Fans of explosions and arm-breakings may be upset by the news that Sylvester Stallone will most likely not be directing the sequel to his smash-hit brainchild, The Expendables. The rumor is that Rocky’s looking for someone else to sit in the foldout chair like a weakling, while him and his Muscle Buddies crack more bones on camera.
Apparently, Expendables 2 has already been “written” by scribes Ken Kaufman (Space Cowboys) and David Agosto. That means the old writers Dave Callaham and Stallone himself are out. Why would Stallone remove himself so much creatively from the sequel to his $275 million kickassterpiece? Maybe he’s developing a new movie where actors who played boxers in different movies form a team of boxer vigilantes called The Night Boxers? Yeah, now that I think about it, I’m sure that’s it. (Collider)