Charisma Carpenter who returns to play Lacy in the sequel posted a photo to her TWITTER page back on Jan. 13th that showed her on a jet with Stallone. An interesting pick up by EX2 Blog showed that Sly wasn't sporting any facial hair. This most likely says that whatever is filmed in Hong Kong takes place at the beginning of the film as was earlier speculated.
You can check out a new photo of the set, one of Jet Li and Charisma's jet pic below!! Thanks again to EX2 Blog!!