‘Expendables 2′ Official Poster Features Stallone & Rubble

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There are so many iconic male action stars present and accounted for in The Expendables 2 that the film’s teaser trailer was more a glorified roll call, rather than a full-fledged theatrical promo. Similarly, the previously-released unofficial Expendables 2 poster was virtually overflowing with cinematic badasses – and yet it still didn’t manage to include every noteworthy actor who makes an appearance in the sequel.

Lionsgate has unveiled the first official one-sheet for the new Expendables flick – and, for better or for worse, Sylvester Stallone’s onscreen alter ego, Barney Ross, is the only testosterone-fueled mercenary to be seen.

To refresh your memory: Expendables 2 boasts a cast that includes Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Terry Crews, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Chuck Norris, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Liam Hemsworth. Hence, while Stallone’s character looks impressive enough on his own (striking a nice pose and being engulfed by flame and rubble), it’s kind of odd that he’s the only one who appears in the flesh, rather than merely by name. Presumably, the rest of the team will show up in the next one-sheet.

On that note – check out the new Expendables 2 poster below:

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It’s long been rumored that Expendables 2 (partially as a homage to 1980s and ’90s action cinema) would embrace the classic “This time, it’s personal!” sequel logline; indeed, the film’s official synopsis has confirmed that, in the sequel, Ross and his co-workers set off on a vengeance-fueled mission when one of their one is brutally murdered on what should’ve been a walk-in-the-park job, as provided to them by Mr. Church (Willis).

Even though Stallone has traded off directorial duties to Simon West (Con Air, The Mechanic), it turns out he is still involved in the screenwriting process. According to IMDb, his collaborators include relative newcomer David Agosto, Ken Kaufman (Space Cowboys, The Missing), and Richard Wenk (16 Blocks, The Mechanic).

Between that writing team, Stallone vacating the director’s chair (his work on the first Expendables flick is generally considered pretty hackneyed), and the additions of much-coveted stars like Van Damme and Norris to the cast, there’s good reason to think The Expendables 2 will be one of the rare followups that marks a significant improvement on its predecessor – and that’s an encouraging thought.

The Expendables 2 will hit theaters around the U.S. on August 17th, 2012.

Source: Ain’t It Cool News

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  1. WAit one of them might die, i wonder which one?

    • probably hemsworth will =/

      • What if it’s Arnold since he has a bigger yet small role O_O

    • im scare to say this but maybe jet li due to the fact they were saying he was not returning for the film…and he was not in one of the posters T.T

  2. I think it’s Mickey Rourke?

  3. “Stallone vacating the director’s chair (his work on the first Expendables flick is generally considered pretty hackneyed”

    Your opinion. Stallone is a better director than most of the supposed great directors like Michaal Bay and JJ Abrahms. His works have more heart and less gasoline explosions than the wanna be’s of todays acclaimed action directors.

    • Well, no, I’m merely stating an observation – just read through the negative (and even some of the positive) Rotten Tomatoes reviews for The Expendables and you’ll see that most critics single out Stallone’s direction as not very good. Heck, he even got nominated for a Razzie for Worst Director for his work on the movie.

      • Yet the movie is getting rave reviews from the average theater goer and especially the long neglected action hero crowd. His work is on par and surpasses a lot of other well known and overly hyped directors today.

        I think the problem is too many people equate his previous roles in some bad movies he neither directed nor had anything to do with except as an actor. When he is given free reind to direct the way he sees the story progressing and the Hollywood hacks dont make changes or force bad edits then he usually produces a good solid and watchable movie.

        • Same here,I don’t care what other Critics say or Rotten Tomato’s to confirm my own Opinion !
          I have my own opinion and Stallone is a good Director,he has proven that more then once ! Agree with Aleric as well ! Cheers !

        • I can’t agree more with Aleric here!

          Stallone has done a BETTER directing job on ‘The Expendables (2010)’ than he himself, was directed in some the boring movies of his career. In fact while watching TE, I wasn’t watching it only for the story or the stars but also looking for some flaws in the flow keeping in mind that Stallone had directed it. (And as a common movie-watcher for whom the movie is made and NOT as a critic)I could find…NONE. In fact I would dare to go a step ahead and say it was better than the 80′s flicks it was dedicated to. And for watching a good-old adrenaline-based action movie that has Arnie and Stallone I wouldn’t care to consider what ‘Rottentomatoes’ think.

          • In my opinion (of course)…as a common man, I don’t know what benchmark the expert critics use but I know I was not expecting a
            ‘Shawshank Redemption(1994)’ or an ‘LA Confidential(1997)’ from Stallone and he delivered exactly what I expected him to. BTW, watching all the three movies make me happy for various distinct reasons, although all are distinct from each other. As so compared to 80′s testosterone-flicks, I found TE better.

        • … In your opinion, of course. 8-)

    • I agree with Aleric. I find Stallone to be a good director.

  4. Firstly i never liked Stallone as a director, he gives things a tv movie feel.

    Secondly as far as who is going to die expect a red coat scenario, ie whoever is new on the team is going to die. I doubt very much they are going to screw the franchise up by killing off a key character.

    • Isn’t that Joss Whedon ?
      Guess Avengers will be the same !

      • What?
        Star Trek is where the Red Coats die, No one dies in Firefly O_O
        Unless you include Serenity and then its Shepard Book who dies so :(

        • Wash Also died.

  5. If you want to see Stallone direct something great, watch Rambo (2008)

    • Or Rocky Balboa.

  6. i think jet li and rourke die b/c the footage of li in the trailer is taken from the 1st movie, if he was apart of the main cast he should be on set and in the trailer via new footage not old stuff. sucks b/c i would have loved to see a fight scene with li and scott adkins, that would have been damn epic.

    my guess is JCVD is the guy that has the plutonium and the one who kills one of the good guys. there is one scene (seen through set photos) that hints that JCVD attacks arnie, sly and willis at an airport kinda place, that could be the starting point of the man hunt.

    with sly stepping down from role of director (for the most part) this has potential, as we might be able to see the hand to hand fights properly and have steady camera work (maybe even more practical effect and less CG bs).

  7. I honestly think it’s Jet Li that will die. If one watches the Theatrical Trailer/Teaser of The Expendables 2, Jet Li’s scene is from the FIRST movie, while his teammates and others have a separate mini-scene.

    Furthermore, Li cannot be seen in the Movie Poster