The action film star said, "It’s a shame the last one didn’t do that well. I think the first one had a little bit more success and usually if you do a sequel, it usually has to in some ways take a little bit more money than the first one."

However, on a bit more upbeat note, Statham said he does think that The Expendables 2 will move forward much quicker than anyone thought. And come to think of it, it may be that the holidays got him, but Sylverster Stallone has been mysteriously quiet on his twitter feed as of late.

Be sure to check out the transcript of the Statham interview here. It's a good read.