Escape Plan 2: Hades is coming this summer to showcase another high-tech prison break caper with Sylvester Stallone, who’s joined this time by former wrestler-turned Guardians of the Galaxy team member and Avengers: Infinity War wisecracker Dave Bautista.
A sequel to the 2013 film, which paired Stallone with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Escape Plan 2: Hades will see Steven C. Miller (Marauders, Arsenel) step in as director (replacing the first film’s Mikael Håfström). Miller works off a script by Miles Chapman, who wrote the original. The sequel is produced by Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films.
Escape Plan 2 Trailer
The Escape Plan 2 trailer shows Stallone’s returning Ray Breslin – the security specialist who designed the first film’s ultra-secret, high-tech prison facility, called “The Tomb” – attempting to free one of his cohorts, Shu (Xiaoming Huang), who he believes to be secretly stowed away in yet another super-secret high-tech prison for major players – this time in China – called “Hades.” Thus, he’s putting a team together, notably with Trent DeRosa (Dave Bautista) and a returning original film character in the hacker, Hush (Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson). However, the effort will prove tougher than anything Ray’s ever attempted, battling the technology of Hades.
The cast also consists of Jesse Metcalfe, Jamie King and Alphonso A’Qen-Aten Jackson. Additionally, the role of the prison’s ruthless overseer, and film villain, is played here by an uncredited Titus Welliver (Bosch, Lost).
Arnold Schwarzenegger played inmate Emil Rottmayer who helped formulate the plan to get out of specially fortified prison in the original, but he’s NOT back for this one.
On a side-note, the Stallone/Bautista Escape Plan 2 team-up is actually a reunion of sorts, since Stallone cameoed in 2017’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 as Ravager leader Stakar Ogord (a.k.a. Starhawk).
Escape Plan 2 Release Date
Escape Plan 2 will spring itself to freedom when it premieres on Blu-ray, Digital and On Demand on June 29.