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First official photo from THE EXPENDABLES features Eric Roberts, Stone Cold Steve Austin and a giant 'Splosion!

Published at: April 13, 2009, 9:48 a.m. CST by quint

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. We had some snuck pics of Sly running around during the first few days of shooting on THE EXPENDABLES, the most '80s sounding fun as shit blow-em-up we've seen since that glorious decade. So, naturally the first officially released image from the production stars a giant explosion, with Eric Roberts and Stone Cold Steve Austin flying through the air. How could it not, I ask you? Of course, this is the first official thing we see from this flick. And are Stone Cold Steve Austin and Eric Roberts holding hands on their way through the air? Not that there's anything wrong with that, of course... Maybe this is where Stallone shows his heart, his soft side? Make sure to click to get the high-res version!

As gut-ripping fun as RAMBO was, I'm expecting Stallone to turn this one up to 111. What about you?


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  • April 13, 2009, 9:45 a.m. CST

    FIRST!

    by Leafar the Lost

  • April 13, 2009, 9:46 a.m. CST

    FIRST AGAIN! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

    by Leafar the Lost

  • April 13, 2009, 9:46 a.m. CST

    We were all expecting some wooden acting from this cast...

    by Stifler's Mom

    ...but those two look like have they rigor mortis in that photo.

  • April 13, 2009, 9:48 a.m. CST

    Looking Forward to This One

    by DarfurOnTheRocks

  • April 13, 2009, 9:50 a.m. CST

    Because it's a PHOTO, Stiffler's Mom!

    by DerLanghaarige

  • April 13, 2009, 10:02 a.m. CST

    why does Stone Cold look like he's

    by vaudeville villain

    putting the stunner on some phantom opponent mid-air? maybe he is?

  • April 13, 2009, 10:02 a.m. CST

    this movie will own your ass

    by Mr_X

    that is all.

  • April 13, 2009, 10:02 a.m. CST

    NEVER light a match on Taco Bell Tuesday.

    by JDanielP

    N E V E R

  • April 13, 2009, 10:04 a.m. CST

    a flying eric roberts

    by zom-bot.com

    -always a good thing.

  • April 13, 2009, 10:07 a.m. CST

    Woooo! That was Inlgorious Basterds going up in smoke

    by D.Vader

    Yeeehaw!

  • April 13, 2009, 10:07 a.m. CST

    Didn't Scriptgirl scoop this on Saturday?

    by brock landers baby

  • April 13, 2009, 10:08 a.m. CST

    Yep, those are some 80's mid air explosion guys...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...being fired off that pneumatic air trampoline cannon thingie. Now they just need to cut it from four different angles and again in slo-mo and we're set.

  • April 13, 2009, 10:08 a.m. CST

    Tenth?

    by onezeroone

    10.<p> getting the final one is the hard part.

  • April 13, 2009, 10:09 a.m. CST

    Are they

    by Series7

    Holding hands?

  • April 13, 2009, 10:09 a.m. CST

    EXPENDABLES is what BASTERDS should have been.

    by onezeroone

    just saying. Thank you Sly.

  • April 13, 2009, 10:13 a.m. CST

    Jesus, that picture gave me all kinds of boner.

    by Stuntcock Mike

    More please.

  • April 13, 2009, 10:13 a.m. CST

    For PG-13, I'm not expecting that much at all

    by NivekJ

    The most kick-ass PG-13 movie I've ever seen was Transformers, with Live Free or Die Hard a distant second. Very distant. Expendables need R-blood in its PG-13 veins. I need cussin'. I need people splattered by combat shotguns. I need sex scenes. Basically, I need 300, but in the present day, and far, far less dudity.

  • April 13, 2009, 10:25 a.m. CST

    No Quint, they're not holding hands

    by CHRISTIAN_BALE_TRASHED_MY_LIGHTS

    But perhaps they should be. After The Transporter (you know it's true - despite the lies of the third movie), perhaps gay action heroes is where it's at!

  • April 13, 2009, 10:31 a.m. CST

    I think that Steve Austin was trying to steal

    by CherryValance

    Eric Robert's hair and Eric was batting his hand away.

  • April 13, 2009, 10:34 a.m. CST

    Half 'shopped

    by bloodshadows

    I like how they photoshopped only the bottom portion of the ladder in the photo.

  • April 13, 2009, 10:39 a.m. CST

    ABKing will be along shortly...

    by chuffsterUK

    ....he's just mopping up all the jizz first!

  • April 13, 2009, 10:39 a.m. CST

    Photoshopped Ladder?

    by Fing Fang Foom

    Look at the bottom of ladder. But why?

  • April 13, 2009, 10:42 a.m. CST

    They may be expendable...

    by The_Man_Behind_The_Curtain

    ..by mymavra.com isn't. More nuclear than nukethefridge, cooler than aintitcool and topped with more slices of Bale than aintitbale...mymavra.com is where it's all goin' on!

  • April 13, 2009, 10:43 a.m. CST

    Those guys are cruising for a bellyflopper...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...that's going to sting.

  • April 13, 2009, 10:44 a.m. CST

    the ladder

    by CherryValance

    Fifty Cents was using it to try to climb back into the movie so they had to erase him from the photo. :o)

  • April 13, 2009, 10:48 a.m. CST

    Thanks to Mickey Rourke's speech...

    by sevadro

    Eric Roberts is finally working again! Nice!

  • April 13, 2009, 10:48 a.m. CST

    Can you imagine the talkbacks

    by kwisatzhaderach

    when this baby hits the screen? Gonna be fun fun fun.

  • April 13, 2009, 10:55 a.m. CST

    ABKing here: THE MOTHER OF ALL ACTION MOVIES!

    by ABking

    That was what they called TRUE LIES back in 1994. That will be said of this film as well:) This movie looks to match the RAMBO movies, CLIFFHANGER, DEMOLITION MAN etc. for Sly!!!

  • April 13, 2009, 10:59 a.m. CST

    expendables music

    by TurdontheRun

    score this fucker with a cheesy 80's synth soundtrack. Then sly should hire a hair metal band to give us a monumental rock power ballad over the closing credits. even better - he should get his bro, Frank Stallone, to write and perform a song - a la rambo 2, 'peace in our lifetime'. also, all sound effects should be loud and unsubtle - stock sound effects magnum gun shots, and hugely exagerrated fisticuffs sounds.<p>and the home release of this sucker should be on sctachy old vhs only - no dvd. hell yeah, it should be on betamax only!

  • April 13, 2009, 11:04 a.m. CST

    flying through the air.. WHAT!

    by MamboMan

    holding hands with a man.. WHAT! explodin' .. WHAT! gonna land on some hard concrete... WHAT! fly right into the Smack Down Hotel... WHAT! check into room 3:16.. WHAT!...and burn the son of a bitch to the ground!... WHAT!!!

  • April 13, 2009, 11:07 a.m. CST

    wow - very 1980s looking junkfood - so far

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    this needs the typical 80s action movie score - lots of obligatory echoey sax and feedbacky guitar - and speedboats with garishly bad paint jobs - i hope there are speed boats - i watched true lies again last night - it was on tv - i cant believe i liked it at one time - lame - horse chasing motorcycle - like the line in adaptation - "technology vs horse" - the best thing in it is jamie lee curtis and her striptease - god damn

  • April 13, 2009, 11:07 a.m. CST

    Wait, Expendables is Pg-13????

    by Kief_Ledger

    Does someone have a link that confirms this?

  • April 13, 2009, 11:10 a.m. CST

    "tropic thunder" minus parody, sarcasm and irony

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

  • April 13, 2009, 11:12 a.m. CST

    sevadro

    by CherryValance

    http://tinyurl.com/r78hw

  • April 13, 2009, 11:12 a.m. CST

    PG13?

    by Brian

    Now I feel like someone has stolen my testicles.

  • April 13, 2009, 11:12 a.m. CST

    if this turns out to be any good...

    by TomHooligan

    I'll eat my metaphorical hat

  • April 13, 2009, 11:15 a.m. CST

    NEEDS MORE BUSEY!

    by zom-bot.com

    just a dash. a little busey goes a long way, but it sure do make a man-movie stew taste better...

  • April 13, 2009, 11:22 a.m. CST

    the wind is blowing t'wards the storm!

    by Mysterious_Volvo

  • April 13, 2009, 11:26 a.m. CST

    NEEDS CHEESEY SYNTH SCORE!

    by belasco_house

    Perhaps

  • April 13, 2009, 11:27 a.m. CST

    Oh. TurdontheRun said that already

    by belasco_house

    Sorry

  • April 13, 2009, 11:28 a.m. CST

    WHO said Expendables is PG-13? Sly?

    by ricarleite2

  • April 13, 2009, 11:35 a.m. CST

    aw fuck it

    by torontoxic

    This will probably be 1 part stupid, 1 part funny, and about 8 parts awesome. <P> Makes it multiple heads above most everything else in production right now.

  • April 13, 2009, 11:38 a.m. CST

    What does "turning it up to 111" mean?

    by Iron-kong

    BEcause temperature wise that's not very hot. A good setting for a jacuzzi really. Or did he mean 111%. That's an odd percentage.

  • April 13, 2009, 11:40 a.m. CST

    NEEDS CHICKS WITH DICKS!

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

  • April 13, 2009, 11:49 a.m. CST

    Looks like an A-Team episode

    by axel fff

  • April 13, 2009, 11:59 a.m. CST

    What about Carl Weathers?

    by White Goodman

    He could teach you how to make a stew.

  • April 13, 2009, 12:01 p.m. CST

    It looks like Eric and Steve are holding hands by their...

    by Leafar the Lost

    ...fingertips. I guess they cried like schoolgirls when the explosions went off before they were ready. I know Eric Roberts has some acting talent. He is an above average actor. He isn't a great actor/actress like his sister, but Eric has shown the ability to deliver a few believable lines. What Eric can't do is carry a movie. He will never be a lead actor, and he is lucky that he keeps getting work. Maybe Eric can pull out a Mickey Rourke type performance in a small, independent movie. I think his best work was in the two Mariah Carrey videos that he was in. He didn't have any lines, so it forced him to just use facial expressions to convey what his character was feeling. I also want to bang Mariah Carrey. She has some of the best breast implants ever.

  • April 13, 2009, 12:03 p.m. CST

    needs CHICKS WITH DICKS WITH AUTOMATIC SHOTGUNS

    by turketron

    Banging normal chicks. WHAT?

  • April 13, 2009, 12:03 p.m. CST

    I think I have a new desktop.

    by Raymar

  • April 13, 2009, 12:07 p.m. CST

    "It's gonna be a smash-mouth PG-13 !"

    by Bill Clay

    Famous last words from Bruce "Shill" Willis on Die Flaccid 4.

  • April 13, 2009, 12:14 p.m. CST

    I am a bit dissapointed with this pic

    by ominus

    it looks like that eric roberts isnt part of the mercenaries team,but plays some kind of politician,who in this pic,is saved by stone cold just before something is explosed. <p>i though roberts was a kick-ass mercenary too.or am i wrong?

  • April 13, 2009, 12:24 p.m. CST

    Go Stallone!

    by DarthBakpao

  • April 13, 2009, 12:26 p.m. CST

    Should have went w/ the Boz.

    by GQtaste

    Brian Bozworth would have killed in this film.

  • April 13, 2009, 12:31 p.m. CST

    Pretty retarded pic

    by Anything But Tangerines

    It looks like Eric Roberts is getting pushed into a pool by a kid or something. "Oh geez" He cries! "new suit!" shitty deflated fireball, too.

  • April 13, 2009, 12:34 p.m. CST

    inglourious basterds sucks lol, leet! har har

    by hegele

    get a fucking life. i can't stand how people think this is going to blow tarantinos film out of the water. They are different fucking stories, get over it.

  • April 13, 2009, 12:38 p.m. CST

    Sheesh

    by STLost

    And some of you guys make fun of tabletop gamers? LOL

  • April 13, 2009, 12:38 p.m. CST

    PG-13?

    by OgreYouAsshole

    Any validation?

  • April 13, 2009, 12:42 p.m. CST

    PG-13

    by myspoonistoobig

    http://tinyurl.com/dj98f5

  • April 13, 2009, 12:50 p.m. CST

    Stone Cold deserves a good career

    by Brody77

    in movies. But he needs to step away from WWE Films, cos they are pathetic. Now, somebody make Preacher & cast Undertaker as the Saint of Killers!

  • April 13, 2009, 12:53 p.m. CST

    I'm more interested in news of Eric Robert's Daughter

    by Itchy

    Smoking. Hot.

  • April 13, 2009, 1:06 p.m. CST

    Pic of STALLONE & SCHWARZENEGGER on set in action?

    by ABking

    What I want to see is the first picture of STALLONE & SCHWARZENEGGER on set and in action. I just want the Arnold cameo to be something fans will leave the theater remembering and talking about. If Arnie is to be just a cameo in this, his role should be memorable in a film filled with muscle bound he-men. "YOU'RE ONE UGLY MOTHER FUCKER" --Dutch in PREDATOR-- Come on Sly, give Schwarzenegger one helleva cameo role for the ages! Otherwise, why do it???!!!

  • April 13, 2009, 1:08 p.m. CST

    Leafar

    by TedKordLives

    I'd like to refer you to a little film called "The Pope of Greenwich Village". <P> Funny, I've ALWAYS thought Eric was the talented one, and Julia just played herself over and over. Whenever she tries to stretch (Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Duplicity), she can't quite pull it off, in my opinion. She just can't sell me on it. Ooh, she's dangerous, she's edgy-oh wait, it's Julia 'Cotton Candy' Roberts.

  • April 13, 2009, 1:09 p.m. CST

    Oh and that picture-

    by TedKordLives

    Gives me a huge '80s boner. Like a boner with a rubik's cube at the end.

  • April 13, 2009, 1:12 p.m. CST

    Please let all the action be old school real and not CG.

    by Mr Nicholas

  • April 13, 2009, 1:15 p.m. CST

    Soundtrack

    by Darth Busey

    Do not bother putting a score on this thing. This needs a sweet soundtrack. I suggest Frank Stallone, Stan Bush, and Survivor. Maybe even Robert Tepper if he's still alive. Awesome. And thanks.

  • April 13, 2009, 1:19 p.m. CST

    IT WAS RAMIREZ

    by supercowbell4therequestformorecowbell

  • April 13, 2009, 1:51 p.m. CST

    Eric Roberts

    by Swoomustdie

    Is it just me or do his teeth look like some sort of Halloween monster kit in that picture? I'm usually not a 'Lol, you don't have 50k teeth' kind of poster, but some of those look damn near sideways.

  • April 13, 2009, 1:53 p.m. CST

    It also features Eric Roberts' flabby face

    by Melvin_Pelvis

    is full wave motion

  • April 13, 2009, 1:55 p.m. CST

    Mr Nicholas

    by just pillow talk

    Have no fear, it'll be old school.<p>This movie will make your balls grow 3 sizes.

  • April 13, 2009, 1:58 p.m. CST

    Last!

    by GilbertRSmith

    Also, what's with all the comparisons between this and Inglourious Basterds? I mean, I know that smarmy little dickshits have to squeeze in a "Fuck Tarantino" wherever they can, but the only similarity between the films is the genre, so let's save useless unwarranted negativity for when it's relevant, k?

  • April 13, 2009, 2:06 p.m. CST

    PG-13 should not be allowed

    by MANNZILLA

    Studios should have choice of PG or R. That end this middle of the raod bullshit. Either it's PG for the kids or R for the adults.

  • April 13, 2009, 2:09 p.m. CST

    After you see this movie, your dick will be too big for vaginal

    by turketron

  • April 13, 2009, 2:09 p.m. CST

    sex

    by turketron

  • April 13, 2009, 2:15 p.m. CST

    There's already too much parody, sarcasm and irony these days!

    by kevred

    And I, for one, am sick of it. It seems like there's not one decent movie or TV show that can avoid winking slyly at you, deflating its credibility to avoid seeming...what?<p>This age of self-referential irony makes me sick. If this film plays it 100% straight, then great.

  • April 13, 2009, 2:19 p.m. CST

    "'Splosion"?

    by Charlie & Tex

    Further proof that the internet is devolving the English language (sigh) - God knows what this movie will be like, though...

  • April 13, 2009, 2:19 p.m. CST

    Lots of leaping into water pics.

    by EvilWizardGlick

    That could just make up the action for the whole damn film.

  • April 13, 2009, 2:21 p.m. CST

    kevred, Gay action heroes?

    by EvilWizardGlick

    "If this film plays it 100% straight, then great." <p> I for one would enjoy a movie about a bunch of macho mo's acting all military.

  • April 13, 2009, 2:25 p.m. CST

    As for the rating...

    by kevred

    PG-13 can do an awful lot these days, but add me to the list of those hoping for R. It's not that I want extreme carnage or anything, but there's a sort of "invisible safety net" with less-than-R ratings that makes everything feel too safe. Tough, grizzled killers should be able to fully curse and be raw. More than losing any particular graphic stuff, it's that subtle softening that weakens a PG-13 movie.<p>I have the feeling that with this film, the better the cast gets, the more likely a PG-13 is, because the more marketable it becomes. If it was just Sly and Dolph, well, the spotlight wouldn't be so bright. But keep adding the good names--even if, individually, they might not be so special from a marketing standpoint, together they add up to headline news.<p>But look at the past: Matrix, 300, Saving Private Ryan, Gladiator, Aliens, Wedding Crashers...heck, even Rain Man and Beverly Hills Cop were R-rated. There's no barrier to commercial success with an R rating.<p>Seems to me that unless they have Expendables lunch boxes and action figures in mind, there's not much benefit in PG-13.<p>Who knows, maybe there are valid marketing angles. But I can't think of any that wouldn't weaken its value long-term among the long-term audience.

  • April 13, 2009, 2:28 p.m. CST

    Okay, EvilWizardGlick, you have a point!

    by kevred

    Straight doesn't have to always mean straight. But if any of these characters are gay, I still want them to be serious and non-self-referential! :)

  • April 13, 2009, 2:33 p.m. CST

    Why not Stone Cold?

    by natecore

  • April 13, 2009, 2:35 p.m. CST

    @GilbertRSmith re: Inglourious Basterds comparisons

    by kevred

    I'm not sure myself, but my guess would be the somewhat confusable titles of the flicks (early on, I got them a little mixed up), the vaguely similar scenarios (ragtag bunch of misfits join up to go on mission and take out big baddie), the chatter about all-star tough-guy casts that led up to each one (though Basterds really ending up deflating in that area), and the intent of both to be tough, rough, in-your-face action flicks.<p>Of course the collected nerds here (myself included) always have our ideals about how these flicks should turn out, but it'd be kind of a shame if both of them missed the mark--Basterds, with an unimpressive cast and overly sadistic violence, and Expendables with PG-13 softening.<p>From what I've seen here, it seems like somewhere in the middle--80s Stallone & Arnold flicks anyone?--is where most people want these films to go.

  • April 13, 2009, 2:37 p.m. CST

    Sly please make it R fuck PG-13

    by TheDark0Knight

    my excitement level has gone down knowing that this might be a pg 13

  • April 13, 2009, 2:44 p.m. CST

    i'm not happy with the pg 13 rating

    by Mr_X

    i need a gratuitous lap dancing club scene and a lot of swearing and blood with the word "motherfucker" flying about occasionally.

  • April 13, 2009, 2:45 p.m. CST

    This is how THE EXPENDABLES teaser trailer should be....

    by ABking

    Sly, check out these big but fun trailers for Schwarzenegger event action films TRUE LIES & ERASER. Now go make a teaser trailer that will scream "IRON MAN 2 better watch your back because Stallone & Schwarzenegger's THE EXPENDABLES is coming... LOL...Love these trailers for TRUE LIES. Come on Arnie and Cameron, please bring us TRUE LIES 2! TRUE LIES teaser trailer... http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=ES&hl=es&v=f8rcctfariQ TRUE LIES official trailer... http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=BR&hl=pt&v=3B7HG8_xbDw ERASER teaser trailer... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYUnxgUE1kI&feature=related ERASER official trailer... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYfiV8rb3....rom=PL&index=28

  • April 13, 2009, 2:46 p.m. CST

    stone cold doesn't have this problem, but eric roberts

    by Mr_X

    hair is surprisingly aerodynamic.

  • April 13, 2009, 2:50 p.m. CST

    WHAT THE FUCK????????????

    by Dreamseller

    Since I first heard about that movie I was like: "OMFG! This will be the best action-flick ever!" Now I read its going to be PG 13??? PG 13??? Is Sly out of his goddamn mind? Fuck him. Not gonna watch this kiddie-flick. AND THATS THE BOTTOM LINE...

  • April 13, 2009, 2:51 p.m. CST

    Where's the Marilyn Chambers RIP story???

    by axel fff

    I wanna see Harry get all weepy for that one.

  • April 13, 2009, 3:03 p.m. CST

    RORSHACH IS THE NEW FREDDY!

    by theycallmemrtibbs

  • April 13, 2009, 3:05 p.m. CST

    Kane will emerge from the fireball

    by Samuel Fulmer

    and tombstone Austin.

  • April 13, 2009, 3:05 p.m. CST

    PG13? is this for real????

    by ominus

    i thought u guys u were joking,but from what i see the rumours are correct. <p>WHAT THE FUCK SLY? <p>we supported and applauded u, for making rambo 4 hard r-rated,and now that your career is on hot track again,u give us the finger and make a pg13 in order to earn more money? <p>thats how u treat your fans? then fuck you.go join your faggot pal bruce wills with his pg13 die hard 4. <p>as always its all about the money

  • April 13, 2009, 3:07 p.m. CST

    I mostly have faith in Stallone's filmmaking dick veins...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...but I do hope that he takes this further (like he did RAMBO) and doesn't make this EXACTLY like an 80's action flick...I mean that shot could come directly from an episode of T.J. Hooker...I'm not twelve anymore. Make it good Mr. Stallone.

  • April 13, 2009, 3:07 p.m. CST

    Adult Star Marilyn Chambers Found Dead

    by TheKGB01

    I am sure AICN wont do anything about posting till after 2 weeks then its new news to them.. All of you geeks know who this was... So sad...

  • April 13, 2009, 3:11 p.m. CST

    This PG-13 shit is old now! To the PUSSIES on AICN....

    by ABking

    You pussies that keep screaming at the PG-13 rating over and over and over each EXPENDABLES update at AICN should pack up and get THE FUCK OFF THE AICN website!

  • April 13, 2009, 3:14 p.m. CST

    There should be a movie...

    by ebonic_plague

    ...where every scene ends with the characters escaping/jumping away from some kind of explosion. Maybe X-Men Origins: Nightcrawler.

  • April 13, 2009, 3:19 p.m. CST

    The audience is 30 and over

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Why and the world would they make it PG-13. The geriatrics won't watch it beacuse it'll be wimped down, and the Gen Y ADD texting metros won't watch it because it'll be too tough.

  • April 13, 2009, 3:20 p.m. CST

    Rip Marilyn Chambers

    by ominus

    sad news :(

  • April 13, 2009, 3:29 p.m. CST

    at least those crippled fuckers are doing their own stunts.

    by BYOBkenobi

    Doesn't Steve Austin have some fucked up knees?

  • April 13, 2009, 3:35 p.m. CST

    Harrison Ford looks like Tall Man

    by Prossor

    in that Crystal Skull statue ad yikes.

  • April 13, 2009, 3:45 p.m. CST

    Looks like Peter Pan and Wendy

    by Bubba Gillman

    flying off to Never Never Land.

  • April 13, 2009, 3:58 p.m. CST

    Are they holding hands? How sweet!

    by Cellar Door

    And even though it's a physical impossibility, you know Eric Roberts would open up a can of batshit-crazy and make Stone Cold his g-girl right?

  • April 13, 2009, 4:05 p.m. CST

    Why are the leads all macho dudes?

    by Decimus

    Like effeminate men can't be badasses? How about some kick-butt roles for Clay Aiken and Michael Jackson?

  • April 13, 2009, 4:07 p.m. CST

    Roberts looks like the "cool dad" with his son....

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    ...running the obstacle course.

  • April 13, 2009, 4:20 p.m. CST

    PG-13, heh?

    by Fenrisulfr

    Well... that sucks to say the least. I too believed this was just a rumour, but if Sly himself said it wouldn't be a bloodfest... People who claim how hard a PG-13 can be nowadays make me laugh. Yes, you can push the envelope with PG-13 with disturbing images and atmosphere, eventually psychological violence (always thought the scene where Philip Seymour Hoffman threatens Cruise's wife and counts to 10 in M:I-3 was really hard for a PG-13) but I have never seen a PG-13 graphically violent action movie. You all know that PG-13 means there won't be any vicious, bloody fights, and there sure as hell won't be any graphic shootings with blood splashing all over the place... Let's make it really simple: 80s/90s ACTION = EXIT WOUNDS and BLOODPACKS. Fuck CGI blood, and fuck the quick cuts. Sly, get real. 13-year-old kids won't go watch your movie so why make it PG-13? We, the kids of the eighties, the teens of nineties are the ones who will go watch your goddamn movie. I thought you'd get that. GIVE US SOME BLOOD. GIVE US SOME BONECRACKING ACTION. GIVE US SOME BRAZILIAN BOOBS !

  • April 13, 2009, 4:30 p.m. CST

    Let's be honest here web-heads...

    by JERRY HORROR

    This is the film every kid who grew up loving action flicks dreamed of. Playground fights, with heated discussion and fury ensued. Please Vern, write a book on Jean Claude Van Damme!(cause if you don't, I will) Segalology still makes me wet my pants, it's been the "Jerry Horror book of the month club book, for 34 months straight"! Talkbackers, film nerds...hit me up at www.myspace.com/jerryhorror FaceBook blows! Myspace has gotten me laid consistently for over 5 years!

  • April 13, 2009, 4:34 p.m. CST

    Better not be PG-13!!!!

    by sonnyfern

    That would be retarded. That pic is awesome in it's hilariousness...

  • April 13, 2009, 4:34 p.m. CST

    There is no fear

    by MF_Christopher_Lambert

    in Eric Robert's dojo!!!!!!! (Why does he have so many haters up here? The man is a god, he simply made quite a few DTV mistakes.)

  • April 13, 2009, 4:34 p.m. CST

    Yes, my childhood dream as an action movie fan

    by OMG_BATMAN

  • April 13, 2009, 4:36 p.m. CST

    Lincoln Park to score the soundtrack!

    by The_Man_Behind_The_Curtain

    Only joking. Just want to freak out the sonsabitches who scan the talkback titles instead of reading the posts.

  • April 13, 2009, 4:40 p.m. CST

    The only thing more awesome

    by MF_Christopher_Lambert

    than this film getting an R Rating would be if Dio scored the entire soundtrack.

  • April 13, 2009, 5:16 p.m. CST

    My Men are not expendable!

    by armando

    and I don't do this tye of work....

  • April 13, 2009, 5:22 p.m. CST

    The movie adaptation of IT...

    by emeraldboy

    is getting an R rating. despite the eulogising that sly gets. His fans will go to this. but will anyone else. jet li is a great action star. but the rest stone cold steve austin??? the stath??? dolph lundgren??? and eric roberts??? this will spend one week in the cinema before going to dvd. all depends on the story. Clifhanger was the best stallone movie that I saw in the cinema. Pacino and denior are two of the most overhyped actors of thier generations. Their 2nd movie together Righteous kill was awful. but I would pay money to see, even for a second Arnie and sly together on screen. then leave the cinema.

  • April 13, 2009, 5:29 p.m. CST

    You're a poster armando, an expendable poster,

    by Prossor

    and i used you to get the job done, got it?

  • April 13, 2009, 5:29 p.m. CST

    Damn You Michael Bay

    by MCMLXXVI

    Damn You Michael Bay

  • April 13, 2009, 5:33 p.m. CST

    expendables is what basterds should've been???

    by slappy jones

    well of course since we have seen them both we can make that call. oh thats right i forgot we haven't so i suggest you shut your stupid trap.

  • April 13, 2009, 5:39 p.m. CST

    i mean

    by armando

    type of work

  • April 13, 2009, 5:40 p.m. CST

    what happend to you Prossor?

    by armando

    you used to be somone I could trust?

  • April 13, 2009, 5:49 p.m. CST

    ROBERTS MIGHT BE TOO OLD FOR THAT SHIT

    by Mullah Omar

    He doesn't look like he is enjoying Rio.

  • April 13, 2009, 6:03 p.m. CST

    SENSE

    by Ebolarama

    That picture makes none

  • April 13, 2009, 6:06 p.m. CST

    This movie has...

    by armando

    to have at least one stan bush song on the soudtrack...

  • April 13, 2009, 6:13 p.m. CST

    I want to see a scene..

    by armando

    where one of these guys picks up a bullet up off the ground and says "there was firing in all directions"

  • April 13, 2009, 6:14 p.m. CST

    vots got armando so spoooked?

    by Prossor

  • April 13, 2009, 6:17 p.m. CST

    The opening credits should start

    by armando

    with the "the final countdown" playing in the background...

  • April 13, 2009, 6:18 p.m. CST

    been acting squirly all morning....

    by armando

  • April 13, 2009, 6:19 p.m. CST

    Billy! What tha heell is wrong wit you?

    by armando

  • April 13, 2009, 6:22 p.m. CST

    dang Prossor...

    by armando

    you think you could have killed something bigger?

  • April 13, 2009, 6:24 p.m. CST

    I would piss my pants

    by armando

    if we get a scene with arnold as the governer telling stallone'S group of tough guys to GET TO THE CHOPPER... even is he says it in a normal voice on his front lawn...

  • April 13, 2009, 6:35 p.m. CST

    strap this on your sore ass armando!

    by Prossor

    Mine's as big as a house!

  • April 13, 2009, 6:41 p.m. CST

    what's da matter, dillon?...

    by TurdontheRun

    the CIA got yoo pushing too many pencils? now, vat eez dis fucking tie business?<p>buncha slack jawed faggots round here! this stuff'll make ya a goddamn sexual tyrannosaurus, just like me!

  • April 13, 2009, 6:44 p.m. CST

    The movie should open with flashbacks......

    by theycallmemrtibbs

    All black and white footage from when Eric Roberts was in the movie "Best of the Best"... ( Pony-tail and all ) And from when the Rattle Snake use ta wrassle. Fade to Black and Open up with "Welcome to the Jungle" wailing over the explosions. All In slo-mo, Then as they swim to safety, a few one-liners between the two should be added, Such as "That was Hot!" Or "That really Burns me up!" Then Stallone's character would walk up wearing a wife beater, a Tam and a great amount of Man grease....(For his muscles of course) and say.... "When you two homo's are done holding hands and running from explosions in slo-mo as Welcome to the Jungle plays overhead...I gotta Job for you!"

  • April 13, 2009, 6:46 p.m. CST

    this movie must end...

    by TurdontheRun

    with a freeze frame with all the surviving expendables giving a thumbs up sign and sporting shit eating grins! yeah baby, mission accomplished!

  • April 13, 2009, 6:52 p.m. CST

    and there must be a scene...

    by TurdontheRun

    where stallone's character woos the female lead (charisma carpenter, I think?)with his slick moves on the dance floor.<p>"You look like a real take charge guy"<p>"Baby, how'd you know my middle name?"<p>cut to tame sex scene that quickly fades to black over the sounds of seductive 80's saxophone.

  • April 13, 2009, 7:04 p.m. CST

    amen turdontherun......

    by theycallmemrtibbs

    However, I dont know why but Rick Moranis should fit in somewhere

  • April 13, 2009, 7:06 p.m. CST

    or Luther from 48hrs.

    by theycallmemrtibbs

  • April 13, 2009, 7:07 p.m. CST

    TedKordLives, Mickey Rourke was the star of "The Pope of...

    by Leafar the Lost

    ...Greenwich Village," not Eric Roberts. I did see it, which why I said he had some talent. However, like Rourke, he pissed it all away. Unlike Rourke, Roberts isn't going to have a career resurrection. He had his chances at stardom, but he just didn't click. Maybe he was too much of an asshole, and he got that difficult to work with label. Julia Roberts is a star. I am not a fan of her work, but even I have paid money to see her movies.

  • April 13, 2009, 7:14 p.m. CST

    Lefar

    by TedKordLives

    Ok, you got me there. But yeah, Eric Roberts was awesome in it. See, we don't have to be rabid badgers on this site. <P>But I still maintain that Eric is the more talented of the two.

  • April 13, 2009, 7:15 p.m. CST

    Electric drum rolls ruined the 80s.

    by gotilk

    Single-handedly. Subtrack "dweem doom derrrm" from almost any 80s film and you are left with a nearly Kubrickian masterwork of film. An advisor to Michael Mann actually saved his career by giving him that one piece of advice. If it's electronic and it's a drum, Mr Mann, avoid it. Sage advice. Now look at his career.

  • April 13, 2009, 7:16 p.m. CST

    RIP

    by Holy Hell

    Harry Kalas. Unbelievable, reedy, timeless voice, the voice that makes all the saccharine, hyperbolic, nostalgic reverence we're all supposed to feel toward "America's Pastime" ring true and eternal, at least when you're driving home from a 16 hour day, through the rain, feeling like shit that you scewed something up at work, hating your boss for being a dick about it, and you manage to pick up his voice through the crackle and squeal of the AM dial. "Outta here" indeed. The Phillies - and all of baseball- won't be the same.

  • April 13, 2009, 7:23 p.m. CST

    ABking

    by OgreYouAsshole

    What does the AB stand for? Always in the buttocks? Tee-hee

  • April 13, 2009, 7:27 p.m. CST

    wow really dont care know that i know its pg-13

    by supercowbell4therequestformorecowbell

    fuck this movie in its ass.

  • April 13, 2009, 7:42 p.m. CST

    This movie is 'Snakes on a Plane' all over again. . .

    by jimmay

    Anti-modern action fans were stoked about that one for its lack of irony, too. How'd that turn out? Oh yeah: "it sounded like a good idea at the time."

  • April 13, 2009, 7:46 p.m. CST

    GilbertRSmith and kevred: Inglorious Basterds comparison

    by D.Vader

    Why do we compare this to Tarantino's Inglorious Basterds? <p> Because for years, the story was that Tarantino's flick was going to be full of badass action stars like Bruce Willis, Stallone, Jackson, Roth, Madsen, maybe the Governator, and action-oriented roles for Adam Sandler and Eddie Murphy. <p> And instead he gave us a bunch of similar-looking, small Jews. Which was a disappointment to everyone who had already created the movie in their heads. <p> But then Stallone comes in and saves the day, making the ball-out action flick we all thought Tarantino was going to make, casting himself, Lundgren, Jet Li, Statham, Roberts, Stone Cold, maybe the Governator, etc... <p> Seems like Stallone is making the movie we all hoped Tarantino would be making, which by the looks of the last trailer, is not as promising as we hoped.

  • April 13, 2009, 8:02 p.m. CST

    Even if its PG-13-- it will kick QT's fucking teeth in.

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    Brad Pitt, dude from The Office, Eli Roth, shit photography, laughable dialogue, Tarantino's involvement = OBSERVE AND REPORT BOX OFFICE

  • April 13, 2009, 8:16 p.m. CST

    I love electric drum rolls

    by CherryValance

    but you probably could have guessed that. I mean the 80s were the 80s, you can't go back and uncheesify them. And who'd want to? They rocked. I mean there was a short time during the 90s when people had some style. I think it revolved around Uma Thurman's vamp nail polish. But style has been severely lacking for over a decade. It's one thing if the style is goofy, but to have no style at all? That's probably why the world is in the toilet.

  • April 13, 2009, 8:19 p.m. CST

    Of COURSE Eric is the superior Roberts

    by caruso_stalker217

    Did anybody even see THE DARK KNIGHT? His facial expressions during the scene where Joker crashes the mob meeting alone were worth the price of admission!

  • April 13, 2009, 8:24 p.m. CST

    I am already in line for this masterpiece.

    by Dirk Shocker

    You know all you Mofos are also. QT fucked around with his casting choices and Stallone will make him his bitch at 62.

  • April 13, 2009, 8:26 p.m. CST

    "Stallone will make him his bitch at 62."

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    FO' REAL.

  • April 13, 2009, 8:27 p.m. CST

    you all can scream "it doesn't matter if it's PG-13" all

    by vaudeville villain

    you want, but that won't change the fact that this movie will eat llama dicks as a result. seriously, who the fuck are they marketing this to? the 'Twilight' crowd?'<p> we're talking STALLONE, STATHAM, DOLPH (if he's even still in this), LI, ROURKE, the damn GOVERNATOR et. al... what else is there for a collection of '80s era throwback-mofos to do other than kick ass, curse (loud and often), blow shit up, and fuck a Brazilian tranny or two?<p> if they don't go all they way with this, i'll have to pass... i'm tired of this half-stepping, watered down bullshit. let's leave that for 'Highschool Musical 4: the Pedo Years.'

  • April 13, 2009, 8:32 p.m. CST

    Vaudeville is right!

    by caruso_stalker217

    We need more Brazilian tranny fucking!

  • April 13, 2009, 8:32 p.m. CST

    It still sucks that it's PG-13

    by Kief_Ledger

    Regardless of what some of you folks are saying. In order for this movie to fulfill the high anticipation we the geek community have for it, it needs to be R. Do you remember some of the earlier talkbacks about this movie? People had crazy ass ideas like Li kicking peoples heads off. I also believe one person said that if Li and Lundgren were to fight onscreen, the universe would explode. With PG-13, we're going to get little blood, maybe one use of fuck in dialogue, and just an overall lamer film for what they're trying to accomplish. We want Rambo, we're going to get Mr. and Mrs. Smith

  • April 13, 2009, 8:34 p.m. CST

    Is the PG-13 absolutely confirmed?

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    I saw that link provided up above, but it looked fucking fake to me.<p>

  • April 13, 2009, 8:36 p.m. CST

    I see comments like this on other sites....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    "They speculate that Trejo will play one of the South American goons that Stallone, Statham, Rourke, Li, Lundgren and Co. will set out to destroy in utterly profane PG-13 fashion."<p>But where the fuck is the proof?

  • April 13, 2009, 8:45 p.m. CST

    LOCK DOWN YOUR BITCHES AND STRAP DOWN YOUR HOES

    by ChaimBenSexyback

    Cuz here they come ... the Expendables!!!!!

  • April 13, 2009, 8:46 p.m. CST

    Geeks dont pay the Bills!

    by coltrautman

    RAMBO cost about 50million With promo etc...and even then Only grossed 43million$ in the U.s. expendables is 60million$ without even taking into account Promo from lionsgate....id hate to see the film do poorly because of a few blood-thirsty geeks...but then again...with a cast like this maybe sly could get away with an R-rating and still have a big hit...if not, we can still have an unrated version on DVD!

  • April 13, 2009, 8:52 p.m. CST

    JET LI IS JUMPING IN THAT PIC TOO

    by ChaimBenSexyback

    But you can't see him cuz he one fast mofo.

  • April 13, 2009, 8:54 p.m. CST

    NO OFFENSE BUT HE LOOKS LIKE STONE FATTY

    by ChaimBenSexyback

    He's gonna reach the ground before Eric Roberts. Laws of physics and shit.

  • April 13, 2009, 9:03 p.m. CST

    But under that bay...

    by TedKordLives

    AQUAMAN AWAITS! <p> Hmm, probably not going to have the intended effect.

  • April 13, 2009, 9:04 p.m. CST

    this should premier on the USA network

    by walrusholder

  • April 13, 2009, 9:09 p.m. CST

    fuck making it R JUST MAKE IT GOOD

    by slappy jones

  • April 13, 2009, 9:24 p.m. CST

    Eric Roberts doing stunts at 53 = awesome

    by coltrautman

  • April 13, 2009, 9:26 p.m. CST

    ONLY ONE THING MAKES MY DICK HARDER THAN THE EXPENDABLES

    by ChaimBenSexyback

    Naked Eliza Dushku. <P> http://images.huffingtonpost.com/gen/74255/original.jpg

  • April 13, 2009, 9:51 p.m. CST

    With all due respect to TARANTINO!

    by ABking

    His war film will never be THE EXPENDABLES! He knows this and probably won't be able to show his face and make a comment. I mean, Brad Pitt is the only great star in the film. Pitt is a macho dude but with Sly and Jet Li alone, THE EXPENDABLES is better. Then when you throw in Schwarzenegger, Lundgren, Statham etc...INGLORIOUS BASTERDS is a movie for the SEX IN THE CITY crowd. IB is rated R but the PG-13 THE EXPENDABLES is going to make it look like a female movie.

  • April 13, 2009, 10:06 p.m. CST

    WITH ALL DUE *WHAT?* TO TARANTINO?

    by ChaimBenSexyback

    Are you smoking crack again, AB?

  • April 13, 2009, 10:18 p.m. CST

    Eliza Dushku was hot in that Dollhouse episode...

    by D.Vader

    Not the one I saw, bc I haven't seen ANY of them, but the one whose picture I saw in the recent Entertainment Weekly. You know, the one where she was dressed as a Catholic schoolgirl. Mmmmmmhm.

  • April 13, 2009, 10:26 p.m. CST

    Crack?

    by ABking

    I'm smoking a opening day ticket to THE EXPENDABLES.

  • April 13, 2009, 10:44 p.m. CST

    STONECOLD!STONECOLD!STONECOLD!

    by Double M

    What?

  • April 13, 2009, 10:52 p.m. CST

    does anyone have the complete

    by armando

    cast list that is updated?

  • April 13, 2009, 10:54 p.m. CST

    You BITCHES need to GROW UP!!!

    by ABking

    All this talk of "if this film is PG-13 I will not see it"...stop acting like fucking babies and grow the fuck UP. You dip-shits can scream I WILL NOT SEE this movie now if it is PG-13...but all you sorry cunts know you will happily give Sly $100 worth of your money and time when you see the film 5 times in theaters. THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS crowd will come out for this next APRIL and make this into a smash hit! And yeah, once QT didn't cast SLY, BRUCE and ARNOLD in IB, that film lost several points.

  • April 13, 2009, 10:56 p.m. CST

    I'm not saying I won't see it

    by Kief_Ledger

    I just wish it was R rated and hardcore as all fuck. Hell, I saw Live Free Or Die Hard opening weekend despite being extremely pissed off about the PG-13.

  • April 13, 2009, 11:13 p.m. CST

    Pitt is a "MACHO DUDE"?

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    I wonder what kind of 5 foot nothin, shit-cutter you must look like to consider someone like Bale to be a "MACHO DUDE." I've been in 2 fights in my life, but I'm fairly certain I could tear Bale's fucking face off with ease.

  • April 13, 2009, 11:14 p.m. CST

    HOLY FUCKING SHIT. FORGIVE ME LORD BALE.

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    I suppose when I typed the word MACHO-- images of Bale flashed in my head and I accidentally said BALE instead of PITT. You get the point.

  • April 13, 2009, 11:15 p.m. CST

    And QT lost respect when his piece of shit script leaked.

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    Not when he didn't cast people.

  • April 13, 2009, 11:17 p.m. CST

    Looking at my typo "Tear Bale's face off with ease"

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    makes me fucking cringe. I'm really sorry guys.

  • April 13, 2009, 11:17 p.m. CST

    I love how the naked Eliza Dushku link is Huffpost.

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    HA.

  • April 13, 2009, 11:23 p.m. CST

    I thought'd you'd had a stroke, Danny

    by caruso_stalker217

  • April 13, 2009, 11:35 p.m. CST

    this will be rated r

    by i.baronvladimir

    stallone wouldn't pull a walter b on us. would he?

  • April 13, 2009, 11:37 p.m. CST

    inglorious basterds

    by i.baronvladimir

    just bringing up qt's name makes me grimace. death proof was such boring, pointless, arrogantly made shit. death proof.

  • April 13, 2009, 11:43 p.m. CST

    i love the cafeteria scene

    by i.baronvladimir

    where the chicks sit around saying clever things for 20 minutes, while the camera moves slowly around them. forget about advancing the story, let's just marvel at how witty and sharp a writer of dialogue qt is, wow.

  • April 13, 2009, 11:44 p.m. CST

    A stroke? Naaawww....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    ...I'm just not on here during the day anymore. AICN blocks my fucking work IP for some reason.

  • April 13, 2009, 11:55 p.m. CST

    Can someone get Harry....

    by The Dum Guy

    ...To call Sly up and seek out info on this whole ratings thing?<br><br>I can only hope for a Tarintino movie to be PG-13... hopefully a light comedy.

  • April 14, 2009, 12:14 a.m. CST

    MORE PHOTOS ARE HERE!!!!!!!

    by ABking

    http://ethelmae.wordpress.com/

  • April 14, 2009, 12:21 a.m. CST

    Don't forget to give this movie a theme music!

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    This movie requires a catchy theme music playing throughout, fast during the action scenes, and slower acoustic versions during the lighter scenes.<BR> People sat up when the Rambo theme started playing, Expendables must set the stage for theme music to be played in possible sequels!

  • April 14, 2009, 12:58 a.m. CST

    Hmmmm, really not sure about this movie...

    by southafricanguy

    I ve been a fan of Tarantino, but i think he has been very uneven for a while now. No matter what i cant seem to get excited about IB. Has anyone here read the script? If so, whats it like? Objectively speaking (please dont answer me if you just hate QT regardless) And I was massively dissapointed by QT not casting Stallone, van damme, Arnie etc...But i dont really know much about this movie (expendables) and Stallone's (im a fan, so please dont kill me)is hit and miss. Plus he has a habit of making come backs and then self-imploding...

  • April 14, 2009, 12:59 a.m. CST

    but either way I hope this is kept old school

    by southafricanguy

    and simple like Rambo 4 :)

  • April 14, 2009, 1:02 a.m. CST

    Ideas for how to open up this movie.......

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    What I hope is that this movie DOES NOT have the generic style moving opening. You know, animated credits flashing by in a "cool" way in front of a montage of CG effects, MTV style.<BR><BR> I would love a minimalist approach to the title credits, made cool through how creatively they are used rather than how many colors someone can fit on the screen. Here are some types that I like.<BR><BR> 1. NO OPENING TITLE AT ALL. Ghostbusters 2 did this. You go right into the movie, maybe with cast and credits in passive plain white font.<BR> The title can finally blast onto the screen after the movie is over, causing ovation.<BR><BR> 2. DO IT LIKE RAMBO, but amped up. Rambo had a violent opening sequence followed by the title booming in. Do that, but amp up the pre-title opening sequence. Make it a 15 minute shootout blastfest before the title screen even pops up. That causes ovation. Following, is plain white passive cast credits.<BR><BR> Bottom line, I just dont want flashy MTV style millions-of-colors on the screen opening credits trying to be COOL. Be badass and passive, NOT cool.

  • April 14, 2009, 2:33 a.m. CST

    Working on homework late night....

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    ...means I am here on this Talkback all by myself....WOOHAHA, this section bellongs to ME!!

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    I'm just kidding.

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Please don't kick me out. It's been a late night typing a million page paper. I will not spam again.

  • April 14, 2009, 2:44 a.m. CST

    How can a film still in production...

    by JERRY HORROR

    Already be rated? A children's film, most likely. After Rambo though, Sly is gonna bring his A-game. He has to up the ante. Even if this movie sucks, I will see it and enjoy the sheer awesomeness of it's casting decisions.

  • April 14, 2009, 3:23 a.m. CST

    There's only ONE way to screw up this movie....

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    ...and that's to find a way to make it boring/drawn out.<BR><BR> 1. Fast and Furious - THERE WAS ONLY ONE STREET RACE THE WHOLE MOVIE! Yeah it made a ton of money off the brand, and it was actually a pretty cool movie, but people came to see cars and racing, and there was only ONE street race!<BR><BR> My point is, as long as they remember what people are coming to see for this movie...BADASS FIGHTING AND NONSTOP ACTION...then its gonna be really hard to screw it up.<BR> Dont make it over dramatic...sappy...with all this lovey dovey crying stuff...man it the MAN MOVIE people want and its 99% gonna satisfy. There's only one way to screw it up, and thats forgetting that. In my opinion.

  • April 14, 2009, 6:32 a.m. CST

    Oh, I get it, ABking's not old enough to see R-rated films.

    by OgreYouAsshole

    He's praying he won't need to bring mommy to the theater again. You silly, redundant goose.

  • April 14, 2009, 8:03 a.m. CST

    Eric Roberts and Mickey Rourke will reunite for this movie.

    by Leafar the Lost

    I just realized that. Have they been in a movie together since, "The Pope of Greenvich Village?" I am guessing that they will both play druglords or something. However, maybe Eric plays a cop, due to the explosion picture. I don't know. Anyway, Julia is more talented than Eric, and the proof is the money. She was paid $20 million for three different movies. She was paid $15 million to do her last movie with Clive Owen (Duplicity), and she is 41. Julia is hot, but not that hot. The Hollywood producers aren't paying her that much money just for her looks, and she isn't having sex with all of them. For that much money, she should be required to...and the movie may not even make $15 million.

  • April 14, 2009, 8:51 a.m. CST

    DGDB - I FAINTED AFTER READING THAT POST

    by ChaimBenSexyback

    3 hours later, I'm glad to see it was an innocent mistake. Truly, Bale's machismo is very distracting (in a good way).

  • April 14, 2009, 9:06 a.m. CST

    There's going to be an explosion in every scene.

    by Rhinosaur

    If it is PG-13, it better be a real hard PG-13.

  • April 14, 2009, 9:19 a.m. CST

    Eric

    by pumaman

    I'm so fucking happy Sly got Eric Roberts for this movie . I've loved him ever since they paired up in The Specialist together. I hope he's playing a greasy bad guy. He can rally pull that stuff off brilliantly. Looking forward to video blogs from the set and more photos !

  • April 14, 2009, 9:30 a.m. CST

    THE SPECIALIST is good action fun!

    by ABking

    Eric Roberts was a good slimey bad guy. Sly blew shit up really good. Sharon was still hot. Gotta love it.

  • April 14, 2009, 9:51 a.m. CST

    casting update

    by marialascala

    hi - publicist lady here with a littleupdate for those asking. Terry Crews arrives in Rio 2moro, Jet next week, I think Randy is here as he fights Anderson Sat night in a match. Rourke in Nola only with Brittany Murphy.

  • April 14, 2009, 10:45 a.m. CST

    I thought that Eric Roberts was great...

    by mrfan

    in the Dark Knight. Wish his role had been bigger.

  • April 14, 2009, 11:04 a.m. CST

    Looks like.....TOTAL FUCKING DESTRUCTION!!!!

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    Every movie in 2010 will be PWNED by Stallone! You heard it here first!

  • April 14, 2009, 11:20 a.m. CST

    Actually, this movie will make your balls shrivel up...

    by Snake Foreskin

    all the steroids, you know.

  • April 14, 2009, 11:25 a.m. CST

    LIKE THE EXPENDABLES, THIS WILL MAKE YOU WEEP LIKE A BITCH:

    by ChaimBenSexyback

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lp0IWv8QZY

  • April 14, 2009, 12:58 p.m. CST

    Empire online has 3 more pics

    by m_reporter

    Im sure someone already mentioned this... But just in case here's the link <p>http://www.empireonline.com/ news/story.asp?NID=24570

  • April 14, 2009, 2:35 p.m. CST

    why pg13

    by Prossor

    after going from rambo's R to 13 doesn't make any sense especially since it's the same director.

  • April 14, 2009, 3:22 p.m. CST

    is Danny Trejo

    by armando

    really in this? Can anyone confirm? If so... this movie just jumped up a couple notches if thats even possible..

  • April 14, 2009, 4:52 p.m. CST

    Can't wait...

    by Dale_Cooper_

    to see this movie with my buddies, high as a fucking kite.

  • April 14, 2009, 4:52 p.m. CST

    PG-13 makes sense.

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Jet Li - Plenty of PG13 movies such as the ForBidden Kingdom. <BR><BR> Jason Statham - The Transporter is PG13. <BR><BR> Sly and Dolph - Rocky 4. <BR><BR>

  • April 14, 2009, 5:10 p.m. CST

    marialascala

    by Inge

    Thanks for posting here! Maybe you can clear up a few other items like what rating is the film shooting for? Is Trejo involved? What MMA fighters have roles? Gracias!!

  • April 15, 2009, 5:53 a.m. CST

    Eric Roberts in The Immortals

    by Toby_FN_Wong

    The best role he ever played.

  • April 15, 2009, 12:06 p.m. CST

    The Specialist....

    by Cellar Door

    Don't forgot James Woods totally bugnut fuckin maniac performance. Plus how bad ass was Sly's "house" in that movie? The factory he converted into his base but then he wired the whole thing and had built in escape routes? Awesome. I hope my future kids don't mind me skipping saving for their college education so I can build a kick ass base all wired with explosives (neighbor safe i promise) and a water based escape route. Plus a "Guns of Naverone"-like secret entrance for my Special Ops Cat, Secret Agent Lucky Fur.

  • April 15, 2009, 3:07 p.m. CST

    ABKing...I can see why you were banned at SZ

    by Gemini7530

    I don't think I've ever encountered a post of yours without some serious insults toward other posters if they disagree with you.

  • April 15, 2009, 11:37 p.m. CST

    This movie

    by Cujo_Fugate

    is going to skull fuck you while it smashes your girlfriend's head in with a hammer.

  • April 15, 2009, 11:58 p.m. CST

    And it should

    by Cujo_Fugate

    be a strong R with lots of decapitations, disembowelments, abortions, and crucifixions. I want shotgun enemas and grenade suppositories. I want someone to get knifed in the cock. Give me blood and gore!

  • April 17, 2009, 6:55 a.m. CST

    boom!!!!!!!!!!

    by TheExterminator

    better not be pg13

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