‘Expendables 2′ Character Posters: Meet the New Dirty Dozen

3 years ago by  

As far as the impending slate of hard-hitting action flicks goes, the king of badassery (where cast credentials are concerned) is The Expendables 2. Last week saw the release of numerous G.I. Joe: Retaliation character posters – showing off the improved cast for that sequel – and today we have one-sheets for all members of “The New Dirty Dozen,” who’re uniting for the second Expendables installment.

We’ve once again “scoured” every inch of the ‘Net to round up all twelve Expendables 2 posters, which you can peruse through in the gallery above. Continue on for additional information about the film, along with larger versions of each individual character profile banner.

The majority of the original Expendables‘ cast (those still alive by the film’s end, that is) are returning for the followup – including Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Randy Couture, Terry Crews and Dolph Lundgren. Also returning are Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger, who are both expected to play more substantial roles (relatively speaking) for this second round of testosterone-fueled mayhem.

Joining them are two big-name action icons of decades past who were MIA last time – Jean-Claude Van Damme and Chuck Norris – along with a youngster in the form of Liam Hemsworth (The Hunger Games) and – GASP! – a female Expendable named Maggie, as brought to life by Chinese actress Nan Yu.

Frankly, just about every member of the Expendables 2 team looks pretty wicked on their own, without the added touch of being photographed in black, white and gray (plus the debris and sparks flying everywhere). Suffice it to say, these qualify as some of the better promotional posters we’ve yet to see for any member of the upcoming Summer 2012 movie slate.


If the sight of so many brawny heavyweights together wasn’t enough to get you aboard the Expendables 2 train: Stallone decided to take a pass on directing the sequel, instead handing over helming duties to Simon West (Con Air). That should help ensure the film doesn’t suffer from the often incomprehensible cinematography that made it hard to even see (much less enjoy watching) the Expendables shoot, stab, slash, punch and pummel everything that got in their way during their first big-screen outing.

Fans of Stallone’s approach to storytelling need not fret either, as he was still involved in writing the Expendables 2 script – with some assistance from people like Ken Kaufman (Space Cowboys) and Richard Wenk (The Mechanic).

That’s all to say: it sounds as though we truly are in for a bigger, better and more badass sequel when The Expendables 2 hits theaters around the U.S. on August 17th, 2012.


Source: Ain’t It Cool News, AOL MoviefoneCinema Blend, ColliderComing Soon, Fandango, HitFixIGN, In the Mouth of DorknessJoBlo, MTV, Yahoo! Movies

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  1. The first one didn’t really have a lasting impact on me. It seemed more like a Stallone and Statham movie. And Dolph Lundgren’s character arc just seemed bizzare. But maybe I need to check it out again. Many things improve on a second viewing. Pretty cool character posters though.

    • I would recommend the Director’s Cut of the first film. It’s edited a bit more smoothly and more of the story is fleshed out (including Lundgren’s arc).

      • @ Packy

        There’s a Director’s Cut of the first film? What’s all different in it? It always seems like im the last to know about things like this.

  2. The first one was okay. If Jet Li had a bigger role, and didn’t get his ass kicked throughout the movie, I would have liked it more.

  3. van damme is channeling his inner Joker in that poster…

  4. about time we get another trailer isnt it? i mean the last one came out last year if i remember correctly, and that was just a teaser. with the promotional campaign heating up they should start it off with a nice new trailer.

  5. Liam hems worth looks badass. I like him as a actor

  6. not really a van damme fan but he looks badass in that poster

  7. Chuck.

  8. These posters look pretty cool. JCVD and Lundgren look bad ass, Especially since Van Damme is like the only one with out a gun…

  9. I hope the action in the movie is awesome. The 100 million dollar budget the movie has should have made an impact on how big the action sequences are. The new trailer needs to surprise people other wise it could be overshadowed by other movies.

  10. Anyone notice how similar stallone looks to John Sparta!!! Love me some Demolition Man…

  11. These have made a great rotating desktop background. Thanks SR!

  12. Arnold looks so bad ass in this. Welcome back King!
    He seems to be sporting the A12 as well.

  13. I just hope to see plenty of Willis & Schwarzenegger action scenes.

  14. I REALLY enjoyed the first one, more so for the names and action over the actual story. The movie was exactly what it was billed out to be, a bunch of testosterone filled aging (for the most part) action stars from my past kicking ass all over the place. I expect nothing less from the sequel. If Sly and company keep making them, I’ll keep watching them.

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  16. oh s***.

  17. na

  18. Thanx, i love this movie and i am eagerly waiting for the release of this movie.