Its being reported this afternoon that Jean-Claude Van Damme has been confirmed as one of the main villains in The Expendables 2.
This news actually came from Jean-Claude Van Damme’s longtime collaborator, Sheldon Lettich, the writer-director behind Double Impact and Lionheart, who was advised by Van Damme himself that he would be playing a villain, presumably against Bruce Willis, who has long been set to play the main villain in the movie.
Van Damme has played bad guys before early in his action film career (Black Eagle comes quickly to mind for me) and just the thought of this makes me thrilled. I don’t know if his Universal Soldier co-star Dolph Lundgren will be back, but this I do know. If Jet Li returns, I *would* like to see Li and Van Damme spar a little bit. Wouldn’t you?