Sylvester Stallone will Fight Jean-Claude Van Damme in <strong><em>The Expendables 2</em></strong>
The cast for The Expendables 2 is coming together quite nicely, with Bruce Willis, Chuck Norris, Jean-Claude Van Damme, and Arnold Schwarzenegger all confirmed to be taking on roles in this highly anticipated sequel.

Creator of this hard-hitting franchise, Sylvester Stallone, has also confirmed Nicolas Cage in some capacity, and he wants to get John Travolta in there too. The action icon recently chatted with EW, offering some details as to what we can expect from this epic upcoming ensemble.

About casting Jean-Claude Van Damme, Sylvester Stallone had this to say.

" We'll have a big showdown between me and Jean-Claude Van Damme, which has been anticipated for a long time, so it should be a good one."

Sly also talked more about his casting decisions for this sequel.

"We've got Chuck Norris and I think Nicolas 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. So we're always looking for actors like Michael Biehn and Michael Paré. I like those kinds of guys. Someone did it for me and I like to see if I can do it for them. We also need some new blood in there, a Navy Seal-type, because with the The Expendables none of them have 20-20 vision anymore. They need some help, man."

About casting John Travolta, Sylvester Stallone stated the following.

"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."

Simon West will direct from a script by Sylvester Stallone. The cast will head to Bulgaria at the end of September to begin principle photography. They are aiming for a Summer o 2012 release date.