Honestly, does “The Expendables” really play at a Geekfest like Comic Con where people dress up as Boba Fett and all manner of anime creatures big and small (and weird)? I guess anything goes down there nowadays, so why not a testosterone-driven franchise like “The Expendables”? You’re nobody until you’re courting Comic Con, apparently.
To that end, Lionsgate will be bringing the cast of “The Expendables 2” to Comic Con’s infamous Hall H later this week, and to celebrate they’re handing out this new, swanky, ’80s-style retro poster for the film. Besides the poster, you can expect the film’s stars, Sly Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, Dolph Lundgren, and Jean-Claude Van Damme to show up at the panel.
I’m no Comic Con historian, but is this possibly the first time Van Damme has shown up at Comic Con? I don’t think Comic Con was nearly as big in Van Damme’s Hollywood heyday, so he probably never felt like he had to show up to pitch to the crowd.
In any case, take a gander at the Comic Con poster below. The film itself opens August 17, 2012.
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