There was an earlier episode of hype from Sylvester Stallone and Chuck Norris claiming that the up n coming The
Expendables 2 would be PG-13 rated.
This hype had already been discredited by subsequent statements from the film makers but now it has been confirmed by the MPAA that the film has just been awarded an R rating. The MPAA also added the tag that the R rating is for strong bloody
The Expendables 2 stars Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Terry Crews, Jet Li, Randy Couture, Dolph Lundgren, Nan Yu, Liam Hemsworth, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Chuck Norris, Bruce Willis, and Arnold Schwarzenegger. It's based on a screenplay
co-written by Stallone and Richard Wenk, and directed by Simon West.
The film opens in U.S. theaters on August 17th, 2012.
Update: BBFC Rating
2nd August 2012. See article
The BBFC has passed the cinema release of Expendables 2 as 15 uncut for strong bloody violence.
It is expected to open in the UK on 16th August 2012.