Simon West, best known for directing Con Air, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and The Expendables 2, has been lined up to oversee forthcoming fantasy epic War Wolf. A 14th Century-set tale of derring do, castles and knights, it centres around the nightmarish ‘Loup de Guerre’, the ferocious War Wolf legend come to life in the middle of a war between English and French, stalking and killing soldiers from both sides. (more…)
The Expendables 2 comes out this Friday, and the assumption is that it’s going to hit. So naturally, producers are looking at who else might be recruited to the team for the inevitable follow-up, and they have some pretty big names in mind.
Producer Avi Lerner gave Total Film a wish list of who he’d like to see inExpendables 3, and it’s got some pretty impressive names on it. Let’s let Lerner explain:
We’ve approached Clint Eastwood to be one of the guys, we’ve got a character in mind for him. We’re talking to Harrison Ford. [And we want] Wesley Snipes when he comes back from prison. I’ll give you one more name, we’ve got Nicolas Cage to play [one of the characters]. And we’re going to bring Mickey Rourke back, if he won’t be too crazy. I like Mickey. And of course, all the existing stars [will return].
I can see Snipes doing it, and he’ll be getting out of jail next summer – just in time for principal photography to begin. Eastwood would be very cool, I can see him being like Lee Marvin in The Dirty Dozen, but I wonder if given his busy career as a director if he has the time or the interest. Cage? If he did Bangkok Dangerous, he’ll do Expendables 3. Hopefully as a villain. Ford might be the trickiest of all to secure, but he did Cowboys & Aliens and went to Comic Con in the same year, so maybe he’s getting soft in his old age.
No word if Steven Seagal might pull his head out of his ass and sign up.
There’s two things I really like about San Diego Comic Con. 1. Cosplay tits. Everywhere you look there’s giant boobs spilling out of tight costumes. It’s a real feast of flesh (see Power Girl above) 2. Getting a first look at footage from upcoming blockbusters and listening to creatives/performers talk about their films. I dunno if it’s all really worth waiting in line for 4+ hours (oh yes, there’s a lot of waiting. A LOT!), but it’s certainly an exclusive, very personal experience. An involving one to say the least. Speaking of the latter…
While Hollywood studios are still in the process of securing down their convention plans, the run down of panel presentations trickling in thus far are proving SDCC 2012 is gonna be a epic year.
So…who in Hollywood is coming to Comic Con?
Marvel Studios is planning, well… to be marvelous. Some early work from Iron Man 3 will be presented. Word has it they’ll end up officially announcing those two secret film projects in development. Disney will be showing off Wreck-It Ralph and Oz: The Great and Powerful and maybe… just maybe The Lone Ranger.
The good shit just keeps on rolling.
Warner Bros. will bringing along The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, as well as Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel. Legendary Pictures will take sloppy seconds to preview Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim.
That’s kind of it for the meat and potatoes, but the icing on the proverbial con cake would be Sony and Universal Pictures. Sony will be bringing along Joseph Gordon-Levitt‘s Premium Rush, Kevin James’ martial-arts comedy Here Comes the Boom, and Will Smith and M. Night Shymalan‘s post-apocalyptic sci-fi movie After Earth. I imagine The Total Recall reboot will probably appear again as well.
Universal hasn’t announced much yet, but it’s suspected they will bring stuff from The Bourne Legacy, Keanu Reeves’ samurai epic 47 Ronin and Dark Horse Comics adaptation of R.I.P.D. with Ryan Reynolds.
I almost forgot. Summit Entertainment and Lionsgate will have a little somethin’, somethin’ in The Twlight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 and The Expendables 2.
Studios not attending this year’s convention include 20th Century Fox, Relativity Media, DreamWorks, and Paramount Pictures. Bummer.
Got a pass for SDCC 2012? Then tell us what films (or Cosplay tits) you’re most looking forward to by sounding off in the comments below.
Today has been heavy with TV spots. Instead of rifling off of a bunch of short posts, we thought it would be much more reader friendly to compile them into a compendium. OK, I admit it. We were just too goddamn lazy. Anyhow, scroll on down to see some new spots for Expendable 2, The Amazing Spider-Man and The Dark Knight Rises.
Lionsgate has released a third TV spot for The Expendables 2. Much like the first two spots, you can expect explosions and geriatric acting.
In the August 17 release, Barney Ross (Sylvester 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 (Bruce Willis) enlists the Expendables to take on a seemingly simple job.
Let’s face it, in the 80s the action movie was king. Arnold Schwarzenegger was eviscerating Australians in tool sheds, Bruce Willis was ‘yippie-kai-yay’ing his way through ventilation ducts, and Sylvester Stallone was helping keep Afghanistan free for Afghans. Well, the 80’s are over two decades ago, and times have changed.
While promoting his upcoming The Tomb with ET, Stallone had a few words about what happened to the venerable action movie and who is to blame for it’s apparent demise. Hit the jump (or read the title…) to find out who’s fault it is.
Here it is, the trailer for Expendables II. This NerdBastard has to say that it is kind of refreshing to have a movie that promises simple things and delivers.
You want old action stars, you gott’um.
The Expendables II have all the bells and wistles that any 80’s action movie could want. One liners, crazy explosions, silent guys that shoot shit, inside jokes galore, The Expendables II has it.
But now we’ve got an actual trailer, with actual footage showing some of what happens when you put Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham,Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Chuck Norris, Liam Hemsworth, Bruce Willis, and Arnold Schwarzenegger in the same movie.
The new “Trailer for the trailer” phase that Hollywood Marketing Geniuses started is still going strong. This NerdBastard was hoping that the trend might die a quick and painful death, something with lots of fire and explosions.
We get plenty of fire and explosions in this teaser from LiongatesThe Expendables II. but not much else. Terry Crews must have some kind of jock itch with all the crotch grabbing and antsy jumping around he’s doing. Get that guy some Gold Bond Powder. You could play a drinking game with this teaser, drink a shot every time Crews touches himself inappropriately.
Meet back here Thursday for the full trailer.
The Expendables II opens in theaters on August 17, directed by Simon West the film stars Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Chuck Norris, Randy Couture, Liam Hemsworth, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Reprising their roles from 2010’s over the top action movie The Expendables , a good portion of the cast has returned with more napalm and Old Spice for The Expendables 2, in theaters this summer. Expanding on the cast from the previous film, various blogs have been leaking new character posters from the action-packed sequel and we’ve put them all into one nice gallery for you.
Isn’t that nice of us?
Showing off everyone from the still somehow in shape Sylvester Stallone to the newcomers Yu Nan, Liam Hemsworth and ChuckfuckingNorris! Check out all the posters below.
Sylvester Stallone and his muscle-throbbing, old-man action-star crew is back in the testosterone filled sausage-fest known as The Expendables 2. The film, directed by Simon West and written by Sylvester Stallone, David Agosto, Ken Kaufman and Richard Wenk (apparently it takes four guys to decide what blows up, who lives who dies…etc), is set for a August 17th, 2012 release. Lionsgate has released a new teaser trailer. Instead of showing off any actual action, it’s more like a roll call of who’s who in the action world. You know… in case you forgot Van Damme, Norris, Stallone, Arnold, Lundgreen, Willis… are in a single movie. You’re gonna have to stock up on HGH come time of release, because there is just too much macho for you’re puny ass to witness.
The Expendables are back and this time it’s personal…
Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone), Lee Christmas (Lee 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 (Bruce 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 Expendables 2 will be released in theaters everywhere August 17th, 2012.
Because our dream of muscle-throbbing, old-man action-stars just won’t die…here’s a number brand-new set photos from the production of The Expendables 2; featuring shots of Dolph Lundgren, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, Bruce Wills, Chuck Norris and Jean-Claude Van Damme. The perfect complement to Stallone’s steroids.
Regardless off all the machismo, explosions and mindless action, I thought the first Expendables failed to live up to expectations. A squandered opportunity, in my opinion. Unless the sequel has any small hope of being better then the first mess, I really have no interest in it. Even with Chuck Norris. On a side note, Terry Crews officially has my vote for Power Man (Luke Cage), should Marvel ever get around to making it.