Production Notes : The Expendables are back and this time it's personal...
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.
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 - five tons of weapons-grade plutonium, far more than enough to change the balance of power in the world. But that's nothing compared to the justice they serve against the villainous adversary Jean Vilain (Jean-Claude Van Damme) who savagely murdered their brother. That is done the Expendables way...
Trench (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is a rival of the Expendables, Mr. Church of CIA, J.B.Booker (Chuck Norris) of "The Lone Wolf" legendary soldier, participate in the war as a reinforcement. A fight to burn the Balkan district hot is going to begin...
J.B 'The Lone Wolf' Booker
Bill 'The Kid' Timmons
Jean-Claude Van Damme
Trent 'Trench' Mauser
Kevin King Templeton
December 15, 2012
"The Expendables 2" Japanese Version Blu-ray cover.
March 3th, 2013 release.
The Expendables are back and this time it is personal! The biggest action-adventure superstars from around the world reunite in the next chapter of The Expendables franchise, The Expendables 2, exploding into homes on Blu-ray Disc (plus Digital Copy plus UV), DVD (plus Digital Copy plus UV), Digital Download, On Demand and Pay-Per-View November 20 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.
According to WND.com. Q&A: Chuck Norris talks about "Expendables 2".
WASHINGTON - "The Expendables 2" opens in theaters nationwide and some of the mega-action stars are talking up the movie. But arguably the biggest action icon internationally gave his first exclusive interview on the project to his favorite news source - the one that serves as the flagship for his weekly political column and his weekly health column. That would be Chuck Norris and WND. Several WND news editors did the grilling. The sequel stars Norris, Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jet Li, Bruce Willis, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Terry Crews, mixed martial arts fighter Randy Couture and "rookie" Liam Hemsworth. By the way, not to give anything away, but they do not all make it out of "Expendables 2" alive.
WND caught up with Norris just before he headed to Hollywood for the screening Wednesday night.
Question: We've heard that Sylvester Stallone and Bruce Willis might share some of your conservative views? Did you have a chance to talk politics at all with your co-stars? What are they thinking about the 2012 election?
Answer: We only had one thing on our minds and that was making "Expendables 2" the best it can be.
Q: Did you have fun making this movie with other top action stars?
A: It was great working with all the guys. I have known Arnold since the 1960s, Van Damme since the 70s and Willis and Sly since the 80s.
Q: Is this going to be a classic for the ages?
A: Anytime you get action legends together, it has to be a classic.
Q: Any funny stories you can relate about the making of the film?
A: Sly said to me, "These Chuck Norris Facts are everywhere, why don't we put one in a scene?" My wife, Gena, said, "I have the perfect one for the scene." It is really funny, but you'll have to see the movie to find out...
Q: What was your reaction to seeing the final cut?
A: I haven't seen it yet. But have heard great responses from the screenings.
Q: What's the most redemptive message of the film?
A: Legendary heroes defeating the bad guys.
Q: You are 72. How can you possibly be doing action movies?
A: Because I'm 39 years old with 33 years of experience.
Q: Like you, some of your fellow cast-members, including Randy Couture and Jet Li, are real-life martial artists. Did you ever spar with any of them?
A: We were too busy working.
Q: What was your favorite scene in this film?
A: Too many to mention. It is an action-packed film (I love action) that will keep you riveted to your seat the whole time.
Q: Why did you turn down the offer to play a role in "Expendables 1" ?
A: I wasn't offered a role in "Expendables 1" and I'm a guest star in "Expendables 2".
"The Expendables 2: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack" is release in August 14 by iTunes and Sepetember 17 by Audio CD.
Tracks from the soundtrack of The Expendables 2, composed by Brian Tyler.
1. The Expendables Return
2. Fists Knives and Chains
3. Track'Em Find'Em Kill'Em
4. Making an Entrance
6. Rest in Pieces
8. Party Crashers
11. Bad Way to Live
13. Dueling Blades
In Japan, "The Expendables 2" campaign of 109 cinemas, Chuck Norris limited "Trading card" is the hologram use appropriate for the legendary man. This "Trading card" is the shiningly & very rare item which you can obtain only in 109 cinemas.
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I inferred a brand and a model from several pieces of photographs. This watch changes a belt.
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Thank you. Yours sincerely web master Teru.
July 12, 2012
Open iTunes to buy and download apps. The Expendables 2 Infinite Trailer.
Description : Think you've got what it takes to be in an action movie? Here's your chance: Upload a short video and improve it with cinematic special effects.
You can add yourself to the Expendables 2 movie trailer and share it with your friends! Public voting will let you know how you measure up!
You've always known you could be the next action hero. Now with the Expendables 2 app for iPhone and iPad, it's easy for your friends to see it too.
In the Expendables 2, Mr.Church reunites the Expendables for what should be an easy paycheck, but when one of their men is murdered on the job, their quest for revenge puts them deep in enemy territory and up against an unexpected threat.
July 11, 2012
The "Lone Wolf". His "work" mainly involves the killing of Sang Soldiers. Many of them.
DOB: March 10, 1940
Weight: 215 lbs.
Weapon of Choice: M249 S.A.W
Psych Profile: Works alone due to some past personal loss? No one can match his inherent badass-ness.
Idiosyncrasies: Fierce sense of Justice. Fan of Spaghetti Westerns.
Close-up, Chuck Norris in "THE EXPENDABLES 2" Comic-Con 2012 Limited Edition Poster.
July 10, 2012
"THE EXPENDABLES 2" Comic-Con 2012 Limited Edition Poster.
July 7, 2012
"THE EXPENDABLES 2" Official Website Is Update & Official Banner.
July 6, 2012
The Gang's All Here In New EXPENDABLES 2 Banner.
July 4, 2012
According to TRACK EM, FIND EM, KILL EM
"THE LONE WOLF". A careless shepherd feeds the Lone Wolf & no wolf is lonelier than Chuck Norris.
June 30, 2012
"The Expendables 2" Japan Official Website will be renewal.
June 29, 2012
"The Expendables 2" - Ain't It Cool News Exclusive Clip Debut.
June 29, 2012
New Pictures of Chuck Norris as J.B.Booker in "The Expendables 2".
June 27, 2012
"The Expendables 2" Japanese official teaser trailer #2.
"The Expendables 2" Japanese official teaser trailer #1.
June 17, 2012
Chuck Norris in "The Expendables 2" Minimates Box Set, Release in October! Barney Ross(Sylvester Stallone), Trench Mauser(Arnold Schwarzenegger), Mr. Church(Bruce Willis) and J.B Booker(Chuck Norris).
Another Box Set Ying Yang(Jet Li), Gunner Jensen(Dolph Lundgren), Toll Road(Randy Couture), and Jean Vilain (Jean-Claude Van Damme).
According to http://www.campaignlive.co.uk/
Orange has teamed with Lionsgate UK for a new Gold Spot cinema ad series featuring Hollywood stars Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Terry Crews, Dolph Lundgren and new recruit; Brit James Buckley.
May 4, 2012
According to IGN. Official trailer of "The Expendables 2". The miraculous set of the all starring actor!
Chuck Norris as Booker in "The Expendables 2" Screenshots!!
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April 19, 2012
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April 18, 2012
New Picture of Chuck Norris in "The Expendables 2"..
New Picture of Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis in "The Expendables 2".
April 16, 2012
"87 Eleven" is stunt team of "The Expendables 2". Check this out!
April 15, 2012
"The Expendables 2" cast & crew new set pictures. Chuck Norris, Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jean Claude Van Damme, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dolph Lundgren, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, Liam Hemsworth.
Thanks, information from VanDammeFanz.com
March 30, 2012
Japanese official poster for "The Expendables 2".
March 29, 2012
According to www.empireonline.com. Dolph Lundgren confirms R-Rating.
Back in January there was a kerfuffule of fan annoyance over reports that, at the behest of Chuck Norris, Sylvester Stallone was aiming the Expendables sequel at a PG-13 certificate from the MPAA. AICN however, picked up rumblings from Stallone a couple of weeks ago that an R-rating was back on the table for Expendables 2. And speaking to Empire over the weekend, Dolph Lundgren confirmed that he's been hearing the same thing.
"I heard that it's now R again," says Dolph. "Stallone's basic setting is to make it very violent. That's just in his personality, and if it was me I would do the same. I guess the producers figure they can make another $50m if it's PG-13, and if it was my money I might say the same thing! But I think for the fans, if it's tougher it's better."
Chuck had apparently complained about the R, saying that he "doesn't make films like that anymore" and earning some concessions from the production. But, Dolph reveals, it's actually a moot point for Norris, who has his own unique way of making his films accessible anyway.
"Chuck likes to re-cut all of his films before he shows them to his kids," grins Dolph. "He told me he has his own editor. So it's irrelevant! He could make it a G-rating if he wanted to!"
We'd prefer to believe that Chuck Norris is so tough, he shoots the offending frames right out of the film with an AK47.
Expendables 2 of course, stars Jason Statham, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jet Li, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Randy Couture, Terry Crews and Liam Hemsworth alongside Stallone, Norris and Lundgren. It's directed by Simon West, and is out in the UK this summer.
Watch this space for lots more from Dolph...
March 2, 2012
According to Link.(http://www.facebook.com/hottoys) The Expendables 2 License Announcement.
Hey Expendables Fans, just canft wait to catch The Expendables 2 in theaters this August? Good news! We are proud to announce that wefve got the collectibles in the works for you! Stay tuned for updates!
February 7, 2012
Chuck Norris is Back in Action!! "The Expendables 2" will be released in Japan on October 2012.
"The Expendables 2" will be PG-13 -- Sly Stallone Confirms!!
January 16, 2012
According to dziendobry.tvn.pl. Here is Chuck Norris latest interview about "The Expendables 2".
Chuck : "I just finished "Expendables 2" with Stallone. That was a fun movie to do because I keep saving all their lives through the whole movie! So I'm like the super hero against Schwarzenegger and Stallone, Jet Li, Bruce Willis!"
Chuck : "In "Expendables 2", they had a lot of hard language in there that prevent young people from going to see it, and I said I don't do movies like that. I might of did them in the past, I didn't do it in those TV series. I said if you can't take out all the language, hardcore language, you know... I can't do it. So they did, and they made it a PG-13 film so kids can go see it."
On January 15, 2012, Chuck and Gena Norris are in Poland, where Chuck Norris filming the new commercial for one of Polish banks and he took a break to give an interview (the full interview video below in Polish language) for Dzie? Dobry TVN ("Good Morning TVN"). It's a Polish morning TV show.
He talks about "The Expendables 2" movie, his own favorite movie, personal life, how he found the martial arts, those "facts".
Here is the thing which Mr. Norrisfan converted into Youtube. (MasterNorris.com Thank you very much!!)
From Lionsgate and Millennium Films, THE EXPENDABLES 2 is the highly anticipated sequel to the summer 2010 worldwide box-office success ($274 million worldwide). The film stars Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, with Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger, with newest cast members Liam Hemsworth, martial arts legends Chuck Norris and Jean Claude Van Damme, and Chinese actress Yu Nan as the first female EXPENDABLE. The film is directed by Simon West, written by Sylvester Stallone and based on characters created by David Callaham, and produced by Avi Lerner, Danny Lerner, Les Weldon, and Kevin King Templeton.
December 16, 2011
New official poster for "The Expendables 2".
December 15, 2011
First trailer for "The Expendables 2".
December 14, 2011
Chuck Norris is Back in Action. "The Expendables 2" Screenshots!!
Synopsis : 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....
December 7, 2011
Nu Image / Millennium Films official website is update. Announced that an Exclusive sneek peek for "The Expendables 2" will be coming soon.
November 28, 2011
About Dolph Lundgren answered an interview of Japanese Magazine "Eiga Hiho", I forgot to tell. I'm very sorry.
All of you may have already understood it, Gunnar Jensen (Dolph Lundgren) doesn't betray a expendables team in "THE EXPENDABLES 2". He is a member of the expendables teams.
Yours sincerely web master Teru.
November 21, 2011
Dolph Lundgren answered an interview of Japanese Magazine "Eiga Hiho".
"The Expendables 2" begins in the scene rescuing Trench(Arnold Schwarzenegger) which became a captive in Burma.
Agent Church (Bruce Willis) forces the Expendables to do an new mission afterwards.
There are Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis and the scene where Chuck Norris is together.
Jean-Claude Van Damme is villain. a position of Steve Austin in "The Expendables Part 1". Scot Adkins is a villain, too.
An action scene and the conversation scenes of comedy-like actors increase, too.
*** November 22, 2011 update ***
I answer the question of all of you.
This is a true article.
It's not a fake.
I translated a Japanese article into English.
Yours sincerely web master Teru.
November 19, 2011
According JoBlo. All Action Star in The official poster for "The Expendables2".
October 27, 2011
From Chuck Norris!! Terry Crews, Nan Yu, Sylvester Stallon, Gena Norris, Randy Couture, Chuck Norris and Dolph Lundgren on "The Expendables 2" Set.
October 22, 2011
Terry Crews, Chuck Norris and Dolph Lundgren on "The Expendables 2" Set. Everyone watch Chuck who wears a battle jacket, and please be excited!
October 12, 2011
All Star Cast on "The Expendables 2" Set.
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone and Chuck Norris.
Dolph Lundgren, Bruce Willis, Terry Crews, Chuck Norris, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jason Statham.
October 10, 2011
Chuck Norris arrived in Sofia for the shooting of "The Expendables 2" together with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jason Statham.
Millennium Films has released an official list of all actors seemingly confirmed to appear in Simon West's "The Expendables 2".
Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Mickey Rourke, Dolph Lundgren, Jet Li, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, Chuck Norris and Scott Adkins. According to the official website of studio Millennium Films, these are the actors confirmed to appear in "The Expendables 2", a sequel to 2010's Box-Office hit that reunited the greatest action stars of the 80's and 90's, directed by Simon West ("Con Air"), replacing Stallone, who decided to keep only actor duties in the follow-up.
The movie will be shot in Bulgaria and China, and, according to Bulgarian studio Nu Boyana, that is also producing, will follow the Expendables confronting another team of mercenaries, led by Van Damme's character. Adkins will be one of his men. Norris will have a cameo, similar to Willis' and Schwarzenegger's in the first movie, whereas the two actors - especially Willis, who plays the corrupt CIA operative Mr. Church - will have bigger roles. Li, who apparently did not want to return to the role of Expendable Yin Yang, will only participate of the China filming, while most of the cast will also appear in Bulgaria.
Schwarzenegger's co-star on James Cameron's "True Lies", Tom Arnold, has also apparently received an offer to appear in the movie. Other actor from the original movie expected to return is Steve Austin, who played the hitman Don Paine, who died in the original movie. According to rumors, he'd play Paine's twin brother who wants revenge against Stallone's character.
Other actors rumored to be be contenders for roles in the movie are Donnie Yen, Nicolas Cage, Christopher Lambert, Christian Slate, John Travolta, Tom Sizemore, Hulk Hogan, Mr. T, Carl Weathers, Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Charlie Sheen, Lorenzo Lamas, Jeff Speakman, Olivier Gruner, Ryan Seacrest and Taylor Lautner. Actress Tamara Ecclestone has also been linked to the part, possibly in the role of Mickey Rourke's character's daughter, named Fiona.
According to Stallone, the movie will be "a love letter to martial arts movies" and explore more the other members of the team. He also confirmed a fight scene between Lundgren and Van Damme.
"The Expendables 2" will be released on August 17, 2012.
July 28, 2011
According to novinite.com "NU Boyana CEO David Varod: Bulgaria Can Become Europe's No 1 Filming Destination."
A star-packed movie featuring Bruce Willlis, Sylvester Stallone, Jet Li, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mickey Rourke, Jason Statham, John Travolta, Chuck Norris and Jean Claude Van Damme among others is to be shot in Bulgaria, Bulgaria-based NU Boyana studios CEO David Varod has confirmed. He talks about the much-anticipated sequel to "The Expendables", as well as other exciting prospects, in an exclusive interview for Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency).
Some very big names have been mentioned recently as very likely to shoot in Bulgaria soon, the likes of Bruce Willis and Silvester Stallone. Is there any development on that?
Yes, we are definitely going to do that project. It is going to be a sequel the "The Expendables". The shooting is going to take place the second week of September. The movie is on, definitely. It will be a very good thing for Bulgaria, since there are some very big stars coming.
Would you disclose some of the names coming for sure?
Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, John Travolta, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Chuck Norris, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren, Mickey Rourke...who else? Of course, Bruce Willis. The director is Simon West, who is also a name. He is already here and has started working on the film. I believe the sequel will be better than the first movie.
There was another possible project involving Ben Affleck and George Clooney recently linked to NU Boyana.
It was not a project, it was a possibility. Ben Affleck came here and checked out probable locations. The story is taking place in Iran and it looks like it's shooting is going to take place in Istanbul, which I would not call exactly a mistake, but I would like to point out that I have worked as a movie designer for 25 years, I have done projects involving Iran and I know Iran.
Istanbul and Tehran do not match at all. Funny enough, it is much easier to match Tehran to Sofia. But the director sees the story a bit more romantic - Istanbul does have a special look, but it has nothing to do with Iran. From my point of view, it is economically more expensive to shoot there, as well as more problematic considering the subject of the story, but everyone makes their own choices.
So, they have definitely decided to shoot there?
Well, let's see if they do it. It is a long way from being ready. People are coming and going the whole time, checking locations.
You have been saying that Bulgaria's government needs to create more incentives for filmmaking in the country. Would you elaborate on that?
Nowadays, everybody in the world is trying to attract the film industry, there are economic reasons for that. Besides that, money means jobs. And I believe that the most important thing is publicity. It is very important for the country's image abroad.
Currently, you have incentives for the film industry in the US, you have them in Canada, you have them all over Europe. The competition is huge - the Czech Republic, Hungary, Germany, France, Belgium, the UK - not only the bigger countries but also the smaller ones are competing, including Serbia, Macedonia, Malta, Cyprus. If we do not create more incentives, we would look unattractive.
But I have had a very productive meeting with government officials and I believe the market will change very dramatically this year.
You said the competition is huge - what advantages does Bulgaria have, and NU Boyana in particular, which would help in that situation?
You know, not only Bulgaria is pretty, its neighboring countries are pretty, too. The Balkans offer very beautiful filming locations - and the countries are quite similar. But people do not come only because of the scenery, they are looking for high-quality professionalism. And the one thing we have managed to do in the course of the last couple of years is dramatically raising our staff's level of professionalism to very, very high standards, internationally. People know they are going to get the best when they choose Bulgaria.
Of course, we need to be attractive from an economic point of view, too. That is why we need to create more economic incentives. I have said that many years ago and I will repeat it - Bulgaria can be number one in Europe.
Bulgaria's filmmaking has been on the rise recently, with several movies receiving prestigious awards at international festivals. How do you see NU Boyana's role in supporting Bulgaria's movie industry?
NU Boyana is supporting it much more than the government does. The government does support Bulgaria's filmmakers, but the support has been very insufficient economic wise. Students used to pay for the projects they were doing here - with us, they do not pay. We are supporting Bulgarian movies big time. NU Boyana is not making any profit from Bulgarian movies - but I see this support as very important, since I am a part of this industry. After having spent twelve years in Bulgaria, I am not an outsider. I am not just a foreigner working here; Boyana is a Bulgarian company.