Sylvester Stallone keeps pulling in more action legends for his upcoming “The Expendables” sequel and confirmed a few more names to EW this week as well as floating some new ones.
Not only do Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger have larger roles but Stallone confirms that Chuck Norris and Jean-Claude Van Damme are set – “We’ll have a big showdown between me and Van Damme, which has been anticipated for a long time, so it should be a good one” he says.
There’ll be some new blood in the form of “a Navy Seal-type, because with the Expendables none of them have 20-20 vision anymore. They need some help, man.” Stallone heads to Bulgaria at the end of this month to start shooting.
The biggest surprise of the interview is that “Face/Off” stars Nicolas Cage and John Travolta could be making appearances – “We’ve got Chuck Norris and I think Nic Cage. we’re trying to work out different scenarios. I like using people that had a moment and then maybe have fallen on some hard times and give them another shot. So we’re always looking for actors like Michael Biehn and Michael Pare. I like those kinds of guys.”
As for Travolta’s involvement? “it’s possible. The one thing I’ve learned is what is a fact on Monday is a complete fallacy on Tuesday. A lot of it is scheduling. it’s not financial. it’s just that Bulgaria is definitely a jaunt. it’s a commitment, you know what I mean? Especially in the dead of winter.”