The Expendables 2 is still collecting its team of…Expendables, and the list of names being attached to the film include Bruce Willis, Jean Claude Van-Damme, Arnold Schwarzenegger, John Travolta and Chuck Norris. That’s in addition to returning stars like Sly Stallone, Jet Li, Jason Statham, Terry Crews, Dolph Lundgren, Steve Austin, Randy Couture and Mickey Rourke.
Well, add another name to the list of badasses who you might see in The Expendables sequel: IP Man himself, Donnie Yen.
Twitch has the word on Yen’s involvement in The Expendables 2, claiming that the film’s producer, Avi Lerner, invited Yen (who was on vacation with his family in the US) to dinner, in order to offer him a “tailor-made role” in the action-packed sequel. Yen is said to be considering several film roles at the moment, and we should hear some kind of decision on the matter of The Expendables 2 shortly.
For those unfamiliar with Yen’s work: the martial arts star had bit parts in a few US movies like Blade II (he was part of the blood pack) and Shanghai Knights. Martial arts movie fans will certainly know Yen for his role in the Jet Li film’s like Once Upon a Time In China 2 and Hero, or his breakout role playing the legendary master of Wing Chun martial arts in Ip Man and Ip Man 2.
If you don’t already know: Yen has serious skills.
Could Jet Li and Donnie Yen go head to head in The Expendables 2? To be honest it wouldn’t be anything we haven’t seen before:
The more exciting prospect might be seeing these two martial arts superstars team up to take on whatever so-called badasses dare stand in their way.
We’ll keep you up to date on Donnie Yen’s decision.
The Expendables 2 will be in theaters on August 17, 2012. This time Con Air director Simon West (and not Sly) will be sitting in the director’s chair.