The Expendables was the movie that took us back to the bad ass era of 80's action. Finally instead of saying "damn, why aren't there awesome action movies and stars like there were in the 80's?" we were able to say "OH, here is the movie we need, and here are most of the 80's action stars too!" Even though Sylvester Stallone put together the most awesome group of action stars ever, there were a still a few of missing 80's action icons that were either too busy or weren't interested or whatever. They should've known that if Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis were in, the whole deal was going to be massive .
Now that The Expendables 2 is set to hit theaters in 2012, Stallone is making sure this one kicks our ass all over again, and the first step is confirming both Chuck Norris and Jean Claude Van Damme for the sequel. Stallone confirmed with Entertainment Weekly that Norris and Van Damme were in, and that a much anticipated showdown with Stallone and Van Damme would finally happen.
So with Norris and Van Damme rounding out the list of icons, combined with Schwarzenegger, Willis, and most of the original cast returning, and rumors of John Travolta and Nicholas Cage possibly being added as well....this sequel could be the be all end all of 80's action, and is definitely already on our most anticipated list for 2012.