Taylor Lautner's Post-Twilight Career Officially on Meteoric Rise

Taylor Lautner's Post-Twilight Career Officially on Meteoric Rise-photo

Don't worry about Taylor Lautner's Abs any; they definitely won't be going hungry once the Twilight Saga draws to a close with Breaking Dawn.

Following news that Lautner has landed starring roles in the upcoming Max Steel and Cancun, E! Online reports that Wolfie Boy is in negotiations to star in a remake of the 1985 Matthew Modine/Linda Fiornentino coming-of-age drama Vision Quest.

Oh, and here's some other very good news—since Modine's character was a high-school wrestling star and the new script is said to be "very faithful" to the original, we're willing to make a very bold prediction right here on the spot: Can you say, "Abs ahoy"? And dare Taylor's fans hope for a locker-room/shower scene?

According to a source,

"Taylor saw [the script] and is really excited about it. It's very much in line with his athleticism. His character is someone who's striving for greatness."

Striving for greatness, eh? Sounds like there won't be much acting involved at all for Lautner. It also sounds like Robert Pattinson suddenly has some pretty strong competition in the whole Twilight Break-Out Star arena.

Share your thoughts in our poll: Given the current evidence, who do you think will have a more successful post-Twilight career: R-Pattz or T-Laut?

 

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  • milagros
    milagros

    Madison...you have no idea what you are talkng about. Rob is fantastic to his fans and is always smiling. He is also extremely talented and picks very diverse roles. I guess you have only seen him in Twilight- b/c your comment shows you are clueless. Taylor's acting is not very good, but he will make for a good action star. He's 17- has a lot of learning to do- but please do not compare the two, b/c frankly there is no comparison! Doing back flips and flashing your abs can only get you so far for so long! Ann.... W. O. W.=( Umm, just smiling at ur fans will get u no where!!! He has personal hygene probs which means he has NO respect FOR HIMSELF. So what makes u think that he is gonna be the least interested in his fans. I have nothing personal against him, but Brad Pitt can smile at his fans too, just to sell a movie like Mr. & Mrs. Smith. Does that mean he is sweet and caring? What fantastic thing has Rob done to his fans - besides giving them hugs on the Tyra Show? I mean, come on!!! Taylor, yeah he's 17, but that means he'll have a lot of time to become better in acting, if thats what u think he needs.Rob, I think he needs singing lessons. I mean yeah, abs can only get u so far, but those abs prove that Taylor did everything he could to get the part of Jacob in New Moon. What has Rob gone to the extreme for - just to get a role? And whats up with the "I love Kristen", "I proposed to her, to show my undying love", " It's over between us, because we don't have the same interests and ideas about life". I could continue that last air quote with - It's over... because we don't share the same interets... because she is ALL for washing herself and her clothes, and I AM NOT FOR THAT! - I mean Rob would show that he has self respect by taking care of himself personally. If he can't do that, what makes America think that he has respect for ALL of his fans, which u are, I assume?I mean, don't get on Taylors butt because he has abs. Them abs are for Jacob. Rob, last time I checked, didn't go out of his way to get ANY ROLE.....

  • milagros
    milagros

    Taytay is the blandest young actor out there, he has no personality, he is a media trained puppy. Now Rob has personality, individuality, he can sing, play the piano and guitar, he is multi talented, is well read, articulate, witty, ironic. Taytay is the new Steven Seagal. Rob cant SING. I've heard his song called Sign Me and it was like 5 minutes of just him playing the guitar. And not very well I might add. He can't sing, and the only reason that people think he can is because either 1.) they're TONE DEAF!!!! OR 2.) He's famous and they just want to be with him because of that sole purpose. You take ur pick. I've heard people who have had colds proform better than Rob has. Heck, I've heard singers who could barely talk, and they gave a better proformance than him. Taylor on the other hand can do Martial arts. I mean IDK if he can sing, but why does he need to. Rob also has hygene issues. I mean he even said that he washes his hair once a month or something. Everyone in Twilight even commented on his lack of hygene.A lack of hygene shows a lack of respect for himself. And Taylor did everything he could to get the role of Jacob in New Moon. That shows that he is willing to do what needs to be done in order to get what he wants.

  • milagros
    milagros

    OMG.I am a Taylor Fan since like Sharkboy and Lavagirl, AND Cheaper by the dozen 2. I am really hoping 4 a shower/locker scene with Taylor. He is an AMAZING actor as well as Martial Arts student.OMG> Let the shirt come off Taylor!!!!!LOL =)

  • ashwar24
    ashwar24

    * This is great, if it's true. I seriously will be supporting my, Taylor throughout his career, I can't wait to see him in other movies, and in his up and coming roles...and people that have talents/skills/hot abs, often make allot of movies!!!! For example: Tom Cruise, Garrard Butler, Silvester Stallone, John Clad Van Dam, The Rock,.....ect.* anyways I love him, he's hot & is mine!!! =} Unless you have something intelligent to say, don't torture others with your mindless teenage rambling.

  • ashwar23
    ashwar23

    * This is great, if it's true. I seriously will be supporting my, Taylor throughout his career, I can't wait to see him in other movies, and in his up and coming roles...and people that have talents/skills/hot abs, often make allot of movies!!!! For example: Tom Cruise, Garrard Butler, Silvester Stallone, John Clad Van Dam, The Rock,.....ect.* anyways I love him, he's hot & is mine!!! =}

  • Larice
    Larice

    Taytay is the blandest young actor out there, he has no personality, he is a media trained puppy. Now Rob has personality, individuality, he can sing, play the piano and guitar, he is multi talented, is well read, articulate, witty, ironic. Taytay is the new Steven Seagal.

  • l
    l

    is it really "post"? considering the fact that there's potentially 2 more unbelievably sh*tty movies to come. my god New Moon sucked ass (but so did the book, in all fairness) ... i wish i could un-see it.

  • LAG
    LAG

    I just HAD to vote for the third option, but if I didn't I would have voted for Taylor.

  • lizbizz11
    lizbizz11

    Eventually Taylor's abs are going to disappear. Its called getting old and after he gets older young girls won't care for him anymore because they will have grown up. So ya sure Taylor might have a good Twilight post career for awhile but then no one will care.

  • moviejunkie
    moviejunkie

    Madison and Ronnia456 I beg to differ with you. The reason why so many people like Rob is because of that so called lack of personality you say he does not have. Both of them have the potential to do really great things. As for Rob, he is being noticed by hollywood veterans, they want to work with him. For Bel Ami, in the beginning, he was the only one involved in the project. Suddenly respected directors (Declan Donnellan), academy award nominated actresses (Uma Thurman and Kristen Scott), American Idol creator Simon Fuller who will be the executive producer and 3 time academy award winner Milena Canonero (costume designer) joins the project. For Bel Ami he has to do justice to the book and not be overshadowed by Uma and Kristen's acting. Unbound Captives he has to speak in comanche throughout the whole movie and effectively utilize his facial expressions or his character will fall flat. He has a ridiculous amount of pressure on him. Instead of taking the easy road, he takes risks and challenges and pushes himself. It's fine if you want to support Taylor, but you do not have to undermine Rob to do it.

  • Ronnia456
    Ronnia456

    Taylor Lautner of course! He has the confidence and loves his fans and doesn't mind TALKING and going out! Being seen by, Paraparazzi, Jounalist, people with Cameras and having a close friend in public. Just plain enjoying his career decision. I can see Taylor Lautner doing movies and dealing with critics and being sucessful at the same time. Plus not worrying about things he can't control and doing something about the things he can. He was born to be in this industry. Taylor loves it! I never hear him whine about things I would have blow up on. Rob Pattinson on the other hand I think he just wants to do movies but he was not Born to be a MOVIE STAR. He's the totally the oppostie of Taylor! When I watch Taylor's interviews I just can't stop smiling but when I watch Rob's interviews I feel sorry for him. He just want stop whining and throwing punches. At HIS SELF. Taylor for sure!

  • Ann
    Ann

    Madison...you have no idea what you are talkng about. Rob is fantastic to his fans and is always smiling. He is also extremely talented and picks very diverse roles. I guess you have only seen him in Twilight- b/c your comment shows you are clueless. Taylor's acting is not very good, but he will make for a good action star. He's 17- has a lot of learning to do- but please do not compare the two, b/c frankly there is no comparison! Doing back flips and flashing your abs can only get you so far for so long!

  • Madison
    Madison

    Type I think Taylor. He is so confident in his interviews, and he has worked really hard for what he has achieved. As for Rob, it was just luck that landed him the role as Edward, which fans are only obsessing about (Edward not the hobo Rob) – before that he barely could land himself a role, and couldn’t really show much acting talent. At 17, Taylor outshines Rob in confidence and his ability to relate to the public and his fans. Rob only runs away, and constantly complains about how much he hates Hollywood, and wants to go back to his hobo life. He never smiles for his fans, lets a photographer take a photo, and it’s all because his too shy, awkward, arty or whatever he wants to call himself. I don’t think he has the personality to be a star in the long term. your comment here.

  • Susannah Spencer
    Susannah Spencer

    I agree with tatts09, both of them are very young and they both have a long way to go. But the decision they make will have some bearing on the longevity in the trade. Personally I think Taylor is following the usual path, saying all the right things, doing all the 'right things'. But Rob will always do his own thing and is a little more alternative in his decisions and goals. Dont forget Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise et al, also made some crap decisions in their meteoric rise. I personally would like Rob to return to the Stage here in England, to gain more experience with stage work. I dont wont him to become just Robert Pattinson playing Robert Pattinson in a film, I have seen all his work and I think there is more too him and his acting than a very limited Twilight character. Taylor could also go far, but dont you think they are both very aware of what pitfalls there are with a meteoric rise? - the quicker they move up, the greater the fall, so Im sure they will be well aware of trying to make good decisions. But its good to know we are all on the same side of wishing them both good luck!

  • Abigail
    Abigail

    Ewww the only good thing about that movie Vision Quest was the Madonna song. He really should rethink that.

  • tatts09
    tatts09

    i don't think it should be a compeition..both of them are great actors..who knows what will happen in future?we can't say who is hotter and who would get more roles..i'm a huge fan of the twilight saga..and i love all the actors..but we have to remember that looks fade..talent does not..taylor is only 17 and rob is only 23..they are still young..they have along way to go..i hope they do well in their lives as well as work..both are great actors..i wish them both all the best..

  • Ralynn Kelley
    Ralynn Kelley

    What people tend to forget to mention is that Taylor is only 17. He's young and still growing and learning as an actor. I love Taylor, and I believe that time is on his side. He's still learning and for those who say he's only getting roles because of his athleticism and good looks...you need to watch his numerous interviews. Unlike many young stars, Taylor has a personality! He's very down to earth, friendly and personable. Who wouldn't want an actor like that on set? The fact that he's very handsome (american heart throb) is just a plus. That's not all Taylor Lautner has to offer and it's obvious. I wish him all the best because he deserves it. Taylor can only go up from here.

  • sydsouth
    sydsouth

    * This is great, if it's true. I seriously will be supporting my, Taylor throughout his career, I can't wait to see him in other movies, and in his up and coming roles...and people that have talents/skills/hot abs, often make allot of movies!!!! For example: Tom Cruise, Garrard Butler, Silvester Stallone, John Clad Van Dam, The Rock,.....ect.* anyways I love him, he's hot & is mine!!! =}

  • evita1500
    evita1500

    If&I repeat IF Taylor has a big career it will be only of action films; and comr on, he's not a good actor, NewMoon was his movie&he didn't "shine" next to Kristen, it just didn't work; Rob on the other hand, if he has a big career or any career at all, it will be based on his acting, not his abs ot backflips...BUT, it's still too soon to tell about the both of them...

  • Mariah
    Mariah

    Hmm Taylor ofcourse because he's a really good actor and very attractive while Rob only got good looks! No offense to Rob's fans but he just got lucky playing a very easy-depending on looks role (Edward) but if you see Taylor in other projects, you can see the talent! besides his whole ripped body-martial arts skills is going to help him in hollywood and it looks like he knows what he's doing but Rob's is too innocent and obviously has no clue! (Not taking sides, I think the whole team Jacob/Edward thing is ridiculous)

  • obsessed
    obsessed

    twilight definiately will lead to a huge acting career for both rob and taylor.. but i think in the long term robs future may have more fame, that is if he is known as someone other than the edward character he once played...

  • anonymous
    anonymous

    Are they in competition with one another? They are totally different and their goals for their careers seem at opposite ends of the spectrum. The opportunities are there and each of them will have to prove themselves. As an aside, the story for "Cancun" looks absurd and may be an extremely bad choice (not for a teen star unlike Max Steele).