Back in January, actor-writer Sylvester Stallone confirmed his action sequel The Expendables 2 was aiming for a PG-13 rating, which enraged fans of the R-rated original. Sylvester Stallone has now changed his mind, instead confirming they are bringing an R rating to this action-packed sequel.
Sylvester Stallone confirms The Expendables 2 for an R rating
Here's what Sylvester Stallone had to say below.
"After taking in all the odd rumors and hearsay, Expendables 2 is an R."
It's odd that Sylvester Stallone refers to the PG-13 news as "rumors and hearsay," since he confirmed the PG-13 rating himself in a previous interview. The first we heard about The Expendables 2 getting a PG-13 ratings was from an interview with Chuck Norris, who said he forced the filmmakers to cut out all of the foul language because he doesn't do R rated movies.
The Expendables 2 doesn't hit theaters until August, which means there is plenty of time to cut and shape the film the way Sylvester Stallone and his creative crew see fit. The MPAA hasn't handed out any official rating for The Expendables 2 at this time.
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.