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    Sylvester Stallone tweets 'Expendables 3': No Steven Seagal, Jackie Chan still a possibility

    Post by Nameless on Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:47 am

    Sylvester Stallone anchored last month’s bout of machismo and manly brawling – in the form of Bullet to the Head – but, unfortunately, few people turned out to see what proved to be an exhilarating and genuine action throwback . That song ought to change on Sly’s upcoming projects, since the majority of them will feature one more tough guy screen icon to sweeten the deal – or several, in the case of The Expendables 3 .

    We’ve previously reported about unconfirmed (re: rumoured) Expendables 3 casting possibilities such as Nicolas Cage and Steven Seagal, in addition to confirmation from Jackie Chan that Sly is flashing out a role for him in the threequel. Today, we can offer something more official on the situation, courtesy of Stallone’s recent comments on his certified Twitter account.

    Expendables 2 brought new aging screen heroes into the mix and moved the action franchise towards being more tongue-in-cheek and even intentional self-parody, resulting in a sequel which many felt improved on it predecessor. According to Sly, that was his plan from the start – and so, that trend will continue in the third installment:

    EX3 needs NEW blood and more humor.... The films were always meant to be more on the humorous side with moments of drama — Sylvester Stallone

    (@TheSlyStallone) March 13, 2013
    Sly went on to reveal that Seagal has passed on the offer tojoin the Expendables 3 cast and tease that “maybe we get lucky with J. Chan!” Seagal’s decision isn’t as shocking when you recall his casual (apathetic?) comments about the prospect in the past - which is curious, given the state of his career – but Chan appears to be more inclined to say yes,judging by his more outgoing and fan-friendly attitude.
    Hopefully, we’ll soon have a concrete update on the situation with the martial arts legend, as well as other rumored Expendables 3 candidates like Nic Cage and Wesley Snipes . Meanwhile, Sly’s also looking to recruit some “young bloods” for the movie, as he explained in greater depth with the Tweet below:

    By young I mean 22 to 27. Not big bruisers but tech wizard, super brains and a young woman who is not a sex symbol but funny ,tough,REAL — Sylvester Stallone

    (@TheSlyStallone) March 13, 2013
    Liam Hemsworth ( The Hunger Games ) and Nan Yu played a youthful addition and “tough, REAL” female lead in Expendables 2 , but it sounds as though Sly has more in mind than just rehashing their characters (but with different actors). The “tech wizard” and “super brains” comment sounds like the Expendables are getting their own version of ‘Q’ from the James Bond franchise; specifically, the ‘young and hip’ variety, as played by Ben Whishaw in Skyfall.

    As for a younger woman addition who’s there for more than sex appeal: there are plenty of fine choices, including people like Gina Carano ( Fast & Furious 6 ) and Katee Sackhoff ( Riddick ). Those two in particular are currently tapped to appear in an all-women Expendables -esque action flick that’s in development, but there are many fans who might actually prefer either one of them to instead join Sly and his boys on their next romp. We’ll have to wait and see what happens, of course.

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    Lastly, in terms of director: Expendables 2 helmer Simon West has been associated with the third installment so far, enough as to suggest he’s essentially set to return. However, if he doesn’t, John Woo wouldn’t mind taking the job (or so we’ve heard) …

    The Expendables 3 may begin filming later this year to make a Summer 2014 release date, so keep you eyes peeled for more information arriving during the forthcoming months
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    Re: Sylvester Stallone tweets 'Expendables 3': No Steven Seagal, Jackie Chan still a possibility

    Post by Xealer on Sun Jun 02, 2013 5:41 am

    Sylvester Stallone has been updating his Twitter account regularly with ideas of who he would like to see in the third"Expendables" movie. But now that the film is set to begin filming in August, Lionsgate has entered advanced negotiations with several actors.
    Those actors include Jackie Chan, Wesley Snipes, Nicolas Cage and Milla Jovovich. And we already know that Stallone, Jason Statham and Mickey Rourke will be reprising their roles. Patrick Hughes (Red Hill) is set to direct.

    The original "Expendables" movie was released in 2010 and went on to gross $274 million on a budget of $80 million. The sequel followed in 2012, grossing $300 million on a budget of $100 million.

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    Re: Sylvester Stallone tweets 'Expendables 3': No Steven Seagal, Jackie Chan still a possibility

    Post by Nameless on Thu Aug 08, 2013 3:56 am

    A source says the actor was offered $3 million for four days of work shooting in Bulgaria but said he would drop out if he didn't get $4 million

    Sylvester Stallone let the world know Tuesday that Bruce Willis was out of the upcoming The Expendables 3for being"greedy and lazy," and it seems that laziness was not the primary issue.

    Stallone raised eyebrows in Hollywood by tweeting "WILLIS OUT . . . HARRISON FORD IN!!!! GREAT NEWS!!!!! Been waiting years for this!!!!," then following up with a second tweet reading "GREEDY AND LAZY . . . A SURE FORMULA FOR CAREER FAILURE."

    A source with knowledge of the situation says the fallout was over a specific money demand. Willis was offered $3 million for four days of consecutive work on location in Bulgaria for the film. "He said he'd drop out unless he got $4 million," this source close to the production says. "A million dollars a day. Stallone and everybody else involved said no."
    Stallone then quickly reached out to Ford, who was game to join The Expendables cast.

    The insider adds, "I think [Willis] was pretty surprised he was replaced in 72 hours by Harrison Ford— a better actor, a much nicer person and a more interesting direction for the film."
    Willis' reps at CAA declined to comment.

    Willis most recently appeared in Red 2, which has grossed adisappointing $80 million worldwide. Before that, February's. A Good Day to Die Hard grossed $305 million. He also had anextended cameo in March's GI Joe: Retaliation, which grossed $372 million.

    The next installment of The Expendables, with a budget of more than $90 million, is set for release next August by Millenium Films. In addition to Stallone and Ford, the cast includes Arnold Schwarzenegger,Jason Statham,Mickey Rourke and Wesley Snipes.

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