With The Expendables 2 gearing up for production in about a month or so, it's time to enjoy the casting rumors while we still can, because hey… eventually we're going to find out who's actually in the damned thing, right? But wait… Is this the real deal? The news comes straight from David Varod, the CEO of Nu Boyana Film Studios, a Bulgarian enterprise that recently gave an interview with Novinite.
When asked to disclose which big name stars were coming to Bulgaria to shoot The Expendables 2, Varod said, "Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, John Travolta, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Chuck Norris, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren, Mickey Rourke… who else? Of course, Bruce Willis."
We can't say for certain that Varod has his facts straight, but given his position it's entirely possible that he knows more than we do, and that Chuck Norris, Jean-Claude Van Damme and John Travolta have entered the cast of The Expendables 2. Which would be awesome.
We'd heard rumors that Jean-Claude Van Damme was originally approached for the first Expendables, but that he wanted a bigger part than was available. If he's truly back, then the circle is complete. Travolta isn't always considered a major action star, but he's paid his dues in films like Face/Off, Broken Arrow, Swordfish and The Punisher, amongst others. And Chuck Norris is Chuck Norris. The only person who ever managed to kick his ass was Bruce Lee, and we kinda suspect Norris let him win because it was his last movie.
CRAVE Online will be back with more Expendables 2 news as soon as this little bit of awesomeness is confirmed or denied.