First and foremost - replacing Taylor Lautner as Jacob?!
This guy, Michael Copon, is one of the actors that Chris Weitz might cast to play older Jacob instead of Taylor. Honestlly, this doesn't bother me that much. Michael truly does look like a buffer version of Taylor. And Taylor was cute as Jacob - but that's about it. However, I would like to see what he is capable of. So I'm torn. But you never know you guys, this could be another of those Robert Pattinson incidents. Twilighters start hating on Michael Copon and then when they finally see him in action, they think he's amazing. Keep open minds, people! Besides, Copon is rather easy on the eyes, if I do say so myself. ;]
Also, MTV is reporting that Ben Barnes is a possible choice to play Aro.
Mmm, yes please. He's pretty and vampiric at the same time. However, I always thought of Aro as an older vampire...
By the way, this dude played Prince Caspien in the most recent Narnia movie. Which I haven't seen yet!! Grrr.
In other news, it looks like the release date for New Moon has been confirmed - yes, already: November 20th, 2009. Suh-weet.
Also, the Twilight movie has grossed $202,653,944 worldwide. Holy Edward!
And I thought this news was particularly entertaining:
Russell Brand was said to be in the running along with Zac Efron, but after Brand perturbed in the Disney kingdom by slamming the Jonas Brothers and their dedication to chastity…he is due to be replaced. Current front runner is the new hotness, Robert Pattinson. With his massive and still growing fan base, Disney wants his appeal to ensure the success of another pirate movie. Fingers are crossed for a 2011 start date.
That's from Hollywood dame. There's another tiny article from My Park Magazine:
Robert Pattinson fans are hoping that Disney will allow their favourite actor to replace Russell Brand in the next Pirates of the Caribbean film.
It is alleged that Brand is set to play Jack Sparrow's brother but this could all change before filming starts.
Oh my god. Rob as a PIRATE?! *swoon* That is just about the best thing ever.
And wow. A FOURTH PotC?! Hmmm. That should be interesting. ;P
Haha. I'm excited for more news on this whackiness.