Jean-Claude Van Damme Up for 'Avengers 2', By the Way, If That's What Thor Wants
As we've already learned he's wont to do, Jean-Claude Van Damme has found himself once again getting a little too excited in public.
While posting this adjacent photo of his 1994 self caressing Stan Lee, the actor on Sunday decided to also propose a new Marvel connection, basically saying he'd be up for joining The Avengers 2, should Earth's next threat require a 50-something Belgian guy.
"Well, it would be fun to play one of these types of amazing comic book characters again," Van Damme wrote--but not without prompt, as he also made clear, "I read that Chris Hemsworth (star of "Thor" and brother of Liam Hemsworth, "The Expendables 2") would like me to costar in "The Avengers 2" movie!" Which, obviously, no, that's not really the case--though it is slightly more true than you might imagine. LatinoReview points to this ten-month-old USA Today story, where The Avengers cast was asked who they'd add to the team. Chris Evans said Salma Hayek (she has yet to formally respond via Facebook), while Hemsworth did, in fact, say "Van Damme," specifying: "from Bloodsport. A big kick to the alien head."
So, yeah, you probably shouldn't be expecting to see him in Avengers anytime soon. But on the plus side, you can apparently expect to see him rendered in oil paint very soon. "Keep an eye on my Facebook wall, everyone," Van Damme writes, following a post in which he verifies that he is not dead. "I am announcing the 'JCVD Artwork Contest' soon."