Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis beef up 'Expendables 2' roles

Turns out they’re not so expendable after all.

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis will reprise their cameo roles for Sylvester Stallone’s upcoming The Expendables sequel, though the parts are described by reps at CAA as “sizable” this time around. The movie is aiming for release Aug. 17, 2012.

In the original, the veteran action stars show up for a scene in which bids are placed on a job to take down a ruthless (is there any other kind?) Latin American dictator. Willis was the anonymous “Mr. Church,” soliciting the bids, while Schwarzenegger — then still governor of California — was Stallone’s cigar-chomping rival solider-for-hire Trent Mauser.

“Only an ee-dee-ot vud do dis job,” Mauser declares, before peacing out.

“What’s his problem?” Willis’ character asks.

“He wants to be president,” Stallone grumbles. Take a look at the NSFW clip.

Wait a second … that would make a great plot device for the next film: President Mauser! And it could give Schwarzenegger a new catchphrase: “Only an ee-dee-ot vud do dis job!”

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  • CountryClub

    So will Sly and Arnie’s teams join forces against Church or will they be fighting against each other to get the job done?

  • James Merrick

    I hope in the sequel, there will be more amazing fight scenes.
    It would be good if they include Jackie Chan, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Steven Seagal, Chuck Norris, Michael Jai White, Kurt Angle and Bill Goldberg.

    • Marc

      Note to EW staff. This too

      • Mcdermott

        Clearly the marketing team has a stnrog presence on the comment board. Are there no young BELIEVABLE actors to play these parts? Aren’t these films marketed to the 17 to 30yr old demographic anyway? Everyone in this film is +50 except for Terry Crews who’s +40 and will probably die early in the film. I’ll pass on this. I saw the trailer and these guys looked old and comical. I find it hard to believe so many people are excited to see these middle aged men and grandpas beat the odds for a combined thousandth time while saving the world. So original.

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    • Rex

      Thank YOU, Chuck Norris!

      • Dan Too

        Freaking Chuck Norris.

    • Jay

      Please, no Steven Segal. Kthanxbye

      • Travis

        However, I thought “The Expendables” buedgt was more in the $60-80mil. rangeThis was my understanding as well. Rambo 4 carried a buedgt of $50 million and I’d be shocked if Expendables cost less than that film.Early on, Sly also admitted he was hoping The Expendables would appeal to a broader audience and boast a higher buedgt. However, he appears to have back off of that approach and returned to trying to cater directly to fanboys again.It will be interesting to see how well this performs- especially after opening weekend. I get the impression Sly’s hoping it will allow him to retire Rambo and provide a new franchise for churning out endless sequels. Kind’ve ironic, considering he’s spent the last five years explaining his desire to make multiple Rambo sequels. In 2005, he told Larry King he wanted to make a Rambo film like Straw Dogs. Not long after that, it was a story sending Rambo off to Mexico. Then it was Burma. Then it was Rambo fighting a science experiment near Canada. Then it was back to Mexico. Now Sly’s suddenly decided the character is behind him and his future lies in fronting various teams comprised of DTV actors.

    • Brayan

      Hum bonne question, j’ai vunaemegt le souvenir d’une histoire comme e7a, c’e9tait un combat d’exhibition, mais j’ai jamais vraiment su si c’e9tait vrai ou non, il avait soit disant repris l’entrainement et tout

  • Xander

    Wow. That scene was incredible! The dialogue was so snappy and the editing? So crisp! Can’t wait to see the sequel!

  • kevin

    John McClane and the Terminator gets more action this time around. Too bad Maria Shriver and Demi Moore never saw it coming.

  • metangel

    Need to include Christian Kane from Leverage in that group too.

    • Viv

      I really enjoyed Expendables. It was just pure mayhem and I loved every second of it. If they were to add Christian Kane I would be beyond excited for the sequel. I’ve loved Christian Kane since he was on Angel way back when.

  • The real Nikki

    Carl Weathers AKA Action Jackson is a must have

    • Mike

      I’ll accept, but only if you change it to Apollo Creed. Come on, Rocky and Creed team up one last time? And what if Creed kills Drago (Lundren) this time around? lol

      • Ash

        I always thought that Drago and Rocky became friends after their fight. Getting beat down by Rocky taught Drago how to stop being a machine for the government. Oh Rocky 4.

      • Mike

        LOL…I don’t know if they really became friends but yeah Drago did talk back to his manager dude before the fight ended and he listened to Rocky’s speech as he single handedly ended the Cold War! lol

    • the_girl

      Yes to this!!

  • wgalvira

    Now that Arnold has no more family life, he’s back, baby.

    • Gosia

      Hihi, ein definitives Mango h rt sich #lecker an (NoOffense!). Mich w rde noch irisneesteren, in welchem Fachbereich die Veranstaltung angesiedelt war. Den Hintergrund mit der Saklen bersicht kannte ich noch nicht, muss ich mir mal genauer ansehen.

  • TheNail

    This news is the most awesome thing in the history of all things that are awesome…EVER!

    Somewhere out there, a woman has spontaneously become pregnant while reading this due to its’ sheer manliness!

  • Jeff

    Looking forward to seeing Arnold again on screen. Hope he is pumping up and attempting to get some of his old physique back. He was once twice as big as Stallone. Anyway, glad to hear he has a bigger part in Expendables 2. That is all I wanted to know about the sequel.

  • mike

    they should have rambo in it

  • IloveSly

    August 17th I’m calling in sick. Just sayin. This should be a freakin’ national holiday!!!! I’m so excited. I’m the biggest Expendables fan ever. And I’m a chick:)

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