This weekend Sylvester Stallone and his team of gun-wielding, butt-kicking, old-school action stars come together again in The Expendables 2. A few new characters are introduced in the film and some of the original cast come forward with a bit more backstory.
One of the more interesting histories in the film is given to Dolph Lundgren’s Gunnar Jensen, who we discover is an MIT graduate. What is most fascinating is that the background is taken from the actor’s own life experience.
We had the opportunity to sit down with Lundgren recently to talk about the fun of playing Jenson in this film, his thoughts on the upcoming Masters if the Universe reboot and where he’d like to see his character go in The Expendables 3.
The Expendables are back and this time it’s personal… Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone), Lee Christmas (Jason Statham), Yin Yang (Jet Li), Gunnar Jensen (Dolph Lundgren),Toll Road (Randy Couture) and Hale Caesar (Terry Crews) — with newest members Billy the Kid (Liam Hemsworth) and Maggie (Yu Nan) aboard — are reunited when Mr. Church (Bruce Willis) enlists the Expendables to take on a seemingly simple job. The task looks like an easy paycheck for Barney and his band of old-school mercenaries. But when things go wrong and one of their own is viciously killed, the Expendables are compelled to seek revenge in hostile territory where the odds are stacked against them. Hell-bent on payback, the crew cuts a swath of destruction through opposing forces, wreaking havoc and shutting down an unexpected threat in the nick of time — six pounds of weapons-grade plutonium; enough to change the balance of power in the world. But that’s nothing compared to the justice they serve against the villainous adversary who savagely murdered their brother.
That is done the Expendables way….
The Expendables 2 opens in theaters this Friday, August 17th.
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