Gina Carano to headline the female version of The Expendables
Like many had guessed would happen Variety confirmed yesterday as officially happening.
The gorgeous ass-kicking Gina Carano (Haywire) has been cast as the lead in the female version of “The Expendables.”
A real name for the film has yet to be given, but Adi Shankar (“The Grey”) is producing, and Dutch Southern is writing the script.
Shankar is in talks with other actresses prominent in the action genre (I’m guessing Kate Beckinsale - Underworld, Jessica Biel - Blade Trinity, and Milla Jovovich Resident Evil, but no other casting has been announced yet.
While I think Carano is a good choice for this film I think it is a mistake to have her as a lead as she doesn’t have the following other action stars will.
Look at Randy Couture in “The Expendables,” should he be there? Absolutely he should, but they knew his place and he played second fiddle to the big names.Source - examiner.com
Strong Overseas Box Office Makes Case for Expendables 3
With “The Expendables 2” underperforming at the box office in the States despite significantly better critics reviews and an A- Cinemascore, the planned third film was in jeopardy of not happening.
That would be disappointing because the second film, with Simon West replacing Sylvester Stallone at the helm, was better than the first. The action sequences were more elaborate and thrilling, the laughs were plentiful, and Van Damme made a great villain.
It’s a mystery why the second film didn’t do better. So far, it has only generated $81.3M at the box office and will have trouble reaching $90M. The first film did $103M. Box office analyst had their theories on the lower revenue. I’m putting my chips on the Aurora shooting, especially since “The Expendables 2” is a pretty violent film.
Thanks to foreign audiences though, the third is probably secured.
According to BoxOfficeMojo.com, “The Expendables 2” has grossed $186M overseas, of which, $40M is from China. They better make sure Jet Li returns for the third film. That’s already $15M ahead of the first film, and it’s still playing.
Worldwide, it has accumulated $267.3M. The first film did $274.4M. In another week, the second film will easily overtake that figure.
Source - movieswithbutter.com
Chuck Norris - Just number 2
It looks like the man whose tears cure aids, but never cries, will not be joining “The Expendables 3.”
Chuck Norris told Access Hollywood, which The Playlist reported yesterday, “Nope. Just number 2. This is it for me…Oh, yeah. This is very special. Just to be able to do the film with guys I’ve known for many, many years. To get a chance to get in and fight with them, it was a lot of fun. Plus, getting a chance to meet Terry Crews, who I hadn’t met before, and Jason Statham, whom I hadn’t met before. It was fun just to do that.”
I really like the fact that Chuck Norris seems unmotivated by money, and I’m sure the fact that he is in his 70s helps him make that decision as well. I think it would ruin the value of his role in the second film if he shows up in the third film.
Hopefully the producers are able to lock down Clint Eastwood (“Unforgiven”) or Harrison Ford (“Air Force One”), whom they are currently sending offers to.
Source - examiner.com
Action Heroes Polls - 4th Round Over - Final round starts
After 4 months of cutting the list, it came to last 3 to be cut down. At this moment there is 8 actors and actresses on the list and its up to you to decided who will be the TOP 5 in each category. Now you can put 2 votes, one for your favorite and one for your back up :)
4th Round Over - Old School
Removed from the list: Samuel L. Jackson (153), John Travolta (134), Robert De Niro (96)
4th Round Over - Next Generation
Removed from the list: Tom Hardy (115), Kate Beckinsale (99), Michael Clarke Duncan (99)
Best new cast in EX2 Poll
Worldwide FX making visual effects for Expendables 2
Returning from their successful first outing, the Expendables are back with new members and more mayhem. Also returning are visual effects outfit Worldwide FX as principal vendor for a range of CG, digital environments and enhancements to the Simon West film. We talk to overall visual effects supervisor on The Expendables 2, Ajoy Mani, and showcase two WWFX making of reels. (fxguide.com)
Whole interview check on fxguide.com
What if Pixar made The Expendables 2
Media company IGN Entertainment created a parody trailer of what the action film would look like if it had been produced in the Pixar studios. The trailer above mashes up familar scenes from Toy Story to the plotline of The Expendables 2.
Source - mashable.com
Expendables 2 takes over box office
EX2 took first place at the US box office this weekend with $28 million. But that's $6 million less than the $34 million debut of the first film on the same weekend in 2010. But since there's no international numbers yet and also this is movie for a specific audiance - guyz, 25+ years old since that's the generation that was born in 80's.
Also looking from my own perspective, I never rush to the cinema on the premiere weekend. So yeah, I run this site and I still didn't seen the movie :D
The reviews are mixed so far, critics gave it a 5/10 (but who listens the critics anyway, I wouldn't see half of movies I did if i was listening them) and fans, which is more important, gave it 8/10.
Statham & Lundgren interviews
Eastwood, Cage & Ford in talks for Expendables 3
The Expendables 2 is out this week, and to celebrate, we sat down with producer Avi Lerner to discuss the movie.
And, during our chat, Lerner revealed that he’s in talks with some of the biggest names in cinema for Expendables 3.
“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]”
Which is obviously fairly incredible.
Source - totalfilm.com
The Expendables 2 - Cast Interviews
The Expendables 2 - The Last Supper
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Action Heroes Polls - 3rd Round
To make things a little more interesting with voting I decided to cut down at the end of every month 3 last actors on the list until there is only 5 left and we can call it a Grand Finals. The Top 5 would pretty much hit in time when they said EX3 production will start. Here are the results of the 3rd round.
3rd Round Over - Old School
Removed from the list: Mark Decascos (49), Denuel Washington (50), Antonio Banderas (56)
3rd Round Over - Next Generation
Removed from the list: Gina Carano (39), Jeremy Renner (50), Michelle Rodriguez (52)
Expendables 2 - Behind the Scenes Look
Source - comingsoon.net
Expendables 2 going "hard R"
Director Simon West have confirmed all those original rumors can officially be forgotten, with The Expendables 2 wearing a “very hard R” rating as a badge of honor.
Jo Blo initially got a hold of West in an effort to close the whole ratings controversy and were granted the following statement:
It's a very hard R, actually. The rumor got out — I'm sure there were some financial people who wanted it to be PG-13 because they thought it would somehow make more money or have a broader audience, but there was no way. I mean, when you get these guys on the set, they can't say a line without putting the F-bomb in it, and they can't pick up a gun without blowing several limbs off. There was no way this film could ever work other than an R, because that's just not what it is, and I think the core audience that loved the first one would just be outraged if it wasn't an R. It would be so sanitized, and such a weird version of it. I can't see how it could ever be PG-13. There was a rumor out there or some pressure out there because somebody thought they would somehow make it a family movie. It's more a dysfunctional family movie.
Source - wegotthiscovered.com
Our condolences to Mr. Stallone
Sage Stallone, the 36-year-old son of Sylvester Stallone, was found dead today at his Los Angeles home, EW has confirmed.
“Sylvester Stallone is devastated and grief-stricken over the sudden loss of his son Sage Stallone,” Sylvester’s rep, Michelle Bega, said in a statement. “His compassion and thoughts are with Sage’s mother, Sasha [Czack]. Sage was a very talented and wonderful young man, his loss will be felt forever.”
The Los Angeles Police Department told People that there were no signs of foul play and that reports that Sage died from a prescription overdose are premature.
“It could have been a heart attack or a stroke,” LAPD Commander Andrew Smith told People, adding the coroner’s office will likely spend several weeks on a toxicology report before it determines cause of death.
Source - insidemovies.ew.com
The Expendables 2 Panel - Comic Con 2012
Sylvester Stallone is joined by Terry Crewes, Randy Couture, Dolph Lundgren, and of course, Arnold Schwarzenegger to discuss their upcoming movie, "The Expendables 2". But Sly and Arnold do more than that. The two discuss their careers, take good natured jabs at each other, and most of all, have an awesome time on stage, much to the delight of the packed Hall H crowd!
The Expendables 2 - Comic Con Poster
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Why Donnie Yen Passed on Expendables 2 role
Donnie Yen is one of Hong Kong's hottest action stars and has been for over 20 years, but unlike some of his peers, he's mostly stayed away from Hollywood with one of his few Western movies being Guilermo del Toro's Blade 2.
This week, Yen made a rare visit to New York City to attend the New York Asian Film Festival as a special guest, to receive a Star Asia award and answer questions after his movies The Lost Bladesman and Dragon (Wu xia).
This morning, ComingSoon.net sat down with Yen to talk about some of upcoming movies and when we asked him about possibly returning to Hollywood any time soon, he told us about his decision not to be in the upcoming The Expendables 2, which he had been approached to appear in last year:
"They wanted me to be in 'Expendables 2' but I just didn't feel the role clicked. I was flattered that I was approached by the producers but I just didn't see the role they asked me to do being that intriguing. I didn't really want to do it but I'm open for anything. Doing a movie is a stressful thing. You spend months of you life focusing into that one project and I want to make sure I do something I really like or I'm really passionate about."
Source - comingsoon.net
JCVD discusses Expendables 2
Working with a legion of A-list action stars in "The Expendables 2" was a priceless experience for Jean-Claude Van Damme. Though Van Damme himself is also known as a notable action veteran, he confessed that he learned a lot from his co-stars.
"I have lots of respects for them, so I felt great," the 51-year-old told Total Film about his co-stars. "Stallone was very happy about my acting. He was kinda upset because he didn't know which take to take. So he's a great teacher in a sense of knowing the character. Very intelligent."
"He's really making a movie as an Expendable. It's almost like he has his own world. He's created a world and he's in that world. I have a lot of respect for that because he really showed me how much a person can love a film."
"Being with all those guys was kinda cool because I knew all of them before. I met them on the screen. I met them on my way up when I was just doing movies like Bloodsport, Kickboxer... and then the opening of Hollywood Planet. So it was kinda like a reunion."
On playing the lead villain in the sequel to "The Expendables", Van Damme gushed, "I've got to say a big thank you to the idea of Stallone putting the Expendables together, and to choose me for the villain. 'I wanted to play the villain,' I said. Which is not stupid. Stallone said, 'F***, he's giving me the pleasure to kick the s*** out of him'."
"They didn't see me as Jean-Claude Van Damme in a sense," he opened up. "They saw me running and shaking hands to everyone like kind of a cool kid. That's how I felt. But I didn't do it on purpose."
Source - aceshowbiz.com
Action Heroes Polls - 2nd Round
To make things a little more interesting with voting I decided to cut down at the end of every month 3 last actors on the list until there only 5 left and we can call it a grand Finale. With each cut one vote less will be available to put. The Top 5 would pretty much hit in time when they said EX3 production will start. Here are the results of the 2nd round.
2nd Round Over - Old School
Removed from the list: Sigourney Weaver (22), Christopher Walken (30), Tommy Lee Jones (30)
2nd Round Over - Next Generation
Removed from the list: Joseph Gordon-Levitt (16), Mila Kunis (18), Jason Momoa (28)
The Expendables 2 Tie-In Gameplay
Source - gamerant.com
The Expendables Video Game & TV Show?
All right, so there have been rumors about a possible game based on upcoming super-action movie, The Expendables 2. The game was recently outed when gamers spotted an MA15+ rating on the official Australian Classification Board.
Players Attack [via Blues] managed to spot the rating, which points that the game has strong violence and that the experience may change online.
The real kicker for the ACB is that it completely and totally outs Ubisoft on the matter. That's right, Ubisoft will be developing and publishing the upcoming action game. Given that the film is set to release later this year, it's a pretty safe bet that this isn't going to be a rocking AAA title...however, this probably would have been the one time that Call of Duty scripting and Michael Bay 'Splosions would be been perfectly suitable for an action game, especially a shooter starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Chuck Norris, Dolph Lundgren, Jason Stathom, Jet Li, Randy Couture, Terry Crews and Scott Adkins.....
Some of Lionsgate's big-screen properties, including the comics-based action-comedy RED and the ensemble action film The Expendables, could be making the move to television.
Deadline reports CEO Jon Feltheimer discussed potential synergy plans with Wall Street analysts that apparently include bringing to the small screen some of the franchises acquired in the purchase of Summit Entertainment. Lionsgate Television currently produces such acclaimed shows as Mad Men, Nurse Jackie and Weeds.
Read more - cinemablend.com & comicbookresources.com
Expendables 2 TV Spot
Action Heroes Polls - 1st Round
To make things a little more interesting with voting I decided to cut down at the end of every month 3 last actors on the list until there only 5 left and we can call it a grand Finale. With each cut one vote less will be available to put. The Top 5 would pretty much hit in time when they said EX3 production will start. Here are the results of the 1st round.
1st Round Over - Old School
Removed from the list: Jack Nicholson (8), Lou Ferrigno (12), Al Pacino (12)
1st Round Over - Next Generation
Removed from the list: Edgar Ramirez (2), Taylor Kitsch (4), Jennifer Garner (5)
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Steven Seagal Offered EX3 Role
After the success of the first installment, we saw action movie icons like Chuck Norris and Jean-Claude Van Damme reverse their initial decisions and join what will hopefully be Con Air director Simon West's superior sequel, The Expendables 2. But even with that increased level of badassery, one name has still been notably absent from the gang. Now, we hear that Expendables 3 (which may start filming sooner before later) might be the film that finally breaks his holdout.
Our friends at JoBlo picked up on a French magazine interview with none other than ‘modern renaissance man’ Steven Seagal, in which the subject of Stallone’s Expendable movies was raised. Said Seagal:
“He [Sylvester Stallone] plans to do another one and I have already been made an offer. We’ll see …”The star sounds rather nonchalant in that response, but we can’t imagine why – it’s not as if he has been burning up the silver screen lately. Seagal is best known (and often mocked) these days for the TV series True Justice, and his real-life pursuits; other than that, his only (semi-)memorable movie role of recent memory was his part in Robert Rodriguez’ Machete spin-off.
Source - screenrant.com
The Expendables 3 to Start Filming This Fall?
There may be a very good reason that Sylvester Stallone is going back to an R rating for his upcoming sequel The Expendables 2. If co-star Randy Couture has his facts straight, Sly is planning a trilogy of films for this franchise, and he wants to stay on the good side of his fans to ensure that happens.
A third film seems like a no brainer, and it will be coming quicker than we could have imagined. According to Couture, this next installment of the action icon packed series is already planned and will "probably" shoot in the fall, shortly after The Expendables 2 hits theaters in August.
The Expendables talk starts around 1:20
Source - movieweb.com
Expendables 2 Rated R after all
Countless people around the Interwebz were stirred up into a virtual riot (pun intended) in the early goings of 2012, when word got out that The Expendables 2 - a macho action throwback flick that writer/star Sylvester Stallone has described as a “Barbeque of Grand scale Ass Bashing” – was shaping up to be a PG-13 Rated affair, due largely to co-star Chuck Norris objecting to the “hardcore language” present in Stallone’s script draft.
While Stallone was fairly quick to confirm that rumor as being true rather than the result of a mistranslation, the beefy sexagenarian has since back-peddled on his claim. Sly is now reported as having said that the sequel to The Expendables will indeed be an R-Rated affair, like its predecessor – not to mention the innumerable manly action titles of the 1980s and 90s that both flicks emulate.
Bear in mind, this news does not mean that Norris’ wishes for The Expendables 2 to not feature loads of vulgar language is being ignored. The film could be ready to earn an R rating primarily for grisly action and graphic violence, rather than for featuring tons of f-bombs and similar “hardcore” curses – which would allow for Norris’ demand(s) to still be satisfied. Either way, it’s enough of a win situation for everyone else.
Source - screenrant.com
In conversation: Sylvester Stallone
Q: What do you think of today's action heroes?
A: The action film is pretty much a thing of the past, the kind Arnold and I did, or Chuck Norris, which is self-generated. Today's action hero, his skills are through technology. He can fly, he can throw a bolt of lightning, he can freeze people. It's not in-the-trench action. And I don't know if that's ever going to come back. That's why Expendables worked. It was a walk down memory lane with 11 of the ugliest action dudes I've ever seen in my life on one poster. It was thug village.
Q: You came back with Rocky Balboa.
A: My career was over, dead with a fork in it. Ten years past prime. I said let me do one more thing and end Rocky on the proper note. Every door was closed. The studio said, “Even if you got financing we wouldn’t do it. You’re a joke. No one wants to see a broken-down fighter following a sequel that was a disaster 16 years earlier.” I was down in Mexico all depressed. This producer walked in. I said, “I wrote another Rocky.” I think he took the script as a courtesy. His wife read it and she cried. He said if you can do this thing for $20 million … [Rocky Balboa would gross $150 million worldwide.] I’m dying to do another Rambo. He’s in Arizona on the border. It will involve him going into Mexico. I don’t think Rambo likes Mexicans.
Q: So will you kill him off?
Read whole interview on macleans.ca
Arnold and Syl Prepare for The Tomb movie
Production recently wrapped on The Expendables 2, and as one would expect, these action movies take a toll on the body. Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger recently went in to have his shoulder worked on, and, coincidentally, he happened to be there at the same time Sylvester Stallone was in for shoulder surgery.
"After all the action, stunts & physical abuse shooting The Expendables 2 and The Last Stand, it was time for a little tune up on my shoulder. Look who was coincidentally waiting in line behind me for his shoulder surgery. Now we're ready for another round of great times and action when we shoot The Tomb."
Source - movieweb.com
Terry Crews Talks about PG-13 Rating
Terry Crews was the latest to speak out on The Expendables 2's PG-13 rating, calling it necessary. This is what Terry Crews had to say, basically blaming Eat, Pray, Love for the new rating.
"It's PG-13. Do you really think only men 40 and over saw the first one? The kids bought tickets to Eat, Pray, Love and walked right into The Expendables. In fact, they were YOUR kids. I get it. I really do. But boobs and blood do not a good movie make. You don't want to go. Don't go. I respect it. But you will miss the greatest thing you've ever seen."
Angry Fan made video about what he/she thinks about PG-13 EX2 :)
Source - movieweb.com
Syl Confirms The Exependables 2 will be PG-13
On Wednesday, the rumor mill went crazy when action star Chuck Norris declared the script for "The Expendables 2" too vulgar, and was upset by the idea that "many young people" would miss out. "I said I won't be a part of that if the hardcore language is not erased," he told the Polish paper Gazeta, (via First Showing). "Producers accepted my conditions and the movie will be rated PG-13."
Sylvester Stallone has confirmed that the second part of this epic blood battle will indeed receive a wholesome rating, but promises stars Jean-Claude Van Damme, Bruce Willis, Liam Hemsworth, Arnold Schwarzenegger and more will deliver.
"The film is fantastic with Van Damme turning in an inspired performance... Our final battle is one for the ages," Stallone told Aint it Cool. "The PG-13 rumor is true, but before your readers pass judgement, trust me when I say this film is LARGE in every way and delivers on every level. This movie touches on many emotions which we want to share with broadest audience possible, BUT, fear not, this Barbeque of Grand Scale Ass Bashing will not leave anyone hungry... Sly."
The young people can catch "The Expendables 2" in theaters on August 17.
Source - huffingtonpost.com
Chuck Norris interview for Polish website
Problem? Well, the interview is on english just the voiceover is on polish and you can hear most of the stuff he says, if you focus really good :)
So, if someone knows whole translation....contact the guy that uploaded this video, he is actually look for someone to do it.
Interesting thing from interview....seems the EX2 will be PG-13.
Source - dziendobry.tvn.pl
Charisma Carpenter to reprise her role in EX2 movie
Charisma Carpenter will reprise her role as Lacy (Jason Statham's girlfriend) in The Expendables 2, the sequel to the successful 2010 movie The Expendables, the Spanish actress tells Latina.com exclusively.
"I'm thrilled to be back with the boys and to be working with iconic actors," Charisma said. "My son thinks I'm the coolest mom ever!" She comfirmed that news many times on her Twitter :)
When do you start filming? Or did you already filmed? Inquiring minds want to know? - In a couple days
Excellent news. Hope your part will be more important. Any scene with Sly? ;) - The WHOLE gang! So excited.
Today is the day! You have no idea how fun it is on this set w these guys! Lots of good vibes and laughs. Funny grp of scary men!
Sly, Jason, Dolf, Randy, Liam,Terry- I am a lucky lady!
Source - latina.com
Liam Hemsworth talking about EX2 for MTV.com
"I just shot 'Expendables 2' ... That's another film that I want to go see. It will be weird that I'm in it."
Hemsworth admitted that he was a bit starstruck on the set of "Expendables 2," given that the cast is chock-full of Hollywood's most celebrated action stars.
"I grew up watching these guys and their movies, and then all of a sudden you have to pinch yourself when you're on set. You're looking at Stallone, Statham, Couture, Terry Crews, Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren" he said. "It's silly, it really is.
"You couldn't ask for a bunch of better guys than them," Hemsworth added. "They're so professional, good guys, so welcoming. That can be such a daunting thing for an actor to come on set with those guys, and they honestly couldn't have been nicer. They're just amazing."
Source - mtv.com
Meet the Female Expendable & Filming moving to Hong Kong
While the only female presence in The Expendables were damsel in distress, the sequel Expendables 2 will introduce a new female member to join the mercenary team. Chinese actress Yu Nan who appeared in The Wachowskis' Speed Racer and Wind Blast will play this role under the name Maggie. Not much else is known about her character as of yet but I'm speculating that she is just as capable as the guys on the battlegrounds, not just a helpless bystander.
In other related news, various Chinese language news sources are reporting that the production crew were unable to obtain the necessary permits to shoot in China so the shooting location has evidently been switched to Hong Kong.
Source - twitchfilm.com
Expendables 2 - Teaser Trailer
Tennis player Novak Djokovic gets cameo in Expendables 2
On the list of "manly" sports, tennis doesn't really rank towards the top of the list. Sure, the athletes in the sport are some of the most physically capable in the world (do you have the strength to hit a serve 155 mph?) but are still placed behind the men who professionally play football, basketball, hockey and baseball. But how many active players in those sports have a role in a movie alongside Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Chuck Norris, and every other major action star from the last 30 years?
Novak Djokovic, the Serbian tennis player who has been ranked number 1 in the world since early July, apparently has a role in The Expendables 2, according to Deadline. If you're worried about about his ability to perform as another person, however, let me quell your fears: Djokovic will be playing himself (he's also known as quite the showman on the court, as well). He was invited to be in the film by producer Avi Lerner and is already in Bulgaria, where the movie is currently shooting.
Source - cinemablend.com
Expendables 2 Fan made poster
When this came out yesterday, everyone thought its first official poster for the movie, but Millennium send notice to all web sites to remove it cuz it was not made by them. So I cut the down part of the poster with all official stuff and just post the upper part as a fan made poster. Since this is a fan site, I post everything related to Expendables :)
But who ever made this, its really awesome looking.