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Expendables 2 Will Not Be PG-13
Dolph Lundgren confirms R-Rating

29 March 2012  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Exclusive

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Expendables 2 Will Not Be PG-13

Back in January there was a kerfuffule of fan annoyance over reports that, at the behest of Chuck Norris, Sylvester Stallone was aiming the Expendables sequel at a PG-13 certificate from the MPAA. AICN however, picked up rumblings from Stallone a couple of weeks ago that an R-rating was back on the table for Expendables 2. And speaking to Empire over the weekend, Dolph Lundgren confirmed that he's been hearing the same thing.

"I heard that it's now R again," says Dolph. "Stallone's basic setting is to make it very violent. That's just in his personality, and if it was me I would do the same. I guess the producers figure they can make another $50m if it's PG-13, and if it was my money I might say the same thing! But I think for the fans, if it's tougher it's better."

Chuck had apparently complained about the R, saying that he "doesn't make films like that anymore" and earning some concessions from the production. But, Dolph reveals, it's actually a moot point for Norris, who has his own unique way of making his films accessible anyway.

"Chuck likes to re-cut all of his films before he shows them to his kids," grins Dolph. "He told me he has his own editor. So it's irrelevant! He could make it a G-rating if he wanted to!"

We'd prefer to believe that Chuck Norris is so tough, he shoots the offending frames right out of the film with an AK47.

Expendables 2 of course, stars Jason Statham, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jet Li, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Randy Couture, Terry Crews and Liam Hemsworth alongside Stallone, Norris and Lundgren. It's directed by Simon West, and is out in the UK this summer.

Watch this space for lots more from Dolph...

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I don't care what rating the film has as long as its good. Gore and swear words can't make up for thin characters and plot. More

Posted by BenTramer at 11:54 on 30 March 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Expendables 2 Will Not Be PG-13
Publicity stunt! Remember that Furturama episode with Slurm... "then, when everyone hates it, we'll bring back Slurm classic, and make billions!" Trick the audience into thinking they're getting a kids film, then slap Sly on the back for 'keeping it old school'. More

Posted by UTB at 07:53 on 30 March 2012 | Report This Post

The problem is they didn't shoot for R. The best R rated films are uneditable. If this EXPENDABLES 2 R is like the R for the first movie, it's just going to be a bunch of carelessly inserted close up shots of gore or CGI blood splatter. If this is a movie that could be either PG 13 or R, then whatever gore there is would not have been that great in the first place. More

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