Sylvester Stallone wants Bruce Willis as the villain in The Expendables 2
Posted by: Brad Sturdivant
With THE EXPENDABLES slowing down at the box office, it’s time we start talking about the inevitable sequel. I imagine that we have at least 6-9 months of casting speculation with names like Jean-Claude Van Damme, Steven Segal, Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson being requested and rumored to be starring in THE EXPENDABLES 2. Of course, a lot of these rumors have, or probably will, come from Sylvester Stallone himself. Such is the case with the casting of the villain in the sequel, which if Stallone gets his way, will be none other than Bruce Willis. Willis, as you may recall, was the mysterious character that hired The Expendables in the first film. Turning him into a villain would be an easy task since they kind of already laid the groundwork in the first one.
The question, of course, is whether or not Willis would have any interest in playing anything more than a cameo in the sequel. Personally, I think it’d be fun, but what I’d like to see is Willis as a the “super villain” and then Stallone and Schwarzenegger having to team up to stop him. That way you could have two teams of The Expendables and possibly fit in all the characters they’re talking about. Plus, that would give Stallone a chance to redeem himself for messing up the scene with him, Willis and Schwarzenegger in the first film.
Source: Sylvester Stallone (via Twitter)