I have a lot of questions and I'm sure all you fans do as well. Which actors will return? Is Bruce Willis still set to become the lead villain of the sequel? Unfortunately we must wait for the answers. David Agosto and Ken Kaufman have apparently already written at least one draft of the script for Expendables 2. Whether it follows Sly's original ideas for the sequel or ventures off somewhere else entirely remains to be seen but like I said Sly is still actively involved with the creative process so his ideas could have been incorporated into the script.
Who's coming back? Well now, your guess is as good as mine. The most likely to return is of course Jason Statham and I'd suspect Dolph Lundgren, Terry Crews, Randy Couture and Mickey Rourke are all likely to be back as well. One actor I don't think will return is Jet Li. I have nothing against him and would welcome his return, I just feel like his role wasn't substantial enough in the first film and I don't see it growing in future sequels, hence a potential unwillingness to return. But like I said, Jet Li could also easily be back as well. I would LOVE and I know a lot of you guys would to, to see Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis return in larger roles. I really hope Bruce is still on board to play the villain because that would be fucking epic!! With all those actors mentioned, there are dozens more that could potentially join the cast but I'll just mention my top choice for now, Dwayne Johnson!!
Now, why would Sly choose not to write and direct Expendables 2? Don't you think the guy needs a break? Sly has written and directed his last three films!! Fatigue and a desire to step back had to set in at some point. Sly is currently set to star in an action film titled Heashot and presumably Expendables 2 will be his next film after that. With a nice two film (at least) break for Sly expect to see him back behind the camera for his next film. Possibly only behind the camera, he may choose to take a break from acting after Expendables 2. This is all my personal opinion of course, but I think a few people would agree with me,
With today's announcement you can basically disregard any casting announcements and potential plot rumors you've heard. As of now, Sylvester Stallone is THE ONLY CONFIRMED actor on board for Expendables 2. There is NO WORD on what the story might be or which new actors might be joining until we hear further from today. All of this brings me to my new poll question:
Who Do You Want To Direct Expendables 2? I took the liberty of posting a few suggestions, head over to the poll and cast your vote!!