‘The Expendables 3′: Stallone Confirms Mickey Rourke and Wesley Snipes, Teases Jackie Chan
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.
Of course, he's referring to Mickey Rourke, who played a small role in the first 'Expendables' but sat the second one out. If he does return, will he do more than sit around a tattoo parlor dispensing advice and sharing war stories? Maybe. Hopefully.
We already knew that the recently un-incarcerated Wesley Snipes was prepared to join the cast. Of course, Snipes has fallen quite far down the ladder of celebrity (remember how great he was in the first two 'Blade' films?), so that "fight to the top" is going to be a tough one.
And that's not even the end of it. Stallone also went on to tease an Eastern European and Asian locations and the potential casting of Indonesian martial artist Iko Uwais, which will be huge news to anyone who has seen 'The Raid.' Actually, that may be more exciting than Jackie Chan...
'The Expendables 3' is being directed by relative newcomer Patrick Hughes and will arrive in 2014.