With the film rolling into theatres in just a few weeks’ time, Apple have released a new behind the scenes featurette, with Stallone himself giving us an introduction to the film and what we can expect.
“The Expendables are back and this time it’s personal… Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone), Lee Christmas (Jason Statham), Yin Yang (Jet Li), Gunnar Jensen (Dolph Lundgren),Toll Road (Randy Couture) and Hale Caesar (Terry Crews) — with newest members Billy the Kid (Liam Hemsworth) and Maggie (Yu Nan) aboard — are reunited when Mr. Church (Bruce Willis) enlists the Expendables to take on a seemingly simple job. The task looks like an easy paycheck for Barney and his band of old-school mercenaries. But when things go wrong and one of their own is viciously killed, the Expendables are compelled to seek revenge in hostile territory where the odds are stacked against them. Hell-bent on payback, the crew cuts a swath of destruction through opposing forces, wreaking havoc and shutting down an unexpected threat in the nick of time – six pounds of weapons-grade plutonium; enough to change the balance of power in the world. But that’s nothing compared to the justice they serve against the villainous adversary who savagely murdered their brother. That is done the Expendables way….”
Simon West (Con Air) is behind the camera this time around in Stallone’s place, with Stallone joined in front of the camera by the likes of Jason Statham, Jet Li, Chuck Norris, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Liam Hemsworth, Dolph Lundgren, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, Scott Adkins, and of course Mr. Jean-Claude Van Damme.
The Expendables 2 will be released here in the UK on 16th August, followed a day later in the US on 17th August. If you’ve been eagerly anticipating your straight-up action blockbuster of the year, this looks to be by far your safest bet.