Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Lautner "Fighting for Role" in New Moon

SFGate.com is reporting:

"Twilight" star Taylor Lautner is reportedly battling to play Jacob Black in the hit film's sequel "New Moon," after rival actors Michael Copon and Ben Barnes showed an interest in taking over the role.

Lautner played the Native American character in the box office smash, and was expected to continue his portrayal of the part in the movie's highly anticipated follow-up, in which Black becomes a pivotal character.

But moviemaker Chris Weitz, who has taken over the director's chair from "Twilight"'s Catherine Hardwicke, is planning to offer the part to a more established actor, according to industry reports.

"Prince Caspian" star Barnes and "Scorpion King 2" actor Copon are reportedly both in the running to take over from Lautner. And a representative for the franchise admits the film's castings are not yet set in stone.

A spokesperson tells MTV, "The casting decision in regards to the character Jacob Black has yet to be made."

(Michael Copon)

(Ben Barnes)

Hmmmmm......interesting.......

8 comments:

D said...

Wow, this makes me so sad! He's supposed to be NATIVE AMERICAN!! I mean one guy's Philipino and the other looks about as Caucasian as you can get. This would be great for the Native American community to have strong role models for their kids to look up to...Its not something that Hollywood or anyone else has done and I guess I'm naive, cause I figured in a movie based on a book about Native American werewolfs they'd at least keep that bit real :o(

I hope they decide to go with Tyler!! Come on Chris stay true to the books like you promised!

Lady A. Byron said...

This is absurd! Stick with Taylor you fool of a director!! FYI, we Twilighters are the ones who gave Twilight such a huge opening and great success so far with our support. DO NOT REPLACE TAYLOR!!!

Laura Moffitt said...

NO!!! This is so crazy to me. Does the new director really think this is a good idea? What happened to trying to please the fans?!

Dugout Daisy said...

Okay, so as much as I love Taylor, I'm friends with Michael and I would love to see him have the part... and on the bright side he does look a lot like Taylor!!!

Tara D said...

Though I think the choices are good ones, I still am a firm believer that they should stick with the actors that they have already cast in the first Twilight movie. It just doesn't make sense that they would change a person in the middle of it all.

Two Tiemans said...

i think Copon looks a ton like Lautner....and like any of you won't see the movie even if they recast. I like any of the contenders!

Moon Devious said...

Ok, that Ben dude looks waaaayyy too old to play Jacob.He's supposed to be a teenager, for heaven's sake.Plus, he's too pale. Copon would make a good Jacob, but I still think that Taylor is perfect for the part, and that they shouldn't recast for any of the other movies.

Anonymous said...

I think,that even thinking about changing any of the characters is crazy!!! I think that TAYLOR is perfect for the role!!! Those other guys are way to old to play JACOB!!! The new director better not re-cast any of the characters!!! (ESPECIALLY JACOB!!! TAYLOR IS SO CUTE,FORGET ABOUT ROBERT PATTINSON!!!)