Yes, Taylor Lautner IS Still Jacob Black

Already posted an update to my previous post about whether Taylor Lautner would return as Jacob Black in the “Twilight” sequel, “New Moon”, but here’s an update anyway for those of you who cares. The answer is, YES, Taylor Lautner will be playing Jacob Black once again in “New Moon”. This comes straight from the horse’s mouth — director Chris Weitz, who sent the good news over to Stephenie Meyer’s official site. So yes, ignore that article about who will replace Taylor Lautner, cause it’s all moot now.

Via Stephenie Meyer’s site:

Good news about New Moon from 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

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

So there you go, kids.

Below: Upon hearing the good news, Taylor Lautner instantly regressed 5 years and jumped for joy.



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  • over

    i still hope STEVEN STRAIT will be Jacob Black in the movie sequel. Can’t picture anyone being Jacob Black apart from steven of course. i don’t care how many likes talyor, his unproportional abs and scary smile. his acting is too amateur for a movie like new moon. It’s too david archie like-very teeny bop pop pop dooap. Doesn’t anyone notice that? or is the abs just their basis of jacob. o’common. that’s all rubbish. They’ve messed it up with Kristen already. i hope they don’t screw jacob, too. it’d be big time screw up. or wait. do team edward people post comments that they want taylor so that rob will still be hotter than jacob? hmmm. JACOb is hotter than edward. it’s just that edward is the perfect guy.

    • Saki

      I think this is great!!!!!! AND THEY SO DID NOT RUIN BELLA WITH KRISTEN!!!!!! Kristen stewart is amazing! how dare u say that! that’s insane. She was perfect for bella. and I am part of the edward clan but I didn’t post comments saying that I want taylor lautner to play jacob because then edward will still be hotter than jacob. I want jacob lautner to play jacob. first of all, because I hate movies that they change the characters in the sequel, and secondly because taylor lautner is hott!

    • faye

      i’m also a fan of steven strait.. but i think taylor deserves the role of “Jacob Black” … give him the chance… he deserves it… ilove them both.. besides steven is quite white for the “rusty-colored” skin feature of Jacob…

  • http://deleted over

    i still hope STEVEN STRAIT will be Jacob Black in the movie sequel. Can’t picture anyone being Jacob Black apart from steven of course. i don’t care how many likes talyor, his unproportional abs and scary smile. his acting is too amateur for a movie like new moon. It’s too david archie like-very teeny bop pop pop dooap. Doesn’t anyone notice that? or is the abs just their basis of jacob. o’common. that’s all rubbish. They’ve messed it up with Kristen already. i hope they don’t screw jacob, too. it’d be big time screw up. or wait. do team edward people post comments that they want taylor so that rob will still be hotter than jacob? hmmm. JACOb is hotter than edward. it’s just that edward is the perfect guy.

    • Saki

      I think this is great!!!!!! AND THEY SO DID NOT RUIN BELLA WITH KRISTEN!!!!!! Kristen stewart is amazing! how dare u say that! that’s insane. She was perfect for bella. and I am part of the edward clan but I didn’t post comments saying that I want taylor lautner to play jacob because then edward will still be hotter than jacob. I want jacob lautner to play jacob. first of all, because I hate movies that they change the characters in the sequel, and secondly because taylor lautner is hott!

    • faye

      i’m also a fan of steven strait.. but i think taylor deserves the role of “Jacob Black” … give him the chance… he deserves it… ilove them both.. besides steven is quite white for the “rusty-colored” skin feature of Jacob…

  • Grace

    i am so for taylor still being Jacob, he is perfect and he didnt even act that much in twilight. Jacob wasnt one of the MAIN people in twilight but he is in new moon so give his acting a chance, i think he is amazing and i dont see how anyone could think differently. I also think that they DID ruin the part of Bella and partly Edward, i dont see any chemistry on stage. BUT I LOVE TAYLOR AS JACOB!!! <33
    *~t3Am*jAc0B~*

  • Grace

    i am so for taylor still being Jacob, he is perfect and he didnt even act that much in twilight. Jacob wasnt one of the MAIN people in twilight but he is in new moon so give his acting a chance, i think he is amazing and i dont see how anyone could think differently. I also think that they DID ruin the part of Bella and partly Edward, i dont see any chemistry on stage. BUT I LOVE TAYLOR AS JACOB!!! <33
    *~t3Am*jAc0B~*

  • nikki

    everyone of yall have a point, like kinda the first comment above is stupid. YEAH TWILIGHT! can’t wait till november 20th!!

  • nikki

    everyone of yall have a point, like kinda the first comment above is stupid. YEAH TWILIGHT! can’t wait till november 20th!!