In a story from The Hollywood Reporter, New Moon director Chris Weitz recently confirmed that Taylor Lautner will return in the film as the werewolf Jacob Black.

In the film Twilight, Jacob had a smaller part but it gets beefed up significantly in New Moon.

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Jacob starts a romantic relationship with the film's lead actress Bella (Kristen Stewart) in the sequel.

Originally, it was thought that Lautner might not look the role of the older and bigger Black. Lautner is said to be transforming himself for the part.

"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," Weitz stated in a blog on New Moon author Stephenie Meyer's blog. "But it was my first instinct that Taylor was, is, and should be Jacob."