Will Jet Li Fight Donnie Yen in ‘The Expendables 2?’

The star of the Ip Man movies offered a role opposite a fellow martial arts superstar in The Expendables 2.

William Bibbianiby William Bibbiani

It's getting hard to keep track of which action legends are appearing in The Expendables 2, Simon West's sequel to Sylvester Stallone's 2010 summer hit. The first film brought such luminaries as Stallone, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Steve Austin, Gary Daniels and Jason Statham on-screen at the same time, not to mention the cameos by Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger. The sequel will feature the return of many of the same stars, minus some of the ones who died, and also possibly John Travolta, Chuck Norris and… Donnie Yen?

Oh man, we hope so.

Collider broke the news that martial arts superstar Donnie Yen has been offered a role in The Expendables 2, and while there was no official word on what part he'd play… Come on, the guy's going to fight Jet Li. And maybe Chuck Norris and Jean-Claude Van Damme at the same time. (Please?) It wouldn't be Donnie Yen's first time sparring with Jet Li on screen: the pair have also traded punches, and kicks, and stabs, in such films as Once Upon a Time in China 2 and Hero. Let's take a look…

Yeah… We're going to need some more of that.

Donnie Yen hasn't quite reached the same level of success in America as Jet Li or Jackie Chan, but he has already appeared in a number of American productions, including Shanghai Knights, Blade II and, of course, Highlander: Endgame, in which he played the only immortal sword fighter in the history of the film series who was actually very, very good at it.

CraveOnline will be back with more Expendables 2 news after we finish strategically placing explosive barrels around the office.