We heard earlier this year that the mighty high kicking Jean-Claude Van Damme is set to play alongside infamous bad ass Bruce Willis, as a co-operative chaotic criminal double act in the sequel to The Expendables, which is to be shot in Bulgaria. But an interview with Nu Boyana Film Studios’ CEO, David Varod, had him announce new additions to the sequel, unleashing a scroll of names, including John Travolta and the invincible phenomenon that is Chuck Norris!
“Yes, we are definitely going to do that project,” said Varod. “It is going to be a sequel to The Expendables. The shooting is going to take place the second week of September. The movie is on, definitely. It will be a very good thing for Bulgaria, since there are some very big stars coming.”
When asked which stars are coming, Varod replied, “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.”
If Travolta and Norris are in the film, it is not yet known what roles they would play, or if their involvement is merely a cameo, much like what Schwarzenegger and Willis did in the first film.
The Expendables 2 is due to be released on 17th August 2012.
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