2013's Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger-starring action flick came and went without much fanfare, and is basically a quintessential "Netflix on Sunday morning" movie: it's easy to watch, undemanding and totally forgettable.
Everyone rightly assumed it was a one-and-done deal, but after pulling in a decent $137.3 million worldwide, a sequel was quietly cobbled together, with Stallone returning in a supporting capacity opposite a new cast including Dave Bautista, Jamie King, 50 Cent, Jesse Metcalfe and...Fall Out Boy frontman Pete Wentz. Seriously.
Could It Be Any Good?: Arnie's absence is going to leave a huge charisma void in the film that the new cast will struggle to fill, especially as he was easily the most entertaining thing in the first movie.
It also doesn't help that of director Steven C. Miller's nine feature films to date, only one (his 2012 Silent Night remake) has cracked a Fresh critical rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
On the other hand, stills from the set have shown Stallone facing off against a robot sentry of all things, which sounds fun as Hell, and efforts are apparently being made to try and score Arnie a cameo, but that's a pretty big maybe.
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