'Red 2' doesn't even hit theaters until later this summer, but that hasn't stopped Summit from already getting to work on 'Red 3.' That means the studio must have a lot of faith in the second adventure of Bruce Willis and his aging comrades-in-arms, which will attempt to replicate the surprising success of the first film in a few months.
Action stars like Bruce Willis are experiencing a renaissance of sorts. While Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone debuted 'The Last Stand' and 'Bullet to the Head' this year, Willis is also introducing his greatness to a new generation of movie goers with 'A Good Day to Die Hard,' 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' and, coming later this year, 'Red 2,' which has just debuted its latest poster reminding us all that these star will never throw in the towel.
'The Hangover Part III' and 'RED 2' don't hit theaters for another eight months, but that doesn't mean the studios aren't going to start tossing scraps to all of the fans out there. A handful of images from the films have made their way online courtesy of EW (with a tip of that hat to Coming Soon) and you can check them out for yourself below.
There are a number of reasons to be excited for 'Red 2' even if the first film was slightly above average. For one, it's being directed by Dean Parsoit, who helmed 'Galaxy Quest,' a film that has done nothing but get better by the day. For another, they've just added David Thewlis to the cast.
Despite having Bruce Willis' name on top of the poster, 'Red' was something of a surprise hit back in 2010, mainly because it's not every day that a movie with a cast almost entirely comprised of senior citizens makes $186 million worldwide. With the sequel, appropriately titled 'Red 2,' set to being filming soon, another very cool actor is ready to join an already jam-packed cast: Neal McDonough, who you may remember as "Dum Dum" Dugan in 'Captain America: The First Avenger' and from the latest season of 'Justified.'
'Red’ was a pleasant surprise for Summit Entertainment. Sure, the cast was top notch. But do audiences really want to see Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman and Dame Helen Mirren wielding hand cannons as semi-retired Black Ops agents called back into action for one more mission? Turns out, they do. And now they’ll get even more.