Producer Avi Lerner confirmed that the project is ready to be greenlit as soon as next week if the movie’s opening weekend proves to be dynamite.
Talking to Upbeat Productions’ Filmbeat at the film’s UK premiere on Monday night he exclusively revealed: “We all want to do it, we are already working on it and I’m ready to go. Everyone had such a great time making this. I have done over 350 movies in my life and this is definitely the biggest.”
In einem Interview mit dem Radiosender KISS FM ging Action-Urgestein Sylvester Stallone auf ein Sequel zu The Expendables ein und zeigte sich sehr zuversichtlich, dass der zweite Teil ein Kracher wird. Dafür möchte er die Jungs erneut auf die große Leinwand bringen und würde sich auch über Van Damme freuen. *WEITER*
Wrestling-Legende Hulk Hogan im Nachfolger von The Expendables? Ja, das wäre durchaus möglich, wenn es nach Stallone ginge. Stallone habe bereits bei Hogan angefragt, da er ihn unbedingt mit im Team des Sequels haben möchte. Eine Antwort gab es von Hogan zwar noch nicht, allzu lange dürfte diese aber nicht auf sich warten lassen. *WEITER*
Selbstverständlich meint er die Expendables:
Exclusive: Not Even Death Will Stop The Expendables
Source: Edward Douglas, October 3, 2010
Earlier today, we were talking with Bruce Willis, who was paired with Karl Urban at the junket for the action-comedy RED. As we were being given the sign to wrap-up, we quickly asked whether or not Willis might talk Sylvester Stallone into finding a place for Karl in the planned sequel for the breakout action hit The Expendables. Sly has already said that he wants his fellow '80s action star to play a bigger role in the sequel after all.
"I talked to Sly and he's going for all the marbles this time, and he's going to get everybody in this time," he told us. "Even Stone Cold Steve Austin who took two bullets in the last film, he's coming back, too. Hopefully, they'll start shooting it while we're young enough to survive."
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 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.
After Tool (Mickey Rourke), the heart and soul of the Expendables, is brutally murdered...
Okay, man beraubt der Geschichte also bewusst schonmal in einem Abwasch ein gutes Stück Herz, Seele und (darstellerische) Qualität... 😁
Simon West ("Tomb Raider", "the Mechanic" etc.) führt Regie...
The Expendables 2 Eyeing China Shoot, Donnie Yen Offered Role
Source: Variety, August 25, 2011
The Expendables 2 production is in talks with a Chinese distributor to come on board as a producer, which would lead to scenes being shot in China as long as a local actor is cast, reports Variety.
Donnie Yen has been offered a role in the sequel if the deal goes through, which would make it easier for the film to be released in China.
The trade adds that the first day of filming for The Expendables 2 is September 19 at Nu Boyana Studios in Bulgaria.
Simon West will direct and Sylvester Stallone is starring in the movie, scheduled for a release on August 17, 2012. Other cast members have not yet been confirmed.
Norris and Van Damme Confirmed For Expendables 2
Source: EW, September 13, 2011
Last week, it was announced that Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger would return for The Expendables 2 with expanded roles. Now, Sylvester Stallone confirms to EW that the long-rumored casting of Chuck Norris and Jean-Claude Van Damme is also true. What's more, the Face/Off pair of Nicolas Cage and John Travolta may be getting into the action as well.
“We’ll have a big showdown between me and Van Damme," Stallone told the outlet, "which has been anticipated for a long time, so it should be a good one."
Co-written and directed by Stallone, the original Expendables also starred Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Eric Roberts, Randy Couture, Steve Austin, David Zayas, Giselle Itie, Charisma Carpenter, Gary Daniels, Terry Crews and Mickey Rourke. For the second go-round, Simon West will be handling directing duties.
With production beginning next month in Bulgaria, Stallone is still finalizing plans about who will appear, though he hints that Cage is close to a lock and Travolta is bit more uncertain.
“It’s possible," he said of the unconfirmed casting, "The one thing I’ve learned is what is a fact on Monday is a complete fallacy on Tuesday. A lot of it is scheduling. It’s not financial. It’s just that Bulgaria is definitely a jaunt. It’s a commitment, you know what I mean? Especially in the dead of winter.”
Liam Hemsworth Joins The Expendables 2
Source: Variety, September 19, 2011
Liam Hemsworth is the latest name to join the cast of The Expendables 2, Variety reports. There's no word on his role quite yet, but he marks a surprisingly youthful addition to the cast of seasoned action stars, already slated to include Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Chuck Norris and Jean-Claude Van Damme.
Hemsworth is set to appear early next year in The Hunger Games and will play a leading role in the upcoming AWOL as well.
Stuntman Dies on the Set of The Expendables 2
Source: The Sofia Echo, October 28, 2011
The Sofia Echo reports that a stuntman died on the set of The Expendables 2 and another was injured and taken to the hospital.
The accident happened on the Ognyanovo dam near Elin Pelin in Bulgaria. The men were performing a stunt in a rubber boat that involved an explosion. They were members of the film's second unit, while the main unit was shooting in Bansko, about two-and-a-half hours away, at the time.
The site says the injured stuntman is in stable condition but is unconscious. He reportedly underwent a five-hour long operation on the night of October 27.
Nu Image/Millennium Films confirmed the accident, saying: "It is with great regret that we confirm this unfortunate accident. Our hearts go out to the families and those on the production affected by this tragedy. The filmmakers are working closely with the authorities in responding to and investigating this accident."
Nicht ganz sicher, ob nun Fan-Art (Stichwort: Li?) oder echt ... auf jeden Fall aber irgendwie kagge! 😁
The Expendables 2 Confirmed For a PG-13 Rating
Source: Ain't It Cool News , Expendables Premiere, January 18, 2012
This morning, fan site Expendables Premiere linked to a story from Polish website Gazeta with the below (translated) quote attributed to The Expendables 2 star Chuck Norris:
"In 'Expendables 2', there was a lot of vulgar dialogue in the screenplay. For this reason, many young people wouldn't be able to watch this. But I don't play in movies like this. Due to that, I said I wouldn't be a part of that if the hardcore language is not erased. Producers accepted my conditions and the movie will be classified in the category of PG-13."
Since the first film embraced its R-rating, many fans were hoping that Norris' comment were the result of a faulty translation. Ain't It Cool News, however, now has an update from Sylvester Stallone himself, confirming that The Expendables 2 is, indeed, aiming for a PG-13.
"The PG13 rumor is true," Stallone writes, "but before your readers pass judgement, trust me when I say this film is LARGE in every way and delivers on every level. This movie touches on many emotions which we want to share with the broadest audience possible, BUT, fear not, this Barbeque of Grand scale Ass Bashing will not leave anyone hungry."
Tick zu lang, aber kann man sicher mal ansehen.
...man könnte es fast für eine Parodie halten. 😁