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Holy crap. Is EVERYONE in this thing? If Sylvester Stallone has his way, everyone who has ever held the title of “action star” in Hollywood at one point or another might be.
Talking to EW, Stallone confirms that Chuck Norris and Van Damme will indeed be in “The Expendables 2″, which Stallone will only star and produce, with Simon West stepping in to direct. (Stallone directed the first one.) Stallone also dropped this tidbit about Van Damme’s part in the sequel:
We’ll have a big showdown between me and Van Damme, which has been anticipated for a long time, so it should be a good one.
We’ve got Chuck Norris and I think Nic Cage. We’re trying to work out different scenarios. I like using people that had a moment and then maybe have fallen on some hard times and give them another shot. So we’re always looking for actors like Michael Biehn and Michael Pare. I like those kinds of guys. Someone did it for me and I like to see if I can do it for them. We also need some new blood in there, a Navy Seal-type, because with the Expendables none of them have 20-20 vision anymore. They need some help, man.
A bearded, twitchy Nic Cage as the villain might be fun.
It’s possible. The one thing I’ve learned is what is a fact on Monday is a complete fallacy on Tuesday. A lot of it is scheduling. It’s not financial. It’s just that Bulgaria is definitely a jaunt. It’s a commitment, you know what I mean? Especially in the dead of winter.
So there you have it. I’m not sure if traveling to Bulgaria would be that difficult for Travolta, though. Doesn’t the guy have his own fleet of jets?
By the by, I’d love to see Biehn in this thing. Too bad Donnie Yen passed…