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Early EXPENDABLES 2 Art + Plot Description (!?) Revealed!!

Published at: May 11, 2011, 10:17 a.m. CST by merrick

 

 

Merrick here...

Looks like THE EXPENDABLES sequel is being pimped at Cannes and THIS piece at FirstShowing brings us a glimpse of early promotional artwork for the project. 

 

Concurrently, AB King points us to THIS page on Nu Image's website which presents a smaller version of the image above, and also teases the film's plotline.

 

 

NOTE THAT A SIGNIFICANT SPOILER IS CONTAINED IN THE OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS BELOW...

 

 

SPOILER!!

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.

 

 

 

 

Last I heard, and I may be wrong about this, the script for EXPENDABLES 2 has yet to be completed and The Powers That Be haven't made a final selection regarding the picture's director (Stallone is in the film, but won't be directing this time around).  This said, EXPENDABLES 2 has been in development for some time now and a fair amount of consideration has been given to it already - so I'd expect announcements re: helmer, manly man guest appearances,  and whatnot to come along shortly.

 

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  • May 11, 2011, 10:20 a.m. CST

    That poster gives me a headache.....it's weak

    by Bobo_Vision

  • May 11, 2011, 10:20 a.m. CST

    I'll be there.

    by Hipshot

    Stallone is great fun to watch.

  • May 11, 2011, 10:23 a.m. CST

    THEY SHOULD GET JUSTIN LIN TO DIRECT THIS

    by BSB

    I wanted to enjoy The Expendables but the action and dialogue were really weak. Just didn't flow, ya dig? I hope they make improvements. I'm onboard anyway, I just want to love it.

  • May 11, 2011, 10:25 a.m. CST

    Is it going to be as crap as the first one?

    by KilliK

  • At least 23,000 file sharers soon will likely get notified they are being sued for downloading the Expendables in what has become the single largest illegal-BitTorrent-downloading case in U.S. history. http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2011/05/biggest-bittorrent-case/

  • May 11, 2011, 10:27 a.m. CST

    They should get a primate to direct this...

    by WavingFlagsInSpace

    ...cos nothing could be worse than the meandering, self-indulgent first installment. Plain and simple, it was a painful reminder of how much time has passed since many of these guys were in their viable prime. It was laughable, really. Even Statham was phoning it in, and that's saying something. Nothing but indulged egos at play.

  • May 11, 2011, 10:30 a.m. CST

    Meanwhile i like how they kill from the movie the only

    by KilliK

    actor who can act and who gave the most emotional scene in the first one,while they are recycling the same plot: dictator capturing a young woman and the guys are going to save her. jesus.

  • May 11, 2011, 10:30 a.m. CST

    They need to get a proper old school action director for this

    by KEVIN_COSTNERS_RECYCLED_PISS

    This first one was marketed as a good old fashioned 80's throwback but in reality it was nothing of the sort. Stallone was trying too hard to mimic the shitty 'MTV' style/shakey cam bullshit everyone has been doing for the past decade. Plus, CG blood looks like CG blood... give me squibs any day.

  • May 11, 2011, 10:33 a.m. CST

    Missables - On Stranger Tides!

    by D o o d

  • May 11, 2011, 10:33 a.m. CST

    The expendables and scott pilgrim were two of the worst

    by emeraldboy

    films I saw last year. harry liked them both.

  • May 11, 2011, 10:36 a.m. CST

    when stallone spoke during the movie...

    by emeraldboy

    I pissed myself laughing. thomething rotten...

  • May 11, 2011, 10:37 a.m. CST

    The first one was crap, and this looks to be about the same

    by The Krypton Kid

    Sorry if I'm coming off like a hater, but the first one was riddled with forced, unfunny one-liners/banter and hampered by Stallone/Statham hogging the camera and a monosyllabic Dolph Lundgren.

  • May 11, 2011, 10:37 a.m. CST

    I know this is just very early pimpage artwork...

    by WriteForTheEdit

    ...but that poster sucks very, very hard. However, I'm still totally psyched for part 2.

  • May 11, 2011, 10:39 a.m. CST

    Lindsay Lohan for Fiona...

    by brocknroll

    Mark my words, Sly is going get the Lohan.

  • May 11, 2011, 10:40 a.m. CST

    This Time It's Personal And A Damsel In Distress

    by SutureSelf

    How hoary can you get?

  • May 11, 2011, 10:40 a.m. CST

    John Woo to direct ?

    by Richard

    Love to see him direct Stallone in an R rated film.

  • May 11, 2011, 10:41 a.m. CST

    stallone has been monosyllabic

    by emeraldboy

    his whole career. arnie was described best by the great australian writer, novelist, broadcaster and legendary observer tv critic Clive james as walnut stuff with condoms.

  • May 11, 2011, 10:41 a.m. CST

    by SonOfChiba

    I found myself really liking pt 1 (some of it was poor but overall I had a good time), but this synopsis is a worry - waaaay too similar to the first film. I know the plot will come a distant second to the action but still... Whatever happened to Stallone's "pt 2 will be a tribute to martial arts movies"?

  • May 11, 2011, 10:42 a.m. CST

    The Lunchables 2. Hamnation Alley.

    by SydBarretsMyDad

    The first Expendables was very dissapointing. Dont care if a second gets made.

  • May 11, 2011, 10:43 a.m. CST

    Does anyone else think we need a new Cannonball Run?

    by ravenloff

    ...cuz I do. We're a few years beyond the obligatory all-star scavenger hunt movie as well. Rat Race was the last one, wasn't it?

  • May 11, 2011, 10:43 a.m. CST

    Oh and i also like how they introduce to the movie a

    by KilliK

    hardcore,badass female who is ought for revenge.mr Sly i thought the Expendables was a MAN movie? now i wouldnt mind this kind of addition if you we bring in for the role some popular female action star from the 80s ie Synthia Rothrock but it is pretty clear that you are going to use your ordinary average young female face from Hollywood who looks tough maybe Michelle Rodriguez or worse maybe some more sexy and less tough-looking chick Jessica Alba,ScarJo etc at least you could introduce us a young martial arts/sports woman who might be interested to take a shot in the cinematic action genre ie Bruce Lee's daughter but as usual we will end up with the sexy hollywood chick who does 2-3 stunts and we are supposed to accept that she knows how to kick ass.right.

  • May 11, 2011, 10:45 a.m. CST

    Re: Woo

    by masteryoda007

    Good call. Isn't John McTiernan back in the game? He would be ideal for this.

  • May 11, 2011, 10:50 a.m. CST

    John McTiernan should direct

    by Adam Loughran

    .....and make another badass film!

  • May 11, 2011, 10:50 a.m. CST

    LUNDGREN!!!

    by Jake Pantlin

    Dolph better be in this film! His character was my favorite.

  • May 11, 2011, 10:53 a.m. CST

    So basically it's the same story

    by jimmy_009

    Save a girl from a ruthless dictator. How about you guys actually grow some REAL balls and take down Al Qaeda or something.

  • May 11, 2011, 10:56 a.m. CST

    How long until the Expendables prequel...

    by Tikidonkeypunch

    Which re-casts everyone with younger actors. Stallone and Schwarzneggar are allies like XM:FC. Robert Patterson as a young Jason Statham.

  • These guys are EXPENDABLES. They shouldn't be going on missions to save some woman. They should be using women and dropping them like used kleenex. Taking out Qadafy, or Bin Laden like dudes is what we should be seeing.

  • May 11, 2011, 11:08 a.m. CST

    First one was awful.

    by Ironhelix

    Besides, a friend of mine tattoos Stallone, and has told me several stories about what a prick he is. Plus he's a fucking midget.

  • May 11, 2011, 11:11 a.m. CST

    So... Mickey Rourke does even LESS in this one?

    by grandwiz

    And what's with an Xray of Bin Laden's skull on the poster?

  • May 11, 2011, 11:12 a.m. CST

    WHOA, WAY TO RUIN YOUR FRIEND'S BUSINESS, HELIX

    by BSB

  • May 11, 2011, 11:12 a.m. CST

    CANNOT WAIT!

    by Ryan

    The first did leave some things to be desired but it was still a fun movie. I seriously doubt that they would recycle the first movie's plot as much as this article suggests. Also, I read a couple days ago that Vandamme has been cast as a villain in the new movie.

  • May 11, 2011, 11:14 a.m. CST

    Sounds a lot like the first

    by thommcg

    We already did the whole spunky damsel in distress thing...

  • May 11, 2011, 11:16 a.m. CST

    Helix

    by D o o d

    if there were midgets in the first film, then I would've paid to see it. Stallone is a wannabe midget! A fake midget, a fidget if you will!

  • May 11, 2011, 11:18 a.m. CST

    There were reports that Van damme would be playing the villian

    by Redhead_Redemption

    AICN of course never posted the story, but every other site picked it up Also I don't think tool's murder is a big spoiler...It's in the fucking synopsis from the studio and likely happens within the first 10 mins of the film. This site needs to understand what exactly a spoiler is

  • I just have such a busy schedult what with batman 3 and avengers starting up as well as doing a final polish on the superman and james bond scripts But me and sly have been friends for close to 40 years so he understood (I can rmember training him for all of the rocky films and being his muse during late night script rewrites). I'm still going to be helping out with the script but i just don't have the time to direct

  • May 11, 2011, 11:32 a.m. CST

    Hoping the action scenes aren't a jumbled mess

    by Samuel Fulmer

    like the first one. I know we've got some older guys here, but if you have to fast cut and shake the camera so much that it's impossible to tell what's going on, maybe tone the action down a little.

  • May 11, 2011, 11:33 a.m. CST

    The Mickey Rourke scenes

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Were the best ones in the movie.

  • May 11, 2011, 11:34 a.m. CST

    Mickey was the only one who brought genuine class to the first one

    by alan_poon

    Gutted he's been killed off.

  • ..

  • May 11, 2011, 11:41 a.m. CST

    The first one was so boring...

    by aicnmscott

  • May 11, 2011, 11:43 a.m. CST

    loltorrents

    by torontoxic

    Happy 2004 everyone!

  • May 11, 2011, 11:45 a.m. CST

    I hope Tool’s beautiful young and wild daughter Fiona

    by sweeneydave

    is played by Mickey Rourke in a wig. That way he can still be in the movie, but he can show off his feminine side (that we all know he has). Also they can make jokes like, "I can see the resemblance" and he can say "Yes they're real". He/she can even go shirtless and just say her lack of boobs is because they were consumed by her body building pecs.

  • May 11, 2011, 11:47 a.m. CST

    cast

    by MamboMan

    Stallone, Arnold, Willis.... Statham, Jackie Chan, Van Damme, The Rock, Donnie Yen..... and special cameo by...................................................................................... CHUCK NORRIS!!!!! followed by the universe imploding

  • May 11, 2011, 11:51 a.m. CST

    The Mickey Rourke scene and monologue

    by PedroM

    were the only good scenes in the first one.

  • May 11, 2011, 11:51 a.m. CST

    Dolph's In!!

    by SonOfChiba

    Read a brief interview with him a few days ago. He said he's back, as is most of the cast. Van Damme was mentioned as a villain. Think they're still chasing Bruce Muthafuckin Willis to be the big bad - hope they get him!

  • May 11, 2011, 11:53 a.m. CST

    "A friend of mine tatoos Stallone"

    by Bobo_Vision

    How often does Stallone get tattooed? <p> "Eh yo, just checkin' in for my monthly tattoo."

  • May 11, 2011, 11:55 a.m. CST

    So the sequel is gonna do something the first one didn't?

    by MisterMxyzptlk

    Have a plot?

  • May 11, 2011, 11:56 a.m. CST

    I second Snipes.

    by sweeneydave

  • May 11, 2011, 11:56 a.m. CST

    we havesome great actors in mind for some roles

    by JettL93

    stalone and myself recently had lunch with Kurt russell and we think the role of FBI agent harrison would be perfect for him. sly also says that dwayne johnson would make for a great addition if his schedule would allow for it

  • May 11, 2011, 11:59 a.m. CST

    His daughter Fiona

    by Inexplicable_Nuclear_Balls

    Does this mean Shrek joins the group?

  • May 11, 2011, 12:03 p.m. CST

    Arnold

    by Michael Guarino

    God I hope this will be more of a stallone arnold action movie, other than the 10 secs arnold was in the 1st. There should be no reason to stop him now

  • May 11, 2011, 12:04 p.m. CST

    Fuck yeah!

    by Sanyi

    The first has its weaknesses but it was a lot of fun. And I hope Sly will make it a much better movie with more Lundgren. 'Cause I think he was the best fuckin' character in the first one. I'm gonna enjoy this. I will.

  • May 11, 2011, 12:04 p.m. CST

    who will they get as the daughter?

    by Spandau Belly

    will it be an established action chick like Michelle Rodriguez or will they just go with some model trying to be an actress?

  • May 11, 2011, 12:05 p.m. CST

    But, Jettl93 . . .

    by Nick

    Isn't The Rock going to take over the Fast and Furious franchise? Don't you think that's over-saturation? Also, sorry to hear that you're not directing after all. But, with all that you have going on, it's quite understandable. Cheers.

  • May 11, 2011, 12:06 p.m. CST

    Should be Sly's team vs. Arnie's team

    by rev_skarekroe

    But since that's both the best and most obvious idea, it's clear that they've no intention of doing it.

  • agreed.

  • May 11, 2011, 12:12 p.m. CST

    NO MORE WOMEN!!!

    by Johnno

    The first film only went on to prove that women are not needed unless they're nameless hostages. Although I would welcome a crazy bat shit insane woman guerilla commander as a villian henchman 2nd or 3rd in command. She does ruthless things, then they kill her in an awesome way. Of course they should cast an actual old school female action star. And if they do get someone from lately, Michelle Rodriguez is the only one who comes to mind sadly... Unless they get a hong kong female action star which can be awesome. Shed a spotlight on the female fighting talent from there or Korea or Thailand or whatever... But no more relationship, my wife my family bullshit... The first half of the Expendables SUCKED because of it. Thankfully the second half was awesome!!! But still having a first suckable half diminishes your entire movie. Also get more Arnold and Willis and have them do some more shit, even if it's a little more to build up to something epic for Expendables 3. Finally let's see the Expendables deployed in a legitimate warzone or totally hostile territory between factioned combatants.

  • May 11, 2011, 12:14 p.m. CST

    if arnie is in it will his character be revealed as one that

    by emeraldboy

    was married for a long time as his naw devorrrrrced.

  • May 11, 2011, 12:14 p.m. CST

    BTW, the 1st one SUCKED... would have RULED IN THE 70'S!

    by Mennen

  • May 11, 2011, 12:15 p.m. CST

    JCVD and Segal or fuck off.

    by the Green Gargantua

  • May 11, 2011, 12:31 p.m. CST

    DOLPH LUNDGREN WOULD PROBABLY END UP DIRECTING THIS!! READ ON!!

    by brocknroll

    Many of you don't think this will happen but I think it's a huge possibility. Dolph Lundgren is a film director himself, he mostly directed his own straight to DVD movies that he starred the leading roles in like "Command Performance, "The Killing Machine", etc. The reason Dolph would be a perfect replacement director for Sly on the "Expendables 2" is because Dolph's knows Sly's directing style better than anybody, plus, Dolph is great at making action movies. His movies maybe straight to DVD but that doesn't mean they are bad flicks. Plus, another reason it could be a possibility that Dolph could direct is that Sly had Dolph star in two of his films: "Rocky IV" and "Expendables". So Sly would want to return the favor in having Dolph direct "The Expendables" sequel. Don't be surprised if Dolph could be directing the next film.

  • May 11, 2011, 12:40 p.m. CST

    More shaky-cam and quick editing please!

    by Quake II

    I could ALMOST tell what what going on in the first one so I'm hoping they shorten the 2 second cuts to under a second for the fight scenes. That way it all blurs together and I don't have to even have my eyes open to enjoy the film. Loved the final battle with all that crazy shit going on. Too bad it looked like a 16 year old meth addict edited it. Even Michael Bay and Tony Scott were like "what the fuck dude? Slow it down a little!". Want to know how to shoot/edit an action scene, Stallone? Watch Tron Legacy.

  • May 11, 2011, 12:42 p.m. CST

    They miss Mickey because he was their Steroid supplier.

    by cookylamoo

  • May 11, 2011, 12:49 p.m. CST

    Sounds pretty meh

    by Judge Briggs

  • Sounds like the plan is that Mickey will have a short scene in the beginning of the film and then he's killed off???

  • Let's not get Van Damme or Seagal involved. They're washed up, lets not get them dirty again.

  • May 11, 2011, 1:10 p.m. CST

    I was excited for the first one initially.........

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    ....then the reviews rolled in and I lost all interest. I still have yet to see it so sequel talk for me is pointless to even comment on. Then why am I here? Well, for the BBQ ribs! What? There's no ribs? Fuck

  • the thing. Just act and executive produce dude. Hire a skilled writer and director. John McTiernan would have knocked in out of the park with those actors.

  • It's not an expendables movie unless none of them are expendable, the first one... oh wait.

  • May 11, 2011, 1:46 p.m. CST

    Piranha 3DD shaping up to be The Expendables of creature features

    by Box_Bruceleitner

    David Hasselhoff has just joined a cast that already includes Ving Rhames, Christopher Lloyd and Gary Busey. This movie is going to be ludicrous.

  • He said so on Twitter. So, for those who disliked that being employed in the movie, hopefully, you'll give the director's cut a rent once its released. I think the difference will be night and day, and I'm pretty excited to see what Sly's done with the movie. The shaky cam/quick cut stuff was the only thing I had a problem with.

  • May 11, 2011, 2:01 p.m. CST

    douchey music...

    by Wes_Reviews_

    That was Shinedown.

  • May 11, 2011, 2:01 p.m. CST

    and HUMANITY?

    by fanboy71

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  • May 11, 2011, 2:06 p.m. CST

    Phillip Glass should score the next movie

    by Box_Bruceleitner

    just to really fuck with people.

  • May 11, 2011, 2:50 p.m. CST

    "save her AND HUMANITY???" POC, just like the first

    by Behemoth

    I love that last line. A ruthless dictator (same as first flick, basically), saving a girl (same as first flick, basically), helping a resistance (same, same, same), but then they throw out "save her and HUMANITY." What, does this "ruthless dictator" (is he Mexican? He must be Mexican) have some sort of Doomsday device? Sounds absolutely terrible. I'm glad to see that people are admitting now how awful the first one was. It was one of the most disappointing things I saw that year. I was all hopped up on how great the last Rambo was, and this was such a letdown. At the time, though, all the talkbackers were standing by this dung dropping. The action was terrible, the story was terrible, the acting was worse than terrible. And the LOOK of the film was terrible, too. Come on, Stallone. Raise your game.

  • May 11, 2011, 3:01 p.m. CST

    christopher_chance

    by batmans_pants

    Please don't encourage Jettl93. You're undoing all the good work that his shrink is doing. Plus which, it's also costing his parents a fortune in medication. Everytime someone helps to solidify his delusions it puts him back another six months and his family are keen for him to rejoin society one day.

  • May 11, 2011, 3:32 p.m. CST

    Jet Li

    by Big_Daddy_Nero

    Ticked me off that a guy like Jet Li was totally wasted in this film, especially seeing as how Statham and Li had worked together a couple times before. You'd think Statham would have said something to Stallone like, 'Hey, Sly, you know we've got one of the world's top action stars here in this little guy, you think maybe you could give him something to do other than a 2-minute 'fight' with Dolphie?' blehhh

  • May 11, 2011, 4:09 p.m. CST

    The Perfect Weapon

    by themanwithaname

    Jeff Speakman's gotta make an appearence. SPEAKMAN!!!!!!!!!!

  • May 11, 2011, 4:11 p.m. CST

    I wish the movie was EXPENDABLE

    by blueant

    Gee whizzz...if people are going to be sued for Bit torrent, ---at least steal a decent movie :p

  • May 11, 2011, 4:13 p.m. CST

    for a man who runs a website harry knowles

    by emeraldboy

    has a terrible taste in movies. look at how he hyped The expendables. even sly was on here doing a q and a. But here is the huge suprise, The expendables was the biggest film of last summer. so a sequel was no suprise really. I have just seen an awards program the Itv Movie awards. bar the kings speech all the winners were the usual suspects ie Harry bloody and the like.

  • May 11, 2011, 4:17 p.m. CST

    i will be delighted for saoirse when next year

    by emeraldboy

    she wins all the best female awards going. except the oscar....

  • May 11, 2011, 5:19 p.m. CST

    They Gotta get Chuck Norris!!!......

    by BlackBriar

    With The Norris... Now that will Badass!! Give him some Leader type role

  • May 11, 2011, 5:20 p.m. CST

    More Bruce Willis Please

    by beetlegeuse

  • May 11, 2011, 5:25 p.m. CST

    I think you overplayed this one, Jettl93

    by frank

    It’s funnier when you keep it at least a little believable - like you are some well connected behind-the-scenes guy, but not a big-name director and Stallone’s best friend etc. That is just a bit over the top. I expect you are just having an off day and will return to your usual form in future posts.

  • May 11, 2011, 5:34 p.m. CST

    GINA CARANO

    by Kyle Hoschar

    make her the daughter of rourke

  • May 11, 2011, 6:14 p.m. CST

    Great, more Arnie with his pants up too high 'old man stylee'

    by quantize

    I did enjoy the first film though..Sly IS a legend.

  • May 11, 2011, 7:03 p.m. CST

    Don't kill off Mickey Rourke. He got to eat.

    by OSAMP1

    Introduce Stephen Segal character and kill him in the first 10 seconds of the film or something. Mickey was one of the my favorite things in the film behind the Sly, Bruce and Arnuld scene.

  • May 11, 2011, 7:14 p.m. CST

    His daughter Fiona

    by Inexplicable_Nuclear_Balls

    Does that mean Shrek will join the team?

  • May 11, 2011, 7:15 p.m. CST

    ah shit

    by Inexplicable_Nuclear_Balls

    stupid TB still fucked up, didn't mean to post that again

  • May 11, 2011, 7:21 p.m. CST

    Who?

    by THE_CHOPPAH

  • May 11, 2011, 7:39 p.m. CST

    JCVD, Lundgren, Segal, Russell, and Norris, or GTFO

    by goatherdingclownhunter

    Yes, bitches.

  • May 11, 2011, 7:43 p.m. CST

    I read that as "The Incredibles" at first...d'oh!

    by Sir Loin

    But this sequel will still rock.

  • May 11, 2011, 8:01 p.m. CST

    Chuck Norris should be in it since he is a long-lasting

    by KilliK

    internet meme.the success of the movie is guaranteed.

  • May 11, 2011, 8:33 p.m. CST

    THAT IS NOT THE REAL PLOT...STAY TUNED!!!!

    by ABking

    SLY says that is not the actual plot to the movie...stay tuned for more details...

  • May 11, 2011, 9:02 p.m. CST

    PLOT

    by MattHooper

    Oh gee, that sounds like a remake of the first fucking picture.

  • May 11, 2011, 9:03 p.m. CST

    Who

    by THE_CHOPPAH

  • May 11, 2011, 9:03 p.m. CST

    gives

    by THE_CHOPPAH

  • May 11, 2011, 9:03 p.m. CST

    a

    by THE_CHOPPAH

  • May 11, 2011, 9:03 p.m. CST

    fuck?

    by THE_CHOPPAH

  • May 11, 2011, 9:25 p.m. CST

    Fuck! I wanted him to die next to a woman. Not

    by UltraTron

    ass deep in mud and blood in some rice patty or whatnot.

  • May 11, 2011, 9:54 p.m. CST

    "I'm not lying see this is my nickle plated nine"

    by KHjLL

    Nine bullets for nine lives...

  • May 11, 2011, 9:55 p.m. CST

    That was my - THE EXPENDABLES 2 - dialog...

    by KHjLL

  • May 11, 2011, 9:58 p.m. CST

    I had to kill the director for making a mistake.

    by moonlightdrive

  • May 11, 2011, 9:59 p.m. CST

    The bad guys should be named actors as well.

    by moonlightdrive

    Bit like Fast Five with Diesel going against The Rock. Everyone wanted to see that fight. People will want to see the same in the Expendables.

  • May 11, 2011, 10:26 p.m. CST

    That's a shit poster

    by Russell

    hopefully they have a new style for the actual artwork for the sequel because that looks p-shopped by some WWE fan. Also why the hell does it sound like it has the same plot as the first film? I wanna see Arnie in a major role and also Bruce Willis as the 'supervillain' that Sly spoke of shortly after the first film came out. Also since Sly is now not directing it he needs to get someone like Renny Harlin or Russell Mulcahy or Albert Pyun to direct it. You know, people that actually directed 80's action films.

  • May 11, 2011, 10:28 p.m. CST

    Too easy a plot, Sly!

    by catlettuce4

    Hope AB is right and that's not the true plot. Personally, I wanted to see Stallone's team and Arnold's cooperate, possibly against (or in some way involving) Bruce Willis. Then the first film's scene in the church will look like brilliant foreshadowing not just a neat scene. A plot like the one mentioned sounds serviceable, but not too imaginative, and I would like to see it ratcheted up a notch for the sequel, as plot is one place I thought the first needed work. Still anxious too see this made.

  • May 11, 2011, 10:28 p.m. CST

    Make the dilemma take place in America.

    by TheJudger

    How about this for a plot play-about Barney left a man behind on a mission, something made it impossible to save him. So he was left for dead. He was captured and abused for years. They cut off his hands. Burned off his face with acid, and bruned his balls off. The film opens with him escaping. His captors planned to toss his body along with several others out of a plane on hangman nooses. We see a few of the POW thrown from the plane hanging by their necks, all of this is being video taped - this is just a different extreme version of killing the terrorist want to show the united states in order to scare us. Our handless nutless face guy fights back and the plane crashes into the ocean. A small fishing boat finds him and he is taken to a hospital. He refuses to give his name. After a long stay in a hospital as John Doe. He comes back to America and seeks revenge against Barney and the team. He goes after one of the team members family. Killing them outright. It's nto about hostages, it's about pain.

  • May 11, 2011, 10:30 p.m. CST

    damn typos

    by TheJudger

  • May 11, 2011, 10:31 p.m. CST

    third3ye462 ... bingo!

    by catlettuce4

    Gina Carano should be in this, whether or not that plotline is true.... IF there's a female Expendable she would be it.

  • May 11, 2011, 10:47 p.m. CST

    other ways

    by TheJudger

    I honestly think it would be better to have it be one of the Expendables with a real grudge against the team because they left him for dead. There are several ways for him to escape. The countries own native forces could have attacked the guerrilla camp where he was being held. He cant be whole. He must be horribly disfigured. I'd prefer a straight up revenger with a character who used to be a part of team. It could add another layer to gunners drug and alcohol problems. Barneys need to go back. Mothers semi-sorta retirement Doing the re-hostage game, and killing Tool (one of the most interesting characters of the group in the opening moments of the film) is an easy out and a terrible choice IMHO.

  • May 11, 2011, 11:23 p.m. CST

    NOBODY BUT STALLONE

    by JaredP

    HAS THE BALLS TO WRITE OR DIRECT THIS FILM!!!

  • May 12, 2011, 12:04 a.m. CST

    who gives a shit......-_-

    by NorthTronic

  • May 12, 2011, 12:13 a.m. CST

    Van Damme, Michael Dudikoff, Chow Yun-Fat, etceterasas

    by Psycho_Kenshin

    BAM. Goddamn this flick is gonna own. And needless to say, it'd be legenday to have more Ahnold and Bruce.

  • May 12, 2011, 12:35 a.m. CST

    Very cool indeed!

    by thot

    Most posters are "meh" but this one gets the basic feel and tone of the film(s) across and is very eye-catching. The first one was exceptionally well done. Looking forward to the sequel. Pt. 1 was kick-ass. Keep 'em coming Sly!

  • May 12, 2011, 1:20 a.m. CST

    sweet

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

    I dug the first one.

  • May 12, 2011, 1:26 a.m. CST

    Needs Van Damme

    by pumaman

    The muscles from Brussels must be in this one!

  • May 12, 2011, 1:35 a.m. CST

    I'm excited

    by MorganLeafy

    The first was a surprise, I went expecting something cheesy and what I got was, well, something cheesy but in a good way. You can have your CGI laden shitfests, I prefer REAL tough guys battling it out. Now only if a fellow countryman of mine would appear in this movie, he his known for his round-house kicks, womanizing ways, right-arm flexing and occasional substance abuse………..

  • May 12, 2011, 2:37 a.m. CST

    Please film it during the daytime this time.

    by Shan

    So we can actually see what is going on this time.

  • May 12, 2011, 2:51 a.m. CST

    Another dictator?

    by JuanSanchez

  • May 12, 2011, 2:56 a.m. CST

    I don't want the same scenario over again.

    by JuanSanchez

  • May 12, 2011, 3:37 a.m. CST

    Cast.

    by hallmitchell

    Stallone, Dolph, Mr T, Vernon Wells. Directed by John McTiernan.

  • May 12, 2011, 5:35 a.m. CST

    did anyone from the uk see that documentary...

    by emeraldboy

    called jean claude van damm behind the scenes. It was all about his son but mostly featured Jean Claude. His son looks absolutely nothing like. Jean claude's son was making his debut film with his dad. I think the documentary featured Jean Claude's love of dogs. He breeds dogs, these days rather then act.

  • May 12, 2011, 5:40 a.m. CST

    make arnie...

    by emeraldboy

    the villain. or bruce. willis is the only member of that cast that can act really. or lawrence fishbourne. or forrest whittaker, as villains.

  • May 12, 2011, 6:11 a.m. CST

    second Van Damme

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

  • May 12, 2011, 6:12 a.m. CST

    Get McTiernan to direct...

    by Edward_nygma

    Perfect project for the guy to get back in the game.

  • May 12, 2011, 6:15 a.m. CST

    the name of that show was called

    by emeraldboy

    jean claude van damm behind closed doors and it was show on itv 4. and it was all about jCVD's life away from the cameras....

  • May 12, 2011, 6:18 a.m. CST

    unfortunately you cant see anyone of the content...

    by emeraldboy

    from this as i am in ireland here is the link. none the less http://www.itv.com/vandamme/

  • May 12, 2011, 6:53 a.m. CST

    Heres a better idea....

    by jinste

    Why not make a movie about a bunch of male-bonding alcoholics and call it The Unquenchables........

  • May 12, 2011, 7:27 a.m. CST

    Plus sized models make women fat!

    by Arafel

    The Huffington Post, Hilary Moss, First Posted 04/21/11: A new study out of the University of Bologna suggests that using plus-size models on the catwalk and in advertisements could make women fat. In their paper "Thinness and Obesity: A Model of Food Consumption, Health Concerns, and Social Pressure," Dr. Davide Dragone and Dr. Luca Savorelli cite the relationships between Italy, Germany and Spain and their respective fashion communities to produce more plus-sized clothes and uphold a minimum size for models. They write: When reading the content of the agreements, it is clear that both the government and the fashion industry agree that fashion is a powerful trend-setter. It not only influences what clothes, styles and colors are trendy, but also determines how a person should appear to be desirable. Okay, so fashion is apparently super-influential. Dragone and Savorelli add: If people are underweight and stay on a diet, increasing the ideal body weight allows both aggregate welfare and health to be improved. If people are overweight and on a diet, however, increasing the ideal body weight can improve overall utility, but it worsens health because it induces people to become even more overweight. And, "Given that in the US and in Europe people are on average overweight, we conclude that these policies, even when are welfare improving, may foster the obesity epidemic." The pair also said, according to the Daily Mail, in plain language, "To promote chubby fashion models when obesity is one of the major problems of industrialised countries seems to be a paradox. Everyone has to trade off in life a number of things like the pleasure of eating and going to the gym or something as a cost. So if you just fix the average healthy weight then maybe you will throw up some incentives to be thin." Um, so far, seeing plus-size models hasn't made us any bigger. And watching size zero models lurch down the catwalk hasn't made us any skinnier, either -- if anything it's made us simultaneously revolted and ravenous. What do you think?

  • May 12, 2011, 7:51 a.m. CST

    Sly, take a page from 'Predator'....

    by DeNiro4Prez

    Start the movie on a plane (or boat) or something, with the crew members heading off to some exotic location to, you know, blow shit up and kill people. Take 10-15 minutes to establish the characters and setup the mission while they are in the air or on the water. Then, like 'Predator', throw them in a situation of deep peril (balls to the wall action), where they must band together, using each members different skill-set, or die! And, if you really want to make us happy, have them run into a different elite group (headed by the Governator, naturally) who are there for the same mission (to overthrow some nasty regime headed by Jaun Claude, of course). Maybe the two groups bicker and so forth before ulitmately joining forces... simple-stupid, Sly... don't over-think this thing.

  • May 12, 2011, 8:02 a.m. CST

    "TOO EXPENDABLE" ...or... "2 EXPENDABLE"

    by JDanielP

    ...so many options.

  • May 12, 2011, 9:22 a.m. CST

    Still Needs Seagal!

    by Weapon M

    I still think Steven Segal has to be in this for this movie to be complete. Even if its a quick cameo. If he gets Chuck Norris, Van Damnit, Arnold etc. I think getting Steve would make it all complete! :D I'm not a hard core Steve fan -- I would have said this if Arnold was missing or Van Damn.. I think in that era it was Arnold, Stallone, Seagal,Van Damn at the top of the action star heap. The late 80's and early 90's was owned by these guys. Lets put an exclamation point to the whole thing! I don't think there will be another chance to do it. Unless Stallone is smarter than all of us and knows something we don't. :)

  • May 12, 2011, 9:39 a.m. CST

    I don't want to wait for Pt3 for Arnie..

    by Stormwatcher

    Should be the team up that happens midway through the film. I don't see why Rourke doesn't act more in it, not like he's overworking or anything. Also, I would really like McTiernan to direct this too. I really enjoyed the first one. Great action flick, not sure why someone said it had too much shaky cam, i thought it had way less than usual now. Looking forward to it.

  • May 12, 2011, 9:39 a.m. CST

    Oh and needs JSP in a nonspeaking role

    by Stormwatcher

    Guy kicks ass

  • hilarious!

  • May 12, 2011, 11:45 a.m. CST

    they'll be so old by third one; it will be called ....

    by ragingfluff

    The DEPENDSables

  • Wasted bit parts and if Li's code name ain't racially insensitive; Yin Yang? WTF Li could have easily been a scene stealer, same with Snipes that's why he's unlikely to appear in the franchise. Oh, i agree with the often suggestion of Kurt Russel, I mean after all, he predated all those fuckers as the first modern day action hero: Snake muthafukin Plissken. Make it so, dammit!

  • May 12, 2011, 3:20 p.m. CST

    The list

    by TheJudger

    Van dam is in so need to list him Kurt Russell Danny Trejo Fred Williamson Chuck Norris Steven Seagal John Saxon The Barbarian Brothers (I'm fucking serious Sly! I miss those guys) Abe Vigoda (The man laughs at us all) Cynthia Rothrock Rutger Hauer Tom Atkins Sam Elliot Kris Kristofferson Mr. T Frank McRae Dennis Burkley Kane Hodder Gunnar Hansen Tony Todd Andrew Dice Clay Yahoo Serious Weird Al Gilbert Gottfried Carrot Top Grace Jones Willie Nelson Warwick Davis ------- OK a few of those are real long shots and some are little out there, but I'm dead serious about a few of them. Please bring the Barbarian Bros back. They need it Sly. Bring em back, please, dont be a Kubrick man.

  • May 12, 2011, 3:27 p.m. CST

    Fusk! I forgot the chin!!!

    by TheJudger

    Not that blowhard Bruce Campbell- The other one Robert Z'Dar Also . Donald Gibb. He needs to come back to films again. I love his Capitol One Viking character, but damnit. I want to see him back on the silver screen again.

  • May 12, 2011, 5:57 p.m. CST

    Sounds exactly like the first

    by Marat

    My god. At least JCVD's in this one

  • May 12, 2011, 6:57 p.m. CST

    Expandables should be a guys only shows. fuck you Sly!

    by chien_sale

  • May 12, 2011, 10:12 p.m. CST

    TOOL's garage was begging to be destroyed by the bad guys.

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Like I said right after the first movie, the Expendables hung out in Tool's garage so much that it was just begging to be destroyed by bad guys...I could imagine Kimbo Slice and his goons tearing that place to pieces.

  • May 12, 2011, 10:50 p.m. CST

    Please tell me that's not the real plot. I love Stallone, BUT.....

    by IronEagle74

    I wanted to love the first movie, but sadly I didn't. I'm not saying I hated it. It was okay popcorn action, but forgettable as soon as I left the showing. I was let down especially because I loved the last Rambo(2008) movie so much. That movie was such a surprise. I believe it's possible to correct an original movie's mistakes in the sequel. Look at Nanny McPhee. It's not my cup of tea, but critics loved the sequel much more than the original. It CAN be done. So, I'm hoping the Expendables 2 gets right what the first movie got wrong. Please, Stallone, don't screw this one up. It's not going to go well if it's just another run-of-the-mill dictator story. And what's with this "save her and humanity" crap? Is this dictator going to set off nukes all over the place or something?

  • May 12, 2011, 10:56 p.m. CST

    Fans who ONLY want 80s guys don't get it, IMO

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    What good is only putting guys like Dolph Lundgren and Steven Seagal in there? Most of today's young, ticket-buying audience probably barely even knows who they are. <BR><BR> Business-wise, you MUST get guys like Statham and Jet Li, who are still actively making theatrically released solo movies. They still have that public awareness. <BR><BR> Expendables 1 was a solid crop of badasses from diverse backgrounds.<BR> Sly, Arnold, Willis - 80s/90s stars.<BR> Statham/Li - 90s/00s stars<BR> Steve Austin - WWF Hall of Famer<BR> Randy Couture - UFC Hall of Famer<BR> Terry Crews - NFL star<BR> <BR><BR> You diversify for the win. If you only had the 80s guys in there, you are narrowing your audience to a bunch of older guys, many of which don't go to movies nearly as much as teenagers/college crowds. <BR><BR> Expendables 2 should follow the same formula that got the first movie to $100 million. My picks for the sequel would be:<BR><BR> Sly/Arnold - Team Leaders<BR> Steven Seagal - 80s star/UFC awareness<BR> Chuck Norris - 80s star/Internet sensation<BR> The Rock - WWE/00s star<BR> Kimbo Slice - UFC/Internet sensation<BR> Chow Yun Fat - Hong Kong legend<BR> Antonio Banderas - 90s star<BR><BR>

  • May 12, 2011, 11:40 p.m. CST

    This IS about eighties guys!

    by Gezoes

    I'm afraid it is you who doesn't get it.

  • May 13, 2011, 10:17 a.m. CST

    Kurt Russel in "Soldier" shape!

    by viranth

    Tango & Cash back, and throw in Bruce Willis as ass kicker numero Uno. Stallone, you are my hero and I have complete trust in you. Whatever you serve me on the big screen, I enjoy to the fullest.