Expendables 2 Last Supper Poster Lands

Sly kingdom come, Sly will be done

If you've ever dreamt of seeing the entire cast of Expendables 2 sitting down to dinner like they're in Da Vinci's Last Supper, then prepare to have your day made.

In a spectacular move from the Lionsgate publicity department, you can now find out what Sly Stallone would look like if he were pretending to be Jesus (in a way).

If you'll allow us to provide a little bit of textual analysis for this beauty of an ensemble poster, you may be interested to discover that "Dodgy" Dolph Lundgren (who betrayed the team in the original Expendables) is sitting in Judas' seat, and on the right of Mr. Stallone, sitting in John the Apostle's hotspot, you'll discover a lady by the name of Maggie – as played by Yu Nan, who was last seen on Western screens in Speed Racer.

But why would a newcomer be flanking his Slyness? Surely Ying Yang (Jet Li) would be a better fit? Well, the gag is that after an extraordinary conspiracy theory that the figure of John the Apostle might be a woman – see here for more details – it's probably most appropriate to have the only female member of the cast take that spot.

To compare and constrast Da Vinci's original and Sly's own take, here's the 15th century masterpiece (in JPG form) for you below.

{The Last Supper}

Of course, it's not the first time that a movie poster has received the Last Supper treatment, with Morgan Spurlock creating an intentionally tasteless version during the promotion of The Greatest Movie Ever Sold.

Nor is it the first time Sly Stallone has been associated with The Vatican, as this remarkably similar painting of a holy so-and-so proves. The 1511 fresco in question is Raphael's The Cardinal and Theological Virtues) – as we're sure you know.

A coincidence? It can't be...

sylvester stallone vatican raphael

The Expendables 2 hits cinemas on Thursday, August 16.