When the original THE EXPENDABLES came out in 2010, it managed to do something that entire 80’s and 90’s were not able to do. It put the three top action stars of those decades, Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis, in one momentous movie. Granted, it was only for one scene, in part due to the fact that Arnold was still fulfilling his gubernatorial role in California, but that one scene was enough to make action movie lovers squeal with delight. The film was simple: take some of the greatest action stars and put them in one crazy movie. It was a definite success and a great throwback to the films of the aforementioned decades. The fun part came after seeing the movie and you got to sit around with your friends and discuss who should be in the sequel. While many names were thrown out, we knew it would be almost impossible to get everyone. With the advent of THE EXPENDABLES 2, we get some welcome additions in the form of Chuck Norris and Jean Claude Van Damme as well as the inclusion of relative newcomer Liam Hemsworth (THE HUNGER GAMES). If this movie manages to be a success, perhaps we can see Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel, Kurt Russell and even Steven Segal join the crew for the next one. One can only dream….
Today, however, Lionsgate has released 12 new character banners for the upcoming testosterone fueled extravaganza via 12 different websites. Check them out below and let us know which is your favorite. If there is a third installment, who would you like to see added?
Liam Hemsworth courtesy of Moviefone
Randy Couture courtesy of Fandango
Jean Claude Van Damme courtesy of Yahoo! Movies
Yu Nan courtesy of IGN
Sylvester Stallone courtesy of Ain’t It Cool
Chuck Norris courtesy of MTV
Jet Li courtesy of Cinema Blend
Jason Statham courtesy of HitFix
Bruce Willis courtesy of Collider
Arnold Schwarzenegger courtesy of Coming Soon
Terry Crews courtesy of the official Expendables 2 Facebook
Dolph Lundgren courtesy of JoBlo
THE EXPENDABLES 2 is directed by Simon West and stars Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Chuck Norris, Randy Couture, Terry Crews, Liam Hemsworth, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
SYNOPSIS: The Expendables are back and this time it’s personal…
Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone), Lee Christmas (Jason Statham), Yin Yang (Jet Li), Gunnar Jensen (Dolph Lundgren), Toll Road (Randy Couture) and Hale Caesar (Terry Crews) — with newest members Billy the Kid (Liam Hemsworth) and Maggie (Yu Nan) aboard — are reunited when Mr. Church (Bruce Willis) enlists the Expendables to take on a seemingly simple job. The task looks like an easy paycheck for Barney and his band of old-school mercenaries. But when things go wrong and one of their own is viciously killed, the Expendables are compelled to seek revenge in hostile territory where the odds are stacked against them. Hell-bent on payback, the crew cuts a swath of destruction through opposing forces, wreaking havoc and shutting down an unexpected threat in the nick of time – six pounds of weapons-grade plutonium; enough to change the balance of power in the world. But that’s nothing compared to the justice they serve against the villainous adversary who savagely murdered their brother.
That is done the Expendables way….
THE EXPENDABLES 2 is set to hit theaters on August 17, 2012.
Official Website: http://www.TheExpendables2film.com
Official Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheExpendablesMovie