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Taylor Lautner Not Off 'New Moon'?

The other day it was reported that Taylor Lautner would not return to reprise his role as Jacob Black in the Twilight sequel, New Moon.  Word was that he would instead be replaced by Michael Copon.  MTV News sat down with the heartthrob, however, only to hear another story:  “I've heard a few things.  I don't really know too much to comment on it.  As far as I know, I haven't been told 'no' yet, so it's still all up in the air."  The initial reasoning for the replacement was that Lautner’s character Jacob’s balls drop in the second book and apparently Lautner’s size currently isn’t enough to fill the role.  That doesn’t bother the actor a bit though. "I have been working out. I've been working out since the day we finished filming Twilight. I just weighed myself today; I've put on 19 pounds.  I'm guaranteeing Weitz 10 more [pounds] by filming. I get to meet Chris on Friday, in two days, so I'm excited. I'm going to have lunch with him."  Personally I think Weitz should just go with Lautner, it’s not generally a good formula for a sequel when you start replacing every single person who was part of the original’s success.  Guess it’s only up one person at this point though – Mr. Weitz

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