Unfortunately the rumors are true. Sylvester Stallone has confirmed that The Expendables 2 will be rated PG-13. Stallone confirmed the film’s rating to Harry Knowles of AICN:
Harry, the film is fantastic with Van Damme turning in an inspired performance… Our final battle is one for the ages. The PG13 rumor is true, but before your readers pass judgement, trust me when I say this film is LARGE in every way and delivers on every level. This movie touches on many emotions which we want to share with the broadest audience possible, BUT, fear not, this Barbeque of Grand scale Ass Bashing will not leave anyone hungry…Sly
Stallone didn’t give details, but as reported earlier, producers reportedly agreed to drop the R rating of the film at the behest of Chuck Norris.
Directed by Simon West, The Expendables 2 is scheduled to hit theaters on August 17, 2012.