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Jackie Chan wants a big role if Stallone wants him in The Expendables 3

Dec. 17, 2012by: Alex Maidy

With the debunked news that Nicolas Cage would be joining THE EXPENDABLES 3, you can rest assured we will be hesitant to make any formal announcements about casting for the movie. But, recent statements made by Jackie Chan are both exciting and somewhat dubious claims about THE EXPENDABLES 3>

While promoting his new film CZ12 overseas, Chan told the media that he will be in THE EXPENDABLES 3 and gave this statement about the sequel: "Sly had invited me to be in THE EXPENDABLES 2 but I was too busy filming CZ12 and couldn't make a commitment to the film. But he did extend his invitation to the third movie, which I agreed on the condition that I will be appearing as more than just a minor role with a few scenes."

Chan also mentions he convinced Stallone to make the movie a "buddy cop" type story, which sounds a little fishy to me. Could this entire quote have been taken out of context or translated incorrectly? Possibly. But, if there is even a remote chance that Chan could be in the film, I would be all for it.

My only concern is that THE EXPENDABLES is going to begin to suffer under the weight of its cast. If you have two many stars, eventually no one gets enough spotlight. Maybe this would work better as a spin-off adventure.

What do you Schmoes say? Chan or no Chan in THE EXPENDABLES 3?

Source: Cinema Blend

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4:24PM on 12/17/2012
Not much of a fan of the franchise, but they could rotate casts rather than strictly adding one more on top of another. Then, if it lasts that long, cram'em all in one big movie.
Not much of a fan of the franchise, but they could rotate casts rather than strictly adding one more on top of another. Then, if it lasts that long, cram'em all in one big movie.
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4:37PM on 12/17/2012
Big fan of Jackie, but he does have a tendency to run his mouth, so I'm not sure how much I buy. If he is in the film, I'm down for that. An expanded role would be nice too. E2 was pretty much about Statham and Stallone, which was disappointing. I get it's Stallone's movie, but I'm there to see all the guys, not just a couple, so they should all be getting some decent screen time.
Big fan of Jackie, but he does have a tendency to run his mouth, so I'm not sure how much I buy. If he is in the film, I'm down for that. An expanded role would be nice too. E2 was pretty much about Statham and Stallone, which was disappointing. I get it's Stallone's movie, but I'm there to see all the guys, not just a couple, so they should all be getting some decent screen time.
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4:59PM on 12/17/2012
Sure, I'd love to see Jackie Chan in the third Expendables film, but I'm not sure how well he'll fit in with the ensemble cast. I saw CZ12, and it was typical Jackie Chan - entertaining, but very very goofy, and almost unbearably silly at times. As a Jackie Chan fan though, I'm kinda bummed that I'll be out of the country when he visits Singapore later today to promote CZ12. Darn.
Sure, I'd love to see Jackie Chan in the third Expendables film, but I'm not sure how well he'll fit in with the ensemble cast. I saw CZ12, and it was typical Jackie Chan - entertaining, but very very goofy, and almost unbearably silly at times. As a Jackie Chan fan though, I'm kinda bummed that I'll be out of the country when he visits Singapore later today to promote CZ12. Darn.
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5:21PM on 12/17/2012
Dig Chan and the series but agree they have to start rotating the cast, i felt the last movie got over crowded with several of my favorites from part 1 (Li, Crews, Lundgren) getting short changed. Id be excited for new faces but you gotta let everyone get a chance to shine too, otherwise what's the point?
Dig Chan and the series but agree they have to start rotating the cast, i felt the last movie got over crowded with several of my favorites from part 1 (Li, Crews, Lundgren) getting short changed. Id be excited for new faces but you gotta let everyone get a chance to shine too, otherwise what's the point?
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5:35PM on 12/17/2012

Yang's Family?

i would to have him in the 3rd movie, perhaps they can connect him to Yant....where he is the reason Yang always mentions sending money to his family in the 1st movie. perhaps leading up to a big Li vs. Chan fight in the end :)
i would to have him in the 3rd movie, perhaps they can connect him to Yant....where he is the reason Yang always mentions sending money to his family in the 1st movie. perhaps leading up to a big Li vs. Chan fight in the end :)
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6:35PM on 12/17/2012
Jackie Chan and Andy Lau FTW.
Jackie Chan and Andy Lau FTW.
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6:52PM on 12/17/2012
Admittedly have not seen any of these movies, so don't know how the screen time split works, but cool w/ chan as an addition in either event
Admittedly have not seen any of these movies, so don't know how the screen time split works, but cool w/ chan as an addition in either event
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6:56PM on 12/17/2012

Stallone said for #3 that he wants to bring in the young guys.

He said it's time to bring in their replacements. I don't think Jackie Chan would be one of those young guys...
He said it's time to bring in their replacements. I don't think Jackie Chan would be one of those young guys...
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10:54PM on 12/17/2012

Why not do a 180'....

And make Chan the next Big Bad? That'd be a fresh change of pace...plus that article picture convinces me he can be a cold SOB if he wants....
And make Chan the next Big Bad? That'd be a fresh change of pace...plus that article picture convinces me he can be a cold SOB if he wants....
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12:28PM on 12/18/2012
this is to mckracken. What do you mean it didn't work? That was a good movie in my opinion.
this is to mckracken. What do you mean it didn't work? That was a good movie in my opinion.
2:52AM on 12/18/2012
they tried making Jet Li the big bad in the final Lethal Weapon flick and it didnt work... Jackie needs to be one of the Expendables... my vote is with Jet Li.
they tried making Jet Li the big bad in the final Lethal Weapon flick and it didnt work... Jackie needs to be one of the Expendables... my vote is with Jet Li.
2:04AM on 12/18/2012
Love to see him in the next one! I do agree though that too many stars can start to be too much of a good thing. Can't wait to see how this one turns out.
Love to see him in the next one! I do agree though that too many stars can start to be too much of a good thing. Can't wait to see how this one turns out.
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2:50AM on 12/18/2012

ALL-STAR CAST!!!!

I am 100% all for this... does anybody remember the ALL-STAR CASTS movies of the 70s and 80s?
Movies like Cannon Ball Run, Towering Inferno, Poseidon Adventure, EArthquake were all ALL-STAR CASTS and the writers figured ways of working them all in...
Since Jet Li was only in the 2nd Expendables movie very briefly , perhaps he and Jackie can be "BUDDY COP" friends in the third flick????
I am 100% all for this... does anybody remember the ALL-STAR CASTS movies of the 70s and 80s?
Movies like Cannon Ball Run, Towering Inferno, Poseidon Adventure, EArthquake were all ALL-STAR CASTS and the writers figured ways of working them all in...
Since Jet Li was only in the 2nd Expendables movie very briefly , perhaps he and Jackie can be "BUDDY COP" friends in the third flick????
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3:11AM on 12/18/2012

The problem with Chan

is his English. Jet Li's English is much better so he can play an American of Chinese origin but as soon as Chan opens his mouth you know he's from Hong Kong. It would be much better if they did an Asian version of the Expendables with Stallone doing a cameo.
is his English. Jet Li's English is much better so he can play an American of Chinese origin but as soon as Chan opens his mouth you know he's from Hong Kong. It would be much better if they did an Asian version of the Expendables with Stallone doing a cameo.
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11:41AM on 12/20/2012
I wish I could thumbs up your post dustyhead, because it's hilarious :D
I wish I could thumbs up your post dustyhead, because it's hilarious :D
12:46PM on 12/18/2012
JET RI ENGRISH BETTER THAN JACKIE CHAN ENGRISH?!!

I DONT BERIEVE!!!
JET RI ENGRISH BETTER THAN JACKIE CHAN ENGRISH?!!

I DONT BERIEVE!!!
3:27AM on 12/18/2012
Yes definitely put jackie Chan in Exp 3, with the lack of Jet Li in part 2, make him the villain or villain type & fans definitely would want an off the wall showdown between the 2,it's that simple.
Yes definitely put jackie Chan in Exp 3, with the lack of Jet Li in part 2, make him the villain or villain type & fans definitely would want an off the wall showdown between the 2,it's that simple.
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