Sylvester Stallone looking for a few good (young) men for 'Expendables' sequel

The-Expendables-2Image Credit: Karen Ballard; Myles AronowitzAfter a day of passionate political debate with his Twitter followers, Sylvester Stallone is back talking about our preferred subject: the sequel to The Expendables. “Good day to say that the new story line for next Expendables is taking shape — many twists that i’ve yet to figure out yet — JCVD possibility!” he tweeted early this morning. Really, what better way for Jean-Claude Van Damme to prove his ticker is fine than by joining this muscle parade. Stallone appears hopeful: “How bout JCVD being the baddest of the bad? Painful and fun choice for the one who gets to do battle with him..,” he tweeted. When a fan joked that Ryan Seacrest should join the cast, Stallone responded, “Over that,” but said his buddy Charlie Sheen would be a strong choice — and that he almost had him in the first film, but his wife “birthed.” (Did we know Stallone and Sheen were friends? On Nov. 1, Stallone tweeted that he spent Halloween on a double-date with Bruce Willis, then he stopped by Sheen’s place and talked awhile before heading home. “Charlie looks absolutely like you see him on TV … Maybe better,” Stallone reported.) If Sheen is healthy, I’d enjoy seeing him trade barbs with Stallone, Jason Statham, and fingers crossed, Bruce Willis.

Stallone definitely has casting on the brain: “The Rock could eventually replace me after having been drafted into the EXPENDABLES Along with new young blood. Suggestions?” I’m all for Dwayne Johnson being the heir apparent — he’s got the body and the charisma. (And seriously, how great would they look together?) Other suggestions offered by fans: 

• Michael Jai White: Stallone said he tried to get the Spawn, Universal Soldier: The Return, and Exit Wounds star for the first film, but he didn’t want to audition.

• Scott Adkins: Stallone said he tried to get White’s Undisputed II: Last Man Standing costar to play The Brit in the first film, but when it didn’t work out, he replaced him with Gary Daniels.

• A female: Stallone said, “But would you really buy it or see it only as a gimmick?”

• No one: After a 24-year-old fan suggested no young blood could hold a candle to Stallone’s crew, he said, “It’s not easy to find new bad asses that can act, but I believe the younger audiences want to be represented, right?”

• Randy Orton and John Cena: Stallone’s response to the WWE wrestlers: “POWERFUL WARRIORS, I agree.”

While Stallone works out and digests the input — his tweeted plans for this morning — what do you think? What younger badasses can act well enough to become a member of The Expendables?

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  • CandyMaize

    Sly needs to hire Christian Kane!

    • Liz

      YES YES! THIS! I read this article and just thought, there is nobody I would want to add to this cast because The Expendable was one of my favorite movies in years and part of that was the easy fun loving cast. Then I read this comment and immediately realized that Christian Kane is at his best when he is kicking @ss!

    • harry

      Hell yessss!!!!

      • chattypatra

        I agree! Plus, he can play the guitar and serenade the ladies. Ha!

    • Blue Silver

      Sly needs to phone:
      Michael Dudikoff
      Ralph Moeller
      Miles O’ Keeffe

      among many other other older guys that can kick some serious ass. I am sure he could get these guys for the price of The Rock!

    • mike


    • Faith

      I love the original cast, and I think there is room for a woman for sure if you get Lucy Lawless, Hudson Leick, Michelle Yeo, Rachell Luttrell, Katee Sackhoff or Jennifer Garner. All of these actresses kicked a** on TV except Yeo of course who is the movie godess of martial arts badassery.

  • Big Walt

    I haven’t seen the first but I love that he’s being so interactive with fans on this. It’s probably a bad idea but I love it.

  • chris

    I hope he gets Michael Ironside as one of the villains.

    • sarah d

      O. M. G. Thisssssssss!

      • Farid

        I agree! He’s fantastic.

  • Beverly Zimmerman

    Christian Kane would be a great choice for the Expendables sequel. He already plays a badass on Leverage and has done movies where he does a lot of punching, etc.

  • chris

    Or possibly Lance Henriksen would be cool too.

  • Pan

    I’m adding to the Christian Kane love. He’s smoking hot and is a great baddie. Weeeeeee I’m just happy that it looks like a sequel is happening. This was the only movie I saw twice this summer.



  • pip

    How bout “Texas Ranger Needs a Walker” star, Chuck Norris?

    • James

      Chuck Norris!

      Jack Bauer works too (Kiefer Sutherland).



    • Fishdick

      The only person man enough for this movie is Jeff Boddy!

  • chris

    Nathan Jones would also be great.

  • Chris

    Rutger Hauer! Rutger Hauer! Rutger Hauer!

    • Faith

      Rutger would rock. I’d also love to see Neil Jackson or Tahmoh Penikett, both of whom are real world martial artists.

  • rebecca

    I also am throwing in Christian Kane’s name!!!!! He’s badass and hot!

  • Steve

    Well, if they’re bandying around the idea of a woman joining the crew… how about Cynthia Rothrock?

    • silverrose

      id prefer Micheal Rodriguez

      • Faith

        Yes, knew I was forgetting someone! Michelle Rodriguez be awesome.

  • john

    Vinnie jones and Danny Trejo

    International bad-ass team

  • ggny

    got to agree with Christian Kane

    • marc-Antoine Ayotte

      And what about kiefer sutherland for his role of jack bauer!

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