Tag Archive: Jean-Claude Van Damme


“The Expendables 3” added some big names today. Jackie Chan, Wesley Snipes, Nicolas Cage and Milla Jovovich are in negotiations to join the action franchise. The second film starred Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Chuck Norris, Nan Yu, Randy Couture, Terry Crews, Liam Hemsworth, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

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Chris Hemsworth, brother of Liam Hemsworth who starred in “The Expandables 2” and most well known as Thor, said in a recent interview he’d like to see Jean-Claude Van Damme in “The Avengers 2”. Now JCVD has responded and said not only would he be up for a role, he has some ideas in mind: Silver Surfer and Doc Savage. First, in NO WAY could I see him as Silver Surfer. Second, the rights belong to Fox, not Disney and Marvel. Second, Doc Savage is only a slightly more realistic role I could see him in. I’d say someone like Punisher (Frank Castle) would be more suited for him, but I’d rather see Thomas Jane return to the role.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

“The Expendables 2” added Jean Claude Van Damme, Chuck Norris and others. Now, Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li and company will be joined by a new cast member, and possibly three more as well. Stallone said Nic Cage is confirmed for the next film. Stallone also said that they are going after Harrison Ford, Wesley Snipes and Mickey Rourke (who played Tool in the first film).

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

Three new movies hit theaters. Will these movies shine or fall flat on their faces?

Though “The Bourne Legacy” opened strongly last weekend, it will fall from the top spot to yet another action film. This time, Sylvester Stallone, Jet Li, Jason Statham, Chuck Norris, Jean Claude Van Damme, Arnold, Bruce Willis, Terry Crews and more team up for “Expendables 2”. The first film opened to around $30 million and with even more action stars, you’d think it’d have a much bigger opening. However, I wonder with three straight weekends of new action movies if audiences may get a little fatigued. Still, it should have a strong opening and take the top spot.

Opening weekend: $35-37 million

Total box office gross: $100-105 million

“ParaNorman” the new animated stop motion film featuring the voices Kodi Smit-McPhee, Leslie Mann, Anna Kendrick, John Goodman and Christopher Mintz-Plasse will  be looking to cash in on the same family audiences that made “Brave”, “Ice Age” and “Madagascar 3” such big hits. However, it won’t do nearly as well.

Opening weekend: $18-20 million

Total box office gross: $75-80 million

The final film, “Sparkle” sees Jordin Sparks and the late Whitney Houston team up. There should be some curiosity to see Houston on screen one final time, but, frankly, this film won’t break out.

Opening weekend: $12-14 million

Total box office gross: $35-40 million

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

When “The Expendables” came out touting Sylvester Stallone, Mickey Rourke, Jason Statham, Jet Li and more, it looked to be a testosterone fueled blast. With its sequel Arnold, Bruce Willis, Jean Claude Van Damme and Chuck Norris entered the fray. Now, the producer of “The Expendables” movies said there’s a few names they want for a possible third film. Those names are Clint Eastwood, Harrison Ford and Nicolas Cage. That would certainly up the ante on the insanity. But, talk about overload.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

Here’s the newest trailer for “The Expendables 2”!

The sequel brings even more action stars both past and present together and stars Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Chuck Norris, Randy Couture, Terry Crews, Liam Hemsworth, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

I thought the first one was ok. There’s somewhat of a novelty factor in the sequel adding in so many aging action stars. But, I don’t know if I’m as pumped for this one as I was before the first one came out.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.