Donnie Yen eyed for "Expendables 2"

26 Aug – Hong Kong actor and martial arts expert Donnie Yen has reportedly been offered a role in the multi action star movie "Expendables 2", according to a report on Movie Web website.

Will Donnie Yen accept the role offered in "Expendables 2"?

Donnie Yen has been offered a role in the sequel, as the move will reportedly make things smoother for the production team to strike a deal with a Chinese distributor so that the movie can be released in China.

Twitch website also added that the film's producer Avi Lerner, invited Yen (who was on vacation with his family in the US) to dinner, in order to offer him a "tailor-made role" in the action-packed sequel.

Yen is said to be considering several film roles at the moment, and a decision is expected to be made in the weeks to come.

The martial arts star is no stranger to Hollywood with roles in Blade II (he was part of the blood pack) and Shanghai Knights.

Martial arts movie fans will certainly know Yen for his role in the Jet Li film's like Once Upon a Time In China 2 and Hero, or his breakout role in Ip Man and Ip Man 2.

If Yen accepts the part in "Expendables 2", the star will be joining John Travolta, Chuck Norris, and Jean-Claude Van Damme in addition to its returning cast Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Sylvester Stallone, Jet Li, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Mickey Rourke, and Terry Crews.