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'Expendables 2' Releases Promo Poster And Fake Synopsis, While JCVD Rumors Persist

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • May 12, 2011 6:20 AM
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You asked for it: Sly and the gang are suiting up for "The Expendables 2." As the last film made a killing in international pre-sales, so will this one, as Nu Image is shopping the yet-to-be-shot actioner in Cannes with this brand new poster. Yes, it reeks of cheese, but it's also a mock-up probably done by one lowly intern on his lunch break, merely an announcement that "this movie exists." It does seem telling that, unlike last time, there isn't a giant list of names all over this thing, as shooting is very tenuously planned for the fall despite the likelihood that cast members from the first film may be busy.

'The Expendables 2' Will Deliver The Old Man Action On August 17, 2012

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 1, 2011 3:17 AM
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With "The Expendables" and "Red," audiences are telling Hollywood they like watching old people blow shit up. Well, honchos already knew audiences liked watching shit blowing up, but who knew old people could do it too? So there you go, score one for the retirement set. So no surprise after the surprise smash of Sylvester Stallone's brainchild, that a sequel is underway. It now has a release date and Lionsgate isn't messing with what worked the first time around.

Sylvester Stallone Won't Be Writing Or Directing 'The Expendables 2'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 9, 2011 4:08 AM
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Call it mad genius or a stroke of luck, but Sylvester Stallone seemed to have found a cinematic scratch that wasn't being itched when he got together a bunch of aging action stars, put them in a movie he co-wrote and directed, and smiled to himself as "The Expendables" went on and snatched up $275 million in global box office receipts. Not too bad. And while the actor/director/writer has long talked up his sequel to the film -- even before the first one was released -- it looks like for the next entry in the franchise, Stallone is going to take a step back.

Bruce Willis & Jean-Claude Van Damme To Show Up In 'Expendables 2'?

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • January 17, 2011 1:37 AM
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Speaking to Access Hollywood during the Golden Globes, Bruce Willis let it slip in a roundabout, not totally confirmed way that "The Expendables 2" was looking to shoot this year and that he may star. "Apparently it's going to happen this year... As far as I know, barring any unforeseen circumstances, but yeah, I would love to be a part of it." Willis generated buzz with a cameo in the first film as the mysterious Church, a character who, in a draft of the script we read, has a surprising backstory that revealed him as the mastermind pulling the strings for the Expendables' suicide mission. Which, of course, ended up not suicidal at all, since Sylvester Stallone and co. might as well have nuked the place at the end of that movie.

Heavy Drug Use, Escort Abuse And Now 'The Expendables 2' & 'Major League IV' For Charlie Sheen

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • November 2, 2010 8:02 AM
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Your screenplay isn't selling. You aren't scoring acting auditions anymore and your singing voice is being booed at the local bar and grill. Is there any way you can finally score a working job in Hollywood? Well, have you tried attacking an escort lately? You haven't? Well, clearly some of us are making $25-30 million a year working on a shitty sitcom, and some of us aren't.

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