Liam Hemsworth Signs Up For ‘The Expendables 2′

Published 4 years ago by , Updated March 9th, 2013 at 1:53 pm,

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There’s finally been some casting confirmations for The Expendables 2, which is slated to begin production in Bulgaria next month. Heavyweights like Chuck Norris and Jean-Claude Van Damme have officially joined the acting roster for the sequel, while returning faces like Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger are confirmed to expand on their (too) brief roles from the first film.

A fresh-faced actor – whose screen career is definitely on the rise – has now officially joined the cast for the new Expendables flick. Don’t worry, though, it’s not previously-rumored candidate Taylor Lautner. 😉

Variety is reporting that Liam Hemsworth has officially joined the cast of Expendables 2. For those not familiar with the actor, he’s the younger brother of Thor himself (a.k.a. actor Chris Hemsworth) and is portraying Gale Hawthorne in the upcoming adaptation of The Hunger Games.

Hemsworth’s joining the Expendables sequel is nonetheless a curious move, seeing how (quite literally) every other individual who’s been courted, pursued, or rumored to join the film’s cast has some sort of significant action movie pedigree. That’s even the case for Lautner, who boasts some serious real-life martial arts skills – and is looking to possibly launch his own action franchise with this week’s Abduction.

Nonetheless, Variety says that Hemsworth will appear in Expendables 2 as a sniper – but does that mean his character won’t also be the offspring of either Sylvester Stallone’s Barney Ross or any of the other members of his Expendables squad (Jason Statham, Jet Li, Terry Crews, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture – and, technically, Mickey Rourke)?

The rumors about Lautner prompted several Screen Rant readers to speculate that he could be up to play one of the main stars’ (brawny) offspring – and it’s certainly possible that could turn out to be the case with Hemsworth. Like father, like son, right?

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Liam Hemsworth (center) in 'The Hunger Games'

Rumors are still circulating that Expendables 2 could end up reuniting Face/Off costars John Travolta and Nicolas Cage – not to mention, mark the latest collaboration between Cage and director Simon West (the two previously worked together on Con Air and Medallion). Now that we’re approaching the actual start of principal photography on the flick, there will soon be some definitive confirmation of what other aging action icons are officially in – or out – for the second Expendables venture.

The Expendables 2 shoots its way into U.S. theaters on August 17th, 2012.

Source: Variety

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  1. The real Loki…

    • That actually would have been some cool casting, but as the are not actually brothers in the movie, I guess it works better the way it was.

  2. Meh if the actor was not known before the 90s I dont think tey should be included…

    Oh well will wait for video.

  3. i would love for them to get michael jai, it would be epic to have him and scott adkins as fight choreographers. imo to many actors = mess, gary daniel’s hardly got any screen time in expendables, and he has mad skill.

    same deal with jet li, he’s a legend in both chinese and US cinema yet he was wasted. imo they shouldn’t hire these legends unless they’re gonna use them to their max potential. also, if they use yp all the big actors now, then who are they gonna use for the sequel(s) ? not wise imo (to use everyone at once).

  4. Thank god it’s not lautner..

    • My thoughts exactly.

  5. I would love it if they gave Ray Park a role and a fight scene. His film work is really underrated…

  6. who the hell is this?

  7. Chris: Brother, Odin has shined his many blessings on you.
    Liam: Chris, you don’t need to talk that way anymore.
    Chris: Alas, Avengers still films, and I hath much to do.
    Liam: Look, stop talking like that or I’ll crack your skull!
    Chris: I will not fight you, brother!
    Liam: Because you’re nothing but a little princess!!

    Washington Post

    Today word has come that the newest addition to the Expendables 2 has come up missing. His brother, Chris Hemsworth, refused to comment as he was cleaning off his hammer. Stallone has contacted Scott Adkins to replace Liam.


  8. He was originally going to be in the first film but his role was cut when the script ended up being too long and had far too many characters.

    I hope in the sequel, there will be more amazing fight scenes and that the climactic fight between Sylvester Stallone and Jean-Claude Van Damme will knock everyone on their ass.

    It would be good if they also include Jackie Chan and Steven Seagal. Michael Jai White would be a good addition as well as Kurt Angle and Bill Goldberg.

  9. As much as I hate this news, I am happy that Taylor Lautner or Channing Tatum will not be in The Expendables 2.

    Liam’s brother Chris Hemsworth is a good actor, he was great in Thor and is the best choice to play the role.

    I still hope Liam does a great job in his role in The Expendables 2.

    A sniper seems intreseting, I hope Liam will be in Stallone’s team.

    • He was Darth Maul in Ep. 1; and I wouldn’t hold my breath on Iron Fist.

  10. Save all the other big names for part 3!!! And make sure Helmsworth really gets in some good fighting, though finally defeated (but not killed) by experience from one of the older guys.