With the sequel to Sylvester Stallone’s testosterrific actioner The Expendables ready to begin production, speculation has begun as to which aging action stars will be coming on board for the next ultra-violent go-round. Straight outta Bulgaria (so you know it’s legit) comes word that Chuck Norris, Jean-Claude Van Damme, and John Travolta will be heading to the country in September to begin principal photography on Expendables 2 alongside returning castmembers Stallone, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Mickey Rourke, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Bruce Willis. At least that’s what David Varod, CEO of the Bulgaria-based studio NU Boyana, claims.
Travolta may have shown considerable action-movie mettle in From Paris With Love, but he still sticks out like a sore thumb among the rest of the film’s larynx-crushing ensemble. I’m guessing he’ll play the villain.