Now that 'The Expendables 3' is officially a go, our attention now turns to who exactly will be coming back into the fold for this beloved action franchise? Aside from the primary stars, there have been rumors that the studio was trying to get some newbies to step into the fold  -- Nicolas Cage, Harrison Ford, Wesley Snipes, Clint Eastwood and Mickey Rourke. Now, after all this waiting, one of them as been confirmed!

Nicolas Cage, our 'Ghost Rider' and 'National Treasure' hero, has officially been confirmed to join the ranks of Sylvester Stallone and his rag-tag team of 'Expendables' for 'The Expendables 3' ... at least, that's what Stallone himself reportedly had to say about the matter.

UPDATE: The quote actually comes from (translated through Google Translator). The action star did not post this directly to a Facebook fanpage as was previously thought.

We are preparing the film with the same passion and commitment as the previous two. We have confirmed Nicolas Cage, a master actor who gives a veneer intellectual group. Hopefully we can realize to Harrison Ford, Wesley Snipes and Mickey Rourke. That is the great mission of the producer. We will continue with the same narrative scheme, the agility and the frenzy, which are inherent to the saga. What will definitely be the last? I can not guarantee. In principle it would be two deliveries, but the affection of the people encouraged us to work on a third. I guess as long as we amused ourselves by offering fun and people, we can continue playing 'The Expendables'. For now we are not as expendable as it should and as some critics want.

Sly Stallone

This news doesn't come as big of a surprise as we'd like, considering what producer Avi Lerner had to say a while back about the possible 'Expendables 3' cast ("we've got Nicolas Cage").

What do you think? Will Sly be able to "convince" Ford, Snipes and Rourke to follow Cage's lead. News recently broke that Ford accepted an upcoming gig in the thriller 'You Belong to Me,' where he'll be facing off against a crazed Zac Efron. Do you think this will be his reintroduction of sorts back into the action movie genre? We don't know about you, but we'd love to see one of our favorite action movie stars of all-time join the ranks of 'The Expendables.'

However, Chuck Norris has shown disinterest in coming back for a third movie, but does that automatically mean we should count him out? Who else would you like to see join the cast? Sound off in the comments below!

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