Mar 24, 2012

More On Which EX Might Die First - Part II

Pre-PG-13 protest, the Blog wrote a few articles where they tried to guess the name of the EX character who dies in the movie as per the official synopsis. The latest revelation by Couture where he gave a clue on his participation in EX3 led me to conclude that although he was thought by many to be one the most probable members of the team to die, the possibility has become less likely.

So which EX character is ruthlessly assassinated by the villains?

To answer the question, in my opinion, we need to break down a few sequences of the movie starting from its end to the point where the EX brother dies in the film.

Why the end? Because this is where the clue will come from. If we believe the now famous speculation that some sort of a large scale battle takes place in an airport (fragments seen in the teaser Trailer) where the EX team helped by Trench (Schwarzenegger), Church (Willis) & Booker (Norris) fights the villains led by Jean Vilain (Van Damme), the EX who has survived all the previous mischief to get to this point of the movie is obviously not the brother who was brutally murdered and the rest of the team is seeking to avenge. Trivial Watson?

So which actors who play an EX character were seen on set when the crew was shooting the final scenes of the airport battle? They were Stallone, Statham, Lundgren, Crews, Couture & Nan (she's not a brother so we know she doesn't get whacked).

Who's left? Li & Hemsworth!

Most fans think Li is the chosen brother, his character if killed has a huge impact on the team and justifies some serious bad ass revenge. Hemsworth on the other hand is the newcomer and those don't get killed (generally speaking) in movies but nothing is excluded. So who dies? Hard to say. If I had to pick I'd say Hemsworth using my logic and Li using my gut feel.

Wait a minute, am I not forgetting someone? What about Rourke? I know by saying this most of you will call me a dumb sausage but I don't want to write him off yet. For several reasons. 

Remember the very first leaked synopsis that was rejected by Stallone? Tool was the EX member that was supposed to get zapped. I know Stallone said it wasn't true, but between us after everything he's said, do we want to believe him? remember the poster and how oddly the new synopsis resembles the first one. I' not calling Stallone a liar at all, so Sly fans please don't shoot me, all I'm saying is that nothing on EX2 has been 100% transparent.

Although Rourke publicly announced his disengagement in EX2 he made the statement that he would do a cameo in a movie that he could not disclose the name. Plus he was seen with Stallone a day prior to the filming of some of the scenes in New Orleans, coincidence you say? I beg to differ.
Li, Hemsworth or Rourke, make your call. I put my money on Rourke, but this is me and not the opinion shared by all at the Blog.