Taylor Lautner will be in New Moon per Stephanie Meyer’s Official Site!

Were you worried that cutie-pie Taylor Lautner would not be returning for New Moon, the 2nd installment of the Twilight Series? Well fear not, Stephanie Meyer’s has confirmed on her official site the Taylor will be back to play Jacob Black in this sequel!

Stephanie posted a letter from New Moon director Chris Weitz letting us know what is going in their creative minds:

I’m very happy to announce that Taylor Lautner will be playing Jacob Black in New Moon and that he’s doing so with the enthusiastic support of Summit Entertainment, the producers, and Stephenie Meyer.

The characters in Stephenie’s books go through extraordinary changes of circumstance and also appearance; so it is not surprising that there has been speculation about whether the same actor would portray a character who changes in so many surprising ways throughout the series. But it was my first instinct that Taylor was, is, and should be Jacob, and that the books would be best served by the actor who is emotionally right for the part. I think that fans of Twilight the book and the movie will be surprised by the Jacob Black that Taylor will bring to the screen in New Moon; and I’m looking forward to working with him and the rest of the cast in realizing the film.

very best

Chris Weitz

and in the same post is the excerpt of her own state regarding this matter:

I’d just like to add that I was very much a part of this decision. My first priority was always what was best for New Moon—what was going to give us the best possible movie. I’m truly thrilled that Taylor was the one who proved to the director, to Summit, and to me that he is the best possible Jacob we could have. And I’m very much looking forward to seeing what he’s going to bring to Jacob’s character this year.

– Steph

Now all of you Taylor Lautner fans can breath a little easier, he will be back in the role of Jacob Black!