The folks running the marketing campaign for the upcoming ensemble action film The Expendables 2 has done a fun promotional by releasing 12 different character posters on 12 different movie and entertainment sites. They then encouraged fans to locate the 12 different posters by following the hashtag #Expendables2 on Twitter.
But, since I’m so nice, I’ve done all the work for the reader. They can check out all 12 posters, as well as the sources for the posters down below. (The reader can thank me with a comment down below.)
I give the marketing department for The Expendables 2 kudos for creating a little buzz for the film. But to be honest, I don’t think the film needs to work too hard to generate excitement. With a star studded cast like this, I don’t see how an action movie fan can resist. I was a fan of The Expendables. Although I felt the writing and direction was a little uneven, (perhaps due to Sylvester Stallone being spread a little too thin in the making of the film), it was still fun seeing all these action stars come together.
Part 2 promises even more fun, with Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger getting their hands dirty this time by participating in the action sequences as well as the additions of Jean Claude Van Damme and Chuck Norris to the cast.
Obviously, this is going to be testosterone filled awesome sauce.
Now if we can get a proper full-length trailer THAT would really ramp up the buzz for the film.
The Expendables 2 is scheduled for release August 17, 2012. The film is directed by Simon West and the screenplay is written by Sylvester Stallone.
The Expendables 2 stars Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Chuck Norris, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, Liam Hemsworth, Jean Claude Van Damme, Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
The Expendables are back and this time it’s personal… Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone), Lee Christmas (Lee Statham), Yin Yang (Jet Li), Gunnar Jensen (Dolph Lundgren),Toll Road (Randy Couture) and Hale Caesar (Terry Crews) — with newest members Billy the Kid (Liam Hemsworth) and Maggie (Yu Nan) aboard — are reunited when Mr. Church (Bruce Willis) enlists the Expendables to take on a seemingly simple job. The task looks like an easy paycheck for Barney and his band of old-school mercenaries. But when things go wrong and one of their own is viciously killed, the Expendables are compelled to seek revenge in hostile territory where the odds are stacked against them. Hell-bent on payback, the crew cuts a swath of destruction through opposing forces, wreaking havoc and shutting down an unexpected threat in the nick of time — six pounds of weapons-grade plutonium; enough to change the balance of power in the world. But that’s nothing compared to the justice they serve against the villainous adversary who savagely murdered their brother. That is done the Expendables way….
Sylvester Stallone (via AICN)
Arnold Schwarzenegger (via ComingSoon.net)
Bruce Willis (via Collider)
Jean-Claude Van Damme (via Yahoo! Movies)
Chuck Norris (via MTV)
Jason Statham (via Hitfix)
Jet Li (via CinemaBlend)
Dolph Lundgren (via JoBlo)
Terry Crews (via The Expendables 2 Facebook page)
Randy Couture (via Fandango)
Yu Nan (via IGN)
Liam Hemsworth (via Moviefone)