Almost two years to the date removed from the release of the original, Lionsgate’s sequel to The Expendables will hit theaters on August 17th, 2012. While most of the cast from 2009’s original is expected to return, we reported earlier in the month that Sly Stallone was looking for someone other than himself to helm the sequel. Although nothing has been confirmed, Stallone has tweeted on his desire to see Bruce Willis’ cameo evolve into a “super villain” turn in the sequel. Interestingly enough, the film’s August 17th date means it will be battling another action-friendly blockbuster, G.I. Joe 2, for ever-important box-office coinage. That film is currently slated for an August 10th release from Paramount.