Sylvester Stallone has brought several new action icons into his Expendables universe in The Expendables 2. In accordance with upping the thrills and comedy ante in this one, he tapped Bloodsport’s Jean Claude Van Damme to play the central antagonist, Jean Vilain.

We had the opportunity to sit down with Van Damme to talk about growing as an actor, Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning and who should play the villain in The Expendables 3.

Synopsis:

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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