"It's not the years...it's the mileage."
Though the novelty of The Expendables' all-star cast of '80s and '90s action heroes wore off somewhat by the time The Expendables 2 hit theaters, the resurgence of aging tough-guy actors continues with the success of Liam Neeson's Taken 2, which beat down the competition this past weekend. And there's more to come. Ah-nuld's getting back in the game with The Last Stand and Bruce Willis is dusting off John McClane for a fifth go-round in A Good Day to Die Hard. But, not all aging actors can continue to pull off the kind of tough-guy roles they played in their youth. Tell us which over-50 actors still have what it takes to beat up the bad guys and come back for more.
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Posted 10.09.12 by BrentJS
For The Expendables 2, only a lone female was added to the (previously) all-male group of new and returning action stars — Chinese actress Yu Nan. But with The Expendables 2 taking the top slot at last weekend's box office, it seems only a matter of time before The Expendables 3 becomes an inevitability. Hollywood Dailies caught up with the cast to see which actresses they feel could make it as a mercenary in the Expendables crew. who might be in Expendables 3? >> Posted 08.23.12 by Ryan
The first full-length trailer for the upcoming The Expendables 2 was released last month and provided plenty of action and explosions for Sylvester Stallone and his company of aging action stars to contend with.
The latest trailer is no different, providing plenty of action, and injecting a few moments of humor, including a Terminator joke at Arnold Schwarzenegger's expense, as well as as more footage of Chuck Norris, including a shot of Norris, Schwarzenegger, Stallone, Bruce Willis and Jason Statham all lined up and firing their machine guns before the trailer goes down its long list of stars. There isn't much story revealed, so, if you must know, Expendables 2 sees Stallone and company out for revenge after one of their own is murdered. check out the trailer >> Posted 06.06.12 by Ryan
Just days ago, word got out that The Expendables 2, the follow-up to Sylvester Stallone's 2010 action flick that starred about half of Hollywood's action stars, would be rated — gasp! — PG-13. The story was instantly chalked up as a rumor after Chuck Norris — the Chuck Norris — told a Polish news site that he only agreed to appear in the sequel if the "vulgar dialogue" was dropped so the movie could avoid a R-rating that would exclude "many young people" from watching.
Was Norris misquoted? Or was the translation off? Surely, the story couldn't be true, because the first Expendables movie didn't end up earning $274 million worldwide by playing nice. While it may be disappointing for some, Stallone wrote to AICN and revealed that, yes, Norris was telling the truth after all. He also warns that before fans "pass judgement", Expendables 2 is still going to "deliver." read Stallone's comments >> Posted 01.20.12 by Ryan
Hopefully, we'll eventually be able to chalk this news item up to a poor Polish-to-English translation, but right now it appears as if the sequel to the most badass, he-manliest movie of 2010, The Expendables, is going to be decidedly less badass. That is, if former Bruce Lee punching bag-turned-iconic tough guy Chuck Norris has his way. In a recent interview with the Polish news site Gazeta (translation supplied by ExpendablesPremeire), Norris said that his addition to the cast of The Expendables 2 came with the stipulation that the sequel drop the "vulgar dialogue" that was typical of the first movie and littered throughout the script for the sequel and shoot for a PG-13 rating. what did Norris say in the interview? >> Posted 01.18.12 by BrentJS
Last August, writer-director-actor Sylvester Stallone stuffed enough current and former action stars into The Expendables to win audiences over and earn $274 million worldwide. Stallone instantly started talking about a sequel, using his Twitter to declare he wanted Bruce Willis back as a "supervillain" in the movie.
While we're not entirely sure of his intentions, Willis is back for The Expendables 2, along with fellow Expendables scene partner Arnold Schwarzenegger, with both actors having a more "substantial" role in the sequel, which has an even more expanded cast than the original. Strangely, details on the sequel have been scarce — a plot synopsis was revealed in May and involved the Expendables avenging the death of Mickey Rourke's character Tool, but was quickly dismissed. Fortunately, along with the teaser trailer comes a synopsis as well.
watch the trailer >> Posted 12.15.11 by Ryan
The Expendables are back and this time it's personal... Barney Ross (Stallone), Lee Christmas (Jason Statham), Yin Yang (Jet Li), Gunnar Jensen (Dolph Lundgren), Toll Road (Randy Couture) and Hale Caesar (Terry Crews) — with newest members Billy the Kid (Liam Hemsworth) and Maggie (Yu Nan) aboard — are reunited when Mr. Church (Willis) enlists the Expendables to take on a seemingly simple job. The task looks like an easy paycheck for Barney and his band of old-school mercenaries. But when things go wrong and one of their own is viciously killed, the Expendables are compelled to seek revenge in hostile territory where the odds are stacked against them. Hell-bent on payback, the crew cuts a swath of destruction through opposing forces, wreaking havoc and shutting down an unexpected threat in the nick of time — six pounds of weapons-grade plutonium; enough to change the balance of power in the world. But that's nothing compared to the justice they serve against the villainous adversary who savagely murdered their brother. That is done the Expendables way.
The first set photo that arrived online from the Bulgarian set of The Expendables 2 was Tweeted by Arnold Schwarzenegger and depicted the former California governor with co-stars Bruce Willis and Sylvester Stallone. With Schwarzenegger moving on to the production of Last Stand, the rest of the group are still hard at work, as evidenced by the recent crop of set photos that have arrived online.
The latest set pics reveal Stallone along with Expendables members Terry Crews, Randy Couture, and Dolph Lundgren, as well as newcomers Jean-Claude Van Damme and Chuck Norris. Missing from the photos are Jason Statham, Jet Li, and Mickey Rourke. But there's an easy reason why Rourke is absent: He isn't going to be in the movie. see the reason Rourke gave and more photos >> Posted 11.10.11 by Ryan
There's been a lot of rumors lately over who will appear in the upcoming sequel The Expendables 2, leaving Jason Statham, one the few actors confirmed to return, to declare "who the f**k knows" who will be cast.
Besides Statham, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis are confirmed to reprise their roles in the movie, as is the writer, director and star of the original, Sylvester Stallone. In a conversation with EW, Stallone officially confirmed that Jean-Claude Van Damme would appear, as well.
who else could join the cast? >> Posted 09.14.11 by Ryan
We’ll have a big showdown between me and Van Damme, which has been anticipated for a long time, so it should be a good one.
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis only showed up for one scene in actor-writer-director Sylvester Stallone's 2010 hit Expendables, but the two action stars are set to return for more in the Lionsgate sequel.
Deadline reports that both Schwarzenegger and Willis have inked their deals for The Expendables 2, which will be directed by Simon West (Con Air). The roles are being described as "substantial", meaning that Willis and Schwarzenegger will do more than cameo. Stallone has said that he would like to see Willis play "a super villain," or likely a "super villain" version of his Expendables character, but nothing is confirmed yet. more action stars lining up >> Posted 09.07.11 by Ryan
Not only was Sylvester Stallone able to put together an impressive ensemble cast of action movie icons for his 2010 movie, The Expendables, but he actually managed to turn a healthy profit with the movie, despite the many naysayers who predicted that it would flop.
Stallone, who wrote, directed, and starred in The Expendables, has chosen to take a less active role the second time around. However, what's most important to fans is who will be in front of the camera. We've compiled the recent casting rumors and they suggest that Stallone is looking to broaden the appeal of the cast to reach an even wider range of moviegoers, a smart move if he has further plans for the franchise. which action icons might be joining The Expendables 2? >> Posted 08.30.11 by BrentJS