In a new interview with EW, The Expendables 2 star Sylvester Stallone confirmed that Chuck Norris and Jean-Claude Van Damme have been added to the cast and that Nicolas Cage is close to joining:
“We’ll have a big showdown between me and Van Damme, which has been anticipated for a long time, so it should be a good one,” Stallone said.
“We’ve got Chuck Norris and I think Nic Cage…We’re trying to work out different scenarios. I like using people that had a moment and then maybe have fallen on some hard times and give them another shot.”
Stallone also wouldn’t rule out John Travolta joining the cast:
“It’s possible. The one thing I’ve learned is what is a fact on Monday is a complete fallacy on Tuesday. A lot of it is scheduling. It’s not financial. It’s just that Bulgaria is definitely a jaunt. It’s a commitment, you know what I mean? Especially in the dead of winter.”
The Expendables 2 is scheduled to hit theaters on August 17, 2012. Simon West is directing.