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Chuck Norris Reveals ‘The Expendables 2’ Will Be Rated PG-13; Sylvester Stallone Confirms It
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Expendables 2

Not many people know this but Sylvester Stallone‘s 2010 brawny mercenary epic The Expendables was originally shot with the intention of getting a PG-13 rating. Fans of old school action the world over were disheartened but were willing to look past it just as long as Sly delivered the goods, and given the insane amount of heavyweight ass-kicking talent the star/director had assembled for the movie, there was no question he wouldn’t. As the film approached its release date the decision was made to pump some more blood-soaked carnage digitally into the proceedings to get its rating up to an R, despite the nagging stigma that the box office appeal of R-rated action films was dropping off fast each year.

That didn’t prevent The Expendables from becoming one of the surprise hits of that summer, grossing over $100 million in the U.S. and banking a grand worldwide total of over $274 million (with a budget of only $80 million). At that point not only was a sequel inevitable but it was assumed from the beginning that the next Expendables adventure, appropriately titled The Expendables 2, would be from the very beginning designed and executed with the intention of getting that all-important R rating.

But then a funny thing happened to The Expendables 2 on its way to principal photography. A funny thing named Chuck Norris. Continue reading to see how Norris changed the entire course of the movie, and to see a video.

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Watch Now: First Teaser Trailer for ‘The Expendables 2’
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Expendables 2

The first teaser trailer for Lionsgate’s summer 2012 testosterone-fiesta The Expendables 2 has been released. You can watch the trailer and read the official plot synopsis here below.

The trailer is little more than Bruce Willis‘ menacing Mr. Church (the character he played in the single scene he shared with Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger in the original) confronting Stallone’s Barney Ross about a deal they made and how it’s time to pay up, followed by a roll call of the movie’s cast. Eleven actors, and not one neck between them.

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’80s Action Stars Assemble! First Poster For ‘The Expendables 2’ Released
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The Expendables

The first poster for The Expendables 2 (or EX2, as it’s dubbed here) has arrived, and it’s a surreal thing to lay eyes on.

Explosions and gunfire act only as a border to the multi-headed beast that is this movie’s cast. The poster features a veritable who’s who of 1980s action movie stars including Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Chuck Norris, Jean-Clause Van Damme, and Dolph Lundgren. They’re joined by returning stars Jason Statham and Terry Crewes, as well as who I’m assuming is either Nan Yu or Amanda Ooms, who must be an important character as she beat out other stars Jet Li, Randy Couture, and Liam Hemsworth for a spot on the one-sheet.

Head on over to the other side now to check out the poster for The Expendables 2 now!

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First Image Of Arnold Schwarzenegger On The Set Of ‘The Last Stand’
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The Last Stand

Never let it be said that Arnold Schwarzenegger is a slacker; ever since leaving the office as Governor of California, the mighty Austrian Oak has set about relaunching his career as an big-screen action hero with a beefed-up supporting role in The Expendables 2 and taking on the lead in the forthcoming modern day western The Last Stand, the English-language debut of acclaimed Korean director Jee-woon Kim (I Saw the Devil).

Today, Schwarzenegger has tweeted the first picture of himself in full costume on the set of The Last Stand, along with co-stars Jaimie Alexander (Thor), Luiz Guzman (The Limey), and professional Jackass Johnny Knoxville.

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Liam Hemsworth, Scott Adkins Joins ‘The Expendables 2’
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The Expendables

Like brother, like brother.

As his elder sibling, Chris, is becoming something of an action star, up-and-comer Liam Hemsworth has found himself quite a project. Variety is reporting that the star of The Hunger Games has joined the cast of the upcoming sequel, The Expendables 2.

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Stallone Confirms Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Chuck Norris, Van Damme For ‘The Expendables 2’
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The Expendables

New and returning stars for The Expendables 2 have been rumored in and out for a while now, with high expectations for most of the cast to return, including Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger, who both had cameos in the first film.

Now, in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, star Sylvester Stallone has not only confirmed returning actors in Schwarzenegger and Willis—who are said to have much bigger parts in the sequel—but also the involvement of a couple of other major action movie stars who have also been whispered about recently: Jean–Claude Van Damme and the one and the only Chuck Norris.

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