Anybody else raise their eyebrow a little about the name of Mickey Rourke’s character in the Expendables? Tool? Really? Stallone usually tries hard to be hip to the times, but I guess he somehow missed all the, shall we say, negative implications that come with calling somebody a tool in 2010.
I bring that up because weapons-making, tattoo-inking, chopper-driving Mr. Tool will have a smaller-but-more-significant role in the Expendables 2. Nu Image/Millenium has just released an official synopsis for the flick that thusly reads…
“The Expendables are back and this time it's personal! After Tool (Mickey Rourke), the heart and soul of the Expendables, is brutally murdered on a mission, his comrades swear to avenge him. They're not the only ones who want blood. Tool’s beautiful young and wild daughter Fiona embarks on her own revenge mission, complicating matters when she is captured and ransomed by a ruthless dictator plotting to destroy a resistance movement. Now Barney and the Expendables must risk everything to save her and humanity.”
Given the news about Van Damme angling to play a villainous enforcer in this second macho outing, I suspect his character will likely be doing the dirty work of the ruthless dictator described above. Or maybe he’ll be working for another mercenary intermediary (Willis? Schwarzenegger?) and make this sequel’s plot even closer to that of the original?
Casting speculation for a role in an Expendables sequel will unlikely ever garner as much enthusiasm and discussion as even the smallest supporting role in a comics movie typically does. Still, I'll put the question out - - who would you Screened Heads want playing Fiona and offsetting all the testeterone?
They’d have to rewrite the part some, but we all know that Cynthia Rothrock is the only suitable choice.