Movie News: The Expendables 2
According to reports from Hollywood, The Expendables 2 is on the cards and, shock horror, it’s director will once again be Sly Stallone.
The all-action original had such great potential and ultimately failed to deliver. It took itself way too seriously and lacked any humour or self-awareness. The cast read like a who’s-who of 80’s, 90’s and even 00’s action stars, but unfortunately nobody told them they were making the ultimate brainless action film and they spent most of the film attempting to prove they still have some dramatic muscle. For many of these guys, that ship has long since sailed.
That being said, if they can keep the same cast, and learn from the mistakes of the first outing, maybe they can turn things around and really produce something jaw-dropping this time around. Sly is sure to want everything bigger, faster, stronger and louder, so quite who he can add to proceedings is a bit of a mystery. Jean-Claude Van Damme is the only really obvious option. The muscles from Brussels famously turned down a roll in the original, but I’m sure with the right pay cheque he could be drafted in for the ride.
Source: Box Office Mojo