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Crank 3 is happening, has Statham, wants Elba

12.14.2011

While doing press for GHOST RIDER: SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE, the one superhero sequel we're all dying to see, Mark Nevedine answered questions for Empire about CRANK 3, which apparently now for sure does exist.

First he's asked if Idris Elba, who he's recently worked with, could find himself in the new film.

"I would LOVE that! Actually, we joking-but-not-quite-jokingly joked about that with Idris while we were over in Romania and Turkey. Just trying to figure out a way of getting him into Crank 3. There are so many different ways that Crank 3 could go. We’ve been talking about the top 50 ideas we what to do for Crank 3, so we’re just trying to pair them down. By the way, Crank 3 is going to happen, the studios are really excited about it – it’s just all about timing."

So it is happening, but how, given the ending of the last film?

"[Laughs] That alone, we have 20 ways to tackle it. You know, with Crank, basically, you insert another quarter and you play the game again. It’s kind of like what thrills me and Brian, it’s whatever we feel like doing there in the moment, whatever we wanna do, we just do and make it happen. The important thing is what powers Chev. It was adrenaline that kept him alive in the first one, it was electricity in the second one, you know, it’s all about what will keep him alive in the third one. It’s just fun slinging those ideas around."

There was speculation that the move might be a Statham-less prequel, but from the way he's talking, it seems Chev Chellios will definitely return. But as for 50 ideas to do for Crank 3? Really? There are 50 things that can force a man to do crazy shit for an hour and a half straight? I'm going to vote for a mind control parasite.

Extra Tidbit: They also said they'd like to get The Rock on board as well.
Source: Empire

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