“The Expendables 2″ premieres this weekend, and now that the franchise has added Chuck Norris and Jean-Claude Van Damme to its cast, I put together a list of 10 more actors who deserve a shot at becoming, well… expendable. I also included two actors who don’t stand a chance of being in “The Expendables 3″ (or any of the sequels, for that matter), but they’re two of my favorite under-the-radar action heroes of the ’80s, so they’re on the list. DEAL WITH IT.
One of the 10 legitimate suggestions I had for the list is provided below, but let me preface this excerpt by saying that at one point in life, I may or may not have had a subscription to Ninja magazine and fantasized about ordering my own custom-made ninja suit after watching every movie featuring this actor.
Remember: that may or may not have actually happened, and I will not confirm or deny it.
Here’s an excerpt from my list:
If there was a movie made during the ’80s with the word “ninja” in its title, there’s a good chance Sho Kosugi starred in it. The 64-year-old actor almost singlehandedly spawned the ninja-movie craze here in the U.S., and returned to the screen for a memorable role as the villain of 2009′s Ninja Assassin. Want to see why he’s got what it takes to be one of the Expendables? Check out Enter the Ninja, Pray for Death or the aforementioned Ninja Assassin to see why he’s been such a driving force in martial arts movies over the years. He’s the real deal.
You can read the full list over at Movies.com, and be sure to let me know who would’ve been on your list!