Some Unexpected Casting News for The Expendables 2 Pops Up Online

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God bless interviews. Without them, we wouldn’t have interviewees. And without interviewees, we wouldn’t have leaked information regarding upcoming motion pictures. Now, I haven’t heard solid information regarding John Travolta and Chuck Norris’ involvement in “The Expendables 2″, but according to NU Boyana studios CEO David Varod, they’re very much a part of the project. NU Boyana, by the way, is based in Bulgaria, where the flick is set to be filmed.

When asked if he could confirm participants, Mr. Varod stated the following:

Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, John Travolta, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Chuck Norris, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren, Mickey Rourke…who else? Of course, Bruce Willis. The director is Simon West, who is also a name. He is already here and has started working on the film. I believe the sequel will be better than the first movie.

Is any of this true? Did the CEO speak before deals have been made? Who knows! After all, he did forget to mention poor Jet Li. But it’s fun to sit around and speculate, isn’t it? I’m sure some sort of official statement will soon shortly.

Source: Novinite

Author: Todd Rigney

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  • Eagle Eye

    You know, this film will be awesome, you know why? Because Chuck Norris is in it!!!
    You know why it will be awesome because Chuck Norris will be in it? BECAUSE HE’S CHUCK NORRIS!!!

    • Juggernaut

      Amen! Best Chuck Norris fact ever: Chuck Norris does not go hunting, the world “hunting” implies the possibility of failure. Chuck Norris goes killing!!! I’m really exited about this sequel. The first one was such unadulterated fun. Expendables…be about it!

  • Eagle Eye

    You know, this film will be awesome, you know why? Because Chuck Norris is in it!!!
    You know why it will be awesome because Chuck Norris will be in it? BECAUSE HE’S CHUCK NORRIS!!!

  • Eagle Eye

    You know, this film will be awesome, you know why? Because Chuck Norris is in it!!!
    You know why it will be awesome because Chuck Norris will be in it? BECAUSE HE’S CHUCK NORRIS!!!

  • Arthur

    Chuck Norris, Van Damme, Travolta…YES!!! How about Jim Brown and Fred Williamson? Too bad Wesley Snipes can’t be in it; unless he is aloud some leave time to film. Having Snipes in it would be epic. And where is Nathan Jones? HE should be in it. How about Tony Jaa and Jija Yanin Vismistananda (“Chocolate”, “Raging Phoenix”)? Whatever happened to Cynthia Rothrock? Michael Jai White? Jackie Chan? Wu Jing (“Sha Po Lang”, “Invisible Target”, “Legendary Assassin”, “Twins Mission”)? Josie Ho? Michelle Yeoh? Donnie Yen? Tak Sakaguchi (“Death Trance”, “Versus”, “Shinobi”, “Godzilla Final Wars”)? Would love to see an Asian Mafia team showcasing Jaa, Wu Jing, Tak, Jija, Yen and Josie Ho. HELLO SLY: Jet Li vs. Tony Jaa!!! Chuck Norris vs. Jackie Chan!!! Donnie Yen vs. Van Damme!!! Jija Yanin vs. Josie Ho!!! Cynthia Rothrock vs. Michelle Yeoh!!! Snipes vs. Statham!!!

    • Arthur

      Wu Jing vs. Tak Sakaguchi!!!

    • pew

      I think it would be a great idea for Jet Li to vs. another A-star Asian villain,

  • Ryan4porsche944

    Why not the whole world! Holy Crap Arthur you know your action stars! Good Job…what about Ziyi Zhang..just cause she is hot! err wait what about Mark Dacascos ?

  • Ryan4porsche944

    Why not the whole world! Holy Crap Arthur you know your action stars! Good Job…what about Ziyi Zhang..just cause she is hot! err wait what about Mark Dacascos ?

  • Ryan4porsche944

    Why not the whole world! Holy Crap Arthur you know your action stars! Good Job…what about Ziyi Zhang..just cause she is hot! err wait what about Mark Dacascos ?

  • Ryan4porsche944

    Why not the whole world! Holy Crap Arthur you know your action stars! Good Job…what about Ziyi Zhang..just cause she is hot! err wait what about Mark Dacascos ?

  • Lexavi80

    AHHHHGGGGGG!!!!!!!!. HOPE THE CAST IS AS MENTIONED ABOVE!!!!!

  • Eagle Eye

    Weird, still no Kurt Rusell or Dwayne Johnson or Vin Diesel…

    • justjoe

      Kurt Russel pretty much quit the action genre, i remember an interview, where he stated that working out and getting in shape for “Soldier” was too exhausting. And for Dwayne and Diesel…I guess they´re too expensive at that point of their career. But that´s ok. Better give some lesser known talent or some B-movie legends a chance to shine and save the money for bigger weapons, cool sets and vehicles and more explosives. ;-)

      • Eagle Eye

        Yeah true, a little 3 people fight of The Rock, Diesel and Michael Clark Duncan would have been sick though…

        • Juggernaut

          While I’m not against casting more modern action stars, these films make me long for more old school guys. Wesley Snipes would have been awesome. Hulk Hogan. Carl Weathers. Mr.T.

          • Eagle Eye

            Don’t forget Lou Ferrigno!!

          • Eagle Eye

            Don’t forget Lou Ferrigno!!

        • Juggernaut

          While I’m not against casting more modern action stars, these films make me long for more old school guys. Wesley Snipes would have been awesome. Hulk Hogan. Carl Weathers. Mr.T.

    • justjoe

      Kurt Russel pretty much quit the action genre, i remember an interview, where he stated that working out and getting in shape for “Soldier” was too exhausting. And for Dwayne and Diesel…I guess they´re too expensive at that point of their career. But that´s ok. Better give some lesser known talent or some B-movie legends a chance to shine and save the money for bigger weapons, cool sets and vehicles and more explosives. ;-)