Dolph Lundgren Might Join Sly Stallone's Expendables

November 25, 2008
Source: Review Nation

Dolph Lundgren

The day we announced that Sylvester Stallone was making The Expendables, a veritable "homecoming of tough guys" as Stallone himself now calls it, we thought it couldn't get any better than that - Jason Statham, Jet Li, and Stallone all starring together in an action extravaganza. Besides mentioning at one point that Forest Whitaker might also join the cast, Stallone also just told Review Nation that they're getting close to securing Dolph Lundgren for the film as well. You've got to be kidding me?! If only Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jean Claude Van Damme were to join, we'd have the greatest action movie cast assembled in cinematic history! Now we've just got to figure out what The Expendables is about…

Unlike Van Damme, though, Lundgren still is starring in crappy action movies like Universal Soldier III. He also starred alongside of Stallone in Rocky IV previously. I don't really know if he's still a good actor, but that doesn't matter, because really, The Expendables isn't going to be about how well any of these guys can act. We just want to see them blow shit up and kill guys for 90+ minutes, right? Like it or not, that's going to be the case. And having Lundgren on board isn't going to hurt it anyway, I mean, he's one of the iconic tough guys alongside of Stallone, Statham, Schwarzenegger, and Van Damme! So far all we know is that The Expendables is about a team of mercenaries sent on a mission to overthrow a South American dictator.

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  • taurinh24
    Heck, I'm game, with all these! They better get Arnold in on it, I'm sure van damme will do it if they ask... something is missing though, maybe some steven Segal, with a dash of chuck Norris!! (that may just be over kill)
  • big r
    I'm there!
  • dom
    UMM Did someone forget that Van Damme did a Universal Soldier after Lundgren? See Universal Soldier: The Return
  • cmedina
  • Spider
    Hell yeah! This cast is gonna rock! I hope they DO secure Lundgren! I'm there opening night!
  • Bucker
    please let bruce willis have a cameo
  • miracle disease
    wesley snipes too? plus sean connery as the mastermind for the villain squad...
  • Chris
    I not going to expect the expendables to have any plot whatsoever. I do expect there to be more then enough blood, gut, explosions and broken to overshadow the acting ability of the stars or lack there of. Stallone, Statham, THE Jet Li and now Dolph Lundgren. Im there
  • Waleed Al-Telbany
    Crappy action movies like Universal Soldier III? Excuse me 'Alex Billington', if you are not from planet earth; let me inform you the Universal Soldier is one of the best movies ever that has been made in the 90's, starring Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren. If you don't like the movie or its franchise, then it's your f---ing problem.
  • Pickle
    Not bad! Interesting cast! Dolph Lundgren is not even shooting "Universal Soldier 3"! I read that he's balking at the possibility of co-starring with Van Damme for lack of a good script. He stated that he "wants the movie to be good" and also hopes to get more screen time for himself and Van Damme- and not just cameo appearances! BTW, "Universal Soldier" is a pretty entertaining franchise. I can't wait to see what these action stars bring to the table as an ensemble! Go ahead: Sign on Dolph!
  • Pickle
    Check this out Alex. See what you make of it.
  • AndyS
    This movie is going to be so freakin' sweet!! C'mon Sly, get Bruce Willis in there, too!!!
  • Tomie
    Might as well bring in Thomas Ian Griffith & Michael Dudikoff too! Sweetness.
  • Definitely sounds like an interesting movie.
  • REAL6
    Get Ahhhhhhhhhhhhnolddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd!!!! But who cares about the fucking plot. You got Stallowned, Statham, Li and hopefully the real Punisher in the same movie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • MrSammich
    This movie, it is like IRON! It can not be beaten.
  • Fearl3ss
    This is awesome news, agreed with #1 get Steven Seagal on board. But have it like Heroes v Villains, all heroes of all time to play Villains. A BIG MAFIA Blow 'em up film. !! Perhaps: HEROES VILLAINS Jet Li Sly Statham Arnold Dolph Van damme Snipes Seagal Sammo Hung Jackie Chan
  • There's a limit to how many egos you can have on set, so I don't think you'd get Arnie as well but what about Sly's old chum Carl Weathers?
  • michael
    miracle- sean connery is retired and refuses to come back to film.
  • j money
    It's like 'Sex in the city' for Dudes... We need Sam Jackson, Sonny Lanham or Snipes to round things out. Can't wait for more info to drop on this one.
  • carlos
    Chuck Norris IS "Expendables".
  • miracle disease
    @fearl3ss - good thing you included sammo hung ang jackie... indeed a plus... @michael - thanks for the info mate...
  • Tim "Cloverfield"
    " I don't really know if he's still a good actor" WTF Alex, are you even serious on this quote>>???!!! Still??!!! OMG! you mean EVER right? Please tell us you kidding. I value your commentary and But this could mean the end....The end of us ALL!!!!!!!!!!!
    Hello Sly as I think you have to feel every time I look at my face in the mirror? Naoto identical to their same-Date! -I mentioned you think that perhaps I looks a little-watching, it is to be faint-me thing this has created problems, you know? You think that 1 time I put the sunglasses until 9 pm, summer-not to make identità.A understand my times, cut his hair short to not be recognized otherwise-some would come to a shock, as when you see an alien!
  • Tom Jones
    Haha, no need to know what its about, those are just details..... As far as I'm concerned they could call it Rambo 10... lol. I got to see this.
    Hello Sly healthy and I want to tell you that I am very happy to have taken the PC-I immediately thought of you, to Quinones, to Inoki-for Arnold-every day you want to write-we are becoming more and more friends!
    However, I am happy that you're trying to work with Jet Li is-great-con Dolph also manage to do great things-I'm allenando every day, without stopping, I wrote well-to-Masterpiece Inoki, without Naoto Date can not do Tekken! When Dolph lost, I touched-and when I saw the expressions of Tommy at the end of the challenge provocative.
    I want to write Inoki-is-kind and strong at the same time when he came to Milan strinsi his hand and was happy to know! He has videotapes of my-I went to the friends of Radio Maria, in the North!
    The write to Antonio who is a champion of martial arts-I described my methods of training-can continuously for 3 hours to train with weights. Bench press 120 kg various repetitions up to 70! Sure, you're a little far-1 time my mother made from 1 envelope sgabuzzino ... There were so many letters, who wrote my mother and my father! At least 200!
    Hello Sly...On Youtube, Danza Salento 1,2,3,4,5,6,ecc.My video!
    Hello Sly-mail is for you-I saw the photos of your family and I said fine, fine-that family, prayer-in on the Internet there are many interesting topics you-can deepen the latest discoveries of science ... I wanted to tell you that I really like to use the camera-there was a period in which the sea always used, and to-school shopping while I was ...
    Sly, on Myspace type Alessandro (Naoto Date)
    Sly, hello-I wanted to tell you that you have to show the black belts in karate, Jiu jitsu, valetudo; the course of diction and acting and the course of English.I'm doing swimming-lifting weights every day and I hope to meet as soon as you free!
    I wrote to Frank-and we wanted-so I asked what your site!
    Hello Sly-poker on line-I won 5000 euros!
    Hello Sly, soccer, dance, athletics organizations and parties for the Radio Maria.I look movies on the best goal and I'm studying tactics to score, even on the books and possible combinations-I was the spring of Lecce.Io I studied Football for 7 years, 8 years for dance and martial arts for 5!
  • Bruce Darren Acosta
    I don't think if Dolph Lundgren could pull the part for the movie but I'm not very happy that Van Damme turn down the role,Dolph only does B grade direct to video movies and he will still be working on the direct to DVD movies. Will see how the project comes. Thank You. BRUCE ACOSTA AUSTRALIA.




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