Michael Copon & Ben Barnes Starring In ‘Twilight’ Sequel?

December 15th, 2008 // 8 Comments

One major casting change taking place in New Moon, the Twilight follow-up will be the replacement of young actor Taylor Lautner in the pivotal role of Jacob Black.

And according to the Facebook page of Scorpion King 2 actor Michael Copon, he’s going to be the new Jacob. It’s also been confirmed that 27-year-old actor Ben Barnes who recently starred in Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian is being considered for the role of the vampire Aro.

All of this is circumspect, of course, except for the news that Chris Weitz will be directing the picture. But they better hurry up because filming starts in about 2.8 seconds.

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One major casting change taking place in New Moon, the Twilight follow-up will be the replacement of young actor Taylor Lautner in the pivotal role of Jacob Black.

And according to the Facebook page of Scorpion King 2 actor Michael Copon, he’s going to be the new Jacob. It’s also been confirmed that 27-year-old actor Ben Barnes who recently starred in Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian is being considered for the role of the vampire Aro.

All of this is circumspect, of course, except for the news that Chris Weitz will be directing the picture. But they better hurry up because filming starts in about 2.8 seconds.

By Lisa Timmons
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  1. Kelly

    I hope everyone stops getting their panties in a bunch over this. This is a good thing. After seeing Twilight, one of the first things I said to myself was, “How in the world was this scrawny kid gonna play Jacob in New Moon?”

    Go on with your bad self, Chris! Make the changes that need to be made.

  2. Mowgli

    i think Steven Strait would be the best choice… or an unknown…

  3. dawn

    please don’t give this copon guy any more press…his douchiness is hurting my eyes.

    @Mowgli- I like Steven Strait much better, but I’d be happiest if they kept Taylor.

  4. CC

    well, I really liked Taylor as Jacob, I wish they hadn´t changed him, But that new guy will do fine too, I can picture him as Jacob.

    As for Ben Barnes playing Aro…I don´t know, Aro is much older isn´t he?

  5. taylorrox

    i’m tired of copons douchiness too! taylor is the perfect jacob black1 its retarded to change any casting in the middle of a movie series.

    i like ben barnes as aro but i will not watch the movie, if anyone on the crew is dumb enough to replace taylor it will be crap. btw-making him look older its called a gym! bsides he looks like what jacob is supposed to and he loves his role, its perfect for him, so dnt consider any cnt-act,fame-hunting, douches and keep taylor!

  6. taytay

    ben barnes would be the perfect aro.
    but michael copon? as jacob?
    ew.
    sorry. i’m not that fond of jacob either way, but michael copon!?!
    keep taylor lautner. cause if they don’t i probably won’t go see new moon ):

  7. Ashleigh

    I thought they were keeping Taylor thats why he is going to the gym for the film!
    So annoyed!!
    If they get rid of Taylor then I wont be watching the next film!!!
    But Ben Barnes as Aro would be good but I cant be sure as i might not be going to see it!!!

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