It has been pondered over for months now: Will THE EXPENDABLES 2 be rated PG-13? Could that be possible? We heard a few times that, yes, indeed it would be. Then we heard, no way, it's an R up the wazoo. Frankly, it never seemed truly feasible that it could be anything other than an R, but you know how Hollywood works: anything is possible, don't be surprised by any development.
Having just gotten off the phone with director Simon West, I can stomp out any lingering worries you may have had: THE EXPENDABLES 2 is an R. A hard one, too. (Does that sound wrong?) Read the man's comments right here:[THE STUDIO HAS ASKED US TO REMOVE THIS QUOTE FROM OUR SITE, SO WE HAVE]
And you can take those words to the (blood) bank, my friends!
Keep your ears open for our entire interview with Simon West, which will exclusively air on Blood, Bullets and Broads: The Arrow in the Head Podcast next month (closer to the film's AUGUST 17 release).