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Furious "Twilight" Fans Cyber-Attack Replacement

12/19/2008 8:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Some hardcore "Twilight" fanatics are seething over reports Taylor Lautner could be replaced in the upcoming "Twilight" sequel -- and now certain bloodsuckers are hitting his rumored replacement right where it hurts -- the dude's Facebook page.
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The actor being hit is Michael Copon -- and in recent days, his page has been bombarded with messages like "[Taylor's] done all the hardwork and so deserves it," "I don't want you playing Jacob Black in New Moon :( because Taylor is perfect" and our personal favorite: "You're a douche."

A Facebook group devoted to bashing the actor has also been created -- and so far the cyber-club, which calls itself "I REJECT Michael Copon as Jacob Black: SAVE TAYLOR NOW!" already has locked down 1,290 members.

A rep for Copon was not immediately available for comment.

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76.

Katie    

First of all, its not Michael's fault Twilight producers want to replace Taylor. I saw Michael when he was Felix on One Tree Hill and I LOVED him!!! I thought he was so sexy, and way hotter than Taylor. When I saw Twilight, I thought Taylor was an odd choice for Jacob. I got used to him, but I think Michael would be an excellent replacement.

2127 days ago
77.

barbieboo    

omg. i think michael is perfect to play jacob in new moon, you really got to think about this, in new moon jacob is so much taller, and so much more different, so taylor cant stay. i dont like taylor anyways. and i beleive that jacob should be ugly, but i dont care anymore, michael is liek super hot, and is perfect!!

let michael be jacob!!!!!!!!!


im still on Team EDWARD :D

2127 days ago
78.

carol    

look #11, this may seem like nothing to you, but it's really a big deal for us twilight fans.
i think that michael copon should NOT replace taylor lautner because it will DEFINITELY upset twilight fans and taylor lautner plays a really good role. it doesnt matter if he doesnt turn into a "man" yet -like in new moon- , but he tries really hard, and replacing him will just take away all of a teenager's passion for making this a GREAT movie. IF summit entertainment is reading this i want to say : PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, dont replace taylor lautner with michael copon or anyone else cause you can always make a new movie with michael in it. just PLEASE dont ruin the series of movies by replacing taylor. x.x

2127 days ago
79.

Toofunktodruck    

Wow. The insane Twilight fans just get more insane. It makes perfectly good sense that they might need to replace Lautner because of the change Jacob has to go through. So either they'll have to use craptastic special effects, or they have to replace him. They need to get over it and find something else to do with their lives other than tormenting people who don't deserve it.

2127 days ago
80.

Violet    

okk, #10,11&13
if u guys dont like it, stop pushing ur opinions down other ppls throats.
we are the people that are gonna watch the movie, so we are doing Summit a favor. NOBODY`S GONNA WATCH THE MOVIE WITHOUT TAYLOR! GET THAT THROUGH UR HEAD.

2126 days ago
81.

Josh Young    

U twilight fans freak me the hell out...and all u racist MFs out there get a life...I've never seen this stupid movie and i honestly don't give a rat's ass about it...But this is irking me because of the way u r treating a fellow human being...This is not real it's just a stupid ass book and movie...

U morons should get ur facts straight first...Michael didn't make the comment about Taylor...

And so what if he said he's the next Jacob Black...I say I'm the next president of the United States...

2126 days ago
82.

Josh Young    

#77 WHO THE "F" DO U THINK U R...R U AND UR CRONIES THE USA OR THE REST OF THE WORLD?
%42 OF THOSE POLLED HAVE NEVER EVEN HEARD OF OF TWILIGHT U MORON...

2126 days ago
83.

carol    

jeez, i said it once and i dont wanna have to say it again. IT MAY SEEM LIKE NOTHING TO YOU, BUT IT'S A BIG THING FOR US TWILIGHT FANS! im just making it clear. im a huge twilight fan and i like taylor, too ,but whatever happens, happens. -.- life is not fair, and everyone here should know that already so if taylor gets replaced, it will be very sad, but it wasnt up to him. and for all of you retards, stop go against taylor OR michael. it's just sad. as i said, whatever happens, happens. o.o and if I were a summit entertainment member, i wouldnt choose wether or not to keep taylor so quickly. first, i'd get the polls of how many people want michael or taylor (and wtf , who puts "what's twilight" in there. if people dont even know wtf is twilight, then why are they even on the webpage) . Then, whoever has the most votes, i'd agree with them.... or maybe, taylor could still be in new moon (maybe) and michael could be in eclipse.... lol. i dont really know, ok? it's up to the summit entertainment peoples. x3 wtvs, im still on TEAM EDWARD. but taylor's still kinda hot.... xD

2126 days ago
84.

RecielxxYGlocc    

I think that for new moon they should let taylor play "jacob" because he already is in twilight
and it ruins the whole series for me. Say if you wanna buy the DVD's when they make all four, Taylor plays "jacob" and then out of nowhere michael is "jacob" my reaction would be like wtf? plus I think taylor is good he hardly had that much scenes to do in the movie so it would be hard too say he suck's unless you take it all seriously

2124 days ago
85.

mslufkin    

GOSH! what they are thinking? Taylor Lutner deserves the role,and who the hell is Michael Copon?! They are annoying one ha! He played the role in Twilight and then they are going to change in New Moon?! Who's next for Eclipse? How about Breaking Dawn?! Let Taylor Lutner to play the role people!

2124 days ago
86.

elizabeth    

hey laura, you say vampires that sparkle and can go out in sunlight are ridiculous because 'interview with a vampire' better portrays what "real" vampires are like.. but vampires are fictional, soooo what does it matter what a vampire is like in one book, compared to what a vampire is like in another book, if they're just fictional characters? therefore, your argument is not sufficient.. and aren't there lots of extremely graphic sex scenes in the books?

i think twilight targets a larger market and with such a huge fan base, they should keep the characters they started with. it seems to me that summit didn't think things through when they cast taylor as jacob if they didn't think he could finish the part throughout the series. i am a fan of twilight, but yes, the fans are acting out toward the wrong person.. but i do agree that it's a pretty big disappointment that they'll be changing one of the main characters.

2122 days ago
87.

Aubrey    

I am not one of those Fans who had dissed Michael but i don't want him as Jacob in New Moon.
Taylor started in Twilight and i feel he deserves this part.
He has worked very hard and is even dedicated enough to change his appearence to try to go workout so he can gain muscle just for the part of Jacob......CAN WE SAY DEDICATION!!!!
anyways changing Taylor for Michael will only ruin things
yes michael may be a very good actor but we have alredy been shown a side of jacob tht taylor did and changing him wuld change everything.
If summit wants to make good money and please the fans they need to take our advice and keep Taylor obviously tht is what everybdy wants jus look at any poll.

So i am for Taylor to play Jacob.


MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE SUMMIT KEEP TAYLOR TO PLAY THE PART OF JACOB BLACK IN NEW MOON!!!

2121 days ago
88.

Gypsy    

To post #52 (by Chelsea): What's your definition of TONS? Compared to one million, one hundred is nothing.

To post #55 (by Mary): That's the second reference I've seen to Steven Strait. Who is he?

To post #85 (by Elizabeth): Says you. Just because you haven't seen a vampire doesn't make them fictitious. Ever see a ghost? Or an angel? What about God? Ever see God? No. Does that make all them fictional?
I do agree with the rest of that paragraph. It's a different book/story. In Ireland (folklore) fairies were little nasty, ugly creatures. Yes, creatures. They didn't resemble humans and weren't all cute and pretty like Tinker Bell.
To the second paragraph. I partly agree. If an actor can't fulfil the order for the character they shouldn't continue to play them. In New Moon Jacob may be 16 or 17, but he's apparently suppose to look like a man, bulky-muscular and tall, not somewhat tall and scrawny-muscles.
If Jacob and Bella were 14 (not fully mature/grown) in the first book and 24 (fully mature/grown) in the second book would you really wanna have to wait 10 years for the next movie so the characters can be played by the same actors?

Honestly, I've never heard of Taylor Lautner until Twilight, or of Michael Copon until this report. Based on the photos for this report, neither of them are very attractive.

I've seen a lot of post saying their big fans of Twilight and they refuse to see New Moon, or any Twilight sequel, if Taylor doesn't play Jacob. Sounds more like you're Taylor fans than Twilight fans. A true Twilight fan would see all the movies regardless of the casting, because they love the story so much.

OH!! The main guy from 10,000 B.C. (Steven Strait). Yes, he is cute. At least with the dreads. Don't believe I've seen him outside of 10,000 B.C.

2121 days ago
89.

love18luv    

they cant replace taylor for that one guy taylor has the part and he does a great job at it too

2117 days ago
90.

kelly    

idk buz i think mike thinks he's all that have you read his interview with the J14 MAG?
UGH !!!!!! HE SAID TAYLOR AND HIM LOOK ALIKE BUT IM LIKE NOOOOOOOO THEY DON'T LOOK ALIKE KUZ TAYLOR IS WAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY HOTTER.................

2115 days ago
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