Sometimes interesting news about films come from unlike sources. In discussing new films being lensed in Bulgaria, NY Boyana CEO let loose that some big names are in line to star in the Simon West directed Expendable 2. Just who, exactly?
Two time Oscar nominee John Travolta, Chuck Norris and Jean Claude Van Damme in terms of new faces. Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger are also apparently set to make appearances again after an epic cameo in the first Expendables.
“Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, John Travolta, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Chuck Norris, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren, Mickey Rourke…who else? Of course, Bruce Willis.” Varod was quoted as saying as to which big stars would be in Bulgaria for filming the sequel.
What does this mean? Right now all you can consider this is as a wish-list at worst and a series of cameos at best. Before a handful of the guys who wound up in The Expendables were cast a legendary group of action stars were also rumored to be in the film like Wesley Snipes, et al. While it would be something if Stallone, et al, can get everyone in major roles in a sort of manly, non-crappy version of New Year’s Eve.