Well, it's a nice article overall and it gives good insight into AVP:R, but there are a few ignorant statements that make me more concerned about the film's ability to stay faithful to the originals as well as the Aliens and Predators themselves.
1) "Who would win in a fight between a Predator and an Alien? The question here is who win a fight between a Predator and lots of Aliens?"
This is a rediculous question. Unless the Predator stays largely detached from the conflict and only takes on a couple Aliens at a time here and there with his advanced weapons, but I seriously doubt that's what the Strause Bros. intend to do.
The only way this question can be posed is if the Aliens are dumbed down and/or the Predator is given god-like abilities. In essence both species would be skewed like they have in the comics, novels, and games.
2) "The movie will be canon. It will be faithful to the movies' history."
Granted, the context of this statement is referring to the continuity of the Alien, Predator and AVP franchise, but if it's only the timeline that's canon in AVP:R, the movie really couldn't be considered truly canon. I'm just as concerned about the portrayal of both species and how accurate both of their physical and technical abilities and traits are as I am having seamless continuity. Unfortunately, so far, it's not looking like it. Or the premise of the film would be different. This is also quite worrying when considering my first comment.
Considering this is an AVP movie, it would be considered canon regardless. No matter how much a director screws it up. Which is exactly why it's so important to keep it accurate and faithful to the Alien and Predator films (not the comics and games) in EVERY sense. Anything added to the Alien/Predator mythos should be built upon them using sound logic. Of course, it depends greatly on their in-universe knowledge. Which I'm starting to doubt.
3) "We've pared back the armor because, now that he's not in the arctic, the feeling is he doesn't need all of the covering."
-Tom Woodruff Jr.
I find this statement really baffling considering he's worked on the first AVP film greatly, yet doesn't he's ignorant as to why the Preds wore the extra armor. It wasn't because of the cold, it was because a) They're going to be combating Aliens (who can "see" them in any environment; have acid for blood, at least just as strong, tougher, faster, more agile and quite cunning; not humans) b) They're young, fairly in-experienced Preds going through their right of passage ritual into adult-hood c) They're going to be combating Aliens.
The armor makes perfect sense for preds combating aliens, unless you turn them into god-like beings and the aliens into mindless, weak, insect-like animals. :'(