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Taylor Lautner Secures 'New Moon'

Taylor Lautner Secures 'New Moon'

The much-loved Taylor Lautner will be staying on to play the popular werewolf character Jacob Black in New Moon, the sequel to the blockbuster film Twilight.

Director Chris Weitz posted on author Stephenie Meyer‘s official site, saying, “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.”

He continues, “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.”

Stephenie adds, “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.”

Michael Copon was rumored to take on the role of Jacob but Taylor obviously beat him out!

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  • isabel

    yay for taylor :D

  • camilla

    yes yes yes!!!!
    go sweet-taylor!

  • Kate

    THANK GOD!
    I would of been sooo upset if they didnt use him.

    YAYYY :D<3

  • faith

    YAY I AM SO HAPPY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I <3 TAYLOR

  • ayuu

    tee paartis hombre lobbo (L)

  • Stephani R.

    Yay I love Taylor as Jacob! I don’t think it would have been the same if Michael played him…..Woohoo for keeping Taylor!!

  • Katalina

    Like there was any question… Taylor is MADE for the part. Not to mention he is absolutly adorable. I want to adopt him to be my younger brother.

  • hana & Kezia

    O_M_G!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    yayayayayayayayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy…
    we LOVE Taylor!!
    SO happy that he got the part!!
    he is a VERYY good actor.
    (plus he’s CUTE, no HOT, no… BOTH!! hahahahahha~)
    PERFECT Jacob.
    NO subtitutions.
    yayayyayayaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!
    ^0^ team Jacob slash Taylor!! ^0^

  • Miss_Hana

    TAYLOR ROCKS!!
    TAYLOR RULEZ!!
    BRILLIANT actor.
    no proof needed.
    he’s already DA BOMB.
    HOTTNESS?! check!!
    SENSE OF HANDSOME?! double check!!
    ROCKIN’ BOD?! triple check!!
    AWESOME acting?! checkcheckcheckcheck!!
    ^0^ ^0^ ^0^

  • mikayla

    OMG, YESSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YAY! YAY! YAY!

    YOU ROCK TAYLOR LAUTNER!
    THANKS FOR STAYING DEDICATED!
    I’M REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING THE MOVIE!!!

  • mikayla

    OMG, YESSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YAY! YAY! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    THAT MADE MY DAY! I’M SOOO HAPPY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    YOU ROCK TAYLOR LAUTNER! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    THANKS FOR STAYING DEDICATED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I’M REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING THE MOVIE!!!

    ps. Vanessa, put a sock in it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    pps. take that Mike Copon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    ppps. I <3 you Taylor!!!!!!!!!

  • mikayla

    OMG, YESSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YAY! YAY! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    THAT MADE MY DAY! I’M SOOO HAPPY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    YOU ROCK TAYLOR LAUTNER! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    THANKS FOR STAYING DEDICATED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I’M REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING THE MOVIE!!!

    ps. Vanessa, put a sock in it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    pps. take that Mike Copon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    ppps. I <3 you Taylor!!!!!!!!!

  • Mrs.sydneylautner

    Totally Sexy! And i am so glad that he is in! He is gaining 30 pounds of Muscle!!!! Damn Sexy! I Absolutley LOVE Taylor Lautner!!!!!!!

  • billy

    when you are reading this dont stop or something bad will happen! My name is summer i am 15 years old i have blonde hair,many scars no nose or ears..i am dead.if you dont copy this just like from the ring, on 5 more sites.. or..i will appear one dark quiet night when your not expecting it by your bed with a knife and **** you. this is no joke something good will happen to you if you post this on 5 more pages

  • nettie and meli

    NETTIE— OMGG!!!! I TOTALLYY LUV TAYLORR!..HESS OO DAMNN HOOOOTTT &&SEXIIII! ;]]]]] <3333

    MELI— I’M SO HAPPY THAT TALOR LAUTNER IS IN NEW MOON HE’S SO F***ING HOT!!!!!!!!!
    YEAH SEXY!!!!!!

  • i love talor lautner

    i am so happy that he got the role and he is so much better than like the people who play bella and edward. they party to much and kristen shows no amotions ever.. have you ever seen her smile
    answer: no
    robert never washed his hair when he had it how gross and he tracks mud every where at red carpet prmeirs :(
    on the other hand talor is so nice and is always dressed right and even smiles lol!!!!!!! he is the best guy in the world cause he cares about others and makes people laugh!!!!! HE IS AND ALWAYS BE JCOB BLACK!!!!! no that other guy yay…. i knew he would get the role and i love talor lautner !!!!! GO TEAM TALOR!!!!

  • i love talor lautner

    TALOR WAS THE ONLY GOOD THING ABOUT THE MOVIE!!!! BUT DO NOT GET ME WRONG LOVED THE BOOKS JUST DID NOT LIKE THE CAST EXCEPT FOR TALOR LAUTNER LOVED HIM!!!!!!! SHE CHOOSE PEOPLE WHO COULD NOT HANDLE THE FAME BUT TALOR DID AND DOES!!!!!! UNLIKE THE PEOPLE WHO R SMOKING STUFF AND PARTYING (KRISTEN AND ROBERT) THEY NEED TO GET OUT OF THE BUISNESS IF THEY CAN NOT HANDLE IT….

    TALOR IS JACOB BLACK AND ALWAYS WILL BE!!!!!!!!

  • Lauren Marsh

    Hi, nice work !

  • mrs. cullen

    GREAT; i was nervious about the other guy could be JACOB…
    but LAUNTER ITS THE BEST JACOB!

  • pie

    happppppppyyyyyyyyyyyy!

  • mel

    TAYLOR ROCKS!!
    TAYLOR RULEZ!!
    BRILLIANT actor.
    no proof needed.
    he’s already DA BOMB.
    HOTTNESS?! check!!
    SENSE OF HANDSOME?! double check!!
    ROCKIN’ BOD?! triple check!!
    AWESOME acting?! checkcheckcheckcheck!!
    ^0^ ^0^ ^0^#109 said!!
    lmaoo couldnt put it any betta hes 222222 perfect 4 da part!!!!!!!
    TEAM JACOB/TAYLOR/KELLAN/EMMETT/ETC.. LOLS!!

  • Nia

    ILY!!!!!! There’s this vid on youtube, and he shows of his 6pack and muscles and stuff and blimey he’s THE PERFECT JACOB. mind you, ithought that from the beginning , but now he’s even better. xxx

  • Iany

    Tayler has what it takes to play Jacob in new moon. He is perfect for that part.

  • Iany

    Tayler has what it takes to be Jacon in new moon. He is perfect for that roll.

  • BRYNNE and andie!!!!1

    WE LOVE TAYLOR LAUTNER!!!

  • BRYNNE&ANDIE

    WE ARE OBSESSED WITH TWILIGHTTT!!!!!!!

  • BRYNNE&ANDIE

    WE ARE MARRYING EDWARD CULLEN AND EMMETT CULLEN AND JACOB BLACKK!!!!!!!

  • BRYNNE&ANDIE

    YYAAHHH
    WE HAVE OCD!!!

    ….obsessive cullen disorderr

    GET OVER IT!!!!
    <333333

  • Emy

    EU TE AMOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO TAYLOR LAUTNER :D
    TE AMOOOOOOOOOO DEMAIS SOU APAIXONADA POR ELE GIRLS ;P
    Good Bye
    By: Emy Lautner

  • sumiko YAMADORI

    I am happy Taylor Lautner beat out Michael Copon for the role of Jacob. Michael Copon in interviews is too phoney. Taylor Lautner is respectful and polite, a good guy with much talent to show.
    He is much the better actor. Michael Copon is too old and out of shape for the role. Taylor is becoming a muscleman. Just like character of Jacob should be in the second movie.
    He is better actor too.
    Michael Copon in Scorpion King II was total joke, as was that whole movie.
    Steven Strait would have been good Jacob…but Taylor is the best

  • dryden

    Thank GOD! I’m really glad they’re keeping him on as Jacob Black. He seems to fit the role really well. He was very easy going and natural in the few scenes that he was in for Twilight. Plus, since Edward’s barely in New Moon (and therefore, Rob will barely be in the movie), I’m stoked that they’ve got Taylor playing Jacob. If I’ve gotta deal with the fact that Rob’s not gonna be in many scenes, then there better be someone good in his place. Lol.

  • lil_tiffy

    omg i love him!!! im so glad he got the part!!! <333

  • Steph

    Yay!! I loved him in Twilight!!

  • http://iloveteilight.com Kumiah

    he is hot but he looks like he can probably a little maen

  • team jacob

    i couldnt believe it when they were even thinking of replacing Taylor as Jacob…it was madness!! Taylor is perfect like he really looks exactly like the Jacob i pictured…im just so happy that he proved to everyone that he can be the ever Jacob.

    Go Taylor..xxx

  • pearl

    Congratulations! to Taylor Lautner for landing the role of jacob black in both films Twilight and New Moon. I don’t think there could have been anyone better to play jacob than him. I can’t wait to see him in new moon and eclipse. i’m glad that i am going to be able to see his character more.He is so young and he has proven to be a good actor…rising star. By the way he is looking great!

  • ~TEAM JACOB rules~

    OH EM GEE! IM SOOOOOO GLAD HES STILL IN :D i luv him and hes sooooooooooooo hott :D i luv his hawt abs..haha
    ~TEAM JACOB RULES~

  • http://yahoo.com ~TEAM JACOB rules~

    OMG I LUV HIM!!!!!!!!! :DDDDDDDDD IM SO GLAD:) NO ONE KNOWS :D i luv taylor lautner..they couldnt have picked a better person to play jacob black!! :D

  • http://yahoo.com makayla

    hes so hawt and i was serioulsy devastated when they thought about changing taylor lautner!!!!!! im so glad hes still in!! and hes freeking hawt :D

  • blabla

    who would have wanted to see new moon without taylor??????????

  • teya

    im soooooooooooooooooo happy that taylor lautner will be playing jacob!!!!!!!!!!! i dont think there would be a different person to play jacob. its like taylor lautner was made for that part he is just so perfact for it!!!!!!!!! and b.t.w he is mayjorly hot and i dont think they could pick a hotter guy to play him!!!! have u seen his abs like omg georgious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-p

  • megan

    yes and they should’ve gave it to them from the begining

  • katie jonas

    OMJB(Jacob Black) I CANNOT WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LUV HIM!!!!!!! HES GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!! HIS SIX-PACK IS AWESOME!!!!!!! HIS BICEPS R FREAKIN ENORMOUS!!!! I AM DEF GONNA GET THIS MOVIE ON DVD WEN IT CUMS OUT!!!!!!!!!!! I WILL SCREAM WHEN A SHIRTLESS SCENE COMES UP!!!!!!!!!!

  • Futrecullen

    I LUV TAYLOR LAUTNER!!!

  • maddie

    wow nnnnoooo I HATE TAYLOR. LIKE WTF HES LIKE 2 FEET TALL AND tAYLOR WILL NEVER BE BETTER THEN ROB.

  • Mandii

    yay :Dhaha he was the only one in twilight that could really act.soo excitedd :D

  • OLA

    I LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE EDWARD !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • OLA

    Kocham Edwarda , jest prześliczny :P Hehe EDWARD !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love you

  • http://justjared.buzznet.com/2009/01/07/taylor-lautner-secures-new-moon/ LOVER OF TAYLOR LAUTNER!

    he is perfect. the hottest guy they would ever find.. i love him :D

  • gerrrrriiiii

    I LOVE HIM SO MUCH
    i love you taylorrrrrrr :)

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