First look at Van Damme in The Expendables 2

Filming on Sly Stallone’s action sequel The Expendables 2 is well underway, and a new batch of set pictures released online shows our heroes are just as badass as ever.

As well as getting our first look at a very stern-looking Jean-Claude Van Damme, we also get Terry Crews performing his own personal gun-show, Bruce Willis posing with extras and Randy Couture looking as though he’s about to go big-game hunting.

Wacky old JCVD appears to be living up to his new persona as the joker in the pack. Look at him pointing that gun at his head, the big silly! Hahahahahahaha. Ha. Ahem, excuse us, our sides have just split.

Of course, Van Damme, Crews, Couture, Willis and Stallone are just half of the most pumped-up cast in action movie history, with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Chuck Norris, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Jason Statham and Liam Hemsworth all set to feature when the film arrives on 17 August 2012.

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