Taylor Lautner IS Jacob Black!

Taylor Lautner IS Jacob Black!

Taylor Lautner WILL be returning as werewolf Jacob Black in New Moon, the sequel to the blockbuster hit, Twilight.

Director Chris Weitz announced the news 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 added on, “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.”

CONGRATS, Taylor!

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  • ashfan

    YES !!!
    in your face, copon whatever !!!!

  • zoey

    YAY. i’m so happy!! i was actually shaking when i found out…

  • Jessica

    YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYA

  • IsCelle

    YAY!!!!
    I seriously screamed when I read this!
    Team Taylor!

  • Sarah

    Thank Jesus!
    I knew they would come to their senses and pick him.
    I screamed when I read this no lie.
    YES!!!

  • http://www.vanessa.gilmoretime.net jasmina

    YESSSS!!!!!!!!!!

  • Rara_GINE

    yES!

  • Jenny

    this pretty much made my year until nov. when the movies comes out.
    im beyond happy for him!!!

  • Eles

    I am SO happy with this! Amazing! Congrats to Taylor! He’s going to be one amazing Jacob Black. Roll on ‘New Moon’!!! :D

  • tori

    YESSS!!!
    suck it micheal copon or whatever.
    stick to your cocky, egotistical roles.

  • sam

    thank GOD
    now maybe the next film wont be such a disaster as this one

    michael who now….

  • Lauren

    thank god!!!! I LOVE TAYLOR!!!! he is the best Jacob!! :D :D

    im soooooooooooo happy!!!

  • newport beach, 92660

    > YES !
    my godd , i love himm ,
    him && his ABS ! (L)

    ♥ – audreyy , :D

  • Helen

    thank god yeahhhhh baby woo

  • rose

    Yay!!! =D

  • mireella

    YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY :D

  • really

    I’m actually happy even though I didn’t like him that much..

  • cc27

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! :D in ur face michael copon!! =D gooo taylor !!

  • ms. cullen ;)

    THANK GOODDDDDD.

    im so excited right now! omggg. new moon wouldnt b the same without the gorgeous taylor lautner.

    they needed him for this movie to succeed! its all thanks to the fans that he stayed. we wont watch it without him =]

    YAYAYAYAYAYAYA!

    GO TAYLOR.

  • ariana

    YESSSS!
    i knew it, taylor lautner was made to play jacob black.
    and it’s hollywood, they’ll find a way to make him look bigger

  • natalie

    thank god! lol

    seriously, i can’t imagine anyone else playing jacob

    ahh i can’t wait for NM to come out!

  • Erin

    -THROWS BOTH HANDS IN THE AIR LIKE TAYLOR!

    I could seriously throw a party right now.

    I KNEW HE WAS GONNA BE JACOB BLACK :D

    I’m so excited for the movie even more now that I know Taylor is Jacob.

    THIS COMPLETELY MADE MY DAY!

  • jo

    DUH i knew they weren’t gonna let him go. they’re just playing with you kiddies.

  • whitney

    yayyyy!!! ahh that’s exciting (:

    i was wondering how they were going to make him look like 10 feet taller. haha. but i think he fits the character better. so im superr happyyy!

  • vanessajonas

    YEAH BABY! i screeameed tooooooooo!
    he is the one and original jacob=)
    take that , copon;)

  • whatzitooya

    YAY!!!! GO TAYLOR!!! (even though he is baby faced) boy has to do a lot of working out though

  • bellamor

    I hate Michael Copon, and I loved Taylor Lautner in Twilight–my favorite by far–and I can’t wait to see him for more than three minutes combined.

  • katie

    YAYAYAYAYAYYAYAYAYYAYAYYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!!
    I MEAN I KNEW HE WAS GONNA BE JACOB SINCE HE WAS IN THE FIRST FILM BUT I’M SOOO HAPPYYYY
    TAYLOR IS SOO GORGEOUS

  • ashfan

    to whitney (24)
    You mean 10 pounds more right ?
    hahaha
    Jacob Black is 6 to almost 7 feet tall…

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/12mln Jenny

    YAY! I was so worried that he wouldn’t be able to come back as Jacob. But he is the only Jacob there is and every will be.

  • joss

    taylor! <3

  • Ellenn

    YAYYYYYY!! WOOOO~
    I’m so happy/excited Taylor got the part instead of that Michael whatever guy!

    YESSS! i can’t wait til’ New Moon!

  • Jasmine

    Thank god i am so freaking excited right now there was no way anyone else could have pulled off Jacob Black other than Taylor… especially Micheal Copon

  • http://www.myspace.com/chunkynia Nialala

    AH MAH GAH!!!
    i was seriously screaming and jumping in the air.
    i effing ran to the kitchen to tell my sister [18] the excellent news and i slipped on my butt haha
    but i didnt care cuz i was sooo happy!
    i even txtd my 32 yr old aunt. shes like a teen.
    dude we’re all so stoked.
    i’m sooo glad hes still THE jacob black.
    cuz he is THE jacob black.
    and hes so cute! any other guy wouldve just totally ruined it.
    yaaay! congrats taylor! you…you go jacob-black-away! aha…ya

  • http://www.justjared.com ana

    I love him! of course he is Jacob, only imagine new moon without him… NOOOOOO! he is the best.
    good luck

  • whitney

    no i know…i wasn’t being serious. i was just exaggerating when i said “10 feet taller”.

  • whitney

    i know. i wasn’t being serious. i was exaggerating. haha.

    either way its still super good.

  • kate

    YAY!!! :)

  • tffny_edwardCULLEN

    YAY! THANK GOD! I WANTED ONLY TAYLOR TO BE JACOB
    HE IS THE ORIGINAL AND WILL ALWAYS BE!
    NO MICHAEL!

  • zanessa rox ur sox!

    YAY i love taylor!

  • jo

    omggg yay ! :]

  • Chelsea

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
    I don’t like that other guy either!
    They need someone NEWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!

  • http://justjared rosey

    OMG YAYYYYY
    THIS IS GREAT
    HE IS DEFINATKY GOING TO BE THE BEST FOR IT
    HE IS AN AMAZING ACTOR
    AND A GREAT JACOB TO PLAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://fj erin

    aw yay. i’m glad he got it. i’m glad for me, but also for him. he obviously really wanted the role. he was committed and worked hard for it. he deserves it.

  • hEsAIDsHEsAIDX

    YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY! I’M SOOOOO HAPPY!!! I LOVEEE HIM!!!!!!!!!

  • mandy

    YAY YAY YAY YAY OMG IM SOOOOOO HAPPY I WOULD BE SOOOO FRIKEN MAD IF SOMEONE ELSE GOT THIS PART! IM SO EXCITED RIGHT NOW I CANT WAIT TO SEE THE MOVIE!!!!!! GAH LOL IM GOING CRAZY YAY

  • emilee

    ROCK ON.
    xx

  • Atilla

    OMG I’m S0o0o0o0o HAPPY!!!!!!!!!

  • debbie

    yay! taylor always will be jacob!
    nananna copon!
    you sucks!
    tay!
    everybody loves you! :)

  • laughalot

    Gosh, My mom thought my jaws got stuck when she saw how big the smile on my face was! YES!!!!!!! I was so worried that the Micheal guy would get this part! GO TAYLOR! LOVE YA