Ever since Sylvester Stallone launched his personal Twitter account earlier this year, he has been dropping subtle, and not so subtle, hints about where he wants to take his upcoming sequel The Expendables 2. In August, the legendary action star-turned director /the-expendables-2-wants-bruce-willis-as-its-super-villain/stated that he wants Bruce Willis as the sequel's main villain. He has also been dropping Jean-Claude Van Damme's name quite a bit, even though the "Muscles from Brussels" stated earlier this year that he wasn't interested in appearing as one of The Expendables.
Now, Sylvester Stallone is hinting that he may want Former Heavyweight Champion of the World Mike Tyson, last seen starring as himself in The Hangover, to join his team of mercenaries. Though he's not certain the fighter-turned-comedic actor is a sound fit. In one of his more subtle hints at who we may/or may not expect to see in The Expendables 2, Sylvester Stallone simple stated:
"How tough is Mike Tyson? ...EXPENDABLES tough? Always experimenting. Mike Tyson is not a sound fit. In my life I have been wrong more then RIGHT but I usually get lucky when it counts."
There had been some speculation that Sylvester Stallone might be bringing John Travolta, whom he directed in the failed Saturday Night Fever sequel Staying Alive, in for the sequel. But Sly doesn't think that would work either, saying:
"No, don't think so. And I really love John. Great guy."
Someone you might not expect to have gained Sylvester Stallone's respect and admiration as a possible Expendable is Ryan Seacrest. His intent isn't clear, but Sly didn't seem to be joking when he said:
"Hey, Ryan Seacrest. Telling people how tough you are. They never saw you train like an animal. You need to kick ass in The Expendables 2! Why would I put Jean-Claude Van Damme, and I do like him, in The Expendables 2 when I know Ryan Seacrest could destroy the one time great. ASK Steve Austin, he knows. Ryan Seacrest is not want you think. HE is TOUGH as S---! He is in TEN times better shape than Jean-Claude Van Damme and would most likely whip him. Seriously! He would definitely take out Jet Li, really. Don't doubt it!"
We'll keep you posted as official casting announcements are made on The Expendables 2.