Bruce Willis Talks ‘Expendables 2′

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Action star Bruce Willis is currently working the junket circuit for his new film, Red, but that has not prevented him from talking about Sylvester Stallone’s plans for The Expendables 2 – which we already know could feature Willis as the villain, if the Rocky/Rambo star gets his way.

The Expendables has to date grossed just under $250 million worldwide, so a followup seems all but assured at this point. Moviegoers were fairly receptive to the testosterone-fueled flick (read Screen Rant‘s Expendables review HERE), which offered plenty of good old-fashioned mindless action and explosions. The most consistent complaint that fans had about the film was that it simply did not go far enough – it needed more corny one-liners, more inspiredly silly action, more of everything.

Expendables writer/director/star Stallone seems to agree and is, according to Willis, “going for all the marbles this time, and [is] going to get everybody in ['The Expendables 2']“ – and by everybody he means essentially every brawny, bad-ass action star that had their heyday on the big screen during the 1980s on through to the early 1990s.

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Stallone even intends to bring back Steve Austin – whose character, you might recall, was shot dead in The Expendables. That could mean the character (Paine) himself will somehow be resurrected or that it will turn out that he has an identical twin – either way, it will be pretty contrived. Then again, isn’t that quite fitting for a throwback to 1980s action films?

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He'll be back (sorry, couldn't help myself) in 'Expendables 2.'

So what newcomers might join the Expendables crew for their second big screen outing?  Steven Seagal may not be as mobile as he used to be (see last month’s Machete for proof) but he seems like an obvious candidate; Jean-Claude Van Damme would probably be more receptive to signing up for the Expendables sequel than he was when Stallone approached him about the first film; and of course there’s always the former Texas Ranger himself, Chuck Norris.

Arnold Schwarzenegger made an even briefer cameo appearance in The Expendables than Willis did, and it was implied that his character and Barney Ross (Stallone) had some shared history together. The current California governor might not have the time to play a larger role in the sequel, but he could at least turn in another cameo – possibly even one that goes on for longer than thirty seconds. icon razz Bruce Willis Talks Expendables 2

Who do you want to see in The Expendables 2?

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  1. 1. Jean Claude (even though he has already signed on)
    2. Chuck Norris
    3. Dwayne Johnson
    4. Jackie Chan
    5. Vin Diesel
    6. Wesley Snipes
    7. Tony Jaa
    8. John Cena
    9. Michael Jai White
    10. Scott Adkins
    11. Steven Segal (might be too out of shape cause Arnold was way out of shape for the first one)
    12. Donnie Yen
    13. Kimbo Slice (how can you leave him out? )

  2. 14.clint eastwood – small part
    15.matt dillon
    16.jerry the king lawler – the president

  3. 15.matt dillon – with white hire old man

  4. 17.Matthew Broderick – side kick
    18.hulk holgen – fbi
    19.nickless cage
    20. Thomas F. Wilson

  5. 21.al pacino
    22.Crispin Glover

  6. Mr. T

  7. 23.randy ortan

    24.kid kash

  8. 23.Randy orton

    24. kid kash

  9. 25.Richard Gere
    26.samrockwell

  10. 15.matt dillon as the old man with white hiar tuxedo

  11. 27.kavin nash as: main vilen
    28.matt damon

  12. Mr T would be great aswel as dwain the ROCK Johnson maybe vin diesel

  13. What about Michael Dudikoff? William Smith would be a natural but I’m not sureat his current age he’s as imposing as he was in the 70′s and 80′s. Michael Ironside? Martin Kove? Kurt Russell? Michael Pare?

  14. Kurt Russel
    Jackie Chan
    The Rock

  15. tony Jaa WOuld be cool

  16. Scott Adkins

  17. the rock
    vin diesel
    matt damon

  18. Donnie Yen — martial artist

  19. Steven Seagal needs to totally be part of the cast what kind of movie about the legends would not include Seagal he should at least be a cameo maybe even add Jackie Chan for spice

  20. Clint Eastwood
    The Rock
    Steven Seagal
    Justin Bieber
    Jack Black!!

  21. Well, we all already know who’s going to be in the sequel but if there’s a number 3, I would like to see Brigitte Nielsen and Grace Jones (whatever happened to Grace Jones, anyway?). And maybe Linda Hamilton? Sigourney Weaver? They were eighties action stars, too!

    And unlike many people suggest here, I disagree with putting TOO MANY recent actions stars in the film. It is supposed to be an EIGHTIES throwback thing. There’s something quite endearing about seeing all those old dudes yucking it up and having a good time. It would be ruined with too many non-eighties action stars, in my opinion.

  22. phillip rhee? eric roberts was in 1st one, why not another best of the best guy.

    sigourney weaver would rock

    kurt russel?

  23. Personally although he wasnt on the “big screen ” I think they should have had Mr. T as a member of the cast. Would be cool to see him and he was always funny