Taylor Lautner Could Still Transform Into Jacob Black

January 7th, 2009 // 9 Comments

So, your death threats and intimidation tactics appear to have worked, nefarious Twilight fans. People magazine is reporting that there’s a good chance that actor Taylor Lautner might reprise the role of Jacob Black in the Twilight sequel New Moon.

Originally, the film’s production company Summit Entertainment indicated it was a possibility Black would be replaced and 26-year-old actor Michael Copon, whose more mature look, it was being argued, would be better suited to play Black in New Moon.

However, since fans of the film have reacted so vehemently to this news and Lautner’s doing his best to bulk up his 16-year-old frame, it looks like the kid might stay in the picture. “Everyone would love to keep him. We all think he’s the loveliest person ever,” Twilight screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg told EW.

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So, your death threats and intimidation tactics appear to have worked, nefarious Twilight fans. People magazine is reporting that there’s a good chance that actor Taylor Lautner might reprise the role of Jacob Black in the Twilight sequel New Moon.

Originally, the film’s production company Summit Entertainment indicated it was a possibility Black would be replaced and 26-year-old actor Michael Copon, whose more mature look, it was being argued, would be better suited to play Black in New Moon.

However, since fans of the film have reacted so vehemently to this news and Lautner’s doing his best to bulk up
his 16-year-old frame, it looks like the kid might stay in the picture.
“Everyone would love to keep him. We all think he’s the loveliest
person ever,” Twilight screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg told EW.

By Lisa Timmons
  1. Mowgli

    my vote is still for Steven Strait

  2. Rachel

    He’s cute but he needs to lose that sideways smile and wipe the memory of him as Shark Boy from our memories

  3. cynthia

    well my vote is totally still for taylor lautner. it think he is awesome and plus he has great chemistry with kristen/bella. i really do hope they keep him as jacob black. team taylor!!!!

  4. cynthia

    well my vote is totally still for taylor lautner. it think he is awesome and plus he has great chemistry with kristen/bella. i really do hope they keep him as jacob black. team taylor!!!!

  5. Nonplussed

    Looks mildly inbred to me…

  6. Jess

    Takes one to know one.

  7. Angie

    OK…sorry but this guy is FUGLY! I’m guessing David Boreanaz and Nick Lachey mated and created this poor guy.
    He needs to go be in a boy band or something and stay away from the big screen.
    Not a sexy guy at all.

  8. anna

    The director and the author confirmed that Taylor Lautner is coming back as Jacob for the sequels. Can’t give you the links bcz I’m too lazy, but found it on other gossip sites.

  9. Lily

    OMG he is so perfect for the part, they can’t change him now. he is hawt

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