Last year, 'The Expendables' grossed $274 million worldwide, proving that there was still a place in the world for aging action movie stars and their modern macho brethren. Not bad at all for an independently produced action movie starring a cast not exactly known for lighting the box office aflame.
Director/star Sylvester Stallone has been talking almost nonstop about a sequel, already saying he wants to bring back Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger, who had cameos in the first film (with Willis most likely being the big baddie our team of mercenaries goes up against in their next adventure). There's been no official word on whether or not Jason Statham, Jet Li and the rest of the cast will return, but it's hard to imagine them turning a sequel down.
However, the L.A. Times reports that although Stallone will star in the eventual 'Expendables 2,' he will be handing directorial duties over to someone else. While Stallone trucks around Hollywood, taking meetings with interested parties, it is our duty as film fans to throw some potential names into the air and see if they stick.