You've probably heard of the controversy around the replacement of Taylor Lautner by Michael Copon as Jacob Black in the movie New Moon. The change could have make sense: Jocob should be much taller and stronger in New Moon, where his role is getting much more important as a werewolf. But well, most fans were quite upset by the move.
And Taylor Lautner has been working hard to get more muscles and fit the job.
So Summit Entertainment is finally switching back to Taylor Lautner in the role of Jacob Black the werewolf who is Bella's best friend.
Below some words from Director Chris Weitz:
The characters in Stephenie’s books go through extraordinary changes of circumstance and also appearance; so it is not surprising that there has been speculation about whether the same actor would portray a character who changes in so many surprising ways throughout the series. But it was my first instinct that Taylor was, is, and should be Jacob, and that the books would be best served by the actor who is emotionally right for the part. 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.[...]"
And also from Stephenie Meyer who is confirming the announcement:
Twilight fans, it is clear that Taylor Lautner owe you a lot! If he is still in the movie New Moon, it is not thanks to Chris Weitz or Stephenie Meyer (I doubt they really give a dam of the young boy). It's really to you all great fans of the Twilight saga.
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