Expendables 2 Will Be PG-13
Chuck Norris commands it!
Chuck Norris is a man credited with many special abilities. Now it appears he also has the power to convince producers that all-action sequels to R-Rated movies boasting lots of ‘80s action stars should be PG-13 and avoid naughty language. Because that’s what he’s managed with The Expendables 2.
It all started more as a rumour flung around the 'net at the speed of gossip thanks to fan website Expendables Premiere picking up comments Norris made in a Polish magazine interview. “In Expendables 2, there was a lot of vulgar dialogue in the screenplay,” he explains. “For this reason, many young people wouldn't be able to watch this. But I don't play in movies like this. Due to that I said I won't be a part of that if the hardcore language is not erased. Producers accepted my conditions and the movie will be classified in the category of PG-13." We're pretty sure he meant to say "I don't play in movies like this now." What about The Delta Force? Hellbound? The Cutter? The Missing In Action trilogy? We could go on...
Now, however, Sylvester Stallone has reached out to Ain’t It Cool news to confirm the rating. Still, he seems convinced it’ll be great even if everyone walks about calling each other melon farmers. “The film is fantastic with Van Damme turning in an inspired performance... Our final battle is one for the ages. The PG-13 rumour is true, but before your readers pass judgement, trust me when I say this film is LARGE in every way and delivers on every level. This movie touches on many emotions that we want to share with the broadest audience possible, BUT, fear not, this Barbeque of Grand scale Ass Bashing will not leave anyone hungry...”
The proof, of course, will be in the overly muscled pudding, which will arrive later this year. And if you think this means it’ll be a sanitised explode-o-thon, chances are we’ll get an unexpurgated version on DVD, full of all the muddy funsters you can handle. Check out the teaser below.