I am really looking forward to the movie Red, which comes out Oct. 15th... it continues the trend that was started by the Expendables in that there is no substitution for experience. Starring Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkohvich, and Helen Mirren as former CIA operatives who are Retired and Extremely Dangerous (RED... get it?) that need to be wiped out, and they are not going quietly. They plan on fighting back and proving that just because they are a bit older, doesn't mean that they kick any less ass. It looks great, and its based on a solid comic book (go read it first!), so I think it will be quite fun.
We came across a post over at Den of Geek that caught up with Willis doing press for Red, and he discusses the much rumored upcoming Expendables Pt. 2. Listen to what he had to say in an interview with Coming Soon:
"I talked to Sly, and he's going for all the marbles this time...and he's going to get EVERYBODY in this time. Even Stone Cold Steve Austin, who took two bullets in the original... he's coming back to. Hopefully, they'll start shooting it when while we're young enough to survive!"
Now, the rumor of Willis coming back to play the bad guy in the Expendables 2 has been floating around for a minute, but the announcement that Sly is "getting EVERYBODY" for the movie really got my mind going. Who is Sly gonna reach out to? Which 80's era bad ass will be joining the Exependables team or popping up on Willis's rogue villian squad? Here are my top 5 guesses:
Bruce Campbell- Come on, how can they leave out Ash? His witty one liners can lighten up the testosterone heavy movie and we all know he can kick some ass... just ask those pesky Deadites!
Mel Gibson- Mad Max, Riggs, and one of the most underrated gangster roles of all time, Porter in Payback... in playing these roles Gibson has showed that he can kick some serious ass and hold his own with some action heavy weights... not to mention, after hearing those tapes I would be scared shitless of him as well.
Kurt Russell- Stuntman Mike in Death Proof, MacReady in The Thing, Snake F'n Plissken... yeah, this guy needs to be on the team. I would love it if they gave him an eye patch as a homage to Kurt's "Escape" days... now that would be amazing.
Chuck Norris- "Chuck Norris and Superman once fought each other on a bet. The loser had to start wearing their underwear on the outside of their pants.", "Chuck Norris died 20 years ago... death is just to scared to tell him yet.", "It is said that there are weapons of mass destruction in the middle east... this can not be true, since Chuck Norris lives in Oklahoma."... 'Nuff Said.
Harrison Ford- Indy, Han Solo... come on bro, the dudes resume is pretty sick. So what if he's like 70? He could get it done... and lets not forget that he would love to erase Indy 4 as his last action effort. Swinging monkeys and people eating ants??? WTF George & Steve???
Honorable Mention: Steven Seagal & John Claude Van Damme (but only if they play evil twin brothers... thats a must.), Jackie Chan, Mark Hamill, Wesley Snipes, and Clint Eastwood (he would be great as his Gran Torino character's twin brother!!!) Who do you guys want to see in The Expendables 2? Who would you cast? Let us know in the comment section below. Check out Red on Oct. 15th and stay tuned for more Expendables 2 news soon...