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'The Expendables 2' Gets Jean-Claude Van Damme If It Ditches Steven Seagal

Director Sylvester Stallone will have to choose between the two 90s action luminaries for his upcoming sequel.
Van Damme will only do The Expendables 2 without Steve Seagal
Van Damme will only do The Expendables 2 without Steve Seagal
Casting on Sylvester Stallone's sequel The Expendables 2 is starting to heat up as Sly prepares to shoot the sequel later this year. All of the original cast members, even Steve Austin, who died in the original, will be returning (we hear that Stone Cold may have an evil twin). But there has been much speculation, even on Stallone's part, about which new action luminaries he will be bringing in for this second helping. Sly's Tango & Cash better half, Kurt Russell, has been considered. Mike Tyson was toyed with and then dropped. Arnold Schwarzenegger may have a bigger role as his term as governor of California winds down. And Ryan Seacrest will participate in some capacity. But the two biggest names that action fans want to see return are Jean-Claude Van Damme and Steven Seagal.

Director Sheldon Lettich, who is currently trying to launch a sequel to Double Impact (yes, the movie where Van Damme fights himself as twins), revealed that JCVD will be joining The Expendables 2. But there is one stipulation: He'll only do it if there is no Steven Seagal.

Apparently this won't be much of a problem, as The Expendables 2 producer Avi Lerner doesn't want Seagal anywhere near the set after a few bad experiences with him. Here is what Sheldon Lettich had to say:

"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."


Lettich then chimed in about his own proposed sequel for Double Impact, saying:

"We're getting closer to resolving the rights issue, but it's not something I can talk about yet, nor is it a sure thing. Stay tuned."


Casting confirmations for The Expendables 2 should come at any moment. Stay tuned.

The Expendables 2 was released August 17th, 2012 and stars Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Chuck Norris, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger. The film is directed by Simon West.



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  1. Nefitart

    Dark films are cool. Need a new TV if it can't handle it, no problems on any of mine. A few good moments in 2D upscale too. So glad segal was flumped he sucks. Anyway, seen his cop show? Who wants old fat dude trying a karate round house? This isn't a wayan brothers comedy! Segal should stick to what he does best, staying hidden, then jumping out 10 years later saying... "Donut"

    3 years agoby @nefitartFlag

  2. Kwionlgf

    You know I don't really give a sh*t about this crap anymore! It's boring! All that I can say is Van Damme is FAKE, CHEAP ACTOR, and GAY! He sold his ass on the streets of Hollywood for drugs!

    3 years agoby @kwionlgfFlag

  3. 이상도

    I like more van damme ^^ 4 shoooo~

    3 years agoby @user-57759120Flag

  4. Kwionlgf

    It would be cool if Expendables 2 started out with jean claude van druggie for 1/4 or 1/2, or even just a few seconds of the movie, for example: JCVD playing an exkiller/druggie-f*ck up with a scene of him running with a gun trips and blows his own brains out, dies or gets killed and Steven Seagal appears in the rest of the movie! Now that would be a box office smash!

    3 years agoby @kwionlgfFlag

  5. melissa molloy

    christian kane should be in expendables 2, with all the kaniacs out there it would be a box office hot, plus anyone that has watched leverage knows that he can kick ass :)

    3 years agoby @melissa-molloyFlag

  6. Jtoolbagger

    Arnold should have plenty of time to get in shape now that he is no longer governator - and now back to sperminator like in the 70's! I would love to see him in shape again and play the villain or maybe he could just play himself - disgraced cheating governor falls into depression, only to join the team to find new purpose? Sound like dynamite!

    3 years agoby @jtoolbaggerFlag

  7. Kwionlgf

    JCVD sucks! He's all fake, got knocked out with one punch! Chickened out on a real Kickboxing champ Benny the jet! Seagal is the real deal shoots real guns too! JCVD is just a drug usser. Go ahead and put a druggie on the next Expendables 2.

    3 years agoby @kwionlgfFlag

  8. StephieBaybee

    Oh and other thing........rumour has it that JCVD and Seagal were at Sly's party back in the day, they fell out coz they were bickering about who could kick the crap outta who and when JCVD squared up to Seagal he done a runner lol. I wouldnt want a wimp like that in any film of mine lol. x

    3 years agoby @steph-xFlag

  9. StephieBaybee

    JCVD over Seagal any day!! Never liked Seagal thought he was too up his own arse lol. He's better off staying on that Renfrew Ferry and playin the guitar lol. This could be the comeback JCVD needs and wants :D x

    3 years agoby @steph-xFlag

  10. Yveske

    good news for jean claude van damme kurt russel is oke too

    3 years agoby @yveskeFlag

  11. The First Avenger: JohnnyBlaze

    Err Russel is the man! but didint he retire from acting?

    3 years agoby @johnnyblazetb82Flag

  12. Err

    also, a heart-felt "hellz yeah" for the idea of getting kurt russell in on the mix, that guy is great.

    3 years agoby @err2005Flag

  13. ELITEXIII

    THE EXPENDABLES-4,AND 5, SHOULD HAVE A SUPER ALL STAR LIST, OVER 100 ACTORS ALL IN ONE MOVIE. THE EXPENDABLES V.S THE EVIL ROGUE AGENCY.

    3 years agoby @ELITEXIIIFlag

  14. ELITEXIII

    THE EXPENDABLES-3, should be about Bruce Willis and his Rogue Agency team. Bruce's team should be [ SAMUL L. JACKSON, CHOW YUN-FAT, JEAN RENO, JESSICA ALBA, MEL GIBSON, TOM CRUISE, MATT DAMON, MILLA JOVOVICH, JOHN TRAVOLTA, WU JING, JOSH HARTNETT, AND STEVE AUSTIN AS EVIL TWINE.] [THE ROGUE AGENCY HEAD BOSSES- AL PACINO, ROBERT DENIRO, JOE PESCI, CHRISTOPHER WALKEN, DANNY GLOVER, BILL NIGHY, SIR BEN KINGSLEY, TEKASHI KINTANO, RADE SHERBEDGIA, JAMES CAAN, MARTIN SHEEN, DANNY TREJO, AND MICHAEL DOUGLAS.] THE PLOTE HOSTEL TAKE OVERS, BRUCE WILLIS AND HIS TEAM GO AROUND THE WORLD TAKING OVER WEAK GOVERNMENTS, KILLING ANYONE WHO GETS IN THEIR WAY, OVER THROWING RUTHLESS DICTATORS, AND PUTTING THEIR OWN PEOPLE IN POWER.

    3 years agoby @ELITEXIIIFlag

  15. ELITEXIII

    THE EXPENDABLES 2, should be about Arnold Schwarzenneger, and his team. Stallone and Arnold meet Bruce Willis for a job, like on the first EXPENDABLES, Arnold takes the job this time. Arnolds team should be JEAN CLAUDE VAN DAM, WESLEY SNIPES, JACKIE CHAN, DWAYNE THE ROCK JOHNSON, ANGELINA JOLIE, MARK WAHLBERG, MAGGIE-Q, ICE CUBE, VIN DIESEL, TONY JA, MICHAEL JAI WHITE, AND STEVEN SEAGAL OR BILL GOLDBERG. The villains should be BOLO YEUNG, CARY HIROYUKI TAGAWA, WILLEM DEFOE, RAY LIOTTA, ARNOLD VOSLOO, ROBERT LASARDO, CUBA GOODING JR., MICHAEL CLARK DUNCAN, VINNIE JONES, KELLY HU, ANDREI THE PITBULL ARLOVESKI, SCOTT ADKINS, 50CENT, SEBASTIEN FOUCAN, HULK HOGAN, ZHANG ZIYI, GERAD BUTLER, RON PERLMAN, PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN, AND CYRIL RAFFAELLI.

    3 years agoby @ELITEXIIIFlag

  16. The First Avenger: JohnnyBlaze

    Dwayne is Crap, He had his chance an made Crappy family movies. Jcvd is due for a comeback. Much more then the portly untalented Segal.

    3 years agoby @johnnyblazetb82Flag

  17. Masta_Chiefed

    @thedude-abides No. No he's not.

    3 years agoby @masta-chiefedFlag

  18. thedude-abides

    Seagal is WAYYY cooler than the lionheart.

    3 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  19. Err

    i'll take jcvd over seagal, no problem.

    3 years agoby @err2005Flag

  20. fantasticme

    How about dwayne johnson?

    3 years agoby @fantasticmeFlag

  21. JasonKat

    Hey how about jackie chan? (as a bad guy) he seems like a good ninja guy who can have a good feud with Jet Li. i bet that would b kool. I mean thats kinda what Seagal, and jcv would b used for anyways, as fighting guys. And since Jet Li played a good role as that small guy who always gets the bigger or better than he is thing, so why not match him up w sumthing alil more him.. none other than jackie chan.

    3 years agoby @jasonkatFlag

  22. SomethingMore

    So ditch seagal!

    3 years agoby @SomethingMoreFlag

  23. Michael Evan Haberlein

    Yeah, apparently Seagal, despite his self-appointed "Zen-Master" title, is a huge *sshole and really hard to work with. Shoot, there was even a comment by Lorn Michaels years ago after Seagal hosted SNL that he was' "the biggest jerk to ever host the show." While I would love to see bothe he and JCVD, I would rather see JC if I had to pick one.

    3 years agoby @Michael-Evan-HaberleinFlag

  24. Pjwolsker

    ha thanks for agreeing. hollywood has forced so many good actors out and now theyre forced to do direct to dvd movies. van daamme's not the only one
    1. wesley snipes
    2. cuba godding jr.
    3. val kilmer
    4. stephen dorff
    5. ray liota

    4 years agoby @pjwolskerFlag

  25. Remy72883

    i totally agree @Pi i absolutely loved it, it showed real depth that movie would shut anyone up who says van damme is a bad actor, like i said before i want him in the next expendables all steven does is stay quite and play the say thing in every role

    4 years agoby @remy72883Flag

  26. Messenger

    @Pj

    Dude, yes, that was a REALLY good movie and that monologue he gave was awesome!

    4 years agoby @messengerFlag

  27. Drewski37

    man you guys forgot the one bad-ass dude around they should have William mother f*cking shatner!

    4 years agoby @drewski37Flag

  28. defensorfortis

    Really weird seeing Seagal in the role he played for Machete.

    4 years agoby @defensorfortisFlag

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