'The Expendables 3' Will Happen Without Chuck Norris

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'The Expendables 3' looks like an all but certain sequel at this point and while Sylvester Stallone and his crew appear to be ready for another adventure, they'll have to do so without Chuck Norris who says he's not interested in returning for the third film.

Norris was asked by Access Hollywood (via Dark Horizons) whether he had any plans to return for 'The Expendables 3' and the bearded one didn't even hesitate.

Nope. Just number 2. This is it for me. Oh, yeah. This is very special. Just to be able to do the film with guys I've known for many, many years. To get a chance to get in and fight with them, it was a lot of fun.

So you're saying there's a chance?

While Chuck is being diplomatic, there's a very good chance he's not returning because of some disagreements he had with Stallone while making 'The Expendables 2.' During filming, Norris was reportedly unhappy that the film was aiming for an R-rating and said, "I won’t be a part of ['The Expendables'] if the hardcore language is not erased. Producers accepted my conditions and the movie will be classified in the category of PG-13." As we all know, 'The Expendables 2' was not PG-13 and 'The Expendables 3' very likely wouldn't be either.

Perhaps Chuck wants to stick to doing family-friendly movies or perhaps he really just wanted to do this as a one-off. But either way, Stallone may have to find a new face for his team. Somewhere Hulk Hogan is hoping his phone starts ringing.

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