Taylor Lautner: New Trouble in 'Twilight' Sequel

Taylor Lautner: New Trouble in 'Twilight' Sequel-photo

What's worse than a successful film's director chastising a studio for wanting to turn out a cash cow sequel?

Not having the star power to launch a franchise.

Entertainment Weekly is reporting that another conflict has arisen in the making of New Moon, the sequel to insanely popular Robert Pattinson-launching Twilight.

The conflict centers on 16-year-old Taylor Lautner, whose werewolf character Jacob Black played a supporting role in Twilight but crosses-over to lead and love interest in Moon.

According to EW sources, producers want a more physically and romantically mature actor for the part.  They need a performer who poses a threat to the lover's paradise established by Pattinson's Edward and Kristen Stewart's Bella.

An agent for Lautner is attempting to counter the decision with a little movie magic, says the mag. The agent supposedly reached out to the effects masters of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button to help digitally enhance Lautner's pre-teen look.

If Lautner remains (which won't be decided until producers find a filmmaker to replace Catherine Hardwick), the actor could be catapulted to the Pattinson-sphere.

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  • JAKE
    JAKE

    YOU BETTER KEEP HIM OR I WONT WATCH TWILIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AND I'M SURE OTHER PEOPLE WONT EITHER !!!!!

  • Liz
    Liz

    They should keep all of the same characters as from the twilight movie because that would make the movies completely and utterly REDICULOUS if they just changed the characters. i probably wouldn't bother wasting my money on some stupid movie they couldn't have kept the same characters in. if they didn't think they could make the characters last the whole way, they shouldn't have even cast them in the first place. the first movie, they rushed through and left out a lot of details, but i could deal with that. THEY AREN'T DOING STEPHANIE MEYER ANY JUSTICE BY MESSING WITH HER BOOKS. the books were beautiful and i can't see myself or any of the people i know buying the new moon movie if they are just going to change the freakin characters. it's not about whose HOTT or whatever, it's about the point of the story getting across, and i just see drama like little immature middle school CHILDREN. stop being stupid about all of this, and get on with the movies already!!!

  • Hayley
    Hayley

    they cant do it they jus cant that would such a stupid decision so many people love taylor as jacob so why on earth would they change him, i mean have they actually read new moon since when is jacob romantic what the heck

  • MAIRA
    MAIRA

    ha they think if they kick taylor out of the movie the movie will work WELL LET ME TELL YOU IT WONT ! SO YOU BETTER KEEP HIM IN :)

  • lexii
    lexii

    i like jacob and he is hot

  • Alana
    Alana

    They should keep taylor we dont care if he isnt FREAKISHLY MASSIVE

  • Cmira
    Cmira

    This movie will stink if they dont use the same actors, what dipsh*ts!!! I would stay with Taylor until he completes his transformation, I would chose Steven Strait for big jacob. They seem to look more alike and Steven is really a hottie. and of course better than the one that its being mention...capoon guy, he seems not a jacob, at least in my opinion!!!

  • Ashleigh
    Ashleigh

    he is a good actor and he doesn't actually age just grow freakishly huge! he is the one person who should play jacob black. KEEP HIM!!!! itd be kinda upsetting if they let him only star in twilight.

  • Ashleigh
    Ashleigh

    It'd be pointless to change the who plays the role of jacob black in new moon...you already casted taylor as jacob soo just leave it be. he is the perfect person to play jacob in new moon.

  • Mary
    Mary

    [quote]he's a good actor but way too young to play the role in the next movie . In the book he ages considerably because of his condition . It wouldn't work if he stayed, I'm sorry to say . it would be worse if he left they can pullit ff they just need to stop bitchin about it and actually try

  • Mary
    Mary

    i agree! and hes soo perfect for the part and hes exactly how i would picture jake to be in the beg it shouldnt be hard to just make him look bigger then he did in the first movie they got the money they can do it .. im sooo sick of hearing that hes gna get replaced that will be by far the most stupidest decision for them to make

  • Sasha
    Sasha

    [quote]I think that Taylor is still the ONLY choice at this point. Firstly, we've had him for one movie. It's impossibly stupid to cut him and replace him. Continuity is extremely necessary. Secondly, yes, Jake gets bigger. BUT, he is still as immature as a 15 year old. Jake's personality doesn't mature any, even if he looks bigger. Thirdly: Jake... romantic? I can't see why a more 'romantically' mature actor is necessary. Jake is far from romantic. Bella didn't love him because he was as romantic as Edward. She loved him because he was there for her when she needed him. Jake is more like a clumsy big teen boy than he is a romantic mature man. YOU NAILED IT!!

  • Amanda
    Amanda

    I think that Taylor is still the ONLY choice at this point. Firstly, we've had him for one movie. It's impossibly stupid to cut him and replace him. Continuity is extremely necessary. Secondly, yes, Jake gets bigger. BUT, he is still as immature as a 15 year old. Jake's personality doesn't mature any, even if he looks bigger. Thirdly: Jake... romantic? I can't see why a more 'romantically' mature actor is necessary. Jake is far from romantic. Bella didn't love him because he was as romantic as Edward. She loved him because he was there for her when she needed him. Jake is more like a clumsy big teen boy than he is a romantic mature man.

  • suzanne
    suzanne

    he's a good actor but way too young to play the role in the next movie . In the book he ages considerably because of his condition . It wouldn't work if he stayed, I'm sorry to say .

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