Willis, Van Damme Up For “Expendables 2”

Bruce Willis indicated to Access Hollywood this weekend that filming on “The Expendables” sequel seems to be kicking off sooner rather than later.

“Apparently it’s going to happen this year… As far as I know, barring any unforeseen circumstances, but yeah, I would love to be a part of it” said Willis who cameos in the original film and who is tipped to serve as the villain in the next one.

Meanwhile filmmaker Sheldon Lettich has indicated (via The Van Damme Fans) that Jean Claude Van Damme will be joining the next film, the Muscles from Brussels having rejected an offer to feature in the first film.

However, if he does join then there’s a condition – “JC seems to be leaning towards appearing in the sequel, as far as I know…If Steven Seagal is not in the sequel. From what I’ve heard it, [Steven] Seagal won’t be, not because of Sly, but because of producer Avi Lerner, who had a few bad experiences with Steven” said Lettich.

Update (10:46am): Lettich explains that two separate quotes have been taken out of context – “My statement was two completely different and unrelated sentences. In the first one I said Van Damme was leaning towards doing the movie. In the second sentence I led with the word “if,” meaning that if Seagal is not in the movie, it’s not because of Sly’s decision but because of Avi Lerner’s. Nowhere was JC’s name mentioned in the second sentence, because his participation is completely unrelated to Seagal”