Stephanie Mayer confirms that Taylor Lautner, who plays Jacob Black in Twilight and its upcoming sequel New Moon, will reprise his role as soon as the movie starts shooting.
Although there were rumors that the 16-year-old Lautner would be replaced by other actors, director Chris Weitz said, “My first instinct that Taylor was, is, and should be Jacob. He is emotionally right for the part.” Of course, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart will also return as doomed young lovers.
Although the role of Jacob Black in Twilight is relatively small, it is expanded in New Moon, which sees him embroiled in a battle between wolves and vampires.
Taylor Lautner said in an interview, “My experience on Twilight was wonderful and I am looking forward to continuing on with the team for New Moon. I have been working hard preparing for the physicality that this role will require and can’t wait to get started with the filming of New Moon.”