By: John M Jerva
Well this should satisfy all you fans out there that have been complaining that the new Expendables film is light on action star power. According to Deadline, international martial arts powerhouse Iko Uwais has just been cast in the long awaited and anticipated follow up and he’ll be giving Stallone, Statham and crew all they can handle as he’ll be the very formidable main villain.
Now plot details are still under lock and key but we have more 411 on the film and Uwais will have his own army and I’m sure that it will be stacked with some major action power.
Uwais was recently seen playing Hard Master in Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins and unfortunately, his talents were vastly undersold once again in a western movie. Here’s hoping that director Scott Waugh, who comes from a formidable stunt background, utilizes Uwais and his lethal skill set is promptly put on display for all to see. Maybe he’ll get a rematch with Jaa as the two stars tangled briefly in Triple Threat.
Stallone is back with Jason Statham, Randy Couture and Dolph Lundgren as the original cast. Other new additions include Megan Fox, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Andy Garcia and Tony Jaa who up to this point has been the only real action star addition to get fans excited about. Jaa’s role along with the other additions is also unknown so we wait and wait for more 411. The addition of Uwais certainly bodes well for action fanatics.
My money is on Uwais and Jaa being on the same side but it’ll be interesting to see how this all plays out. One thing is for sure, there’s going to be a lot more empty handed combat in this one and I’m all in.
Stunt pro Scott Waugh takes over in the director’s chair and he helms from a script penned by Spenser Cohen with current revisions turned in by Max Adams and John Joseph Connolly.
In other Expendables news, star Jason Statham shared some new BTS pics of himself and Sly on set. Peek at the Instagram post below!
Keep it locked and loaded right here for more details to come as the next Expendables film is officially filming!