Imagine a movie with Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone and Dolph Lundgren, now imagine it 15 years ago when they werenīt all wrinkly, dried up prunes, pretty cool huh. Well it didnīt happen then but it sure as heck is happening now in Stalloneīs up coming action extravaganza The Expendables
(really hit the nail on the head with that title). Other cast members of this dream team include Jason Statham, Jet Li and Mickey Rourke. Inevitably though, with this union of the most testosterone-fuelled meatheads ever to hit the big screen, a few big names have been ruled out. Jean Claude Van-Damme has apparently refused to join the party because of concerns that he wonīt get the screen time he deserves, Wesley Snipes is not available as he is still serving time for failing to file tax returns and most notably of all, Steven Seagal will not be making an appearance.
Apparently Seagalīs absence is down to reported beef between him and the filmīs producer Avi Lerner. Ok, so most of you will be thinking, itīs got Stallone, itīs got Schwarzenegger, will Seagal really be missed? and although I admit Stallone and Schwarzegger are probably more versatile actors (a claim that can only usually be made when they are compared with chimpanzees) I think he will be missed. The thing I like about Seagal is that he mixes environmental concerns in with the relentless neck breaking to create his own unique action-packed cocktail. Lets face it, hes no Marlon Brando but the guys got charisma, less so in his older and chubbier, straight to video years though. Also, trust it from a man whos seen him perform live, Seagal knows how to play the blues!