I liked The Expendables, but I wouldn't go so far as to say that I loved it. That said, I still love the concept of the ultimate action film and I greatly admire Stallone for trying to make that happen. That must be why, despite my lukewarm reception to the first film, I'm as excited for the sequel as I could possibly get.
Stallone has thrown out a lot of names when discussing the action sequel and talking about which stars he would like to get. At this point, I think he's mentioned about a third of Hollywood. Well now it looks like some of his dreams may have come true as John Travolta, Chuck Norris, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Arnold Schwarzenegger are all rumored to be joining the production.
According to David Varod, the CEO of Bulgarian (where the film will shoot) based film company Nu Boyana, those four will be joining the original cast for Expendables 2. Of course, Schwarzenegger was in the first film, albeit just a small cameo. Bruce Willis also played a bit part in the first and, according to Varod, will be back for more. In what capacity is unknown, but Stallone didn't express interest in him playing a villain.