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.