'The Expendables 2': PG-13 Rating Thanks To Chuck Norris?
Whatever Chuck Norris wants, Chuck Norris potentially gets. The "Walker, Texas Ranger" star is set to appear in "The Expendables 2," alongside a cast of aging action stars, including Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Jason Statham and Jet Li. However, while the sequel is sure to be chock-full of violence, don't go expecting any F-bombs.
In an interview with the Polish paper Gazela, Norris spoke about his "core values," admitting he "wouldn't do" a movie if producers didn't abide by them. As such, all those curse words you may have been expecting in "The Expendables 2" have taken a back seat. "With 'Expendables 2,' they have a lot of hard language in there that would prevent young people from going to see it," said Norris. "I said, If you can't cut out all the hardcore language, I can't do it. So, they did and they made it a PG-13 film so kids can go see it."
Norris made no mention that kids shouldn't watch AARP-card carrying action stars fire assault weapons at close range, so let's just assume that's fine. What if Chuck did make a request for less violence? Would the producers have the gall to mess with a man who can eat the inside of an orange without peeling it?