On January 15, 2013, Collider posted an update with Jason Statham. In it Statham talked about Homefront [written by Sly], Expendables 3 and more. Here are some tidbits…
Homefront is a film that Sylvester Stallone wrote for himself actually. So, to have a screenplay presented to me by him that he was intending to star in himself was a career point for me. I said, “Wow!” He’s a great writer and it’s a really, really cool story. It’s based on a book written by Chuck Logan called Homefront. He adapted it to suit me. It was like a tailor-made suit and Sly did all the sewing. Fantastic!
Did Sly talk to you at all about Expendables 3 and casting? Statham: No. I saw him on stage at the Golden Globes and he gave me the look. He went “Whoo!” He hasn’t said anything but I hear rumors. I should never go with rumors because they’re often not correct, but I hear Jackie Chan might be coming to the party and that would make me very happy because I do like Jackie Chan.
On December 29, 2012, the Daily Star posted A-List in Line for Sylvester Stallone Film. According to the article,Sly hopes to line up the following actors for Expendables III:
- Sir Sean Connery, 82, Mel Gibson, 56, Nicolas Cage, 48, and Wesley Snipes, 50…
Jackie Chan announced that he is ready for a role in Expendables 3 and the story caught fire. – Craig
On November 17, 2012, Bleeding Cool posted: Stallone’s Big Ideas for Expendables 3… Here are a couple of tidbits:
- “The Expendables… they’re broken up, they’re shot, they’ve had it, they’re done. We have to hire new us, we have to find new Expendables, but there are none! They don’t make people like us anymore; they are all like robots. So I can go out and hire five young guys, but they’re the new army, they got drones and technology, but they’re not like us. Remember in Tropic Thunder? Just like those guys!”
- “There’s another combination, and it involves girlfriends. Say I got divorced, say I am married to Sigourney Weaver, then she gets half the Expendables, she gets what I call The Expendabelles. So I need help and I have to go to her. And I’d like to have like Michelle Rodriguez, Gina Carano. It’ll be something like that, very different.”
The big news this week is movement forward on Expendables 3 with Nic Cage joining the cast.
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On October 31, 2012, Collider posted AFM 2012: THE EXPENDABLES 3 Confirmed. – Craig
According to Channel 24, Clint Eastwood recently was asked he if was considering a role in The Expendables 3 and he replied…
- “Probably not. I’m probably more apt to direct something. Maybe I’ll direct Expendables 3.
My guess is that Mr. Eastwood’s tongue was planted firmly in his cheek, but it would be pretty cool to his take on The Expendables. – Craig