The Expendables sequel has been confirmed as having a 12A cert due to the insistence of Chuck Norris. He said he wouldn’t appear until the ‘hardcore language’ was removed. The main selling point of these films is that they are a return to the over the top action films of the ’80s that were aimed at older audiences. Any time an action franchise has reduced the cert from 18 for the original to 12 for the sequels, Predators and Terminator Rise Of The Machines and Salvation. The results have been predictably weak.