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Chuck Norris, John Travolta and JCVD all rumored to be a go for Expendables 2

Aug. 1, 2011by: Paul Tassi

It's going to be hard to try and top the cast of the first film, but Sly Stallone is doing his best to assemble the rest of earth's action stars for his next movie, to be helmed by CON AIR's Simon West.

According to a Bulgarian film CEO, David Varod, where the movie is shooting, he has seen who is a part of the cast, which has attracted some expected stars.

Chief among them would be JCVD, who turned down a spot in the first film, but supposedly had come around for the sequel. Chuck Norris is an interesting pick, because yeah, he used to be a supreme badass, but now he's gained fame more for being an internet meme and for his far right wing beliefs than anything else.

As for Travolta? I doubt we'll see him doing much fighting, and I would guess that he will play some sort of bad guy businessman role who has henchman kick ass for him.

Extra Tidbit: Who else do you think needs to be included?
Source: Collider

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12:09PM on 08/01/2011

Ultimate 80's Actoin Star

Bro bring in Michael Biehn....he was the fucking best action icon of growing up! Aliens, Abyss, Terminator, Navy Seals, dude that guy killed it would be awesome here!
Bro bring in Michael Biehn....he was the fucking best action icon of growing up! Aliens, Abyss, Terminator, Navy Seals, dude that guy killed it would be awesome here!
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12:51PM on 08/01/2011
Couldn't have said it better!!!
Couldn't have said it better!!!
3:21PM on 08/01/2011
That would be amazing. Let's hope he does get a role at some point (maybe by The Expendables 3...)
That would be amazing. Let's hope he does get a role at some point (maybe by The Expendables 3...)
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3:30PM on 08/01/2011
What does Carl "Action Jackson" Weathers have to do to get back in the action game around here?
What does Carl "Action Jackson" Weathers have to do to get back in the action game around here?
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3:22PM on 08/01/2011

The Michaels

I want Biehn and Ironside in this movie
I want Biehn and Ironside in this movie
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1:47PM on 08/01/2011
Jack. Burton.

No, not Kurt Russell...Kurt playing his character from Big Trouble in Little China
Jack. Burton.

No, not Kurt Russell...Kurt playing his character from Big Trouble in Little China
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2:22PM on 08/01/2011
May the wings of liberty never lose a feather...
May the wings of liberty never lose a feather...
5:11PM on 08/01/2011

extra tidbit...

Bolo Yeung, of course
Bolo Yeung, of course
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6:50PM on 08/01/2011
Thomas Jane & Kurt Russell !!!
Thomas Jane & Kurt Russell !!!
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3:54PM on 08/01/2011

Hulk!

JCVD is great news for this. I would also include Hulk Hogan in a cameo like bad guy who dies, just for the cheese factor.
JCVD is great news for this. I would also include Hulk Hogan in a cameo like bad guy who dies, just for the cheese factor.
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6:23PM on 08/01/2011

TRAVOLTA

could do fighting, he proved he can do action like the best of em a year or so ago with FROM PARIS WITH LOVE
could do fighting, he proved he can do action like the best of em a year or so ago with FROM PARIS WITH LOVE
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8:17PM on 08/01/2011
Chuck F****n Norris .. HELL YESS!!!
Chuck F****n Norris .. HELL YESS!!!
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1:44PM on 08/01/2011

If a good chunk of the team doesn't die in this one...

Stallone has lost me. Mickey Rourke's plot driving death doesn't count either. Come on Stallone. Up the emotional impact and actually make these missions seem like the suicide missions they're supposed to be!
Stallone has lost me. Mickey Rourke's plot driving death doesn't count either. Come on Stallone. Up the emotional impact and actually make these missions seem like the suicide missions they're supposed to be!
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12:50PM on 08/01/2011
Vincent Vega's in the house?!?

Please, PLEASE let there be an in-joke where he keys Bruce Willis's Humvee.
Vincent Vega's in the house?!?

Please, PLEASE let there be an in-joke where he keys Bruce Willis's Humvee.
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9:02AM on 08/02/2011

Sounds like great additions

And if Arnold could just show up near the end with a mountain of weapons and amo Commando style - as unexpected backup ... man would I be sold.
And if Arnold could just show up near the end with a mountain of weapons and amo Commando style - as unexpected backup ... man would I be sold.
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9:05PM on 08/01/2011

What about.....

Rowdy Roddy Piper? Just thought I'd throw a casting choice out there. I'm definitely loving some of the names being thrown around, with Snipes, Weathers and Jane being 3 I would personally love to see in the sequel. I am secretly hoping Bobcat is a bad guy in this one (just kidding people).
Rowdy Roddy Piper? Just thought I'd throw a casting choice out there. I'm definitely loving some of the names being thrown around, with Snipes, Weathers and Jane being 3 I would personally love to see in the sequel. I am secretly hoping Bobcat is a bad guy in this one (just kidding people).
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7:12PM on 08/01/2011
Chuck @#$%ing Norris!!!!
Chuck @#$%ing Norris!!!!
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6:56PM on 08/01/2011

The more the merrier!

I want to see Michael Dudikoff back in action.
I want to see Michael Dudikoff back in action.
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3:19PM on 08/01/2011
Pretty cool choices. I'm wondering if Chuck Norris will have a big role or just be a cameo (I'm guessing the latter). I'm still hoping Thomas Jane will be in one of the sequels. After being screwed over, I think he deserves an opportunity like this. Not just a side character either--a good, meaty bad ass role.
Pretty cool choices. I'm wondering if Chuck Norris will have a big role or just be a cameo (I'm guessing the latter). I'm still hoping Thomas Jane will be in one of the sequels. After being screwed over, I think he deserves an opportunity like this. Not just a side character either--a good, meaty bad ass role.
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4:11PM on 08/02/2011
How about Steven Segal?
How about Steven Segal?
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2:29AM on 08/02/2011
so is Jet Li coming back or what?
so is Jet Li coming back or what?
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8:47PM on 08/01/2011
Carl Weathers needs to be in this for sure. Also, how hilarious would it be if Chuck Norris is the one to get killed off?
Carl Weathers needs to be in this for sure. Also, how hilarious would it be if Chuck Norris is the one to get killed off?
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5:05PM on 08/01/2011

Awesome

Stallone should get Snipes, and bring back Arnold, for a lot more than a cameo this time. And get...Grace Jones.
Stallone should get Snipes, and bring back Arnold, for a lot more than a cameo this time. And get...Grace Jones.
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4:37PM on 08/01/2011
Extra tidbit:
Tony Jaa, Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Sammo Hung, Donnie Yen, Sho Kosugi, Rutger Hauer, Michael Dudikoff (American Ninja), Jim Kelly, Richard Roundtree, Fred Williamson, Ray Park, and Jeff Speakman.

But only if they want to go the full cheese-factor route (which after seeing the first one, I think they should).
Extra tidbit:
Tony Jaa, Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Sammo Hung, Donnie Yen, Sho Kosugi, Rutger Hauer, Michael Dudikoff (American Ninja), Jim Kelly, Richard Roundtree, Fred Williamson, Ray Park, and Jeff Speakman.

But only if they want to go the full cheese-factor route (which after seeing the first one, I think they should).
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4:40PM on 08/01/2011
Forgot one...Billy Blank of Tae Bo fame.
Forgot one...Billy Blank of Tae Bo fame.
3:53PM on 08/01/2011
I'm only digging Travolta in this if he's the bad guy. I love the other additions. I would add Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson also!
I'm only digging Travolta in this if he's the bad guy. I love the other additions. I would add Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson also!
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7:09AM on 08/02/2011
New school action stars I would go Vin Diesel and The Rock.

And if they got Travolta in there they might as well get Nic Cage?

I agree with Wesley Snipes, maybe Eddy Murphy, he sure could use the career boost.
New school action stars I would go Vin Diesel and The Rock.

And if they got Travolta in there they might as well get Nic Cage?

I agree with Wesley Snipes, maybe Eddy Murphy, he sure could use the career boost.
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2:10AM on 08/02/2011
Norris is more than just an interesting choice, he's part of the 80's action star club.
Piper and Weathers would be great, Snipes, maybe.
Would like to see Kurt Russel in there though.
Michael Ironside should definitely play baddie.
Norris is more than just an interesting choice, he's part of the 80's action star club.
Piper and Weathers would be great, Snipes, maybe.
Would like to see Kurt Russel in there though.
Michael Ironside should definitely play baddie.
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6:38PM on 08/01/2011
Awesome make it happen & Travolta could be good as well if he gets to ham it up, caption for the chuck norris pic, ya mofo this thumb is all i need to kill someone
Awesome make it happen & Travolta could be good as well if he gets to ham it up, caption for the chuck norris pic, ya mofo this thumb is all i need to kill someone
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12:23PM on 08/01/2011
John Travolta was pretty bad ass in From Paris With Love and showed he was still in shape especially in the foot chase across the Paris rooftops so it's not impossible for him to have the same type of role here, but his opponents will definitely be a lot tougher.
John Travolta was pretty bad ass in From Paris With Love and showed he was still in shape especially in the foot chase across the Paris rooftops so it's not impossible for him to have the same type of role here, but his opponents will definitely be a lot tougher.
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9:23PM on 08/03/2011

Ok

I know this is really late but, if anyone reads this, please tell me it would not be a good idea to have Tom Berenger be a sniper in this movie! Please tell me I'm wrong because I do not believe that this is an idea that can be shot down.
I know this is really late but, if anyone reads this, please tell me it would not be a good idea to have Tom Berenger be a sniper in this movie! Please tell me I'm wrong because I do not believe that this is an idea that can be shot down.
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8:51AM on 08/02/2011

Tidbit

Michael Biehn, Carl Weathers, Gary Busey need casting in this series at some point
Michael Biehn, Carl Weathers, Gary Busey need casting in this series at some point
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3:37AM on 08/02/2011
What about Micheal Biehn?
What about Micheal Biehn?
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5:09PM on 08/01/2011

THE ROCK

duh
duh
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1:26PM on 08/01/2011
If we're going for 1980's badasses, Billy Zabka needs a spot.
If we're going for 1980's badasses, Billy Zabka needs a spot.
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12:34PM on 08/01/2011
I'm in! Would love to see good ole Chuck on the big screen once more . Even better if he has a fight with JCVD!
I'm in! Would love to see good ole Chuck on the big screen once more . Even better if he has a fight with JCVD!
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6:36PM on 08/01/2011

On the fence...

about Travolta, I think Chuck and JCVD fit the mold, but even when Travolta plays a bad guy he's "nice"...it's in the delivery of his lines. Everyone on Expendables pulled of the bad-ass role well...IMHO Travolta sticks out like a sore thumb next to them all.
about Travolta, I think Chuck and JCVD fit the mold, but even when Travolta plays a bad guy he's "nice"...it's in the delivery of his lines. Everyone on Expendables pulled of the bad-ass role well...IMHO Travolta sticks out like a sore thumb next to them all.
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3:16PM on 08/01/2011
Thank you Chuck Norris!
Thank you Chuck Norris!
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1:26PM on 08/01/2011

Norris the inexpendable

The omission of Chuck Norris from the first one was inexcusable. Glad to see that they've righted that wrong.
The omission of Chuck Norris from the first one was inexcusable. Glad to see that they've righted that wrong.
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12:55PM on 08/01/2011

Why not

Wesley Snipes, Russel Crowe, Nic Cage, Bryan Cranston, George Clooney, Robert Deniro, Val Kilmer, Brad Pitt, Al Pacino.. lol
Wesley Snipes, Russel Crowe, Nic Cage, Bryan Cranston, George Clooney, Robert Deniro, Val Kilmer, Brad Pitt, Al Pacino.. lol
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2:11PM on 08/01/2011
Totally agree on Wesley Snipes! Actually the film could be about them busting him out of prison!
Totally agree on Wesley Snipes! Actually the film could be about them busting him out of prison!
3:06AM on 08/02/2011

How bout...

Kurt Thomas..He could come out, do three or four "evasive" Gymkata rolls and then get shot down!
Kurt Thomas..He could come out, do three or four "evasive" Gymkata rolls and then get shot down!
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3:47PM on 08/01/2011

Richard Lynch

Ultimate 80s rent-a-villain. Would love to see him in a cameo as a slimy scumbag who meets a quick & grisly death.
Ultimate 80s rent-a-villain. Would love to see him in a cameo as a slimy scumbag who meets a quick & grisly death.
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1:08PM on 08/01/2011
As long as Travolta plays a villian in a non-physical role, I'm all for him being in this movie!
As long as Travolta plays a villian in a non-physical role, I'm all for him being in this movie!
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12:33PM on 08/01/2011

extra tidbit...

Tony Jaa, Kurt Russel, Hugh Jackman, Jackie Chan...Bring em all!!! Just pile up the testosterone!
Tony Jaa, Kurt Russel, Hugh Jackman, Jackie Chan...Bring em all!!! Just pile up the testosterone!
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3:34PM on 08/01/2011
not a fan of chuck norris. all the meme crap made me sick of him
not a fan of chuck norris. all the meme crap made me sick of him
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2:11PM on 08/01/2011
Wanting the Bible taught in schools is "far right?" Seriously?
Anyways, I don't want Chuck or John in this movie, they don't fit!
Wanting the Bible taught in schools is "far right?" Seriously?
Anyways, I don't want Chuck or John in this movie, they don't fit!
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2:39PM on 08/01/2011
Not every person in America is a Christian, so to teach a religion in school that you may or may not believe in would be considered extreme, same as it would be if they taught the Koran in schools.

And I don't care for Travolta to be in this flick either, but I think Chuckie might work out.
Not every person in America is a Christian, so to teach a religion in school that you may or may not believe in would be considered extreme, same as it would be if they taught the Koran in schools.

And I don't care for Travolta to be in this flick either, but I think Chuckie might work out.
3:20PM on 08/01/2011
Norris has far right views that include that and much more. His views can only be described as far right...what do you think he is, a moderate?
Norris has far right views that include that and much more. His views can only be described as far right...what do you think he is, a moderate?
2:13AM on 08/02/2011
Some folks thing that anything right of full blown Marxism is far right extremism. It's a ridiculous and deeply uneducated point of view, so don't take it too personally.
Some folks thing that anything right of full blown Marxism is far right extremism. It's a ridiculous and deeply uneducated point of view, so don't take it too personally.
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4:17PM on 08/01/2011
No Travolta and No Chuck Norris. Chuck has always been TV level in my books, not even DTV level. As for Travolta, he was horrible as the head baddie in The Punisher. He's a one-note baddie. No thanks.
No Travolta and No Chuck Norris. Chuck has always been TV level in my books, not even DTV level. As for Travolta, he was horrible as the head baddie in The Punisher. He's a one-note baddie. No thanks.
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