Con Air’s Simon West Will Direct The Expendables 2

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Well, this was a no-brainer. Simon West, director of loud and ludicrous action movies, has signed on to direct the sequel to Sylvester Stallone’s “The Expendables”, a film that was, let’s face it, overly loud and overly ludicrous itself.

Besides “Con Air” with Nicolas Cage, West is also the director of “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider” with Angelina Jolie, and more recently, the remake of “The Mechanic” with Jason Statham and Ben Foster. He’s currently directing Cage in “Medallion”, a “Taken”-esque thriller that also co-stars Malin Akerman.

For “The Expendables 2″, the original cast of Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Mickey Rourke, Terry Crews and Jet Li are all expected back.

The plot for the sequel finds a member of the team murdered during a mission, prompting the others to seek vengeance on yet another ruthless dictator in need of killing. Also along for the ride is the dead operator’s daughter, who will lend a feminine touch to the all-testosterone team.

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  • Juggernaut

    They really need to bring back Bruce Willis as the head of an opposing group of mercenaries. Jean Claude Van Damme, Mr. T, Hulk Hogan, Scott Adkins are all musts.

  • Anonymous

    Since I consider “Con Air” and the Stath’s “The Mechanic” guilty pleasures, I’m looking forward to this

  • Michaeljones4915

    along with Juggernaut’s list I would like to also see Steven Segal added to this cast.

    • Juggernaut

      Good call! Maybe Chuck Norris, Mel Gibson and Carl Weathers.

      • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

        Yes to all except Gibson. He’s just freaking crazy now. I mean i he is in it he better not be doing action. LOL. I’d like to see him as a politician. And I agree with the Willis statement. That way you could throw all these people in and have them be the antithesis of the the “Expendables” mercs with no honor.

        Good choice of director though. And for the girl, may I suggest Rona Mitra, Olivia Wilde, Jessica Biel (I’d love to see her do action again), or Gina Carana.

        • Anonymous

          I’ll go with WWE’s Gail Kim….she can’t act and has implant, but she’d be a nice fit to the overall campiness of this kind of movie. And I’d like to have another version Famke Janssen’s Xenia Onatopp and just add Lucy Lawless in there somewhere.

          …oh….and vintage True Romance/Leon Gary Oldman as the evil guy.

        • Juggernaut

          What?! Mel Gibson? You know the guy from ‘Lethal Weapon’?!One of the greatest action stars of all time!!! Sure he’s a anti-semite and a wife abusing asshole but he’s The Patriot! He’s Braveheart! He’s Martin Riggs! He’s MAD motherf@ckin’ MAX!!!
          He was even good in ‘Edge Of Darkness’All of those are good choices for the girl though.

          • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

            Dude I know who he is and what he’s done. I just don’t really see him as the action hero type anymore. I mean he’d make a great villain but as a merc i just dont see it. Maybe something along the lines of Eric Robert’s character but different situation. Something like “Tool” knew something he shouldn’t and Mel’s character finds out and has him killed. Just because the man WAS an action star doesn’t mean he still should be. “Edge of Darkness” and “Taken” are very different action films compared to “Expendables.” I just don’t see it in him anymore, plus it’s kinda hard to root or the psycho anti-semite, wifebeater

  • justjoe

    I would love to see Brock Lesnar in this. I can´t stand the guy but he´s a heck of a menacing presence!

    • Juggernaut

      It would be cool to see Lesnar kickin’ the s#!t out of a bunch of dudes!

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

      I hate Lesnar. After his little cry baby attitude with WWE and the way hs career went in UFC I just dont like him.

      • justjoe

        Regarding Lesnar, I know what you mean. I hate his cocky attitude as well and the fact that he have been handed to Heavyweight-title in no time, pretty much on a silver plate. However he´s a beast (that training he´s used to is amazing) and he would make a pretty impressive bad guy. And we could see Cotoure kicking his ass. ;-)

        • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

          Okay that last part would make it worth it lol

          Sent on the go.

  • Covax

    Cameo Michael Jai White as an older & wiser Black Dynamite.

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

      That’d be awesome. But White in it in any capaciity wuld ROCK!

  • justjoe

    Add Marco Zaror to the card. he rocked in “Undisputed 3″ as the villain!

  • Naw786

    Simon West is a great choice, he is a good director and Con Air is the best action movie ever.

    This is my list for The Expendables 2 Cast, type in the website:
    http://www.imdb.com/list/GjFtifuSlxU/

    • Juggernaut

      Wow! Those were great choices! Also, nice work on the bios for each cast member! Nicely done.

      • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

        Yeah definitely nice stuff, though they couldn’t afford half of those.

        Sent on the go.

      • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

        Yeah definitely nice stuff, though they couldn’t afford half of those.

        Sent on the go.