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Robert Schwentke's 2010 comic book adaptation Red brought together a pretty incredible cast. While Bruce Willis alone is usually enough to sell an action movie, the film also included Morgan Freeman, Mary Louise-Parker, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich, Karl Urban, Brian Cox, Richard Dreyfuss and Ernest Borgnine. It's a pretty hard group of actors to top, but not only does the upcoming sequel, Red 2, bring back a good number of them, it even adds some great names to mix, including both Anthony Hopkins and Byung Hun Lee, the two stars featured on today's pair of new character posters that come to us via Yahoo!
We've been posting new one-sheets for Red 2 all week in anticipation of the brand new trailer that's set to launch tomorrow, with Willis and Malkovich taking center stage on Tuesday; and Mirren and new addition Catherine Zeta-Jones taking the spotlight yesterday. The posters have all been a bit same-y, splashed in red and filled with guns and madness, but it's hard to argue that it's not a great way to show off the terrific ensemble.
So what is Red 2 actually about? It begins as Frank Moses (Willis) is forced to get his team of operatives back together to go on a global quest for a missing nuclear device. Unfortunately, the mission is backed to the gills with danger, as the gang throws down with assassins, terrorists and even some power-hungry government officials. We hope it can deliver similar thrills to the first movie, which was not only a box office hit, but fared fairly well with critics as well
Stay tuned for the new trailer tomorrow and see Red 2 in theaters July 19th.