Demolition Man with Steven Seagal and Jean-Claude Van Damme!

Oh, what could have been. In an interview with MTV, Jean-Claude Van Damme revealed that back in his heyday, and that of a certain ponytailed one, he and Steven Seagal were supposed to star in the Warner Bros. action flick “Demolition Man”, which as we all know, starred Sylvester Stallone as a cop chasing psychopathic killer Wesley Snipes. According to Van Damme, he was supposed to play the Snipes role, while Seagal, because of his association with Warner at the time, would be playing the Stallone/good guy role.

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Anyway, in the course of our chat, Van Damme revealed that he and Seagal nearly came to blows on the screen way back when in a little film called “Demolition Man!”

Here’s what he told me: “Years ago it was proposed that I would do a film with Steven Seagal. I was supposed to be in ‘Demolition Man’ with him. It was a great project. The script I read was a lot different than the one Sly did with Wesley Snipes. I was the bad guy. He was the good guy because he was the Warner Bros guy.”

Wow. I can’t help but think that a “Demotion Man” with Seagal and Van Damme might have been light years better than the Stallone-Snipes one. Mind you, not that the “Demolition Man” we did get was all bad; it’s one of those ’90s action movie that isn’t altogether bad, but could have been so much more.

Actually, I’m not all that sure how a “Demolition Man” with Seagal and Van Damme would work. The two men have completely different martial arts styles, and I suppose it would have been interesting to see the much smaller (height-wise) Van Damme going up against the taller, then-svelte Seagal.

It might have turned out to be a wreck, but it would have been fun…

Demolition Man with Steven Seagal and Jean-Claude Van Damme!



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  • BATMANdo

    BULLSHIT!!!Steven Seagal….y the best of!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Van Damme,,,,is looser…dumb…FUCK YOU JEAN CLAUDE!!!

    • adam

      im sorry but van damme only made 2 good movies and that it he has fancy kick but segal has speed and strengh and hes made better movies so segal woul;d 1000 % kick van dams arse

  • BATMANdo

    BULLSHIT!!!Steven Seagal….y the best of!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Van Damme,,,,is looser…dumb…FUCK YOU JEAN CLAUDE!!!

    • adam

      im sorry but van damme only made 2 good movies and that it he has fancy kick but segal has speed and strengh and hes made better movies so segal woul;d 1000 % kick van dams arse

  • akers

    FUCK OFF BATMANDO, JEAN CLAUDE VAN DAMME WOULD KICK STEVEN SEAGULL ALL THE FROM HERE TO SUNDAY. SEAGUL IS THE SHITTEST ACTOR ON THE PLANET, PLUS HE’S ALMOST AS FAT AS MARLON BRANDO IS NOWADAYS ANYHOW. THE CLOSEST HE WOULD COME TO BETING VAN DAMME IS IF JEAN CLAUDE WAS BORN MENTALY DEFECTED. BUT WE ALL KNOW HE WASNT AND THAT HE IS A ABSOLUTE LEGEND.

    • scarface-tuga

      in your dreams maby and i reapet maby cos other waise segal is the best after bruce lee is the one

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

        Um what? Segal is the best martial artist after Bruce Lee? Have you never seen a Jet Li film (Fist of Legend, Fearless), or some of Jackie Chan’s early work (Drunken Master is sick)? Donnie Yen is just ridiculous, and Sammo Hung can really move for a big guy. You really need to watch more martial arts if Segal is your idea of the best.

        • http://www.youtube.com/badturkali badturkali

          that comment was made in july last year, y reply now ????

          have a look at my youtube username, http://www.youtube.com/badturkali

      • scarface can’t spell

        your spelling is absolutely atrocious… may god have mercy on your soul…
        “yea, I responded to a 2 year old comment. deal with it”

  • akers

    FUCK OFF BATMANDO, JEAN CLAUDE VAN DAMME WOULD KICK STEVEN SEAGULL ALL THE FROM HERE TO SUNDAY. SEAGUL IS THE SHITTEST ACTOR ON THE PLANET, PLUS HE’S ALMOST AS FAT AS MARLON BRANDO IS NOWADAYS ANYHOW. THE CLOSEST HE WOULD COME TO BETING VAN DAMME IS IF JEAN CLAUDE WAS BORN MENTALY DEFECTED. BUT WE ALL KNOW HE WASNT AND THAT HE IS A ABSOLUTE LEGEND.

    • scarface-tuga

      in your dreams maby and i reapet maby cos other waise segal is the best after bruce lee is the one

      • Dedpool

        Um what? Segal is the best martial artist after Bruce Lee? Have you never seen a Jet Li film (Fist of Legend, Fearless), or some of Jackie Chan’s early work (Drunken Master is sick)? Donnie Yen is just ridiculous, and Sammo Hung can really move for a big guy. You really need to watch more martial arts if Segal is your idea of the best.

        • http://www.youtube.com/badturkali badturkali

          that comment was made in july last year, y reply now ????

          have a look at my youtube username, http://www.youtube.com/badturkali

  • Grimtooth

    Oh man would that have sucked something fierce!!! Demolition Man was a lot of fun and while good ol’ Sly aint the greatest actor – give me a break. Seagal and Van Damme?!?!

    “C’mere cupcake!”
    “Muh mumma dont call me cupcake!”

    or picture Segal arguing with the computer about toilet paper or the three seashells!

    Besides – Seagal couldnt have been a former CIA-something or the other! ha ha ha

    Wow am I glad that movie never happened!!!!

  • Grimtooth

    Oh man would that have sucked something fierce!!! Demolition Man was a lot of fun and while good ol’ Sly aint the greatest actor – give me a break. Seagal and Van Damme?!?!

    “C’mere cupcake!”
    “Muh mumma dont call me cupcake!”

    or picture Segal arguing with the computer about toilet paper or the three seashells!

    Besides – Seagal couldnt have been a former CIA-something or the other! ha ha ha

    Wow am I glad that movie never happened!!!!

  • Kenneth A.G.

    I could never stand Seagull, nor watch his films. I recall in a interview years ago, he once commented on Van dame, saying so much as, “whos he?” Seagull is a smart ass, and it needs to be kicked by Chuck Norris, and his Tae-Kwon-Do. Van Dame comes off as a decent fellow, and I would watch any of his films. Seagulls best was Executive Decision, and you will see why in the first 10 minutes :) Most of you kids here were tikes when these two hit the screen anyway, and probabally don’t watch documentries to get the real story on who is who, but Chuck Norris was the one that really pushed these types of films to the screen (action karate), not Bruce Lee, as that was short lived unfortunately, but Norris was in a Lee film.

    • Godbrother

      I couldn’t agree more! For some fucked up reason, I hate segal. But I love JC. Segal just always thinks his so cool… In a low budget way. I can’t explain it.

      I also don’t know why people hate on street fighter so much. I loved street fighter as I was growing up!

      Makes no sence.

  • Kenneth A.G.

    I could never stand Seagull, nor watch his films. I recall in a interview years ago, he once commented on Van dame, saying so much as, “whos he?” Seagull is a smart ass, and it needs to be kicked by Chuck Norris, and his Tae-Kwon-Do. Van Dame comes off as a decent fellow, and I would watch any of his films. Seagulls best was Executive Decision, and you will see why in the first 10 minutes :) Most of you kids here were tikes when these two hit the screen anyway, and probabally don’t watch documentries to get the real story on who is who, but Chuck Norris was the one that really pushed these types of films to the screen (action karate), not Bruce Lee, as that was short lived unfortunately, but Norris was in a Lee film.

    • Godbrother

      I couldn’t agree more! For some fucked up reason, I hate segal. But I love JC. Segal just always thinks his so cool… In a low budget way. I can’t explain it.

      I also don’t know why people hate on street fighter so much. I loved street fighter as I was growing up!

      Makes no sence.

  • http://www.youtube.com/badturkali badturkali

    van damme and steven seagal were going to fight at a party in 1997 at sylvester stallone house party ,,,

    seagal kept saying that van damme is fake, so van damme asked seagal 2 come outside and fight, but seagal never went, he got scared probably

    who would win out of the 2 ????

  • http://www.youtube.com/badturkali badturkali

    van damme and steven seagal were going to fight at a party in 1997 at sylvester stallone house party ,,,

    seagal kept saying that van damme is fake, so van damme asked seagal 2 come outside and fight, but seagal never went, he got scared probably

    who would win out of the 2 ????