The Expendables 2 will be a PG-13

And we've got Chuck Norris to thank for that

When it was initially announced that Chuck Norris would be joining the cast of The Expendables 2, action fans rejoiced at the injection of grit to an already badass lineup.

However, it seems that the main impact of Norris’ involvement has been to change the film’s certificate from an R to a PG-13, thanks to his refusal to participate in a film containing any bad language.

“In Expendables 2, there was a lot of vulgar dialogue in the screenplay,” explains Norris. “For this reason, many young people wouldn’t be able to watch this. But I don’t play in movies like this.”

“Due to that I said I won’t be a part of that if the hardcore language is not erased,” he continued. “Producers accepted my conditions and the movie will be classified in the category of PG-13.”

Now, given that this interview came from a Polish newspaper, we thought there might have been something lost in translation. However, Sly Stallone himself dropped a line to AICN all but confirming the news.

“The film is fantastic with Van Damme turning in an inspired performance,” says Stallone. “Our final battle is one for the ages. The PG-13 rumour is true, but before your readers pass judgement, trust me when I say this film is LARGE in every way and delivers on every level.”

“This movie touches on many emotions which we want to share with the broadest audience possible, BUT, fear not, this Barbeque of Grand scale Ass Bashing will not leave anyone hungry.”

The Expendables 2 opens in the US on 17 August 2012, with a UK release date set to arrive soon after. And this time, it sounds like you’ll be able to take your Gran along… 

Is it good that more people will get to see the film, or will the PG-13 certificate lead to a watered-down experience? Tell us, below.

Comments

    • thedanieljson

      Jan 19th 2012, 8:21

      Right, so the only aspect of the film - RUDE AND VIOLENT - that made it barely watchable - and I mean BARELY - has been removed.

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    • writerdave87

      Jan 19th 2012, 8:41

      Barbeque of grand scale a*s bashing sounds like something Dalidab gets up to on his weekends :p

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    • ChrisWootton

      Jan 19th 2012, 9:14

      “The film is fantastic with Van Damme turning in an inspired performance,” ........ ahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

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    • Jeffbiscuits

      Jan 19th 2012, 9:59

      Norris wanted the swearing took out so kids could watch it? Do kids even know who Norris is?

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    • Murphy0806

      Jan 19th 2012, 11:28

      So Norris doesn't like all them nasty words but wants kids to go and see violent films? Hmmm...

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    • DanRose

      Jan 19th 2012, 12:07

      The signs are bad.... Norris should be grateful to be in a movie that is being released on the big screen. He hasn't made a decent film in years... all I know him for are these type of jokes: Chuck Norris doesn't read books. He stares them down until he gets the information he wants. There is no theory of evolution. Just a list of creatures Chuck Norris has allowed to live. Outer space exists because it's afraid to be on the same planet with Chuck Norris. Chuck Norris does not sleep. He waits.

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    • Jeffbiscuits

      Jan 19th 2012, 12:12

      Chuck Norris can stop time by thinking about pineapples.

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    • Jeffbiscuits

      Jan 19th 2012, 12:17

      Were today's 13 year olds even alive the last time Norris had a theatrically released action movie?

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    • Hadouken76

      Jan 19th 2012, 12:39

      PG-13 wouldnt have happened in the 80s. Back then grown ups had movies for grown ups and kids had to sneak through their parents / big brothers video collection. Chuck Norris can make onions cry

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    • RaveyDaveyGravy

      Jan 19th 2012, 12:49

      The first one was complete flange, but at least it was a bit distracting, watering this down, which is what is happening despite what Sly says, takes away all personality the original had. Why bother when its just going to look like the A Team all over again? Plus, does this really need Chuck Norris? Really?

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    • FBDVargas

      Jan 19th 2012, 13:40

      whatever, he's Chuck Norris. I just hope it be better than the first.

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    • Jeffbiscuits

      Jan 19th 2012, 13:43

      The opposite sides of Chuck Norris always add up to 7.

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    • Murphy0806

      Jan 19th 2012, 14:08

      Superman wears Chuck Norris PJ's to bed

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    • Tarantino3011

      Jan 19th 2012, 15:58

      CHUCK NORRIS IS A f*****g p***y!!!

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    • Murphy0806

      Jan 19th 2012, 16:00

      Nice

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    • RaveyDaveyGravy

      Jan 19th 2012, 16:29

      Chuck Norris is a flying puppy? a flocking pony? an, erm, farting pygmy?

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    • murphy

      Jan 19th 2012, 17:08

      So if you get roundhoused to the face you can't say F U uuuuuuuuuuuuuccccccckkkkk!!! That's pretty lame chuck,i don't watch sh!t like this for polite chit chat,i want to hear sweary dumb as dalidab one liners! Chuck = C U Next Tuesday!

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    • murphy

      Jan 19th 2012, 17:09

      A Fridgid Pickle?

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    • murphy

      Jan 19th 2012, 17:11

      oops i forgot it had to end in g and y. Fencing Pikey.

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    • Murphy0806

      Jan 19th 2012, 17:40

      A Foaming Patsy

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    • Jeffbiscuits

      Jan 19th 2012, 19:21

      A farming pasty he may be, but he's so fast he can run round the world and roundhouse himself in the back of the head.

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    • Ali1748

      Jan 19th 2012, 20:27

      Chuck Norri's god status has now been revoked.

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    • Hadouken76

      Jan 19th 2012, 22:23

      I havent seen the Res Evil 5 trailer but Im havin a psychic vision of the entire movie. Hmmm Milla sliding , Milla shooting, Milla sliding and shooting, Millia Shooting and sliding, bad CGI zombies, Lucas-like hammer-to-testticals dialogue, laughable action scenes which bear no semblance to anything close to entertainment whatsoever, Paul WS Anderson making Uwe Boll look like James Cameron in terms of directorial skill, Paul WS Anderson crying because everyone is laughing and laughing and laughing at his feeble back catalogue of arrsss gravy. So bad that even Lohan the Hutt should make a drug-fuelled limo undie flashing cameo before keeling over in a steaming puddle of vodka and smack. OH! How did I guess?? Spooky.

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    • McSerious

      Jan 20th 2012, 0:18

      We need Malcom Tucker to deal with Chuck Norris. Because Chuck Norris is an F-Star-Star-c**t (although I'm sure that'll be edit'd when I press 'post comment'

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    • Ali1748

      Jan 20th 2012, 23:30

      lol Malcom Tucker FTW !

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    • blade32

      Jan 23rd 2012, 13:22

      I dont mind if they leave out the swearing, but it'll suck if they have to take out all the violence & blood to make the PG13 rating!

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    • DragonShen

      Feb 4th 2012, 15:15

      The whole Idea of making The Expendables started from making and old-school very hard and ultra-brutal action movie. Without R-rating it does not work. Because of that the first one made huge money. The EX 2 will fail brutally at the box office if they do not change it to R-rated.

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