This article is another one of those, do we even bother believing it? But on the off chance its accurate, Sofia Echo
is reporting that Mickey Rourke HAS DROPPED OUT OF Expendables 2
and is being replaced by the recently cast Liam Hemsworth. This of course isn't the first time we've heard this, this article a while back
reported the same story. Unfortunately neither source is overly credible so please don't take any of this as fact, I've made the mistake of giving too much credit too often now.Sofia Echo is also reporting that Nicolas Cage HAS JOINED the cast and that filming will officially kick off October 3rd. I think the one thing we can trust out of this is the production date, filming with the main actors will start in the October 1st-3rd range. So make of this what you will guys, as always time will tell.Thanks to Ben, Elrey, Trevor and Kicker for the heads up!!
Now its a party!! Sly has arrived in Bulgaria to begin work on Expendables 2
. Filming with the primary cast is expected to get underway October 1st. Stallone released this quote to the people of Bulgaria:"The fight scenes in this movie will be much bigger and better than those in the first part. The scale of production is much larger, so it will get people in Bulgaria feel very proud. I want to tell them that we will have a great time and will spend lots of money here, which will help the economy. At the end everyone will be a winner."That's all for now but stay tuned for more!! Once again thank you to all of you who gave me the heads up on the news!!
I've added all the new pictures of Sly to the Photo Gallery found in the Expendables 2
Jean-Claude Van Damme has posted a new message to his fans on Facebook and it reads as follows:
As we have finished shooting "The Butcher", I am now in Belgium, visiting my family & friends and getting ready for "The Expendables
2". I hope you enjoy the photos from "The Butcher"...I think you will really enjoy this film! I am looking forward to the shoot for "The Expendables 2". Great cast. Great producers. This is going to be fun! I will be in touch again, soon.
Best Wishes, always...and thanks for your support.
— JCVDThanks to Kicker, Mike and Christian for the heads up!!
Today we got our first official photo from Expendables 2
from Dolph Lundren's Facebook page
, it features Dolph Lundgren at a wardrobe fitting for his character Gunnar Jensen. You can check out the picture below!! In other news, through his TWITTER page, Scott Adkins OFFICIALLY CONFIRMED that he is on board Expendables 2!!Thank you to all who alerted me to all the news today!! Stay tuned for more to come!!
It's a few days earlier then expected but Randy Couture has confirmed through TWITTER
today that Expendable 2
'is rolling'!! I'll be on the lookout for set pics etc, if anyone spots some online please let me know and I'll get them posted here!!Here's Randy's Full Quote:
"Amazing how loud a 50 cal machine gun is ! Let the games begin . Expendables 2 is rolling :)."*UPDATE*I've been informed by Dolph Ultimate that Randy's quote may have been a bit misleading, its still likely just the stunt men doing initial prep work that are filming right now and the actual actors likely don't start for a few days yet. But either way, actors are beginning to arrive, things are in motion, Expendables 2 is on its way!!
Not huge news or anything but just thought I'd let you guys know that Randy Couture has confirmed Via TWITTER
that he arrived in Bulgaria today to begin filming Expendables 2
. The expected first day of shooting is October 1st. Set photos and other production details should start rolling in this week so stay tuned for more!!
On his FACEBOOK page
, Jean Claude Van Damme delivered the following message to his fans on Friday:
Sorry I have been a bit quiet as of late, but we have been really busy filming "The Butcher" aka Six Bullets!
I have quite a few photos of "The Butcher" that I am going to post. Many of these pictures are personal behind the scenes shots. We wrap up shooting in a few days.This has been a pretty wild month for me! This movie was really a lot of fun. Great director, great cast and crew. Who could ask for more?
See you in the Expendables 2.
JCVDA little more confirmation in case there was any scattered doubters left. Filming with the cast starts in a week guys so things should start popping up like crazy, if you find anything I've missed here at the site over the next while please feel free to email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll get it posted here for everyone to see!!Thanks To Elrey For Alerting Me To The Message!!
Feature Film Auditions
has unveiled their posting for Expendables 2
and a list (according to them anyways) of all the actors in the cast thus far. Interesting to note is that they list John Travolta as part of the cast and in addition reveal that actress Tamara Ecclestone WILL be in the film playing the role of Tool's daughter Fiona. I reported back on August 31 that she could possibly be joining the cast
and if all this is accurate she indeed has!! This site also lists that same revealed plot once again!!So check out the link above if your interested in auditions/extras casting for Expendables 2 and for all of the information they have provided on the production. I've provided some of the bigger key points below!! So what do you guys think of this news?A BIG THANKS to Elrey for finding all this!!! The sequel to the mega-hit ensemble action film "The Expendables" is nearing the start of filming in October, 2012. The casting director is currently casting supporting roles and smaller speaking roles, and the extras casting company is registering extras to work on the film. The original film had a budget of $80 million and made over $274 million dollars at the box office. The vast majority of the 14-week production for "The Expendables 2" will take place in and around Bulgaria, in addition to locations in Paris, Moscow and China. Nu Boyana Film Studios, which is owned by Nu Image Films, will be the main filming location and is the largest film production studio in Bulgaria, 14 stages and outdoor sets from NY to Paris and ancient Rome. Starring: Sylvester Stallone Arnold Schwarzenegger Tamara Ecclestone Bruce Wills Jason Statham Dolph Lundgren Mickey Rourke Terry Crews Scott Adkins Jet Li Chuck Norris John Travolta Jean-Claude Van Damme Liam Hemsworth Story: The Expendables are back and this time it's personal. After Tool (Mickey Rourke), the heart and soul of the Expendables, is brutally murdered on a mission, his comrades swear to avenge him. They're not the only ones who want blood. Tool’s beautiful young and wild daughter Fiona (Tamara Ecclestone) embarks on her own revenge mission, complicating matters when she is captured and ransomed by a ruthless dictator plotting to destroy a resistance movement. Now Barney and the Expendables must risk everything to save her and humanity.
At his official site
, Dolph Lundgren has a message posted to his fans that states the following:"At the moment I'm very much looking forward to joining forces with my friend and mentor Sly Stallone, Bruce Willis, The Governator, Mickey, Jet, Jason, Chuck Norris, Randy, Terry and Nick Cage in a month for EXPENDBALES II."You can read the full message by hitting the link above. Can we take this message as full out confirmation for Nicolas Cage, Jet Li and Mickey Rourke? Ignoring yesterday's news now, I think its already safe to say Jet Li and Mickey Rourke are in but this adds some hope for those desiring the addition of Nicolas Cage. From his recent interview I'd say its probably still in the negotiations stage for Nic Cage but it appears the production is definitely pushing for him. What do you guys think?Thanks to Ben for alerting me to the message from Dolph!!
have informed me today that Dolph will begin filming his role as Gunnar Jensen in Expendables 2
on October 1st which should in most likelihood be the start for the majority of the cast so we have a good indication now on that. He's also informed me that he will soon be posting a picture of Dolph Lundgren in an Expendables 2
wardrobe fitting!! You can check out Dolph's new Facebook page HERE
!!In regards to the news story posted yesterday regarding Mickey Rourke, it looks like I've clearly run into what's looking more and more like a bullshit story. As was the case with many of you, I expected the story to spread like wildfire and for other sources to pick it up and hopefully elaborate but nothing has materialized. The Herald Sun listed 'Confidential Reporters' as their sources for the story. Unless someone comes through with a confirmation fairly quick here, I think we can officially discredit Herald Sun as a source. My apologies to all of you for jumping the gun on this one, can't trust any news these days!!