Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Download Ex Machina
Before the DVD release on 8th June
The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Take a survey for the chance to win an iPad
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Shine On: The Shining Turns 35
Lee Unkrich introduces a reunion for Kubrick's horror crew
Robot Overlords Will Invade Our TV Screens
Jon Wright's sci-fi is coming to the small screen
Exclusive: Channing Tatum Talks Standalone Gambit X-Men Film
Are you ready for a Gambit origin story?
Cary Fukunaga No Longer Directing The New It
He's departed the adaptation of Stephen King's horror
New Point Break Poster Online
The only law that matters is gravity
Tomorrowland Spoiler Special - Brad Bird And Damon Lindelof
Welcome to the land... of tomorrow!
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
14 May 2015
Samuel L. Jackson Joins Remake Of The Blob
Playing a scientist for Simon West
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Terminator: Genisys
26 June 2015
The Terminator
23 June 2015
Spy
05 June 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Fast & Furious 7
Empire Star Rating
Wild Card (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Sin City 2: A Dame To Kill For (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Expendables 3 (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Sabotage (2014)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Arnie & Bruce Locked For Expendables 2
They have 'substantial roles'...

07 September 2011  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

submit to reddit

Arnie & Bruce Locked For Expendables 2

If, when the lights came up at the end of The Expendables you sat there and thought to yourself, ‘That was all well and good, but why wasn’t there more of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis*?’ then prepare to get happy: confirming earlier rumours, the Austrian Oak and the man forever known as John McClane have locked in deals to return for the sequel, this time in “substantial roles.”

How “substantial”? Nobody’s saying just yet, but given that they showed up for a scant couple of minutes in the first movie, anything more than the length of your average ad break would probably be considered more “substantial.”

This time around, Simon West will be in the director’s chair, working from a script by David Agosto and Ken Kaufman (with input from Sly Stallone of course) and wrangling the returning likes of Sly himself, Jason Statham, Mickey Rourke, Dolph Lundgren, Terry Crews, and, assuming the rumours about him dropping out prove to be unfounded, Jet Li.

And talking of rumours about the movie, chatter persists that Jean-Claude Van Damme, Scott Adkins and the man, the legend Chuck Norris will all be joining in the fun this time around. Those three have yet to be officially announced, however. Things will start blowing up on the Expendables 2 set in October.

In related Arnie news, he's also attached to another action pic, The Last Stand, starring as a small-town sheriff who has to deal with some nasty villains headed for the Mexican border. Now Peter Stormare has signed on to play one of the bad guys.


*If, however, your first thought was, ‘Why were they even in it?’ or 'That was rubbish!' prepare to get unhappy.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

London Film Festival Line-Up Announced
Clooney! Fiennes! Cronenberg! Clooney!
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it

Your Comments

I hope it doesn't sucks as the first installment!
Yes, silly direction from Sly. More

Posted by batbhai at 07:29 on 26 September 2011 | Report This Post

When Ageing Stars Bounce Back!!
Hearing Bruce Willis as the main arch villian in TEx2 and JCVD as second in command....Brilliant!! Hears how the storyline should be, Barney n co exits end of first film, comes under fire by Church's pack of mercs killing a member of the team ie (Randy Couture), kidnaps Mr Xmas girl for info..Arnold then pitches in for a classic return to action as fellow team member and friend of Barney. Trouble ensues between Arnie n Sly taking command of team(hence comedy)!!..Meanwhile Church recruits addi More

Posted by tiswas2 at 14:45 on 09 September 2011 | Report This Post

RE:
Cue Snake Eyes in 5... 4... 3... More

Posted by DazDaMan at 12:50 on 07 September 2011 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Podcast #162: Hugh Laurie
Is there a doctor in the house?

Who Are The New Mutants?
Fox’s X-Men spin-off features a bunch of fresh faces. Here’s what you need to know...

Stoical Supermen: 10 Quiet Heroes That Get Stuff Done
Silent but deadly...

Ana Lily Amirpour On A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night
'There's nothing sexier than a vampire...'

Rick Baker: Creature By Creature
The make-up effects titan on his greatest creations

12 Of The Weirdest Things Jean-Claude Van Damme Has Done On Camera
Outside of his movies, that is...

Spooks: An Oral History
Cast and crew on the spy smash

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month!

Subscribe and save 48%

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device

Subscribe and save 48%

Subscribe now and save up to 69%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)