Comic-Con: Jean-Claude Van Damme Still Has What It Takes In Clip From Action Flick ‘The Last Mercenary’

If you know me and follow my Reel Action series of videos, you know I’m a total geek for Jean-Claude Van Damme. And so it was a thrill to see him as part of Comic-Con @ Home, promoting his upcoming Netflix film The Last Mercenary! Joined by director David Charhon, not to mention his pet pup, JCVD revealed a new clip from the action flick which shows he hasn’t lost a step after all of these years.

The scene actually begins with a classic JCVD throwback as his character, a mysterious secret service agent, does the splits to get the drop on his foes from above. That exact trick was pulled, shot in virtually the same way, in JCVD’s classic Cyborg! I can’t wait for this. Here’s the synopsis:

A mysterious former secret service agent must urgently return to France when his estranged son is falsely accused of arms and drug trafficking by the government, following a blunder by an overzealous bureaucrat and a mafia operation.

The Last Mercenary hits Netflix on July 30th so we don’t even have to wait long for it.


Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.