While a sequel to Sylvester Stallone’s The Expendables has been in the works for a while, there’ve been quite a few rumors surrounding the project. Last month, it was reported that although Stallone would be returning in The Expendables 2 as an actor, he would not be directing the flick this time around. He also passed over scripting duties to Ken Kaufman (Space Cowboys) and David Agosto. Well, now it’s being reported that Stallone may in fact direct the follow-up after all.
The website Expendables Premiere (via Screen Rant) is reporting that Lionsgate and Maple Pictures have revealed that Stallone will be returning to the director’s chair for the film. However, this information has yet to be confirmed and we haven’t heard anything from Lionsgate or Maple Pictures at this time, so this could very well be one more rumor about the project. Hopefully we’ll know more soon. No details are known about the sequel, but Stallone previously stated his intention to have Bruce Willis play a “super-villain” in the film. However, uncertainty hasn’t kept the project from having a release date: The Expendables 2 is set to hit theaters on August 17th 2012.