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'The Expendables 2' Gets PG-13 Rating Because of Chuck Norris

The actor says producers agreed to cut out all of the foul language from this action sequel.
Lionsgate is currently working to release The Expendables 2 this summer, which adds genre icon Chuck Norris to an already-legendary lineup of action stars.

While talking about his participation in the project, Chuck Norris dropped a bombshell, saying that he forced the filmmakers to cut out all the foul language. This is to insure that The Expendables 2 will get a PG-13 rating, and that the younger kids will be able to see it.

Here's what he had to say.

"In The Expendables 2, it had a lot of hard language in there, that would prevent a lot of young people from going to see it. I said, I don't do movies like that. I didn't do them in the past, I didn't do them on my TV series. I said, if you can't cut out all the language, hardcore language, I can't do it. So they did, and they made it a PG-13 film, so kids can go see it."

While we won't hear any naughty words, it seems we do get to see Chuck Norris saving the lives of this star-studded cast throughout The Expendables 2.

"I just finished The Expendables 2. That was a fun movie to do because I keep saving their lives throughout the whole movie, so I'm like the superhero against (Arnold) Schwarzenegger, (Sylvester) Stallone, and Bruce Willis."

Click Here! to watch the full video interview with Chuck Norris for The Expendables 2.

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.

Sources: Gazetta

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Comments (79)

  1. Danny Kaye D

    to zak barr, sona sway, corey w. if you want to hear filthy talk watch a porno flick. chucks the man

    1 year agoby @Danny-Kaye-DFlag

  2. Zak Barr

    That is so dumb. Chuck Norris doesn't fit in with the rest of the kick-ass crew. He should die within the first 5 minutes of the movie. And if they can't use "bad" language they can still say hell & damn. I've seen movies rated PG that have hell & damn in them. Chuck Norris should cram it up his cram hole!

    2 years agoby @Zak-BarrFlag

  3. Josh

    I can't believe no one is pointing out the blatant hypocrisy in Chuck Norris having a problem with exposing children to words they hear every day, yet no problem exposing them to graphic violence.

    This is why the British find the Americans so strange. It's fine to watch heads exploding and entrails pouring out, but woe to any film in which a set of breasts are exposed.

    3 years agoby @shuabertFlag

  4. Monkeyiron 2.0


    3 years agoby @monkeyiron2-0Flag

  5. Sona Sway

    Dear Sly. Please don't make the film PG-13. Please don't consider the rantings and pleading of a true hack actor for whom can't even cut ("Cough" Cutter ) on straight to video. ~Your Fan.

    3 years agoby @Sona-SwayFlag

  6. Sona Sway

    Why does Chump Norris feel the need to turn a great action franchise into something more appropriate for the politically correct cry babies of america? It's NOT a movie for children. It's a movie for the grown ups while the kids are busy watching Micky, Sponge Bob and the Power Rangers. If it were intended for children then it would have the cast of the Care Bears or the Muppets... which are right in the very NEXT THEATER. Remember what happened when ROBOCOP 3 went PG-13? Mmm... Hmm... NO ONE SAW IT AND IT SUCKED. Go back to your ranch and sit back on your old man porch, Butthole and dream of better days of working with your hack brother Arron on all those movies he ruined. Such as HIT MAN which could've been pretty awesome. Oh' and by the way... We all know you've dozens of rated R movies. Hitman, Missing In Action 1, 2 & 3, Lone Wolf McQuaid and Silent Rage. We've all seen you swear and we've all seen you commit violence in your movies YOU F@#KING LIAR !!!!!!!!!!!! ...and HYPOCRITE!!!!!

    3 years agoby @Sona-SwayFlag

  7. Space101

    Chuck Norris wants, Chuck Norris gets! Why!? Cause he's Chuck Norris!

    3 years agoby @space101Flag

  8. MovieManiac

    @thedude1 - Dude, I could not care less about the cussing. The movie could have no swearing at all for all I care. It's the violence which pisses me off. We all know that now the violence is going to have to be toned down and it is going to pack less of a punch then the first film did.

    3 years agoby @moviemaniac66Flag

  9. TheDude1

    @ben-greene The most absurd thing I have heard all day. Norris never mentions the blood and the action. Which tells me that it still may get a R rating. Anyway I hope you as just as mad at Stallone because he wanted Norris in the movie. If this was such a big problem Stallone would not have accept his terms.

    3 years agoby @thedude1Flag

  10. Corey W.

    I hope Chuck Norris dies in this movie. That way there when they make the third (You know its gonna happen), they can go back to the R-rated roots. Unless this makes loads of money due to the PG-13 rating and they wanna pull that off again. Who knows? Maybe Chuck will come around the R rating and realize he's being a dumbass. This isn't a kids movie, you fool.

    3 years agoby @coreyFlag

  11. Nicholaus XX

    Well, I guess this one will no longer be a guilty pleasure.

    3 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  12. Corey W.

    @mr-jellyfish To be a badass you don't need to swear. To be a badass, you have to be a badass.

    3 years agoby @coreyFlag

  13. Mr_Jellyfish

    But without the swearing how will we know these guys are bad ass?

    3 years agoby @mr-jellyfishFlag

  14. Corey W.

    @shuabert makes a great point about Die Hard 4.

    Eh, I wasn't all that excited when they announced Norris in the first place. He's so overrated. Why is he calling the shots? Why the f*ck would he agree to sign onto a film, in which he knew would contain R-rated material (He must have read the script and knew before they started filming)

    Now that the production is wrapping up and everyone is getting happy with the project, he decides to come out of nowhere and declare the film to cut out all the language? What? Why did you even sign on in the first place, Chuck? Why?

    3 years agoby @coreyFlag

  15. Brizzy

    ... Respect: lost.

    3 years agoby @BrizzyFlag

  16. David-Dvd-1988

    one less film to see in 2012 the only films i will definitely be seeing are The avengers,The Dark Knight Rises, Skyfall and the hobbit

    3 years agoby @david-dvd-1988Flag

  17. Tony Fitzpatrick

    I didn't do them in the past....really Chuck!?! What about those 18cert Missing in Action films you did in the 80s...

    3 years agoby @Tony-FitzpatrickFlag

  18. Brian

    Amen @ben-greene.

    3 years agoby @brianFlag

  19. Bill Louis


    3 years agoby @Bill-LouisFlag

  20. Ben Greene Seriously? We get a Playschool version because Chuck Norris doesn't like swear words??? To get the rating he wants they'd also have to cut out all the impressive gore and violence that helped make the first one harder-hitting than expected. Chuck Norris sucks. He's just helped damage a film that should have been for grown-ups.

    3 years agoby @ben-greeneFlag

  21. Andrew Thompson

    well i was looking forward to this movie....:(

    3 years agoby @andrew-thompsonFlag

  22. Rich Ebersole

    Another reason Chuck Norris should not be in it!

    3 years agoby @Rich-EbersoleFlag

  23. TheDude1

    @moviemaniac66 But also ask yourself is over the top cussing a good thing? Of course it is not.

    Frankly Norris probably only wanted no hard language and he thinks that can get it a PG-13 rating. Since he has been gone for many years that alone won't cut it anymore and in the end if it is rated R for violence then I'm sure he would be quite okay with it.

    3 years agoby @thedude1Flag


    Ok Chuck I respect you, but the film can still be Rated R even if you cut out some foul language. I just hope the action isn't dumb down to a pg-13 type movie.

    3 years agoby @Number1WolverineFlag

  25. K.Guy

    Jesus, you guys, calm down. There's nothing bad about more money. But you have to admit that the first had too much blood and gore for an action movie. right @dan the action fan.

    3 years agoby @kguyFlag

  26. CelluloidDreams

    Chuck Norris is only big in Japan!

    3 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  27. slysnide

    Sorry guys, this is a kids a movie. All '80s/'90s action films were. They were cheesy, ridiculously over the top, and lacked intelligence. Bullets + Explosions + Ripped Action Stars = Box Office Gold. Granted not every film like that sucked, like "Die Hard" for instance. Great movie, but also over the top employing a lot of AML to pull it off, as all of these films do. So the rating doesn't change anything as the first film wasn't all that violent either. Notice how Chuck only requested the profanity be cut which affected the rating, not the action.

    3 years agoby @slysnideFlag

  28. Equialuv

    @ejk1 thank you for being one of the only people on here with sense

    3 years agoby @equialuvFlag

  29. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @ejk1 I don't remember more than one or two F-bombs where the R-rating came from all the deaths and blood in every scene.

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  30. ejk1

    @bawnian-dexeus Nope, great day. Just think some people on MW are a little pathetic. They don't have their precious cussing. How sad.

    3 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  31. ejk1

    Whether there is foul language or not, one thing remains the same for me: I don't care. Wasn't interested in the first one, not interested in this one. But I have to say, I find this funny, especially the reactions below. "The Ultimate Man's Film?" Really? So the "Ultimate Man's Film" is something with no intelligence? As long as there's plenty of violence, right? Oh, and of course the foul language; that's a prerequisite (sarcasm galore in that sentence). And let's not forget this Chuck Norris aspect of the article. The man has been around for about forty years going about business the same way, and now because it interferes with what some want, he's reviled? Really? Because you don't get your f-bombs and other precious four letter words? Aww, poor babies. Damn Chuck Norris, damn him I say!!! (more sarcasm). His one demand has gotten in your way. Now you're all going to have to settle for your needless violence sans certain words. The horror! THE ABSOLUTE HORROR!!!!!!!

    Unbelievable. Earlier today I read a news story of a woman who took drugs before killing her children and other family members before turning the gun on herself, and now I have read people complaining that a PG-13 rating is upsetting because there won't be enough blood. Just unbelievable.

    3 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  32. Kayje Nogue

    I loved the first film. But it wasn't the swearing that made me love the film, it's how real they made the deaths. When you shoot someone, blood goes places. If you cut a lim off of a person, blood goes everywhere. So when a movie is rated R, there's pretty much no rules. But now that it's PG13, they have to take out the swearing (Which is ok with me, it upsets me. But I'll live), but more importantly the reality of death. It's like in X-Men, because they were PG13 they were not allowed to put blood on Wolverine's claws after he stabbed someone. If the movie was rated R, or even 14A then you know blood would be all over those things. So with the sequel to a very bloody movie, we're not going to see the blood. And that is what is extremely disappointing about this. Also, there probably won't be a directors cut because they obviously set these terms before filming.

    3 years agoby @Kayje-NogueFlag

  33. John M

    This is terrible. This series of movies were made to be rated R as they are both original and a homage to the 80's action movies like Die Hard, Rambo and the Terminator. The director, producers and other stars should force Norris out of the film.

    3 years agoby @john-mFlag

  34. Joshua Hollaway

    never thought i would say that..BUT GET THE F^CK OUT CHUCK NORRIS!

    3 years agoby @Joshua-HollawayFlag

  35. MovieManiac

    It surprises me that people do not care about this. In my eyes, what made the first film fun was Stallones "Grindhouse" style of filmmaking when it came to the action scenes. they were brutal and gory and watching people get blown to bits in a packed theatre was an awesome theatre experience. If the movie is PG-13 then the brutality of the action is going to be gone.

    3 years agoby @moviemaniac66Flag

  36. MovieManiac

    Please tell me he's joking.

    3 years agoby @moviemaniac66Flag

  37. Frenzy2001

    I appreciate and applaud Chuck's convictions, but I have to say... it's not a kids movie Chuck, not everything needs to be a kids movie. Personally, I don't need foul language to make me enjoy a movie, but on principle, I am getting tired of this politically correct crap getting into everything. Once in a while it is nice to sit back and watch a filth ridden movie.

    3 years agoby @frenzy2001Flag

  38. TheDude1

    @dark-env You are absolutely correct. Agree with you 100 percent.

    3 years agoby @thedude1Flag

  39. AllstarJc

    What a boy scout move. The movie would've been perfectly find without him.

    3 years agoby @allstarjcFlag

  40. the Narrator

    If you look at the last Expendables film, it didn't benefit at all from having an R-rating. It was a crappy film, and no amount of violence or vulgarity could fix that. If anything, this (likely to be) crappy sequel will make them more money, and that's all the real difference we'll see, aside from toned down violence. Big whup!

    3 years agoby @narratorFlag

  41. Dark enV

    I honestly don't have a problem with this. One they can get more people to see it with a PG-13 rating so more money. Two the only reason the first one was rated R was because of the language, so the action won't be toned down at all. There's nothing wrong with having a film be PG-13. Granted I know many will be upset because a film of this magnitude and with it's cast and action sequences they're expecting an R rating. Right now all I care about is if the film is going to be good or not. Rating shouldn't matter.

    3 years agoby @dark-envFlag

  42. CelluloidDreams

    ROFL!! ...PG-13 Rating Because of Chuck Norris ...REALLY!! WOW!! LOL!

    3 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  43. JasonKat

    TheDude1 i know what you mean, but making something pg13, means no nudity, no cuss words and no blood/gore or very lil of it.Thats a bad sign for this kinda movie to get a step back rather than 4ward. I think the direction he wants to go is the mission imposable way. there r lots of action movies these days that r being done in pg13. or R but not all of em look good that way.
    I think what triggered him was the fact that maybe he had a line that involved sum cussing or around him during a secne. and he wants no part of that. But why should his way, have to relect on the rest of the cast who r known for these steps? i mean why not have other members of the cast doing those lines, instead. so chuck can remain clean. but oh well. ig pg13 he wants then who cares, we'll still see it anyways but it wont beat part1.

    3 years agoby @jasonkatFlag

  44. ChiRep_1

    If Jesus himself was in this film, I would still want it to be rated R. In no way should this amount of testosterone packed action stars be confined to a PG-13 rating!

    3 years agoby @ChiRep-1Flag

  45. TheDude1

    @jasonkat Comparing to Friday the 13th part 2 being PG-13 is absurd. Those type of movies rely heavily on nudity and a lot of blood. Action movies don't have to.

    And like I said before what is wrong with cutting out the cussing? All it really does it dummy down the language and nothing really more.

    3 years agoby @thedude1Flag

  46. JasonKat

    Lets hope that we get a director's-Stallone's-cutt on dvd/bluray, with all of the good stuff readded. I really dont think kids will be able to watch part1 after watching this1, this is like making a "friday the 13th, part2,..pg13" u know damn well kids wont b able to see how it all began with the remake. there4, keep doing wat ur doing and who cares about the kids, if kids wanna see it, their daddy will take them, trust me.

    3 years agoby @jasonkatFlag

  47. JasonKat

    Does chuck think we still live in the 80s? People dont want to see a "clean-cutt" action movie and if any of u do. something is wrong with u.
    This is a "mens" type of movie, not a chick-flick, not a drama, its not sex & the city, what the hell is van dam suposed to yell "oh my gosh that hurt, hit me again" lol. hope he gets killed off and never returns for part3. chuckjust lost my respect :(

    3 years agoby @jasonkatFlag

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