‘The Expendables’ was released into cinemas during the second half 2010, featuring a cast of classic action heroes going back to the 80’s as well as a few more recent performers. Directed, written and headlined by Stallone this franchise represents his passion project and it seems it will be continuing with a sequel tentatively slated for a 2012 release.
The original film includes stars such as Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Steve Austin, Jason Statham, Mickey Rourke as well as Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger in smaller uncredited roles, which leaves things as quite a challenge for a sequel to match or even top in terms of casting.
Naturally speculation is circulating regarding what actors might be added to the existing line-up for the sequel, and while there have been no formal announcements two potential names which are being circulated and would seem a natural fit for the franchise include Chuck Norris and Jean-Claude Van Damme.
Both of these actors represent classic 1980’s tough guys, which combined with some of the current roster would certainly go a long way to help make the sequel an over the top, fun continuation of the franchise. File this one under rumours only at this point, we’ll let you know of any formal announcements.