‘The Expendables 2’ Will Not Be Directed by Sylvester Stallone

The action star is currently considering a list of potential directors to take over this high-powered sequel.

Sylvester Stallone will not direct The Expendables 2
Sylvester Stallone will not direct The Expendables 2
Sylvester Stallone will not be helming The Expendables 2, despite a recent report claiming he will return as the sequel's director. Sylvester Stallone is, though, currently compiling a list of names that he'd like to see take control of this action sequel.

Back in March, a report surfaced that Sylvester Stallone would be stepping down as director of The Expendables 2. Then, earlier this month, a new story revealed that he would actually come back to direct, since his new acting project Headshot had lost director Wayne Kramer. It was believed that Sylvester Stallone was returning to direct The Expendables 2 because Headshot was going into limbo. However, Walter Hill is now directing Headshot, and the project is once again moving forward with Sylvester Stallone and Thomas Jane attached to star.

David Agosto and Ken Kaufman wrote the screenplay for The Expendables 2, and Bruce Willis will have an expanded role as a "super villain."

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: Deadline

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  1. MovieManiac

    I didn't really enjoy the first film so I don't really care who directs this one.

    4 years agoby @moviemaniac66Flag

  2. Perickson81

    Stallone says "GFY!"

    4 years agoby @perickson81Flag

  3. Jimthar

    @firstavenger oh me too. without a doubt. its not that im not excited about E2, just that i'd like to hear more about the other movie. stallone in a new theatrical release thats not rocky or rambo makes me happy. but trust me. im very excited for E2 as well.

    4 years agoby @jimtharFlag

  4. Photoman

    Direct, not direct, direct, not direct. If not really, than thats a good news.

    4 years agoby @photomanFlag

  5. Dan

    He will, he won't, he will, he won't....lol

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  6. CBF

    @johnnyblazetb82 Hahaha. I don't like him either but c'mon you gotta respect the Under Siege movies... don't you?

    4 years agoby @comicbookfanFlag

  7. The First Avenger: JohnnyBlaze

    @comicbookfan Webs segal as an iconic action star? maybe in a Winchel's donut line trying to get the last bear claw. hahahahaha Van Damme over pudgy Ponytail any day.

    4 years agoby @johnnyblazetb82Flag

  8. The First Avenger: JohnnyBlaze

    @jimthar Headshot sounds badass. but im stil more excited what kind of cast will make Expendables 2

    4 years agoby @johnnyblazetb82Flag

  9. Jimthar

    while i am excited to see expendables 2 (with whoever directs it) i actually want to hear more about HEADSHOT. that movie sounds interesting. stallone and thomas jane? sounds fun.

    4 years agoby @jimtharFlag

  10. thrashnasty190

    eh, whatever

    4 years agoby @thrashnasty190Flag

  11. Worth5Bucks

    @comicbookfan agreed but im not sure if there is any way that anyone who likes the first expendables wont like the second. They certainly can go righter but im confident they wont go wronger. @movieweb fix this please

    4 years agoby @mattbierwagenFlag

  12. Pjwolsker

    @thedude1 totally the longer they wait the less action Sly will be able to do cause he'll be old as sh*t.

    i like how it says the expendables 2 is still going to be directed by Sly at the bottom of an article saying he wont be

    4 years agoby @pjwolskerFlag

  13. TheDude1

    So we have to wait til 2013 for Expendables 2? That sucks!!!!

    4 years agoby @thedude1Flag

  14. CBF

    @mattbierwagen I was just going to say that. It's funny and stupid at the same time that the movie pages database doesn't seem to get updated.

    But, Sly NOT directing Expendables 2? I thought he had the "eye of the tiger" and that this franchise was his baby. Hmmm. First Jean-Claude Van Damme says he will only star in Exp2 if Steven Seagal is out, and now this. Not liking what I'm hearing... (Although Seagal sucks IMO, he's still an iconic action star along with the others.)

    4 years agoby @comicbookfanFlag

  15. Worth5Bucks


    Article title: The Expendables 2 Will Not Be Directed by Sylvester Stallone
    Last line in article: The film is directed by Sylvester Stallone.

    thats hilarious

    4 years agoby @mattbierwagenFlag

  16. CelluloidDreams

    This is bad news!!

    4 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  17. skywise

    @jptheredskull I got to say that is kind of a brilliant idea altho i just dont see it happening. That would be an awesome fight tho.

    4 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  18. J.P.

    @skywise And even though it probably wouldn't happen, I'd like to see a subplot between Norris's character and Jet Li's character in which Norris's character murdered Jet Li's father who would be played by.. wait for it..... Bruce Lee via pictures Li's character would have.

    4 years agoby @jptheredskullFlag

  19. skywise

    @jptheredskull I couldnt agree with you more and it seems like that might be the directin they are taking.

    4 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  20. K.Guy



    4 years agoby @kguyFlag

  21. J.P.

    @skywise Personally, I'd like to see them go against Arnold's team that was mentioned in the first film, hopefully consisting of the likes of Chuck Norris, Jean-Claude Van Damme and Reb Brown.

    4 years agoby @jptheredskullFlag

  22. Pjwolsker

    whats the f*ck?!? there was just an article on here saying he was going to direct this. make up your mind Sly

    4 years agoby @pjwolskerFlag

  23. Ed_wood

    Just hope its as great as the first one.

    4 years agoby @ed-wood-78455318Flag

  24. Emmytt

    ok now make up your minds for sure now

    4 years agoby @emmyttFlag

  25. CUPID


    4 years agoby @cupidFlag

  26. Cody Ellsmore

    wow bruce willis as a villan??? nice but wasn't he a villain in another movie called Planet Terror???? But anyway he would be great as a villain!!!!

    4 years agoby @cody-ellsmoreFlag

  27. skywise

    I think that this is a grand idea..Rambo was great but Expendables was sort of weak. I like this idea.

    4 years agoby @skywiseFlag

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