The 'Expendables' franchise is built entirely on the idea that watching a whole bunch of movie stars (from former legends to C-listers) kill a whole bunch of people will make for a good time at the movies. Franchise star and chief creative voice Sylvester Stallone has promised that 'The Expendables 3' will up the ante in every way and the news that Jackie Chan, Wesley Snipes, Nicolas Cage and Milla Jovovich are in talks to join the cast has us believing him.
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If there's one thing Sylvester Stallone understands about the 'Expendables' franchise, it's that you've got to go big or go home. Everything we've heard about the upcoming 'Expendables 3' makes it sound like it's in a mad rush to make up for the particularly poor second film, which can only be a good thing. Mr. Stallone took to Twitter to share and spitball some ideas, including the casting of a new star and the return of another.
For those of you who haven't been keeping tabs with Sylvester Stallone's buzzing Twitter activity, the 'Expendables' mainstay stated that he found someone to direct the upcoming 'Expendables 3.' Though for a while he failed to give us any clues as to whom that might be...until now! It looks like the much-discussed post is going to, well, someone you probably don't know.
'The Expendables 3' will bring back our favorite team of action movie stars, including Sylvester Stallone, Dolph Lundgren and Jason Statham, to take on a new baddie of sorts. But which newcomers will be joining the fun on their upcoming excursion has been some area of speculation, with Jackie Chan being the latest to join the team, based on his previous statements. And with a production start date in the near future, Wesley Snipes is getting more attention thanks to fellow action hero Dolph Lundgren.
'The Expendables 3' is in the works, whether you're excited for it or not. Perhaps the main reason to get excited for the flick is to see who Sylvester Stallone wrangles in to join the ensemble, other than Jackie Chan (rumored cast members have included Harrison Ford, Nicolas Cage to Clint Eastwood!) But perhaps even more crucial to the movie's success will be the man sitting in the director's chair. We're still awaiting word of the 'Expendables 3' director but John Woo, who at one point was unquestionably the most exciting conductor of action, says he "will do it"...
The all-star cast of the 'Expendables' franchise is gearing up for a third installment, which our buddy Sylvester Stallone has already said is hoping will include an abundance of "new blood." There've been a number of names thrown into the mix -- one of which was Nicolas Cage, though Sly insists he has no knowledge regarding that particular rumor -- but someone brand-new to the crew has confirmed to have officially boarded the action star-filled 'Expendables 3,' and that's Mr. Jackie Chan.