It's finally happened: Jean-Claude Van Damme has decided to come home and is in talks to star in Universal Soldier 3. Not the Universal Soldier 3 that already exists, of course, because that one starred Burt Reynolds (No, really), but an all-new third chapter to the reanimated zombie warrior saga that unleashed 10,000 BC and Independence Day director Roland Emmerich into the public consciousness.
According to CinemaBlend.com, the potential third-but-really-fifth (There was a fourth chapter as well, and no, I don't really get why they've decided that US2 was somehow spared in their ignorefest either) movie in the franchise is actually somehow a good thing:
The exciting thing here is that it's not just another direct to DVD sequel with a bunch of replacement parts. Jean-Claude Van Damme, who starred in the original Universal Soldier, is in talks to topline this new one. Right now they're developing it as a DTV project, but if they get him and if some of Van Damme's other upcoming projects like Full Love do well, there's a chance it could end up becoming a theatrical release. There've been whispers that Dolph Lundgren may be involved too, though that's little more than a rumor at this point.
Translation: "We have no idea whether Dolph is in talks or not, but it's a good rumor to start, at least. I mean, it's not like he's doing anything else right now, anyway."
Lundgren And Van Damme Return To Universal Soldier [Cinema Blend]