The Expendables, which was basically the biggest names in macho-action movies mashed into a single film, will have a sequel that will be released in August of next year. The Expendables 2 will start shooting in Bulgaria next week and will also be part filmed in China. Reports from Total Film have now confirmed that action stars Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger, who both played small cameo roles in the first film, will have hugely extended roles this time around. In fact, Bruce Willis will star as the main villain whose second in command will come in the shape of Jean-Claude Van Damme. Arnie will also have a substantial role in the new film. Now all we need is Seagal and we’re set!
The sequel looks set to follow on from what the first film was attempting to do: fit as many action stars into a single film and it can’t fail to be good. You could hardly fit more in if you tried. Willis, Arnie and Van Damme will join second time round Expendables Jason Statham, Sylvester Stallone, Jet Li, Mickey Rourke and Dolph Lundgren. Chuck Norris is even rumored to be attached to the project! The guys behind this film seem to have gone all out to make the second movie bigger and better and I’m sure we’ll see the same mix of gratuitous violence, explosion and women that the first film brought us. Lets hope they think a little more about the story this time around after a mixed reception for the first film.
Do you think they will get it right this time round? Will Arnie and Willis prove to be what the first film was missing? Let us know your opinions. Also, if you could add one more action film star to the cast, who would it be?