOT ! YES !
    AWESOMEE !
    I`M SOOOOOO HAPPY .
    I LOVE TAYLOR LAUTNER .
    GOOD CHOICE SUMMIT :)
    ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥



  31. 31

    Wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!
    I'm so freakin happy =D
    THANK GOD they didn't cast whats-his-face…..now Chris better not fuck with the script aka putting Edward in more than he should be……today is like Twilight good news day! lol
    Tnx Perez =D



  32. 32

    YESSSSSS!!!! OMG YES!! GAWD this piece of news feels better than…. oh you know *LMAO* I can't believe how happy I am for Taylor!! I'm SSSSSOOOOO happy for him! Bring out the champagne, caviar, fireworks, and pinata!



  33. 33

    more like pissed off.
    they're are many tall, sexy american indians out there who have acting skills that could do so much better. ugh.



  34. 34

    yes yes yes yess yes TAYLOR STAYS !!!!!!!!!!!



  35. 35

    feirce picture!!!!!



  36. 36

    and why does everybody love this guy?!!!!! he d oesn't encompass the character at all!!!!

  37. Nenns says – reply to this


    37

    WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! That's a huge relief!!! Can't wait to see it! I hope he can hold him own in the movie since Edward is barely existent in this second book! We will seeeeeeeeeeeee!!!



  38. 38

    as long as robert pattinson is edward cullen who gives a shit



  39. 39

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Suck it Michael Copon!!



  40. 40

    yay!

    it would have been such a bitch move if summit had kicked him out after one movie.

    plus, he's kinda sexy. damn, now i'm sketching on 16 year olds.



  41. 41

    YES!YES!YES!YES!YES!YES!YES!YES!YES!YES!YES!YES!YES!YES!!!!!!!!!!
    I AM SO FREAKING HAPPY
    I WOULD HAVE SHOT A HOE IF HE WASNT JACOB!!!!
    BEST NEWS EVER!
    PEREZ YOU HAVE JUST MADE MY DAY!!!!



  42. 42

    Oh my god my life is now complete! Just joking. The casting for these movies are poor to begin with. They should start the whole series again with new director, writers, and actors. Oh yeah and better special effects that are not laughable.



  43. 43

    Michael Copon would make a much better Jacob at this stage.



  44. 44

    Im really happy to see that they did pick the right person. Even though Jacob is supposed to be tall and huge in New moon he played the little part of Jacob well. Plus he is damn hot.



  45. 45

    omg, you dont even understand.
    the movie would suck without him.
    and i mean they have to have at
    least one gorgeous man in the movie.
    (not a big rpatz fan, sorry perez)



  46. 46

    Re: brighteyes87
    I AGREE. I hate that screenwriter. I can't believe they hired her to do New Moon. To me, it's not very promising that she finished the script for New Moon in such a short amount of time. Summit are a bunch of greedy corporate jerks that only care about the money and not the quality of the film.



  47. 47

    YESSSSS



  48. 48

    YAY THIS IS GREAT!!!HES THE PERFECT JACOB!!!



  49. 49

    I'm very pleased to hear this bit of Twilight news. :) Nice work, Mr. Lautner!



  50. 50

    Re: BBBoricua loves Angels & Demons
    Where is my sexy Andy27 at? I need him to put vasaline on my bunghole, it hurts.



  51. 51

    how much sense would it have made to change an established character? not much. i think the casting directors need a nice slap upside the head for even entertaining the idea… they cast Lautner knowing it would be a trilogy, and he would need to buff up for the second one. if his size was such a huge deal, they should have thought of that in the casting process. Regardless, he's an awesome jacob black.



  52. 52

    GROSS.



  53. 53

    im so happy he is staying. i love taylor. BTW he looks so gorgeous in that pic!



  54. 54

    im probably one of the biggest twilight fans you'll meet, and i feel indifferent. i think taylor did an okay job in twilight. hope he steps up his game in new moon!



  55. 55

    *YAWN* Next….

    Anything about twilight is not even close to interesting.



  56. 56

    yes!!!!! michael copon sucks.



  57. 57

    This movie series is FINALLY doing something right! Hopefully this one doesn't suck as much as the last one….



  58. 58

    i am SOO exited that taylor is staying jacob!!!
    he is PERFECT



  59. 59

    ahh i'm so glad. i hate michael copon.
    i love taylor and rob….
    team switzerland all the way



  60. 60

    YESSSSS : D



  61. 61

    Re: samanthaiam

    I agree… The thing is before this Summit was such a small production company who actually seemed to have some kind grasp on what a good movie was… So the fact that they are exploiting something like this really angers me. The books have such a great potential to make AMAZING movies but when they have screen writers who cannot seem to grasp the content of the books, that's when crap movies are made…

    Maybe Chris Weitz can work with the material better than Cathrine had to make up for the crappy dialogue.

  62. Toby says – reply to this


    62

    Sorry to hear it. I have nothing against him personally, but he is never gonna convince me he can play a 6 ft 7 in werewolf who is supposed to look 25. The kid barely looks 15! I also agree about getting rid of KS…horrible actress!!



  63. 63

    NEw MOON IS DOOMED
    AND STEPHENIE MEYER IS AN IDIOT



  64. 64

    UGH… I hhope they do something about his chiclet-like teeth…



  65. 65

    Hell Ya!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is awesome! Too bad the movie is gonna suck cuz they are pushing it too fast!



  66. 66

    fuck yessssss



  67. 67

    woohoo!!!! finally. it took them long enough to announce it.



  68. 68

    happy!! very happy!
    i think that if they went with the other guy, the movie wouldnt have been that good… its good to stick with the regular cast!



  69. 69

    WOOOOOOOOOOO WE DID IT TAYLOR FANS!!!!!



  70. 70

    Re: JohnnyCakes – Go back and read LettyB's posts. I think he might be in some kind of "legal trouble"… ;)



  71. 71

    Yesssssssssssssssssssssss x a billion!
    No Douche Bag Copon!



  72. 72

    yayyyyy!
    im sooo happpyy!
    i love taylor lautner



  73. 73

    YAY! THAT'S GREAT NEWS!
    WOOOHOOO!



  74. 74

    love love love him! what a cutie!



  75. 75

    omg YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! he is SSOOOOO DMMM FINEE



  76. 76

    OMG I LOVE HIM SO MUCH YESS THANK GOD THAT HES IN LOVE YOU TAYLOR



  77. 77

    Re: crimson.shamrock – hahahhahahah agreed.



  78. 78

    Yaaaay!!!!



  79. 79

    YAY!
    aw.
    i love taylor!



  80. 80

    I love Shark Boy! haha



  81. 81

    Best damn news I've heard all day. My God, do I ever love him to pieces.



  82. 82

    So happy :)
    Taylor is the best Jacob Black ever.



  83. 83

    I knew it! No one is more perfect then Taylor for the role of Jacob. I'm ecstatic now!! Whoo. Taylor is thee best! :]



  84. 84

    happy! it would have screwed up the movie if they were differnt throughout all 4 movies. i do hope they dont screw up new moon or im going to be PISSED



  85. 85

    HELLZ YEAH !



  86. 86

    happy



  87. 87

    So Happy! I was horrified by the news that he wouldn't be returning because my friends and I had already decided he was the perfect Jacob!!



  88. 88

    Yay Taylor deserves it



  89. 89

    this is such good new omg im thrilled !



  90. 90

    Yipeekiyaymothafucka!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  91. 91

    I thought it is great. Good for him. Now we have to put faith in Chris Weistz and CGCs when they transform him into a 7 foot Lycan. I think he will do well if he really work extra hard on this film. Don't want his fans disappointed. Good luck, Taylor and we look forward to see more of you in this!



  92. 92

    THIS IS THE BEST NEWS! TAYLOR LAUTNER IS BY FAR THE BEST MAN ever!!!! AND IF THEY FIRED HIM I WOULDN'T GO SEE NEW MOON! BUT NOW I WILL WATCH IT OVER A MILLION TIMES. THIS IS AMAZING. I LOVE THIS MAN SO MUCH. SOSOSOSOSO MUCH! HE IS AWESOME AND PERFECT AND WILL PLAY A GREAT JACOB. AND JACOB'S MY FAVORITE CHARACTER, SO I HAVE EXPECTATIONS FOR HIM, AND TAYLOR HAS GONE ABOVE AND BEYOND. I LOVE YOU TAYLOVE!



  93. 93

    THIS IS AMAZING. :)
    TAYLOR IS THE BEST FOR THE PART.
    AND IT WOULD'VE BEEEN TOTALLY LAME TO HAVE SOMEONE ELSE.

    :D



  94. 94

    YES!! This is great news!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  95. 95

    omg i am the happiest person in the world right now. ive been waiting for them to decide for DAYSSS. he like IS jacob black. i love you taylor!



  96. 96

    sooooo happpy
    team taylor all the way
    fuck micheal copon



  97. 97

    Extremely happy for him. He did an awesome job as Jacob in Twilight. I can't wait to see New Moon and Eclipse!



  98. 98

    OMJ!
    YESS !! WOOOOOHOO!
    I woould of HATED New Moon with out Taylorr! (The SEXIEST 16 year old ALIVEEEE !



  99. 99

    yessssssssssssssssssssss



  100. 100

    YESSSS
    THIS IS HOW IT SHOULD BE
    THEY KEPT US WAITING FOR TOO LONG
    YEAH MICHAEL SUCKS!

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