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The Universal Soldier films are a strange case of life imitating art. Much like how series protagonist Luc Deveraux is killed in action then resurrected into something post-human, Universal was a pretty standard 90s action film which crashed and burned when it came to sequels, but became something unique and beautiful when it was reanimated for the straight to DVD market.
It’s a hushed secret among genre fans, but Universal Solder 3 and 4 (or possibly 5 and 6, it’s complicated) are some of the most remarkable action sci-fi films of the 21st century so far. Yes, really. I actually watched the series backwards when I first saw them, after being blown away by Universal Solder Day Of Reckoning and deciding to work my way back, and Roland Emmerich’s perfectly acceptable 1992 blockbuster »
Despite his villain character of 'Jean Vilain' meeting his demise in "The Expendables 2," action star Jean-Claude Van Damme says he'd be open to an idea floated around - that he'll return as the character's twin brother.
Van Damme famously played twins in both the action classic "Double Impact" and the less well-regarded "Maximum Risk". Fan site Expendables Premiere has discussed the idea ever since the end of the last sequel, but now Van Damme has responded:
"I had a great time shooting The Expendables 2 with Mr Stallone and other big action stars. Mr. Stallone is an inventive man. He may even create a stronger character than Claude Vilain, the twin brother of Jean Vilain.
Some fans ask me if the next Vilain - if there is a next - is going to be a good guy or a bad guy. I would leave it to Mr Stallone to decide, »
- Garth Franklin
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