THE MOVIE: Sylvester Stallone and his crew of rowdy mercenaries are back for a sequel to 2010′s blockbuster action movie The Expendables. The cast includes Sly Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Chuck Norris, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, Liam Hemsworth, Jean Claude Van Damme, Scott Adkins, Bruce Willis, and Arnold Schwarzenegger. In theaters on August 17, 2012.
THE TRAILER: Courtesy of Apple Quicktime.
Updates: Dolph Lundgren linked this ridiculously awesome poster art for the film. Alleged story spoilers, courtesy of Dark Horizons. AICN has an exclusive look the first official poster for the film. Speed Racer’s Yu Nan finally has some pics. Sly confirms the PG-13 rating. Dolph tweeted a page containing the official summary for the film, and a status update on his character, Gunner.
Comicbookmovie.com linked a statement from Terry Crews defending the rating. AICN linked a great new interview with Sylvester Stallone from Canadian website Macleans. According to stallonezone.com, Sly is quoted as saying, “After taking in all the odd rumors and hearsay, Expendables 2 is an R.”
In a recent interview, Expendables 2 co-star Randy Couture suggested that Expendables 3 might start shooting this fall. AICN has some new quotes from Dolph Lundgren on the rating. Says Dolph: “I heard that it’s now R again. Stallone’s basic setting is to make it very violent.“ EW talks to Liam Hemsworth about Expendables 2, and also getting accidentally kicked by Van Damme.
Two new stills featuring Stallone, Statham & Crews and Van Damme & Statham - Special thanks to Vandammefan.net. The 2nd trailer is officialy here, courtesy of IGN. At last! Cityonfire.com icon Scott Adkins (Undisputed III, Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning) gets his own Expendables 2 poster.
AICN has an exclusive clip featuring Stallone and Statham. Total Film has an interview with Van Damme, which they call “one of the most open, philosophical, and, frankly, barmy interviewees we’ve had the pleasure to hold court with.” Check out the new horizontal poster. Enjoy a new retro-style poster straight out of Comic Con. Check out some bad-ass new images of the cast. Check out the awesome new Last Supper-inspired banner, courtesy of Collider.
Yeah, the source is a celebrity gossip site caleld Female First but they have a good article in which Van Damme discusses confronting Stallone about their final fight scene. It seems the ending of The Expendables 2 was a lot different before Van Damme convinced Stallone to add an epic confrontation between the two of them. Van Damme’s words to Stallone: “Look at your arms, you’re strong. We need to do a fight. I need to give you myself to punch and kick the s**t out of me. And hopefully I will do some damage to you.”
According to The Playlist, producer Avi Lerner is confident about making Expendables 3 happen. If it does, Nic Cage is game; Clint Eastwood, Wesley Snipes and Harrison Ford are being approached.
BREAKING NEWS: Next Movie has a gallery of the The Expendables 2 premiere in L.A. Just like in the movie, it’s rare to see the iconic action stars (Stallone, Schwarzenegger, Van Damme, Norris, etc.) in one location.