First (Unofficial) Poster for The Expendables 2 Highlights Action Stars, Guns
11.22.11 by Ryan
While there is still no official photos, trailers, or posters for the upcoming sequel The Expendables 2, there is still plenty to enjoy in the "unofficial" category. Earlier this month, set photos from the Bulgaria-located production surfaced online, featuring cast members Sylvester Stallone, Dolph Lundgren, Terry Crews, as well as Jean-Claude Van Damme and Chuck Norris. This was less than a month after Arnold Schwarzenegger Tweeted a photo of himself with Stallone and Bruce Willis.
The latest unofficial promotional item from The Expendables 2 (or EX2) as displayed is a new, unofficial poster, released by JoBlo, which attempts to feature the sizeable cast, along with their weapons, all onto one poster. Squeezed into the frame are Stallone, Schwarzenegger, Willis, Jason Statham, Norris, Lundgren, Crews and Van Damme, while Jet Li, Randy Couture and Liam Hemsworth are nowhere to be found. We're not sure who the uncredited actress is in the poster, though, if IMDb is correct, it's probably Nan Yu.
While it curious that Li is left out of the poster, he has yet to appear even in set photos. The reason, The Playlist reports, is that the actor has yet to shoot his scenes, and only appears in a Chinese-set portion of the movie. Hemsworth, who plays a sniper in the movie, is also absent from the recent set photos and, like Li, may not have yet shot his scenes. Couture, also left off the poster, did appear in the set photos and should have another solid role in the sequel as he did in the original.
While the poster is, again, unofficial (the gibberish credits at the bottom of the poster that means that the credits for the movie have yet to be finalized), we're hoping that a teaser trailer or some official stills will be online soon. Until then, check out a larger version of the poster below.
Expendables 2 was written by Ken Kaufman and David Agosto, and is being directed by Simon West (Con Air). Scott Adkins (Undisputed III: Redemption) co-stars as another villain along with Van Damme.