In Expendables 2, there was a lot of vulgar dialogue in the screenplay. For this reason, many young people wouldn’t be able to watch this. But I don’t play in movies like this. Due to that I said I won’t be a part of that if the hardcore language is not erased. Producers accepted my conditions and the movie will be classified in the category of PG-13.
Now before people get all a-tizzy, it's not really up to Norris when it comes to the rating, but I wouldn't be surprised if it wound up as a PG-13. It just makes financial sense in today's age; although the first film was successful, PG-13 amps that dollar amount considerably. I'd never heard of an actor, especially one with a supporting role like Norris's, negotiating for that kind of deal, but I have the feeling that they were probably shooting for a PG-13 anyway.
So does this hurt the film in your eyes? Will Terry Crews' Magical Exploding Shotgun be muzzled? Or do you think that it's all a bunch of hooey and that EXPENDABLES 2 will get its R rating? It's odd that Norris would want to stick to this kind of rating, considering his filmography. But apparently he's a fairly moral guy these days, and he wants to make sure kids get to see the film. If this means that stuff won't blow up real good this time out, I'm not going to be happy. Thanks to SlashFilm for the heads up.