If there was ever a film that was full of wasted opportunities it was The Expendables – a film chock full of supposed stars. The only problem is, none of them were the ones you wanted to see. Stallone yes, but where was Arnie (appeared for two minutes) or Bruce Willis (another two minutes) or Van Damme or Snipes? Well the first two problems have apparently been solved for the sequel in which The Austrian Oak and McClane will have “substantial” roles.
Quite what “substantial” means is unclear but any more screen time than last time has to be a good thing.
Simon West is directing the sequel from a script by David Agosto and Ken Kaufman and will see the same crew returning for the follow up: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Mickey Rourke, Dolph Lundgren, Terry Crews and Jet Li.
In addition, there are now rumours that Van Damme, Scott Adkins and unstoppable walking beard Chuck Norris will appear. Now this is shaping up to be a movie we actually want to see.