A while back there were reports that Sylvester Stallone’s The Expendables 2 movie was shooting for a PG-13 rating after Chuck Norris’ insistence on the matter. It should’ve been obvious that it would cause backlash — since, you know . . . the fans of the first film are the ones they’re aiming for; who just so happen to love 80s action flicks that offer violent fight sequences.

Luckily the nonsense was put to rest and the movie is back on track with an R-rating. Dolph Lundgren comfirmed it, along with offering some humorous insight:

“Chuck likes to re-cut all of his films before he shows them to his kids. He told me he has his own editor. So it’s irrelevant! He could make it a G-rating if he wanted to!”

–Dolph Lundgren

Maybe that’s one of the reasons for the return aim for R? It sure should be. It would be a tad ridiculous for a movie starring Sylvester Stallone, Dolph Lundgren, Jason Statham, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jet Li, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Terry Crews, Chuck Norris, Randy Couture and Liam Hemsworth to be rated PG-13. Just a tad.

The Expendables 2 hits theaters August 17.

[Empire Online]