IGN Kicks Off Comic-Con 2012 By Inducting Arnold Schwarzenegger Into Its Action Hero Hall Of Fame

Schwarzenegger to Receive IGN's Hero Hall of Fame Award at Comic-Con 2012

Jul 12, 2012, 12:00 ET from IGN Entertainment

SAN FRANCISCO, July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- To kick off Comic-Con San Diego 2012, IGN Entertainment, the world's leading video games media company, is excited to announce Arnold Schwarzenegger as the newest inductee into IGN's Action Hero Hall of Fame, which celebrates the most memorable action heroes of the silver screen.

Schwarzenegger will be honored with the award during San Diego Comic-Con 2012, where he is promoting his latest action movie project, Lionsgate's The Expendables 2, which hits theaters August 17th.  Schwarzenegger's longtime friend and cast mate Sylvester Stallone, took home IGN's Action Hero Hall of Fame Award in 2010 as its inaugural inductee.   

Cast members from The Expendables 2 will celebrate Schwarzenegger's prolific action career and the upcoming launch of their highly-anticipated film at an exclusive party event hosted by IGN.

"When Arnold said he'd be back, he meant it. He has earned a place in the pantheon of pop culture for bringing to life some of the most memorable characters in action hero history. He was the clear choice for IGN's Action Hero Hall of Fame Award." said Chris Carle, Entertainment Editorial Director for IGN Entertainment and co-founder of the Action Hero Hall of Fame program.

IGN's Action Hero Hall of Fame celebrates the icons of action cinema, highlighting the memorable characters that have kept fans on the edge of their seats.  For more information – including Arnold Schwarzenegger's remarks about being inducted and a look back at his prolific action career – visit IGN's Action Hero Hall of Fame online at: http://www.ign.com/action-hero/.

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About The Expendables 2

The Expendables are back and this time it's personal...

Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone), Lee Christmas (Jason Statham), Yin Yang (Jet Li), Gunner Jensen (Dolph Lundgren), Toll Road (Randy Couture) and Hale Caesar (Terry Crews) -- with newest members Billy the Kid (Liam Hemsworth) and Maggie (Yu Nan) aboard -- are reunited when Mr. Church (Bruce Willis) enlists the Expendables to take on a seemingly simple job.  The task looks like an easy paycheck for Barney and his band of old-school mercenaries.   But when things go wrong and one of their own is viciously killed, the Expendables are compelled to seek revenge in hostile territory where the odds are stacked against them.  Hell-bent on payback, the crew cuts a swath of destruction through opposing forces, wreaking havoc and shutting down an unexpected threat in the nick of time — five tons of weapons-grade plutonium, far more than enough to change the balance of power in the world.  But that's nothing compared to the justice they serve against the villainous adversary who savagely murdered their brother.

That is done the Expendables way....

From Lionsgate and Millennium Films, THE EXPENDABLES 2, a film by Simon West, is the highly anticipated sequel to the summer 2010 worldwide box-office success ($274 million worldwide). The film stars Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, with Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger, with newest cast members Liam Hemsworth, Scott Adkins, martial arts legends Chuck Norris and Jean Claude Van Damme, and Chinese actress Yu Nan as the first female EXPENDABLE.  The film is directed by Simon West.  Screenplay by Richard Wenk and Sylvester Stallone. Story by Ken Kaufman & David Agosto and Richard Wenk. Based on Characters Created by David Callaham.  The film is produced by Avi Lerner, Kevin King Templeton, Danny Lerner and Les WeldonJon Feltheimer, Jason Constantine, Eda Kowan, Basil Iwanyk and Guymon Casady serve as Executive Producers along with Danny Dimbort,  Boaz Davidson and Trevor Short. Lionsgate and Millennium Films present a Nu Image production.

SOURCE IGN Entertainment