‘New Moon’ Wolf Pack Cast Members Revealed

March 23rd, 2009 // 49 Comments

The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Summit Entertainment has cast Native American actors Chaske Spencer, Bronson Pelletier, Alex Meraz, Kiowa Gordon and Tyson Houseman for The Twilight Saga: New Moon. Spencer is Lakota (Sioux), Pelletier is Cree-Metis, Meraz is Purepecha (Tarasco), Gordon is Hualapai and Houseman is Cree.

The quintet will join Taylor Lautner in portraying members of the wolf pack in New Moon, in which the pack defends humans against vampires.

New Moon stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson reprising their Twilight roles as Bella and Edward with Chris Weitz directing. The pic, centering on Bella being drawn into the world of werewolves, will be released domestically on Nov. 20.

Pictured clockwise from lower left in photo above:

- Alex Meraz as Paul
- Tinsel Korey as Emily Young
- Chaske Spencer as Sam Uley
- Taylor Lautner as Jacob Black
- Tyson Houseman as Quil Ateara
- Bronson Pelletier as Jared
- Kiowa Gordon as Embry Call

(graphic via New Moon Movie)

By Miu von Furstenberg
  1. ll

    It’s really appalling that Twilight will actually follow the (not very good) book, while the people making Avatar: the last airbender have gone completely the other way. I wonder if that Jackson kid thinks his new cast members just got a tan and shaved their sideburns? Yes, that’s what he really said about how he’d prepare to play a non-white character for Avatar. And there’s more – check out racebending.com !

  2. Knowitall

    Tinsel Korey is not Native American.
    She was adopted from INDIA.
    Last time I checked, that does not make her Native American, nor does her face.
    Anyone can buy a beaded choker and boots with fringe on it these days.

  3. Yo

    Hey Knowitall,

    Apparently, you don’t read very carefully. Tinsel is not mentioned in the write up copy, only in the listing of who is pictured and who she is playing. If you read carefully, it identifies “Native American actors Chaske Spencer, Bronson Pelletier, Alex Meraz, Kiowa Gordon and Tyson Houseman”. Nowhere in there does it say Tinsel Korey.

    Doofuses.

    Yo

  4. Mina

    Where someone is born doesn’t dictate what race they are. Her parents could be Native American and she happened to be born in India. She may be Native American and not even know it.

  5. dollhouse

    Tinsel korey is from india? wow didn’t know that!
    btw the paul actor is hot

  6. Rachel

    And all the guys have six-packs… once again reminding us of the ONLY reason why Twilight is popular…

  7. Jenna

    Why do some of you even bother to read this article [and make comments] if you don’t even like the book/movie? Clearly it’s posted for people who care and actually WANT to know about it.

    Get a new hobby.

  8. Rachel

    ^ Because it’s fun watching you get your panties in a bunch. That’s like trying to tell people to stop saying negative things about Amy Winehouse because you don’t approve of her lifestyle/behavior. I don’t like Twilight, I have the right to express my feelings, and I’ll say whatever I damn well please about the subject. You don’t have to agree with me but I shouldn’t be banned from a subject simply because of my negative opinion.

  9. Chloe

    Wow, Rachel.
    I guess your just one of those incredibly annoying people who like to piss people off.

    I think this is a great cast.. who cares what nationality they are. If they correlate well with the character in the book and can act it out well, I don’t see a problem.

  10. Rachel

    ^ I do consider myself very immature in that respect but yes, you’re correct.

  11. maccallister

    im sooo excited!i hope they would reveal more of the cast soon!

    although i dont know much about the wolf casting im sure they are chosen by people who knw what they were doing!

    (www.livingtheexpectations.blogspot.com)

  12. nikahh

    haha you all are soo heinous . anyone and everyone has their right to an opinion. and why waste your time arguing about it if someone is native american or not. i don’t think that the person who dissed them is going to care much anyways. either way im a fan of the books and the new movies. they’re brilliant. yet everyone is entitled to an opinion goodness..even though i don’t quite agree.

  13. wrong

    that is a pic of oliver james you freaks!

  14. Ren

    They aren’t even Native American. They have Native descent. That bugs me. I wanted FULL Natives. Some of them are okay, but the three of the left of the poster just look funny. I personally think that this guy would be a good choice. Go to http://www.myspace.com/oliviapaquin and click on pics. You’ll see his picture.

  15. Sizzles

    WOW…will u all people STOP arguing about who’s native american or not! Some of them are FREAKEN HOT! ahhh i love Twilight! ;) anywys have u ppl heard of some teen boy in i dnt knw wher…but anyways the boy was obsessed wit Twilight and started biting ppl at his skool like a vamp! Now that is freaky! AND the creeps dad is gonna TRY 2 sue Twilight (movie producers) & stephaie meyer!! Now that pisses me off!! SOme ppl r unbelivabl and take stuff wayyyy 2 far!

  16. Kelly

    I liked the original Embry bettter, and although I didn’t much like the original Sam, I liked him better than I like the guy who is playing him now. Quil is…okay. He has that whole goofy thing going on, and that’s kind of how I see him. Jared is a DISASTER. I like Emily, although I pictured her as Leah. (Is anybody else pissed that she’s not going to be in New Moon?) And they better being wearing some special shoes or something, because the don’t look very tall in other pics.

  17. anen

    I’m soo Team Paul(Alex)
    Bronson is not so bad has he a puppy face I <3
    and ofcource I love Taylor

  18. anen

    I’m sooo Team Badass Paul (Alex damn he’s hella fine) go kick Jacob’s ass yeah

  19. Sick Werewolves

    This guy they put to be the new Embry sucks!
    Whats wrong with the one they put in the first movie?
    That one was so much better. This new one look dumb!

  20. Kat

    I think it SO amazing that Alex meraz is in New Moon! He’s totally from my home town AND… He graduated with my sister! He’s so HOTT…

  21. beccababy

    Actually, twilight is not popular because all the guys have six packs(:
    twlight, yes, is know for it’s crazy and pround fangirls, hot cast, and wide range of fans, but that is not WHY it is popular. it is popular because it has touched many peoples hearts and is a compelling novel. if you don’t agree,why comment? if you comment to piss people off, you are just annoying, and pretty much everyone will hate you, so yeah, great(:

  22. Lea

    Thanks for the comment on Oliver James…It was driving me crazy that no one noticed it wasn’t Alex Meraz as it is labeled. Oliver is from What a Girl Wants.

  23. smc123

    I thikn alex is cute but jacob is still the cutest.lol is that true that vanessa hutchens is gunna be leahh

  24. Eugena

    i like the original sam and embry WAYYY better. i think that the guy that plays quil will do a good job, but i hope his hair is long, like in the indiviual picture, bc that looks WAYYY better.
    uhh no vanessa isn’t gnna be leah.
    i dont think there’s gnna be a leah in new moon.

  25. Waterbird

    Haha. You guys make me laugh. All look native except jacob and the emily. sad but true. real native women don’t look anything like that. and…jacob you can tell is not native. look at his eyes man. haha

  26. jacob black's sexybizitch

    lol your all retarded as of now. taylor laughter is part cherokee (sp?) therefor he is actually part native. de-de-dee. i hope vanessa hudgens doesnt get the part of leah bc that would be gay. :I

    quil doesnt look right…. he just doesnt. thats how i pictured seth (except without the glasses). i pictured quil like the guy that played as embry in the first movie. too bad he didnt get that part D: and jared failed.

  27. Unknown

    Leah won’t have a roll in the new moon movie because she didn’t have anything but a very limited mention in the book… her real character comes out in the third book when the training becomes a factor.. You’ll see her more in the third movie if it’s made..

  28. what?

    why would you haters come on a “fan” cast website and talk about how you guys DON’T like twilight. get a freakin new hobby.

  29. andrea

    I personally think that they made a huge mistake casting these people as Quiletes . Well, the girls are okay and Taylor too, but the other guys…wow…really big mistake. They are gonna have to spend alot of time putting on makeup to make them look dark skinned. And wearing wigs for the first part then making their hair shorter for the next part. Wow, i wonder what the casting directors were thinking when they casted these guys as Quilete werewolves?! Once again, HUGE MISTAKE!!!!!! PLEASE DON’T RUIN THE MOVIE YOU GUYS, PLEASE!!!!!

  30. Team Seth or Jacob?!

    YAY!the cast is out! i wish they had seth cast tho. . . . .I i hope they DONT cast Vanessa Hudgens as Leah. NO OFFENSE to her fans, but she would totally KILL Leah! I, personally, wouldn’t watch it if she was in it! yeah, GO AWAY HATERS! am i considered a hater for what i said up there? i hope not!!!!!!!!!!!!

  31. who cares???

    I agree, the six packs aren’t what make the books/movies great. When the books came out, no one could tell what the characters looked like but they were still a huge success.

    And i have a question for all the haters:
    Do you guys go out and hunt for these websites just so that you can rag on the movies/books???

    That just seems like such a huge waste of time…

  32. who cares

    And another question:
    If you dont want them to wear wigs, how do you suggest they go from long hair to short hair throughout the course of the story???

  33. mayra

    Alex Mearz is Fine and Taylor Lautner

  34. icare

    i do care the twilight cast is incrdibly hot i’m biosexulal so…

  35. me212

    I am completely sad that Sam and Enbry were replaced…Alex is gonna be a fiiinnnee!!! Paul. And I hate that Leah isn’t in New Moon because although she is only in the book from time to time…EMILY AND SAM’S STORY START WITH SAM AND LEAH’S STORY AND THAT IS WORTH PUTTING HER IN…

  36. Alicia

    why do people look twilight up if they dont like it??
    if you dont like it then dont look it up…team jacob =] lol

  37. Renee

    well this kinda makes me mad that not all the Quilute cast is going to be Native, because I am actually a Native, and I would like to see SOME Natives on the big screen.

  38. NativeStarSeeker

    I know people who waited at the casting. they were asking for Status cards at some places but not everyone. I wonder why not. I thought all the guys were Native American and Yo, I heard the same thing about Tinsel Korey another thing from Summit like this says she IS but my friends who work in film say she’s not and she’s pretending. Wonder what the truth is. Why can’t people be honest. it would be nice to see some real Natives in movies too.

  39. SteKZ

    Why did dey hav 2 replace Krys.H n Solomon.T? Dey dint evn hav ne or much lines. Dats stupid n complety unecesary 4 dem 2 b replacd. Der mor intact wif der culture unlyk dese so calld ‘marketable’ actors. Its nt fair. Dey wer both perfect 4 da part. N paul was saposd 2 b playd by eddie spears who da hel iz Alex?

  40. Sethos

    First of all I would like to say, I have no disrespect for the actors, I think they are all good people.And I am a devoted Twilight fan. However, having said that…..WHAT THE CRAP IS STEPHANIE MEYER THINKING??????
    THESE IDIOTS ARE RUINING TWILIGHT!!! TOTALLY RUINING IT!!!!
    There are several roles that I think were cast wronglly, but I can manage to grit my teeth and look past it, granted they do justice to the character….however..one role I think demands immediate recasting is, cover your ears little phyco fans, KRISTEN STEWART!!!!!!
    Yes, she’s pretty, she looks like Bella to a T. BUT!!!! once again cover your ears, SHE.CAN.NOT.ACT.
    Spam me with hate mail if you want, but Twilight has gone down several notches since that girl became a part of it.
    Yes I am still a devoted fan. I check the website every day. I have the merchandise, I’m going to the movie. But I’ve been dissappointed for the last time.
    DON’T SCREW THIS UP!!

  41. christmas tree, and snoopy.(:

    yo. whats up dawwwg. ima christmas tree. im the king of the motha f*ckin forest. and dont you forget it.

    alright anyways. this whats up. those wolves are daaamnnn right sexxxxy.

    christmas tree and snoopy out. PEACE.

  42. Llmavyzp

    DHWpMD comment5 ,

  43. Kym Sharlene Q. Carreon

    i’m really excited to watch new moon and who plays the role of each member of the wolf pack. i like Seth Clearwater and Jacob Black’s character. =)

    i’m still hopeful that Mrs. Stephenie Meyer will write/finish and publish the book 5. i’m so into Twilight Saga.

  44. Kym Sharlene

    i’m really excited to watch new moon and who plays the role of each member of the wolf pack. i like Seth Clearwater and Jacob Black’s character. =)

    i’m still hopeful that Mrs. Stephenie Meyer will write/finish and publish the book 5. i’m so into Twilight Saga.

  45. mikhail

    what the hell is wrong with you people?

  46. DrManhattan

    I know its old, but Gontier Doesn’t Care
    Um II, here are some things to clear up.
    First, its is your opinion that the books were bad. I haven’t read them but two of my friends (one girl and one guy) have, and they have pretty good sense on what makes a story ‘good.’ And I think the majority of girls around the world disagree. So my friends plus every other girl on the planet beats that argument to a pulp.

    I’m not gonna see either movie till I read the books cause I’m just like that. (its because of the Harry Potter and all the Marvel movies that have come out).

    Second, the James Cameron directed Avatar movie has absolutely NOTHING to do with the Nickelodeon original animated series Avatar: the Last Airbender. NOTHING. Lets try it again, NOTHING.
    For whatever reason that Cameron/Producers/the marketing team had, they used the same font style as the popular cartoon. The movie is not about Aang and his ‘hero’s journey’, but (SPOILER ALERT) about a once crippled Marine who travels to an alien rain forest moon (Pandora) by way of Human/Na’vi hybrid avatars. Look up the definition of Avatar if you need help understanding the concept

    Don’t base your weak arguments on horribly researched facts :)

  47. Dr Manhattan

    I know its old, but I don’t care
    Um II, here are some things to clear up.
    First, its is your opinion that the books were bad. I haven’t read them but two of my friends (one girl and one guy) have, and they have pretty good sense on what makes a story ‘good.’ And I think the majority of girls around the world disagree. So my friends plus every other girl on the planet beats that argument to a pulp.

    I’m not gonna see either movie till I read the books cause I’m just like that. (its because of the Harry Potter and all the Marvel movies that have come out).

    Second, the James Cameron directed Avatar movie has absolutely NOTHING to do with the Nickelodeon original animated series Avatar: the Last Airbender. NOTHING. Lets try it again, NOTHING.
    For whatever reason that Cameron/Producers/the marketing team had, they used the same font style as the popular cartoon. The movie is not about Aang and his ‘hero’s journey’, but (SPOILER ALERT) about a once crippled Marine who travels to an alien rain forest moon (Pandora) by way of Human/Na’vi hybrid avatars. Look up the definition of Avatar if you need help understanding the concept
    Lastly, I don’t really know what the white actor thing is, but the Na’vi are blue.
    Don’t base your weak arguments on horribly researched facts :)

  48. xelon

    I love the twilight saga so much i am waiting on the third book but i would sure love to have more twilight eclipse poster..

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