Taylor Lautner To Keep Jacob Black Role?

Taylor Lautner To Keep Jacob Black Role?

Hottie Taylor Lautner just might keep the role of Jacob Black for Twilight‘s sequel, New Moon.

Entertainment Weekly is reporting that the 16-year-old martial arts expert and actor may have a hold on the popular werewolf character.

Screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg dished to the mag about the role: “Jacob is a totally different character in New Moon. He’s a foot taller and huge – and he’s supposed to look 25. It’s really a question of whether or not the same actor can play the role.” She also adds, “Everyone would love to keep him [Lautner]. We all think he’s the loveliest person ever.”

Summit Entertainment is expected to make an announcement sometime this week on whether or not Taylor gets to keep playing the werewolf in New Moon. Actor Michael Copon is the top runner in taking over the role.

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  • eLLA

    i luv Tay as an actor, but i dont want him 2 keep the role
    he just doesnt look 25 and doesnt fit the jacob i saw in my head while reading New Moon

  • eLLA

    whoooOOoooOOOOOooo 1st!

  • jo

    they might as well. i dont think they were going to replace him anyway. just a way to keep a buzz on twilight.

  • yelnats

    I hope taylor gets it, I would honestly feel bad for him if he didn’t get it. I feel like it could hurt the movie by changing jacob, even if physically Taylor isn’t the perfect Jacob Black.

  • indiesr

    I really do hope they keep him, there is no other “Jacob Black”.

    BTW, go over to Hello Magazine and vote for Rob.
    http://www.hellomagazine.com/vote/grand-finale2008/menattractive.html

  • joss

    they better keep him! he’s the best and only jacob black!!

  • http://www.fotolog.com/d_poynter Bárbara

    muuuuuuuito lindo, meu Deus do céu.

  • http://www.fotolog.com/d_poynter Bárbara

    lindo demais, vou casar com ele.

  • kamee

    Keep him. He can play the part and there is a thing cold CGI. USE IT. He’s the perfect person to play Jacob.

  • kamee

    *called

  • Mayara cardoso

    TEAM TAYLOR *———* BRASILIANS FANS! <3

  • kshdkfrkk

    i LOVEEEEEEE him (L).
    he’s perfect:D

  • http://www.myspace.com/minimountie Kari

    Summit will feel the wrath of Twilighters if they replace Taylor!

  • http://www.justjaredjr.buzznet.com lindsey rutherford

    omg….if they dnt keep taylor im not watchen any of the other movies
    he is and will always b the ONLY jacob black
    plus….he is soooooooo HOTT
    team taylor all the way

  • tuu

    i want Steven Strait as jacob black

  • margarita

    taylorrr!!

  • HAHAHA lol =]

    OMG!!! THEY CAN”T REPLACE HIM!! IT WOULD SUCK!! I LOVE TAYLOR!!!!

  • mandy

    i hate jacob black but taylor is perfect for the role!

  • nathalia

    they can’t replace him

  • melissa

    I love taylor(:
    I want him to stay as taylor!

  • alicia

    KEEP HIM I LOVE HIM!!!

  • vanessajonas

    he needs to stay=) KEEP TAYLOOR!

  • Ashley

    I really hope they keep him it won’t be the same without him he’s an amazing Jacob!!!!

  • Chelsey

    YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!! i can’t wait for New Moon!! I REALLY HOPE TAYLOR STAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • liz

    KEEP HIM! Ugh. I will NOT watch the movie if he’s gone. Stupid Michael Copon is soooo arrogant and FREAKIN… Ugh, I can’t say the curse words on this sight =] Anyways, they have all this technology, they shouldn’t be cheap about it!!!

  • tessa

    They should keep Taylor as Jacob. That’s what all the fans want and aren’t they just considering changing him for the fans preferences of Jacob?
    So basically, they don’t need to change the actor for Jacob. We love Taylor playing him and there’s nothing more to it.
    NO MICHAEL CAPON!
    YESSSS TAYLOR LAUTNER!! =]

  • kate

    TAYLOR LAUTNER IS JACOB BLACK.
    end of story
    if taylor isn’t in the movie, TONS OF FANS will riot
    people are SERIOUS
    heck there’s even a save taylor day!!

  • chrissy

    i hope they keep taylor , he did an excellent job as jacob black , i don’t care if he doesn’t look exaclty like jacob should be in new moon , as long as he stays in the role. Seriously i find micheal capon( or whatever his name is) is too conceited for my liking!

  • emilee

    HEY GUYS.
    DONT WORRY, TAYLOR LAUTNER IS NOW OFFICIALY PLAYING JACOB BLACK NOW! YAY.
    GO TO http://www.stepheniemeyer.com/
    and read the first blog.

    alright lets celebrate now!
    TEAM TAYLOR
    xx

  • unkown

    KEEEP TAYLOR!

  • vanessa

    It is official!!! Taylor Lautner WILL BE Jacob for NEW MOON!!! Check out Stephenie’s official site for the details!!!

  • newport beach, 92660

    > thannks emilee
    that just about made my lifee,

    && it`s truee , Taylor Lautner is Jacob , thee JACOB ,
    so ecstatic ! *

    ♥ – audrey :)

  • Rara_GINE

    Let Taylor stay! If they replace him, New Moon will be a failure.

  • http://letterstotwilight.wordpress.com UnintendedChoice

    I’m glad they decided to keep Taylor on! He seems really committed to the part and it will be good to see how he plays the older jacob! I thought he did great as a younger version!

    i know some people disagree b/c they love the jacob/bella story- but as a die-hard Team Edward member, I don’t really need to have the connection with the guy who plays Jacob like I do to say… um.. Robert Pattinson!?
    :)
    http://letterstotwilight.com

  • jade eyes

    ahaha! by the way the writer stated the news, it was obvious that this site is pro-copon. what are saying about copon top runner for the taking? you’re not reading the news whoever you are. Summit never did look at any actor ever except taylor

  • tell-tale

    how can anyone say he did such a great job in the movie?!?! he had all of two lines in the entire thing!!! people are going to regret wanting him to stay when new moon comes along and he looks and acts nothing like jacob black…

  • Painfilledlove

    I will not be able to watch New Moon ,if they don’t have Taylor Lautner play Jacob Black. He was amazing in “Twilight”. I know he will be brilliant for “New Moon”.

  • http://facebook becky xxxxxx

    TEAM JACOB ALL THE WAY DONT TAKE TAYLOR AWAY FROM THE BIG SCREEN OR ALL HIS FANS WILL NOT STAND FOR IT!! xxxx