When Lionsgate released a whole batch of character posters for The Expendables 2 a couple of weeks back, one name that was noticeably absent from the line-up was that of ADKINS – a.k.a. British actor and martial artist Scott Adkins, who is set to appear in the epic action ensemble as Hector, the right hand man of the film’s main bad guy, Jean Vilain (Jean-Claude Van Damme). Well, fear not Adkins fans, for here it is at last:
Adkins is perhaps best known for the direct-to-video sequels Undisputed II: Last Man Standing and Undisputed III: Redemption, as well as for sharing the role of Weapon XI with Ryan Reynolds in X-Men: Origins Wolverine. He and Van Damme are no strangers, having shared the screen in The Shepherd: Border Patrol, Assassination Games and the upcoming Universal Soldier: A New Dimension (the latter of which features fellow Expendables 2 co-star Dolph Lundgren), and he’s also popped up alongside Jet Li too, appearing in 2005’s Unleashed (a.k.a. Danny the Dog).
The Expendables 2 is set for release on August 17th and also stars Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Chuck Norris, Jason Statham, Liam Hemsworth, Randy Couture, Terry Crews and Yu Nan. Check out the latest trailer here.