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AICN Exclusive premiere: EXPENDABLES 2 one-sheet!

Hey folks, Harry here...   that poster that made the rounds a couple weeks back, according to Lionsgate, that wasn't their poster and they don't know where it came from.   But this here... this is the EXPENDABLES 2 poster that Lionsgate has come up with, and I have to say...   it certainly makes an impression!   The names in this one are even more amazing than in the first film.   I seriously don't know what my brain will do seeing Norris and Van Damme alongside Willis, Arnold and Sly.    That seems like something that even the boys at Los Alamos wouldn't have dared put together.   Right?   Just too much awesome.   Enjoy the poster:

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  • Dec. 16, 2011, 12:17 a.m. CST



    Every movie should have ALSO VAN DAMME.

  • Dec. 16, 2011, 12:19 a.m. CST

    FIRST to say "FIRST"

    by Eliywahoo


  • Dec. 16, 2011, 12:19 a.m. CST


    by elvenblade

    The original poster was way better. I'm betting that other one was rejected because someone got butthurt? Also, is it just me or is that a Metal Gear in the background?

  • Dec. 16, 2011, 12:19 a.m. CST


    by who cares

    it's LIAM not CHRIS... why are they pimping his name on the poster so much? does anyone even know who LIAM is besides the fact he shares the same name with his brother Thor??? what's going on here? why is he one of the highlight here?? this is bullocks

  • Dec. 16, 2011, 12:21 a.m. CST

    so.. of all the "cool" actors in this movie...

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    they chose Sly Stone only? really? ps: the ONLY Sly movie I liked was Demolition Man... and thats only cuz of Simon Phoenix... pps: GET WESLEY IN PART 3!!!

  • Dec. 16, 2011, 12:23 a.m. CST

    the elusive stencil bomber

    by frenetik1

  • Dec. 16, 2011, 12:24 a.m. CST

    regarding Hemsworth...

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    Im sure he is the next Sam Worthington... so basically, get ready to groan at him being in movies you may actually want to watch in the next 3 years

  • Dec. 16, 2011, 12:26 a.m. CST

    I like Sly as much as the next guy and...

    by Ditko

    ...I hope this movie does well. But that poster is cheesy as all hell, man.

  • Dec. 16, 2011, 12:30 a.m. CST

    Christopher Hitchens will be missed.

    by Razier

    Rest in peace.

  • Dec. 16, 2011, 12:40 a.m. CST

    this movie has to be better than the first one..

    by Tim Reuschling

    because the first was one of the worst in the last few years, seriously

  • Dec. 16, 2011, 12:41 a.m. CST

    cool poster, though

    by Tim Reuschling

  • Dec. 16, 2011, 12:53 a.m. CST

    I hope this is good


    The first one was decent.

  • Dec. 16, 2011, 1:10 a.m. CST

    Liam Hemsworth

    by CaptainBass

    Played a wheelchair-bound schoolboy in Neighbours. That's all I know him from...

  • Dec. 16, 2011, 1:13 a.m. CST


    by Stifler's Mom

    Simple. Striking. Great poster. And it's obviously not the final one-sheet, so don't worry, the rest of the cast will surely be featured in the next one. I love that this one is Sly solo, because even though it's an ensemble, these movies really are his baby.

  • Dec. 16, 2011, 1:24 a.m. CST


    by la_sith

  • Dec. 16, 2011, 1:24 a.m. CST

    Sir, do we get to win this time?

    by la_sith

  • Dec. 16, 2011, 1:25 a.m. CST

    Why isn't the little kid from OVER THE TOP in this?

    by la_sith

  • Dec. 16, 2011, 1:26 a.m. CST

    and where the fuck is THUNDERLIPS?

    by la_sith

    Lights out, MEATBALL!!!!

  • Dec. 16, 2011, 1:28 a.m. CST

    Sammy Hagar and The Waboritas

    by la_sith

    did not make the cut.

  • Dec. 16, 2011, 1:29 a.m. CST


    by la_sith

  • Dec. 16, 2011, 1:38 a.m. CST

    Crews is the badass of the bunch

    by Ciderman

    He'd probably render Norris into pate without breaking a sweat, if he had to sweat he'd still look awesome. Plus he has a sense of humour, which is probably important when watching yourself in "White Chicks " although I always liked "Everyone Hates Chris ", favourite line? "He was the only black out in a whiteout".... Also, he carries the best piece of artillery in the last movie, what next? An underarm mirv launcher?

  • Dec. 16, 2011, 2:11 a.m. CST


    by Coled Slawter

    Why no mention of Adkins? He has more big screen action credits than Hemsworth and Couture. Hopefully his appearance in this film turns out well. He deserves that much.

  • Dec. 16, 2011, 2:28 a.m. CST

    Isn't the title a misfit?

    by onezeroone

    Don't remember anyone who was actually expendable in first one. Or does it refer to the actors?

  • Dec. 16, 2011, 2:32 a.m. CST

    onezeroone: "expendable" refers to the writers.

    by Executor

    Since there are none. No story. No characters. Just splosions and gunfire.

  • Dec. 16, 2011, 2:37 a.m. CST

    Why are they pimping Hemsworth?

    by Bass Ackwards

    Precisely because of his brother, they're obviously banking on people confusing the two. If there were no Thor, Hemsworth wouldn't be anywhere on the poster or teaser.

  • I wouldn´t put it on my wall, but it would get people´s asses on theater sits. Arnold, Willis, Norris, JCVD and Sly's heads, and a big explosion in the middle.

  • Dec. 16, 2011, 3:28 a.m. CST

    Awesome poster.It even beats the TDKR one.

    by KilliK

  • Dec. 16, 2011, 3:30 a.m. CST

    This makes no sense.

    by davidwebb

    The poster should have Chuck, Arnie, JCVD, and Bruce all over it. Surely the reason most will be seeing this? And Seagal should have sucked up his pride and gone for this, we all know Van Damme would have won that fight anyway. It'd be good to see him in something that wasn't straight to video for a change.

  • which is ironic if you think that he is the only one true actor in all that cast.

  • Dec. 16, 2011, 4:07 a.m. CST

    Pretty cool poster

    by judge dredds fresh undies

    Certainly seen a lot worse. Feels like lionsgate is putting a lot more money into this one.

  • Dec. 16, 2011, 4:46 a.m. CST

    The marketing is what will make this the 800 pound gorilla

    by ABking

    So far, the teaser trailer (the best of all time) and this awesome destruction looking poster is what will make EX2 challenge THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS and AVENGERS as the movie to beat next summer. Schwarzenegger's gun alone will fuck up the entire team of Avengers lol

  • Dec. 16, 2011, 4:49 a.m. CST

    Great Poster

    by SonOfChiba

    Reminds me of the poster for THE RAID - kinda.

  • Dec. 16, 2011, 6:22 a.m. CST

    shoulda got the whole cast writing the title in snow with pee

    by Spandau Belly

    we could see how these guys really measure up.

  • Dec. 16, 2011, 6:57 a.m. CST

    Like that very much bigtime!

    by Keith Maniac

    Cannot wait for this fucker, CAN NOT WAIT.

  • Dec. 16, 2011, 7:10 a.m. CST


    by Mark Jones

    ... I liked the "Christmas Tree of Testosterone" poster more I think. It was an improved version of that wierd line-up shot from Ex1 too. This one isn't bad and it reminds me of the Robocop 2 poster a bit, but WHY wouldn't you throw every big star on the poster to sell the bloody film?

  • Dec. 16, 2011, 7:19 a.m. CST

    expeles? expenles? expen2les?

    by JAMF


  • Dec. 16, 2011, 7:39 a.m. CST

    This is why sequels are not the bane of existence as many claim.

    by Royston Lodge

    Sequels are not evil, per se. Clearly.

  • Dec. 16, 2011, 8:47 a.m. CST

    @wingkong85 do you have any link with that poster?

    by KilliK

    i havent seen it. :/

  • Dec. 16, 2011, 9:13 a.m. CST

    Paul Reiser should have been in the villain

    by jupiterjim

  • b/c let's face it.....the auto-shotgun deserves its own billing.

  • Dec. 16, 2011, 9:32 a.m. CST


    by mistergreen

  • What about Mr. T? He needs work!

  • Dec. 16, 2011, 9:41 a.m. CST


    by DrMorbius

    He might have meant this one.

  • Dec. 16, 2011, 9:54 a.m. CST

    Where´s Adkins?

    by CuervoJones

    Undisputed III is better than any movie these guys had made in the last five years. Me speako bad ingles, i know.

  • Dec. 16, 2011, 10:08 a.m. CST

    Can't wait to see "The Expenoles 2"

    by AndrewWanKenobi

    Not liking the design...

  • Dec. 16, 2011, 11:47 a.m. CST

    I freaking LOVE it!!! I love the Dr. Seuss unicycle of action stars,

    by sweeneydave

    but I LOVE the stylish simplicity of this one! It's advertising the theme rather than the story and I like that lots.

  • Dec. 16, 2011, 12:23 p.m. CST

    Stallone - Demolition Man Pt. 2

    by space doughnut

    Brian Cox was great in part one

  • Dec. 16, 2011, 12:42 p.m. CST

    Wow. The fake poster was incredibly superior to this

    by D.Vader

  • Dec. 16, 2011, 12:43 p.m. CST

    "This leaves an impression" ?

    by D.Vader

    Yeah, the impression that this poster is just incredibly bland.

  • Dec. 16, 2011, 12:48 p.m. CST

    if u shit on this poster........

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    chuck norris will find u and shove your computer up your ass

  • Dec. 16, 2011, 1:02 p.m. CST

    So, no Mickey Rourke?

    by tomandshell

    Are they going to kill off Jet Li instead? I know the plan was to kill off Rourke, but then he didn't return for the sequel. And I heard Li has a small part this time. So is he taking Rourke's slot as the character who gets killed early on and motivates the revenge plot?

  • Dec. 16, 2011, 1:42 p.m. CST

    spacedoughnut nailed it

    by Bass Ackwards

    Now that you've said Demolition Man 2, thats all I can see when looking at that poster (and I have no shame in admitting that that's also a movie I would watch).

  • Dec. 16, 2011, 3:35 p.m. CST

    Hitchens Won't Be Missed

    by Jack Desmondi

    So fuck off, agnostic, aetheist, druid or whatevr the fuck you are. If you are peeing in your pants because you drunkard egomaniac leader is dead, go cry a river posting on Vanity Fair's web blog. No one gives a fuck about Christopher "bottle o' wine for breakfast" Hitchens here. Or you for that matter.

  • Dec. 16, 2011, 4:12 p.m. CST

    Hemsworth seems out of place

    by sunwukong86

    Especially since its not his brother

  • Dec. 16, 2011, 6:05 p.m. CST

    But where is SEAGAL?

    by Cordell

    The first poster made me 10x more likely to see the movie than this one. Now that they managed to get nearly everyone, I would much rather see something more over-the-top parody than the first more in the vein of "Machete" or "Last Action Hero." They tried to go serious last time and it sucked...Instead of targeting today's 12-year-olds they need to give a nod back to their real fans!

  • Dec. 16, 2011, 6:06 p.m. CST


    Not bad.

  • Dec. 16, 2011, 6:40 p.m. CST

    Needs Steven Seagal

    by Nico Toscani

    People make shirts and comments extolling the toughness of Chuck Norris only because Steven Seagal allows them to in order to maintain his CIA cover.

  • Dec. 16, 2011, 10:51 p.m. CST

    wacko_jackos_drug_filled_corpse has his cock in his hand....

    by Mugato5150

    waiting for people to reply to him so if no one does (after me), he'll jump out of the nearest window and we'll all have a laugh reading about it tomorrow if the newspapers bother to write about it.

  • I would have loved to have seen his face upon the first thing he saw or was aware of.

  • Dec. 16, 2011, 11:51 p.m. CST

    also... with... and

    by darthadv

    had hoped for those guys to have a more involved role in this one, particularly bruce and arnie... don't want a glorified cameo again; that worked fine for the first one, but i wanted sly, bruce and arnie trading off put-downs in the middle of heavy artillery action... oh well... seagal and rourke being out is a bit of a letdown, too, but not as bad as the "big 3" not being completely the lead characters here... and i realize this is sly's project from the start, but you've got to have the other guys' mugs on there... that's what drawing us in...

  • Dec. 17, 2011, 1:56 a.m. CST

    That is on badass poster!

    by ugh

  • Dec. 17, 2011, 1:57 a.m. CST


    by ugh

  • Dec. 17, 2011, 3:15 a.m. CST

    Stallone looks like the Demolition Man in the poster

    by lv_426

    Black uniform plus a black beret. Takes me back to the days when Dennis Leary lived in the sewers and you had to clean your cheeks with some sorta 3-sea shells device after taking a dump. Damn. We need a Demolition Man sequel after Expendables 2. Get Verhoeven! I'm sure we could all go for another kick ass sci-fi/action/satire.

  • Dec. 17, 2011, 6:51 a.m. CST

    The Expendables, Part 1 was...

    by DeNiro4Prez

    Equal parts good, equal parts bad, just like a lot of (the better) Stallone pics. Which, in some strange way, is what makes the guy so damn endearing. Just like his most famous two characters, they succeed, thru sheer heart and determination, despite themselves...

  • Dec. 17, 2011, 4:39 p.m. CST

    Metal Gear?! (elvenblade)

    by Psycho_Kenshin

    It can't be... Stallone is nothing but a nuclear equipped walking death mobile

  • Dec. 18, 2011, 4:24 a.m. CST

    Looks fucking cheap

    by christpunchers2007

    Cheesy looking as fuck. Looks like some lame-ass A&E TV reality show poster. Actually, on second thought, a reality TV show only about old action stars would probably be more random chance of being entertaining than how this will play out.

  • Dec. 18, 2011, 7:23 a.m. CST

    This film needs Jan Michael Vincent

    by malificus

    but I'll settle for these crusty asskickers. Chicken lickin' is lickin' chickens.

  • Dec. 18, 2011, 3:05 p.m. CST

    Your brain film be fine

    by Dolmes

    There is no way Willis, Schwarzeneggar, Van Damme, Norris and Stallone will be on screen at the same time in the same shot. All those names but there is one glaring ommison. Where is Cena? ;)

  • Dec. 18, 2011, 3:06 p.m. CST

    Yes I meant brain film. We use it all the time down our way.

    by Dolmes

    brain film brain film brain film brain film

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 2:22 a.m. CST

    Where´s the CG Bruce Lee???

    by kusc0t0pia

    Sly should get him for part 3...

  • Feb. 1, 2012, 3:58 p.m. CST

    Poster - Lame

    by Sam Malone

    Wow -- totally underwhelming official poster. It certainly leaves an impression -- of my keyboard on my forehead as I fall asleep looking at that piece of garbage. Unfortunately, it falls right in line with the PG-13 rating. All they have to do now is to dress the stars in tights and give them masks. What a friggin' joke.