Several months ago, Sly announced the shocking news that he will not be directing “The Expendables” sequel. He wanted to give a different director an opportunity to make it a better film. A search for a replacement has been a long one, but Millennium Films have finally found their guy!
Millennium announced, Simon West, (director of such movies as “The Mechanic” remake, “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, “Con Air”, etc.) will take over Sly Stallone’s job as director.
Yes, Sly himself is returning to star the leading role as Barney Ross, of course. Deadline also confirmed the cast from the first movie is also returning. Dolph Lundgren, Mickey Rourke, Jason Statham, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, and Jet Li are all set to return. I’m pretty sure Arnold and Bruce will return too. Hopefully a LONGER role for Arnold too, not just a cameo.
Simon’s a good film maker. I liked, “Con Air” and “Tomb Raider”. I haven’t seen, “The Mechanic”, remake yet, but I will rent it from Netflix soon.
I’m pretty sure Sly and the gang will add more iconic tough guys to the cast. Hopefully they get Jean Claude Van Damme and Kurt Russell. Dwayne Johnson too. They would probably get more UFC stars as well.
I loved the first “Expendables” movie but it had some problems. Hopefully the next one will have more of Jet Li fighting, ’cause Jet Li only had like one or two action scenes in the first one.