Actor Jean-Claude Van Damme has been cast in Sylvester Stallone’s “The Expendables 2.” He will play one of the main villains. Playing a villain is not new for the “Muscles from Brussels.” He has portrayed a villain before in the 1986 film “No Retreat No Surrender.” (A terrific film by the way.)Fans have been clamoring for Van Damme and fellow action star Steven Seagal to appear in Stallone’s action flick. However, one is better than none, and producer Avi Lerner doesn’t want Seagal anywhere near “The Expendables 2” set. Apparently Lerner had a few bad experiences with Seagal in the past. So, Van Damme gets the green light.
Most of the original cast from the first “Expendables” feature is expected to return. A few more new faces are expected to join the rest of the cast, but those roles are yet to be filled. Still fans will have to wait; Stallone will film Walter Hill’s “Headshot” with Thomas Jane beginning sometime this summer before production begins on “The Expendables 2.”
“The Expendables 2” is currently in development. Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Statham, and Jean-Claude Van Damme will star. Sylvester Stallone is slated to direct.