So, of course, Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger both had cameos in the original Expendables, but they were all to brief. Still, it was one of the best parts of the movie, just seeing Stallone, Schwarzenegger, and Willis lock horns, no matter how brief it was. Now, the two are set to return for the sequel in one it assumed to be much bigger roles. Basically, they will have much more than 2 minutes of runtime in the film. Which, in my opinion, is pretty badass.
I thought the original Expendables was pretty disappointing, especially considered the potential behind the cast. But so far, I’m liking the casting for the sequel. I think they know why people are watching these movies; badass action stars of yores shooting, kicking, and/or punching each other in the face. And really, that’s all I’ve ever wanted. Adding Bruce Willis and Arnold to the team is a step in the right direction, especially considering how they were set up in the original film. Honestly, I can’t wait until Nick Fury joins the team.
The still-yet-confirmed cast also features Jean Claude Van Damme, Chuck Norris, and Scott Adkins. It’s also assumed that the all the original cast will return, but that’s up in the air as well. Even if some of these stars decline roles, replacing them with another badass won’t be so hard. Just like their character counterparts, the actors are EXPENDABLE. Ha, get it!
The Expendables 2 is set for an August 17, 2012.