Oh boy oh boy oh boy—as a fan of good bad movies, this news warms my bitter, cheesy movie-loving heart—The Expendables 2: Help Stallone Cash In All The Chips He Possibly Can During This Brief And Inexplicable Resurgence Of His Popularity has been given an official release date for next year, meaning that 2012 is going to be the best year of my moving-going life.

According /Film, The Expendables 2 will be punching theaters in the face before shooting them mercilessly with a fully-automatic weapon and then detonating an explosive over there celluloid carcasses on August 17, 2012, aka, the most amazing day ever.  There is relative little competition that week, and G.I. Joe 2: Jesus Christ, They Made A Goddamn Sequel? will be coming to theaters the week before, on August 10.

Thus far, a director for the sequel has yet to be named (Stallone’s sitting out of the director’s chair this time), and the film was written by David Agosto and Ken Kaufman. No official confirmation of the cast yet—outside of Stallone—but rumors run rampant from a returning Jason Statham to—sigh—Charlie Sheen.  Only time, and a healthy does of human growth hormones, will tell.

What do you think of the Expendables news?