After the announcement yesterday that Chuck Norris and Jean Claude Van Damme would be joining the film, we have received awe- worthy news that both Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis will have significantly expanded roles in the sequel.
Millennium Films has finally begun confirming which rumored stars will actually be showing up in the action-packed blockbuster, which will be directed by Simon (Con Air) West. An official cast list for The Expendables has made its way online, with the obvious returning stars Jason Statham, Jet Li, Randy Couture, Terry Crews, Dolph Lundgren and Mickey Rourke, who are all returning as part of Stallone’s mercenary crew.
Along with Jean Claude Van Damme and Chuck Norris, Scott Adkins was also confirmed for the film. It is rumored that these are not the only names that will pop up in the coming months.
According to rumors, Van Damme will be playing a villain in Expendables 2 alongside fellow muscular martial arts master/actor Adkins. It is also rumored that Willis will reprise his role as Mr. Church, who made only a brief appearance in the first film, but will be the main antagonist in the sequel.
There’s no word yet of how large a role Schwarzenegger will play in the second Expendables movie, but reports say that it will be substantially larger.
The film is set to start production in October, in order to be ready for a summer of 2012 release date.