Sylvester Stallone says The Expendables 2 will be R rated

Fans hoping for a foul-mouthed orgy of violence from the Simon West-directed action sequel The Expendables 2 were dealt a blow earlier this year when reports emerged that the film would aim for a PG-13 rating, due to Chuck Norris’ discomfort over ‘vulgar dialogue’ present in the screenplay. The PG-13 rating was later confirmed to AICN by Sylvester Stallone, but it seems that Sly has now had a change of heart, with fan-site StalloneZone quoting the action legend as stating: “After taking in all the odd rumors and hearsay, Expendables II is an R.”

Whether this proves true or not remains to be seen, and it does seem a little strange that Stallone cited “odd rumors and hearsay” after being the one to confirm the PG-13 rating in the first place, but we can always live in hope…

The Expendables 2 sees Stallone and Norris joined by an all-star cast that includes Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Liam Hemsworth, Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger, and is set for release on August 17th [check out the trailer here]. Stallone will also appear alongside Game of Thrones and Conan the Barbarian star Jason Momoa in the Walter Hill-directed Bullet to the Head later this year, before teaming up again with Arnold Schwarzenegger for The Tomb, which is due to hit cinemas some time in 2013.

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