I am vaguely under the impression that Summit Entertainment has intentionally replaced Rachelle with Bryce Dallas Howard. I feel that after "Twilight" which brought loads of money to Summit but was mostly rejected by critics, they tried to bring the movies to a whole new lever and improve them. And since there was nothing they could do with the main cast (the fans were already fond of Bella and Edward, the Cullens, Jacob and the humans) they decided to change the villain and, since this time Victoria has a very important role in Eclipse, have a well recognized actress. I've seen "The Village" and I have to say that I liked her really much. What do you think?