The Expendable 2 Teaser Trailer Flexes its Short but Sweet Muscles

Jean-Claude Van Damme and Scott Adkins in The Expendables 2 (2012) Movie Image

With Christmas and the Holidays on the way, and trailers for Warner Bros.’ “The Dark Knight Rises” and Fox’s “Prometheus” due any day now, with their releases sure to send the fanboy community all aflutterin’ for quite some time, Lionsgate and Millennium Films would like to you know that they have a pretty big 2012 title on the way, too. That would be the muscle-tastic “The Expendables 2”. Check out the first teaser trailer for the action film below. It’s a set-up trailer for the film’s roster (though I did snicker when they flashed the lesser Hemsworth’s name and then showed him like he’s one of the big boys, hee hee). By the way, everyone gets a machinegun and their second of screentime to look all badass, but Jet Li gets to sit there moping? Lame.

The Expendables are back and this time it’s personal… Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone), Lee Christmas (Jason Statham), Yin Yang (Jet Li), Gunnar Jensen (Dolph Lundgren),Toll Road (Randy Couture) and Hale Caesar (Terry Crews) — with newest members Billy the Kid (Liam Hemsworth) and Maggie (Yu Nan) aboard — are reunited when Mr. Church (Bruce Willis) enlists the Expendables to take on a seemingly simple job. The task looks like an easy paycheck for Barney and his band of old-school mercenaries. But when things go wrong and one of their own is viciously killed, the Expendables are compelled to seek revenge in hostile territory where the odds are stacked against them. Hell-bent on payback, the crew cuts a swath of destruction through opposing forces, wreaking havoc and shutting down an unexpected threat in the nick of time — six pounds of weapons-grade plutonium; enough to change the balance of power in the world. But that’s nothing compared to the justice they serve against the villainous adversary who savagely murdered their brother. That is done the Expendables way….

Providing the muscle this time around are Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Jet Li, Chuck Norris, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, and Scott Adkins.

Simon West provides the explosions, due out in theaters August 17, 2012.

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