Steve and Matt are currently at the Toronto Film Festival, and I’m insanely jealous. While at the fest, Steve got the chance to sit down with Jason Statham to talk about his upcoming film Killer Elite. While we’ll have that full interview up for you soon, Statham also spoke briefly about a little action movie he has coming up called The Expendables 2. We’ve been hearing a number of casting rumors lately about the sequel to the all-star 2010 flick. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis are confirmed to be appearing in “substantial roles”, with Statham, Sylvester Stallone, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Mickey Rourke, and Terry Crews all set to return. Other rumored but not confirmed additions include John Travolta, Chuck Norris, Donnie Yen, and Jean-Claude Van Damme.
Hit the jump to see what Statham had to say, including when The Expendables 2 starts filming and his thoughts on all those casting rumors. The Expendables 2 opens August 17, 2012.
Jason Statham: Yeah, yeah Sly and the motley crew are gonna get together and I’ve been invited to the party, and I wanna go there. I had such a great time with Sly, he’s a man I’m very happy to work with again.
Did they tell you when you start filming?
Statham: Yeah they start in two weeks time. Literally, I’m gonna go from one – I’m making a movie with Taylor Hackford in New Orleans called Parker, I’m going straight from there to Bulgaria. That’s where we’re at, Expendables 2 Bulgaria.
There’s been a lot of rumors about the cast, has Sly told you who’s in it? Is it secret?
Statham: It’s not secret, but the confirmation of who’s in it I can’t give you. But every name in the book has been bandied around, I mean there’s no one out there that hasn’t done great action along the course of their career that hasn’t been at some point mentioned as being in the film, so who the fuck knows? (laughs).
Look for the full interview with Statham very soon.