I'm not sure I'd want anything bursting out of my skull, but seeing a chrome-plated "2" bursting out of a metal skull is pretty awesome. This is the first ever teaser poster for Lionsgate's The Expendables 2 taken from a magazine at Cannes. The project hasn't even started filming yet, but already it's attempting to kick your ass with marketing.

A plot synopsis has also been released. It's after the poster, in case you don't want to spoil the "plot" of a movie about seeing people's arm break in crazy ways. Sylvester Stallone will return (to star, not to direct) along with "most of the original cast," though no specific announcements have been made. Judging from the plot synopsis, I can tell you one cast member who either won't appear or will have very limited screen time. *Seals Lips*

The Expendables 2 burst into your skull August 17th, 2012. (FirstShowing, Cinema Blend)

The Expendables are back and this time it's personal! After Tool (Mickey Rourke), the heart and soul of the Expendables, is brutally murdered on a mission, his comrades swear to avenge him. They're not the only ones who want blood. Tool’s beautiful young and wild daughter Fiona embarks on her own revenge mission, complicating matters when she is captured and ransomed by a ruthless dictator plotting to destroy a resistance movement. Now Barney and the Expendables must risk everything to save her and humanity.