This feature appears in Complex's August/September 2012 issue.

Not content with the star-studded cast of The Expendables, Sylvester Stallone added even more world famous ass-kickers to this summer’s sequel. While he enlisted Chuck Norris and Jean-Claude Van Damme, other titans of fightin’ were conspicuously excluded. Scott Adkins and Liam Hemsworth made the cut, but not Steven Seagal, Nicolas Cage, or Wesley Snipes. Still, the baddest badass isn’t crowned in a silly movie, but in an imaginary fight to the death. Get the bleach—there will be blood.

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