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Taylor Lautner to Play Jacob Black in New Moon, Twilight Poll

Twilight Fans: Are You Glad Taylor Lautner Will Play Jacob Again?

It's official! Summit Entertainment has confirmed that Taylor Lautner will reprise his role in the Twilight sequel, New Moon. This news arrives after rumors swirled that he might be replaced.

As fans of the books know, Jacob becomes a central figure in New Moon as Edward's romantic rival. Given that, it's no wonder the folks in charge of the sequel took a long look at Taylor to ensure he has what it takes to spend more time onscreen.

So what do you think? Are you glad Taylor will take on Jacob again?


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nicklover nicklover 8 years
yay so happy. awesome. he may not be 7 ft but he is a good actor and can do the part very well. if they change anybody in the upciming twilight movies i dont think ill watch them. so hopefully everyone will stay the same.
chancleta chancleta 8 years
n8ivegirl: I ADORE "Into the West"
chancleta chancleta 8 years
I think he'll do an amazing job. Jacob is always smiling just like Taylor. I have the utmost faith that's he's completely committed to bringing the Jacob Black I know and love to life.
thirteen thirteen 8 years
i think STEVEN STRAIT is appropriate enough to play JACOB BLACK in new moon.. watya think??
Smellie Smellie 8 years
Steven Strait Next I admit Taylor Is Slightly Hot I Just dont Like Him ...Sorry Taylor Fans STEVEN STRAIT woo
n8ivegirl4 n8ivegirl4 8 years
when i read the book New Moon i always pictured Jacob to be Simon Baker from Into the West
DCStar DCStar 8 years
I think it would have been appropriate to replace him. He had a very small part in the first one, and in NEW MOON he is supposed to be about 6'5" and very big and bulky. He's supposed to basically look like a whole new guy anyway. Taylor is cute, but like a child. He is not the 25-year-old man that New Moon describes him to be.
makiwacky makiwacky 8 years
i was really looking forward to new moon coz i thought they were gonna replace him, now i'm not so hot about it anymore. i meant taylor was fine for the first one (ok, fine might be a slight exaggeration) but honestly, i don't think he can handle the jacob in new moon. that character is almost the complete opposite of the previous one, it's going to require some serious acting chops on the part of the actor and i just don't think taylor has it.
n8ivegirl4 n8ivegirl4 8 years
if you watched the movie before you read the books, you'll have a better understanding.
bellacullen14 bellacullen14 8 years
He was weird in Twilight, but I do see him as Jacob... I am glad that they kept him cuz I hate it when the change the character in in the middle of movies, it bugs the crap out of me. So, ummm... ya that is my opinion.
king2x king2x 8 years
i'll probably be disappointed..
king2x king2x 8 years
ugh. i didn't like him playing jacob...
Phorrest99 Phorrest99 8 years
I'm on the fence, I really feel like Taylor is too young looking to play what I picture Jacob Black to look like.. so I dunno :|
bento-barista bento-barista 8 years
I don't think he is the best choice to play Jacob, but since he was already in the first film, it would be weird if they replaced him for the second -- especially if they kept all of the other actors the same.
i think everyone needs to calm down! look at benjamin button brad pitt looked 16!!!! It makes sense to have someone bigger, but if taylor can do it we need to give it a chance....and everyone needs to remember this book and this movie will not be exact bc all movies are BASED off books! i think there a different things but thats good, it adds character to the people that take the time and read the book to really understand the characters. Jacob has a big role from now on, and we need to remember he WONT be smiling once he is werewolf until bella knows and then he wont smile bc she hangs out with jacob character is A LOT MORE indepth then the preview that we got in twilight... all in all i trust stephanie meyers and her goal to keep her books and movies similiar!
chokoreo chokoreo 8 years
Chris Weitz give his word to the audience that -- " 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." _____________________________________________________________________ I will be looking forward to see Jacob Black in New Moon. I know Taylor can live up to his fans expectations. Its not easy to protray himself as a werewolf including all those emotional scenes when he realised he is a werewolf. I guess, no one can 'love' Bella better than Taylor Lautner did in Twilight. Its not all about physicality, what we have to see if Taylor can really make Edward pissed off in New Moon by trying to 'snatch' her away from Edward. I want to see that kind of angst! Because those are the details in the book 'New Moon' which sums up the whole complexities between Edward and Bella! Plus other complications and so forth... Only Taylor Lautner can do that (hahahah) As Stephenie quoted in her website under the FACTS column for (Eclipse) -- '.....Bella does not fall in love with Jacob in Eclipse. Bella falls in love with Jacob in New Moon' So ,'m looking forward to see how and what Taylor will do to show that essence on screen, for the audience, in New Moon :) Go Taylor! You can do it!
scullylam scullylam 8 years
nope. sorry he isn't jacob to me. he does not look a bit native american to me and that part when telling bella about a "sca-ry st-o-ry" totally made me cringe. he needs to work on diction and they still should use someone else for the role. i think the next film is going to be a flop because they won't be pulling off the werewolf version very well. and anyway, i am probably not going to give the film a chance anyway. *sarcastic* thanks summit entertainment for letting a bunch of teens help in your cast decision. */sarcastic*
Squeaks26 Squeaks26 8 years
I would have rather they picked the other guy. I'm a huge fan of these books and I just didn't see Taylor as a big, tough, ripped, werewolf. I know the fans protested so much and that's probably why they kept him, but the other guy looked older and didn't have such a baby face. Book 2 was my least favorite. I'm interested to see what happens. With a new director, rushed deadline, not casting properly, and them changing the plot to add more of Rob just to get more money isn't going to work out the best. Instead of making a great movie to match a great book they are just out to get money.
aanyanka aanyanka 8 years
I have mixed feelings on this. I am glad they are not replacing him but he obviously is not physically perfect for the progression his character will go through. I just hope they can use their "Hollywood Magick" to make it work.
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