“Twilight” has crossed the $150 million marker while simultaneously getting a new director. Catherine Harwicke was replaced by Chris Weitz for the sequel of the vampire saga, “New Moon.”
Cast changes are also being made. Rest assured R.Patz fans. Robert Pattinson will always s be Edward Cullen. The role of Bella Swan’s best friend is up for grabs. Here is your spoiler alert! (Stop reading here if you prefer not to know the details of the next book.) In the book itself, Jacob Black goes from a normal 15 year old boy to a man. The character transforms into a nearly 7 foot tall adult, looking around the age of 27.
Currently Taylor Lautner is sitting in the role of Jacob. However, the rumor mill is turning with the idea that Taylor will be replaced by Michael Copon. He boasts a role in “The Scorpion King 2.” But, he is just one of several possible candidates. Michael has already boasted his claim in the role via his Facebook page with the message: “Michael is the Older Jacob Black!” There has yet to be an official confirmation.
Ben Barnes from “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian” has also expressed interest in a role in the “Twilight“ saga. Ben is after the lead of the Volturi coven, Aro.
UPDATE – Taylor Lautner has been officially cast to return as Jacob Black. It was a tight race, but I give credit to Taylor’s huge fan following for the final win of the role. You can read about the full details of his reprise by clicking here.
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