Jean-Claude Van Damme makes his big screen comeback in The Expendables 2. The heroic star of ‘80s and ‘90s films like Bloodsport, Kickboxer and Timecop plays the villain in Sylvester Stallone’s ensemble of action stars. Van Damme says this was his own choice.
“When I was called for Expendables 2, I wanted to play the bad guy so that I had more dimension and I think more exposure,” Van Damme said, adding, “But then it’s over because Expendables 3, I will not be in it.”
It’s been over 20 years since Van Damme played villains in No Retreat, No Surrender and Black Eagle. His fans will be happy to see him in his most threatening role yet, and viewers who have lost track of Van Damme over the years will be surprised.