Expendables 2Yipee-ki-yay, mother lovers — they're back!

Walking away from last year's "The Expendables," the first and foremost thought on my mind focused squarely on the return of Trench and Church, better known as the borderline geriatric duo of badasses briefly played by action icons Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis. Their church cameo was cool and all, but it wasn't enough.

Good thing for us then that Sylvester Stallone, director Simon West and the rest of the "Expendables 2" crew are all on the same page, as Deadline reports that both Schwarzenegger and Willis are back in action for the sequel — and not just for mere cameos, either.

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Since leaving the world of professional wrestling, Dwayne Johnson AKA The Rock, has mostly portrayed good guys, but that could change with Relativity’s “Goliath,” as the studio is eyeing Johnson for the title role while crossing their fingers that Taylor Lautner will play David, the Biblical king of the Israelites.

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Johnny DeppDisney's dance with "The Lone Ranger" just keeps getting trickier.

Deadline reports that Disney must accept the $215 million-ish budget that director Gore Verbinski and producer Jerry Bruckheimer are presenting, or move forward without Verbinski... and, by extension, without Johnny Depp, who reportedly won't shoot the film without Verbinski behind the camera. Disney originally pulled the plug on "The Lone Ranger" because the budget got a bit too out of control, though last we heard they were negotiating. We'll keep you posted with further updates as soon as we have them.

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Olivia MunnOlivia Munn is the latest leading lady to join the cast of Steven Soderbergh's "Magic Mike."

The testosterone-heavy cast tells the story of a veteran exotic dancer (Channing Tatum) and his protégé (Alex Pettyfer). Deadline has the news that Munn will play Amber, the love interest of Tatum's Magic Mike. The cast also includes Matthew McConaughey, Joe Manianello, Matthew Bomber, Cody Horn and Riley Keough. "Magic Mike" is based on some of Tatum's real-life experiences as a male stripper.

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Zoe SaldanaBetween her starring turns in "Avatar" and "Columbiana," Zoe Saldana is finally on the cusp of total "Dominion."

Saldana is set for the lead role in "Dominion," a supernatural thriller in which she'll play a half-human, half-angel hybrid, reports The Hollywood Reporter. The movie, set up at Paramount, is based on a pitch from writers Dean McReary and Chester Hastings. Saldana will also produce the project.

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Beyonce is pregnant, but what about that other star who's waiting to be born?

The "Single Ladies" singer, who revealed her pregnancy at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards, will likely have to delay her work in Clint Eastwood's adaptation of "A Star is Born," Deadline reports. The film was aiming to get underway this winter, but the impending arrival of Beyonce's child throws a wrench into those plans.

The timing could be worse, at least, as Deadline reports that Eastwood's first choice for the male lead, Leonardo DiCaprio, is no longer attached to the project. That gives the director -- and us -- plenty of time to consider replacements. See our list of who should star opposite Beyonce past the jump!

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Taylor LautnerIs Taylor Lautner about to become expendable? That's certainly what the latest casting rumor for "The Expendables 2" would have us believe.

The folks over at Moviehole report that Lautner is one of several action stars that is being looked at to star in the upcoming sequel. Apparently the offer hasn't gone out to the "Abduction" star yet, but he is allegedly high up on the list of actors that Lionsgate wants for the film.

Also on the list are Christopher Lambert, Nicolas Cage and Christian Slater, as well as the previously rumored John Travolta, Jean-Claude Van Damme and Chuck Norris. It certainly would be interesting to see up-and-coming action hero Lautner facing off against some of the baddest dudes around.

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Lucian MsamatiPirates are coming as surely as winter to the second season of "Game of Thrones."

Entertainment Weekly learned that British actor Lucian Msamati has been tapped to play Lyseni pirate Salladhor Saan. As a friend of Davos Seaworth, Saan is a mercenary pirate who joins the ranks of Stannis Baratheon's rebellion against the Lannister forces at King's Landing. Lucky for Msamati, Saan has a significant presence through the rest of the series.

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Christian BaleWith only three months of filming left for "The Dark Knight Rises," the world is Christian Bale's oyster. The Oscar-winning actor currently doesn't have any films lined up once the final installment of Christopher Nolan's Batman movies wraps, but he certainly does have options.

Variety is reporting that he has five films that he could potentially join, though he's not attached to any of them yet and none are considered front-runners at this point.

The first is in the Beyonce-starring remake of "A Star is Born," which is being directed by Clint Eastwood. There's also Michael Mann's "Gold," Scott Cooper's "Out of the Furnace," Spike Lee's "Old Boy" remake and Darren Aronofsky's biblical epic "Noah." Bale is in the prime of his career right now, so any of those options would be a good one. It will be interesting to see what direction he takes his career in now that his commitment to Nolan's franchise is finished.

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ASkarsHot off the heels of "Battleship," Alexander Skarsgard is lining up plenty of new film projects to keep him busy during his "True Blood" off-season.

The latest of these is Brit Marling's thriller "The East," The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The flick follows a female agent who penetrates an eco-terrorist group called The East. THR says that if the deal happens, Skarsgard will play the head of the group who is seeking revenge against unethical corporations.

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