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May 7, 2011

Van Damme -age in Expendables 2?

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Jean-Claude Van Damme turned his back on the first film, but it appears he is considering a bad guy role in the sequel to ‘The Expendables’. Movieweb gives us details:

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?

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13 thoughts on “Van Damme -age in Expendables 2?

  1. Dolph and Van Damn need to both be in this and fight it out! Also with all of the success Seagal has been having in MMA they need the master to have a battle with Chuck Norris in this movie. I can’t wait for this to drop.

    • As much as folks would love Seagal in the next film- the sad truth is it won’t happen unless one of the two happens:

      1- Seagal and producer Avi Lerner make peace

      2- Avi Lerner walks off the set (unlikely)

      But Chuck Norris needs to show up. I still hold out hope for Cythia Rothrock, Jeff Speakman or Roddy Piper…

    • In the last two or three years is seems that everyone has developed mad love for Mickey Rourke. I don’t get why, everything about the dude creeps me out.

      • Because he’s a fantastic actor. He older films have some outstanding performances Barfly, Angel Heart, Pope of Greenwich Village. I still feel like he was robbed of an oscar with the Wrestler. Penn was great as Harvey Milk but Rourke…The Wrestler is an emotional experience for me…such a beautiful movie.

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