Taylor Lautner cast as Jacob Black in Twilight movie


Taylor Lautner to play Jacob Black.FINALLY, it has been confirmed that Taylor Lautner will be playing Jacob Black in the upcoming film, Twilight.

In the book, Jacob is a 15-year-old boy who harbors a crush on Bella. He’s just one of the guys Bella hangs out with, so he doesn’t really have a major role in the first book. New Moon and Eclipse have a lot of Jacob Black in it though, so watch out for that!

My thoughts? Oh man. The Jacob Black that has been constantly in my head is hunky Steven Strait. I keep forgetting that Jacob is a young lad in the first book! Given that, Taylor looks good for the role. Jacob matures in the second book though, and in my fan girl brain, that’s the kind of Jacob I think about when I talk about Twilight — you know, hunky, manly, sexy. Taylor Lautner’s a kid! Sigh. But then again, yes, let’s remind ourselves that Jacob WAS a kid in the first book.

I also thought that they’d get a Native American to play Jacob, given his character’s roots and all. But hey, who knows, right? Taylor Lautner could grow into one helluva hunk if ever New Moon and Eclipse do get made. He HAS to grow into one helluva man. Otherwise everyone would be on the Edward-Bella ship! And with Robert Pattinson’s smoldering looks, I wouldn’t blame them.

So anyway we finally have our official Jacob Black. Congratulations to Taylor Lautner. Make us J/B shippers proud!

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9 Comments on Taylor Lautner cast as Jacob Black in Twilight movie

  1. Tina
    March 11, 2008 at 9:25 am (16 years ago)

    Hm…not bad. His smile kind of reminds me of how he would smile at Bella when they were joking with each other about his dad’s superstitions with the Cullens.

    On another note…I love that I am able to comment with this now because I have read the first book! New Moon is up on my list; and I’m deciding if I should wait for the paperback Eclipse or just splurge on the hardbound just so I can read it continuously. Hmmm.

    He’s beginning to grow on me. I’ve been seeing more recent pics of him and he’s pretty cute.

    This video’s funny, but it gives us a look at how Taylor CAN be Jake: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEmmlYwIi-Y

    I hope you get to enjoy the Eclipse story soon — paperback or not!

  2. Mary
    March 12, 2008 at 10:56 am (16 years ago)

    First reaction: Hahaha!

    I immediately recognized him as the kid who likes Sara in Cheaper by the Dozen 2. This is weird.
    oh well, who knows?, he might do a great job. He’s nothing compared to Robert though…(Hello, Edward!)

    anyway, does anybody know about this? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fObAJ9Vcbw
    It’s Stephenie Meyer’s Q&A in Germany. Someone asked her about the ones who found Bella attractive which would surprise people. Apparently, Mr. Banner, the Bio teacher, is one of them. Hahahaha!
    What would Edward’s reactions be? This made me excited for Midnight Sun! 😀

    Thanks for the link, Mary! And Mr. Banner, yes! That answer surprised me. Haha! You got me curious about how Edward would’ve reacted too.

  3. hazel
    March 12, 2008 at 5:22 pm (16 years ago)

    woohoo love the keycode (edward) hahahah

    HE LOOKS PERFECT! hey don’t fret Toni, he could easily grow up … remember, Danile Radcliffe started out a teeny weeny little boy, look at him now! With how long shoots and editing can take plus promotions he’d have enough time to grow into a hunk. and yeah, Tina’s right, that’s the Jacob smile.

    At least they got the Jacob perfect. I still want Steven Straits as the Edward (sorry for me he fits the edward character better) but looking at the promo pics “cedric diggory” looks fine. :)

    Ah that keycode was super perfect for you nga!

    And thanks for the comforting words. I’ve been seeing videos of him on YouTube, recent ones. He doesn’t look too scrawny or geeky anymore. He’s growing on me!

  4. pinayhekmi
    March 13, 2008 at 2:25 am (16 years ago)

    I’m a bit disappointed but I’m giving him the benefit of the doubt until I see the movie…gah! i’m so excited!

    Ditto ditto ditto!

  5. julie
    March 14, 2008 at 11:41 pm (16 years ago)

    Toni, I got hooked with the series and I’m on my way to read the Eclipse, which I have in my PDA. These ebooks were emailed from Sweden.

    I do hope Taylor would grow up to be as tall or nearly as tall as Jacob and measure up with the character.His smile is enigmatic though and the abs…

    The keyword is a surprise :)

    Oooh what keyword did you get? :)

  6. Kay
    March 17, 2008 at 2:13 am (16 years ago)

    Kainis. My keycode was ribbon. Nothing twilight inspired man lang. Hmpf.

    Anyway, I think he’s okay for Jacob the kid but if he doesn’t morph soon into a hunk … hmmm ..

    The ribbon pertains to the cover of Eclipse. 😉 Heehee. Lahat ng keycodes na yan Twilight-inspired in one way or another!

  7. kell
    March 28, 2008 at 2:37 pm (16 years ago)

    That you tube video was HIlarious!

    He is a bit little….but he has potential. Horray Jacob and Bella shippers! I am a huge vampire fan but JAcobs last speech with bella in eclipse compleatly won me over…it helped that edwards over-reacctions were starting to get annoying too.

    Go Team Jacob! Woohoo! :)

  8. Holly
    April 7, 2008 at 4:11 am (16 years ago)

    Although I am a Bella-Edward fan *dodges attacks*, I really dislike Taylor Lautner playing Jacob because, you’re right, he’s a KID!
    He is no competition for Robert Pattison!

    I change my mind!!! I saw a video of him, interview with MTV. He’s hot already. *L* I like him as Jacob now!!

  9. Ash
    April 16, 2008 at 9:12 pm (16 years ago)


    Yeeeees. 😀 He’ll do a good job, don’t worry Ash!


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