EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Randy Couture and Scott Adkins Talk 'The Expendables 2'

Monday, 13 August 2012 16:31
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Opening in theaters on August 17th is the long awaited film The Expendables 2, which is a sequel to the extremely successful 2010 action film written and directed by Sylvester Stallone (Rocky BalboaRambo). This time around, Simon West (Con-Air) takes over directing duties from Stallone, who wrote and once again stars as Barney Ross. The movie also marks the return of Ross' team of mercenaries-for-hire including Jason Statham (Crank), Jet Li (Romeo Must Die), Dolph Lundgren (Masters of the Universe), Terry Crews (Idiocracy), and Randy Couture (Red Belt). Actor Liam Hemsworth (The Hunger Games) and action legend Chuck Norris (The Delta Force) join the team in the new installment, while Scott Adkins (The Bourne Ultimatum) and another action film legend - Jean-Claude Van Damme(Timecop) - play the film’s villains. Also returning for larger roles than they had in the original are international superstars Bruce Willis (Die Hard) and Arnold Schwarzenegger (The Terminator).

IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had a chance to sit down with action stars Randy Couture and Scott Adkins to talk about their work on The Expendables 2. The two tough guys discussed the new film, being on set with all of the legendary action stars, how Stallone and West were able to collaborate on the movie, Jean-Claude Van Damme as a villain, Adkins' role as his sidekick, and the actors that Couture hopes will join them for the third installment including Wesley Snipes (Passenger 57), Jackie Chan (Rush Hour), and Steven Seagal (Out for Justice). 

To watch out exclusive interview with Randy Couture and Scott Adkins about The Expendables, please click on the video player above. 


After taking a seemingly simple job for Mr. Church (Willis), the Expendables find their plans going awry when one of their own is brutally murdered by rival mercenary Jean Vilain (Van Damme). The team then sets out into hostile territory to put a stop to a deadly weapon and gain their revenge against the people who killed their brother-in-arms.

The Expendables 2 invades into theaters on August 17th.

To read our exclusive interview with director Simon West about The Expendables 2, please click here

To watch our interviews with the cast of The Expendables 2 at Comic-Con 2012, please click here.

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