Like a golden god ripped from the folklore of Norse mythology, genetically gifted genius Dolph Lundgren is returning to the silver screen with a starring role in The Expendables 2 this summer.
But thanks to his old pal Sylvester Stallone, and the success of The Expendables and its concept of taking an otherwise generic film and overstuffing it with testosterone and aging action stars, Lundgren is experiencing a career resurgence.
The point is that Dolph Lundgren is back and has never been better. The guy literally stole the show in the first Expendables movie and was pretty much the only actor in the film that had a remotely interesting storyline.
Lundgren certainly made the most of that opportunity and actually gave a terrific performance. As a result, I can’t wait to see what the morally-ambiguous borderline-unstable awesomely-named Gunnar Jensen will be up to in the sequel.
And while I’m less excited about Dolph’s Expendables 2 cast mates than I am about seeing the big Swede himself, there’s no denying the film’s roster reads like a checklist for aged versions of every notable 80′s action star ever: