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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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I’m so glad Taylor is going to be Jacob. He’s perfect for the part. As for the height issue, how do you suppose they make Hagrid look tall in the HP films? It’s all camera angles and CGI effects. If Summit spends a little money everything will be fine.

OMFG!!! iss AWESOM!!! cauze New Moon without Taylor is like Bella without Edward!!! ooohhh!! i’m really really happy!!

im sooooo happy cant wait to watch it!!!!!
OMFG!! I can’t believe!!! Taylor is sooo f***** HOT!! AWESOM!!!!!!
Taylor is perfect to play Jacob!! Taylor is the only one that can make special New Moon!!

YAYYY! Go Taylor. I love the twilight books and can’t wait to watch the New Moon in the theater!

omgg im in love with taylor lautner! yayyyyyy. :D

I don’t have anything against Taylor but how on earth are they gonna make him taller!! Anyway it’s Hollywood there must be something they can do about it! I really hope New Moon turns out great!

your not the only one # 46, ive never seen him as jacob.. don’t like him at all

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

omg!!!!!!! when i heard this i screamed!!!! i was sooooooooooo happppyyyyyyy :] i loveeeeeee him i have a huge poster of him as jacob and i love him hes adorable i love him so much!!!<33333333333333333

esmiexxrockz @ 01/09/2009 at 12:47 am

perfect

GOOD. Those comments that Michael Copon kept making made him sound like he was so up himself. If he replaced Taylor, I would have had a right fit. Even though Taylor certainly isn’t perfect for the part, he is a much better than that arrogant, talentless Michael Copon.

TwilightAngel33 @ 01/09/2009 at 9:08 am

In normal time, I think I would have been rather sceptical about this choice, as Taylor has actually not the necessary build the to interpret this role, compared to Copon. But here it is, the young boy has already become “soaked” with the role of Jacob Black, and as Chris Weitz says it, he is made for this role and “is” literally Jacob Black, just as there are many indisputable things in life. Moreover, the “feeling” between Michael Copon and the public is not the same as Taylor’s one, “New Moon” just doesn’t shine in the same way if MC plays Jacob, at least in my eyes, and I’m pretty sure I’m not the only to think that, in my opinion. Finally, I seriously believe that Taylor Lautner will save us a lot of eyes in ” New Moon”, as he’s no doubtly well aware of what his commitment implies.

twilight Loverr @ 01/09/2009 at 2:48 pm

0mg im so happy Taylor Lautner is gunna play Jacob Black! i lovee Taylorr! He shud stay as Jacob and Robert stay as Edward and Kristen stay as Bella….i think itsz best that way=)

pmaela la novia de taylor @ 01/09/2009 at 2:55 pm

Taylor es muy guapo !!! me encantaa:D
ohh see es muy sexyyy;)
me encanta mi sueño es casarme con ell && si no se puede puss tansikiera conosertoo xD

pame && taylor for eveer(L)

ekk…i don’t like him.

HOLY CRAP!!! THNK HEAVENS!!

dude i was gonna have a fit if he was recast!! i
was mad pissed about the news to replace him!!

WOOOHOOO this made my day!!

Brittanybabe @ 01/09/2009 at 4:12 pm

OMG THNK GOD! I WAS SO UPSET WHEN I HEARD HE WASNT GONNA BE ON!!! IT!! YAY YAY! IM SO HAPPY NOW MY FRIEND GONNA BE EVEN HAPPIER SHE LOVES HIM! LOL! THNX THIS WEBSITE!!!

omg, tayler is so ugly! steven strait should play jake, he would be perfect….

Ahhhhhhhhh(:
I’m on the verge of happy dancing right now!
Yess! Taylor’s perfect for the part of Jacob Black!
They couldn’t have made a better decision. TL<3

i wished steven straits would be jacob..too bad an uncute guy like taylor would beat him..

TAYLOR YOU ARE HOT!(L)

Ryanefron @ 01/10/2009 at 5:23 pm

Yeah he cant act fo ****. sorry to say. Young hollywood has gone down the toilet…
The only one with a future and real talent is Zac Efron.

eu amo ele!! jake perfeito demais….

from Brazil!!

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