Novinite.com, a Sofia news agency, posted an interview they recently had with David Varod
, a good friend of Sylvester Stallone and the CEO of NU Boyana, the studio where Expendables 2
will be filming in Bulgaria. In the interview, Varod states that some VERY BIG NAMES are joining and some returning for Expendables 2
, here's a direct quote of the names.Q: Would you disclose some of the names coming for sure?A: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, John Travolta, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Chuck Norris, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren, Mickey Rourke...who else? Of course, Bruce Willis. The director is Simon West, who is also a name. He is already here and has started working on the film. I believe the sequel will be better than the first movie.Now before we all get too excited, this interview appears legitimate, but in this interview Varod could have simply been listing off names that Stallone has told him he's trying to get and Varod jumped the gun and said they are all for sure part of the cast. We will have to be patient for the next while and see if anyone else can corroborate this news. If it does prove true, this is the first I've heard of John Travolta being involved and the first TRUE confirmation for Chuck Norris, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis and Mickey Rourke. I'm intrigued, what do you guys think? Thanks to Trevor for the heads up!!!
According to Randy Couture via TWITTER
, Expendables 2
will begin filming September 20, 2011, presumably in Bulgaria which has been mentioned as the prime filming location with I'm sure a few other short visits to other locations. Expendables 2
sees the return of Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Terry Crews, Randy Couture and Dolph Lundgren to the cast thus far and welcomes new arrivals Jean-Claude Van Damme and Tom Sizemore as villains. Simon West (The Mechanic) will takeover from Stallone as director. Expendables 2
hits theaters August 17, 2012!!!
The news initially came from a site that I was reluctant to trust at first but after reading their interview with him
and recalling that Sizemore and Stallone do have a close relationship dating back to their film Lock Up
, I am now a believer and convinced that we will see Tom Sizemore in Expendables 2
. Tom has revealed that he will be playing a villain in the sequel but was reluctant to reveal any more information at this time. We will have to wait as we always do for official confirmation but for now I say count Sizemore in.
Sorry Arnold fans, its a long way off but it is coming!! Arnold Schwarzenegger will make his triumphant return in a leading role in the action thriller THE LAST STAND hitting theaters January 18, 2013!!! Now if we can just get Arnold to agree to at least a smaller role in a little film before that called Expendables 2
....Read on for the full plot of The Last Stand!!Schwarzenegger will be starring as Sheriff Owens, a man who has resigned himself to a life of fighting what little crime takes place in sleepy border town Sommerton Junction after leaving his LAPD post following a bungled operation that left him wracked with failure and defeat after his partner was crippled. After a spectacular escape from an FBI prisoner convoy, the most notorious, wanted drug kingpin in the hemisphere is hurtling toward the border at 200 mph in a specially outfitted car with a hostage and a fierce army of gang members. He is headed, it turns out, straight for Summerton Junction, where the whole of U.S. law enforcement will have their last opportunity to make a stand and intercept him before he slips across the border forever. At first reluctant to become involved, and then counted out because of the perceived ineptitude of his small town force, Owens ultimately accepts responsibility for one of the most daring face offs in cinema history.The Last Stand will be directed by Kim Jee-Woon and brought to us by Lionsgate and Maple Pictures!!!