Impressive First Official Poster for 'The Expendables 2' Finally Lands
Ever since that fake pile-up-of-actors poster debuted a few months ago, I've been anxious to see what the actual poster for The Expendables 2 would look like. Ain't It Cool News has debuted, officially, the first official poster for Simon West's Expendables 2. There's only one actor on it, Sylvester Stallone of course, but I love the look and concept. It's a hole blown in the wall in front of him as a giant number 2, with some orange flame tinges. For all that we've seen in the meantime, this is honestly an impressive official debut, bravo Lionsgate, some great work here to follow-up that otherwise measly first trailer. Check it out below!
Here's the new Expendables 2 poster. To grab the high res version, head to AICN. I'm sure we'll see more.
Millennium Films / Nu Image now has Simon West (Con Air, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, The Mechanic) set to direct The Expendables 2, with Stallone returning along with Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Mickey Rourke, Terry Crews and Jet Li. The cast now also includes Liam Hemsworth, Scott Adkins, Chuck Norris, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis, along with rumors of John Travolta and Nicolas Cage (likely not in it, or only cameos). Shooting is underway in Bulgaria, despite the troubles they've run into. Lionsgate has set an official August 17th, 2012 release date next for Expendables 2 summer. We just debuted the first official trailer earlier in the week, but it didn't use too much footage in it. Thoughts?
Reader Feedback - 22 Comments
I couldn't make myself watch the first one over the first 10 minutes, but I have a feeling it will be different with the new director.
Robert L. Tuva on Dec 16, 2011
I thought rourke had pulled out?
Beanstalk on Dec 16, 2011
Thats what I heard also.
Crump's Brother on Dec 16, 2011
Thats what she said. Whoooooooo! XD
Anonymous on Dec 16, 2011
Dammit LosMuchosZombies, U beat me to it...
Tester on Dec 16, 2011
who your mom?
Michael Baldwin on Dec 16, 2011
Personally liked the fake pile-up poster better. Given the cast, I expect more...
Vince on Dec 16, 2011
Moutchy on Dec 16, 2011
i enjoyed the first because i went in knowing what it was, a bunch of memorable one-liners, muscles, guns and crap blowing up. if you expect an oscar script then shame on you. its the perfect fun movie.
Anthony C on Dec 16, 2011
Agree the first one lived up to what I expected. Hoping for more of the same!
Jbwheels71 on Dec 16, 2011
Except there wasn't any memorable one liners.
Cynic on Dec 16, 2011
Remember this shit at Christmas! Gib dis jub tu mah flend heeyuh, he lubs tu play en da jongle We got four and a half men I want to die for something that counts I needa more money Omay kaboom Its Christmas time Next time I'll deflate all your balls Who sent you, your hairdresser Who do you work for, your mother What happened to you, got my ass whooped What's gunner doin? Hangin a pirate. Don't be crazy, he wouldn't do that.... Hey gunnar, what you doin I'm hanging a pirate Warning shot!.... hmm a lil low Insect! One more word an ill blow that fumanchu off into The sunset We're the same, we're both dead inside, we're both mercenaries! So whyd the he you Come after me! I didn't come for you dipshit, I came for her What's he saying? Your dead with an accent I would've win!
Mmajoe123 on Dec 16, 2011
The 1st was totally the perfect fun movie. Not so great on a 2nd viewing but a goddamned blast the first time around. Stallone just makes me laugh and the action is so over-the-top, they're clearly having fun using new techniques to stay true to classic 80s action flicks. Oh, yeah, and the poster is totally awesome! Heh...."Barney"....even the stupid, non-threatening name makes me laugh
Voice of Reason on Dec 16, 2011
Yeah, posters are cool. Too bad they have nothing to do with how good movies are.
CFH on Dec 16, 2011
Now, THIS IS a freakin' movie poster! I have a feeling that this sequel is gonna ROCK!
Spider on Dec 16, 2011
apparently it this is supposed to be rated R. If so, this movie will be FUCKING MIND BLOWING lol.
Anoynmous on Dec 16, 2011
Sly is a BAMF. I'm in just to see how this circus pans out (I secretly hope that it will be awesome).
DAVIDPD on Dec 16, 2011
gonna lose my virginity twice this time around ekhekehskz
Daniel Vu Tran on Dec 16, 2011
This is a MAN movie!
Michael Baldwin on Dec 16, 2011
There's a big '2' in the wall because Chuck Norris wanted to look outside a 2nd time.
LW on Dec 16, 2011
I couldn't help but notice the similarities between this poster and one AMRA Pictures Entertainment did more than a year ago for a movie titled "Body Count" that they are currently developing. You can check the poster on producer/director, Desi Singh's IMDb profile at the following link on the IMDb. http://www.imdb.com/media/rm3469721344/nm0802108 I think they approached Millenium Pictures with their project a few years ago, as they've been trying to get their movie made for some time now.
Shadowman on Dec 18, 2011
Its cool its being filmed in Bulgaria. It should be a great movie with the cast. Looking forward to it.!!!
Kswiss3112000 on Jan 2, 2012
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