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More Expendables?

Jul. 6, 2009by: Dave Davis

Despite the disposable implication of the title, perhaps some of Sylvester Stallone's high-profile crew of THE EXPENDABLES won't be taking the loss for the greater good (or paycheck) on their big-screen mission.

At 63 years old, could Sly have a brand new recurring character? Producer Avi Lerner would like to think so, as he tells NOLA.com from the New Orleans set: "We already have got some ideas about EXPENDABLES No. 2, No. 3. Definitely, it's a franchise movie." (Or as co-star Terry Crews puts it: "That's what I'm saying! THE RENEGOTIATABLES -- let's make that happen.")

Of course, the premise lends itself to a revolving team of other action actors, should the body count by film's end include most of the main cast -- perhaps Kurt Russell and Jean-Claude Van Damme could be coaxed to a sequel if the $80 million flick is a smash (both actors rejected offers to be in the movie).

But the writer-director-star himself might not be so quick to get back into more merc work, choreographing additional grand-scale fisticuffs and detonations. "It is very, very, very hard," Sly says. "This is the hardest film -- and I know everybody says that -- (but) this is unbelievably difficult. It's just tough. There's just so much action."

The article also discusses characters' weapons of choice and personality traits, and talks about the opening sequence of the movie. Read the whole thing RIGHT HERE.

Extra Tidbit: Wonder if they'll have an early trailer at Comic Con?
Source: NOLA.com

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7:02PM on 07/07/2009
I just hope they don't shy away from killing off some of the main dudes in this first one. It is called The EXPENDABLES after all. I think it'd be awesome if they used the sequels to feature other former and present action stars as another band of mercenaries. I have a feeling that those who turned down this one will really regret it once it opens and beg to be in the sequel. My dream casting is for Schwarzenegger to headline one once he's finished being governor and goes back to making
I just hope they don't shy away from killing off some of the main dudes in this first one. It is called The EXPENDABLES after all. I think it'd be awesome if they used the sequels to feature other former and present action stars as another band of mercenaries. I have a feeling that those who turned down this one will really regret it once it opens and beg to be in the sequel. My dream casting is for Schwarzenegger to headline one once he's finished being governor and goes back to making movies.
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2:32PM on 07/07/2009

two words..

Director's Cut. Which I think is envitable, which I'll glady wait for. Fine maybe 14yr olds have never heard of stallone but this movie will be a chance for them to know him and whole idea behind the franchise.

So if its going to be a franchise it's all good and maybe in the sequel (hopefully if its made) Keanu Reeves, or some other 'can-do' action hero will take over Stallone's role.

Then maybe they could do The Expendables prequel with Zac Efron, Shia Lebouf, Robert Pattinson, Frankie
Director's Cut. Which I think is envitable, which I'll glady wait for. Fine maybe 14yr olds have never heard of stallone but this movie will be a chance for them to know him and whole idea behind the franchise.

So if its going to be a franchise it's all good and maybe in the sequel (hopefully if its made) Keanu Reeves, or some other 'can-do' action hero will take over Stallone's role.

Then maybe they could do The Expendables prequel with Zac Efron, Shia Lebouf, Robert Pattinson, Frankie Muniz, Haley Joel Osment, Kyla Pratt (for boobies) etc.

As you can see, this is the potential of pg13. Yes, its stupid but how else are going to squeeze these kid's allowances to come see this movie?
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12:22PM on 07/07/2009

After the first...

After the first EXPENDABLES comes out, every former action star and future action star will be begging SLY to be in the second, and even more in the third film.

I can only imagine them getting bigger and bigger and that's exactly what we need right now. A new trilogy of bad-ass-ism.
After the first EXPENDABLES comes out, every former action star and future action star will be begging SLY to be in the second, and even more in the third film.

I can only imagine them getting bigger and bigger and that's exactly what we need right now. A new trilogy of bad-ass-ism.
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9:40PM on 07/06/2009

KURT RUSSELL!

I did not know about Kurt Russell turning down a role in Expendables. My head almost exploded thinking about how much COOLER this would have been if Russell was on board. Better yet, wouldn't it have been fucking amazing if Russell signed on, and played Snake Plisken!? Hell yeah. Oh well.

Franchise sounds great. Make sure to get Snipes for the sequel. And Marc Dacascos. And Mr. T. And Willem Dafoe. And Van Damme. CHUCK NORRIS! Hunn Borthers. Donnie Yen. Tony Jaa. Grace Jones. Michael Jai
I did not know about Kurt Russell turning down a role in Expendables. My head almost exploded thinking about how much COOLER this would have been if Russell was on board. Better yet, wouldn't it have been fucking amazing if Russell signed on, and played Snake Plisken!? Hell yeah. Oh well.

Franchise sounds great. Make sure to get Snipes for the sequel. And Marc Dacascos. And Mr. T. And Willem Dafoe. And Van Damme. CHUCK NORRIS! Hunn Borthers. Donnie Yen. Tony Jaa. Grace Jones. Michael Jai White. PACCINO!

Man oh man, the list just goes on and on. Stallone could have a MONSTER franchise on his hands. I forgot one...MEL GIBSON!
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8:57PM on 07/06/2009

Woo! Woo!

Sounds great. But seriously, 2sdayschicken, what qualifies as action to you? Rambo 4 was pure, unadulterated action. Same with almost every Stallone movie. Action movies are simply that, Action movies.
Sounds great. But seriously, 2sdayschicken, what qualifies as action to you? Rambo 4 was pure, unadulterated action. Same with almost every Stallone movie. Action movies are simply that, Action movies.
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5:53PM on 07/06/2009

"There's just so much action"

IN SLY WE TRUST
IN SLY WE TRUST
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3:40PM on 07/06/2009

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the producers are debating on what to rate the movie since the budget is in around 80 mil. they're currently testing a pg13 and r rated version with audiences. they think they can make more $$$ with pg13 by attracting the High school musical crowd. when realistically, the target audience is alpha males 25 and older who will be the ones turning out to see this movie and probably be wanting their sons to go see it anyway. so logically, rating it pg13 wont be dont squat as far as bringing in a
the producers are debating on what to rate the movie since the budget is in around 80 mil. they're currently testing a pg13 and r rated version with audiences. they think they can make more $$$ with pg13 by attracting the High school musical crowd. when realistically, the target audience is alpha males 25 and older who will be the ones turning out to see this movie and probably be wanting their sons to go see it anyway. so logically, rating it pg13 wont be dont squat as far as bringing in a broader audience - and by reading most posts about the movie going pg13, it'll probably hurt it. i know i'll have no desire to see this if its pg13.

and thats why i was on the fence about using speed. however, studios did look it as a cash-cow and rather than spending time on a plot, they just sent out something to bring in more money, which is the same case for T4, Robocop 3, Die Hard 4 (which was basically a michael bay turd), AVP, etc.
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3:28PM on 07/06/2009
Is there any concrete information that this movie will be rated PG-13? Because I must have missed that.

Also, Slimbo: I don't think Speed 2's PG-13 rating(frenetic disaster action and violence) had anything to do with how much it totally sucked.
Is there any concrete information that this movie will be rated PG-13? Because I must have missed that.

Also, Slimbo: I don't think Speed 2's PG-13 rating(frenetic disaster action and violence) had anything to do with how much it totally sucked.
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3:21PM on 07/06/2009

2sday chicken

what the hell do find as a good action movie then? because everything you say that doesnt equal action is what has made up every great action movie ever made.

this movie is not for you. you should be somewhere demanding another teenage mutant ninja turtles movie, not talking about the expendables
what the hell do find as a good action movie then? because everything you say that doesnt equal action is what has made up every great action movie ever made.

this movie is not for you. you should be somewhere demanding another teenage mutant ninja turtles movie, not talking about the expendables
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3:13PM on 07/06/2009
100% agree, John Locke.

the combination of PG13 and action are only good for short term money making. After years upon years, fans are still buying & talking about Predator, Alien, Terminator, Die Hard, Lethal Weapon, Rambo, etc. Aside from comic book action movies & spy movies (which are initially aimed towards kids in the first place) you never hear of anyone going on about PG13 action movies 20 years after their release.

As a matter of fact, Die Hard, Robocop, alien/predator,
100% agree, John Locke.

the combination of PG13 and action are only good for short term money making. After years upon years, fans are still buying & talking about Predator, Alien, Terminator, Die Hard, Lethal Weapon, Rambo, etc. Aside from comic book action movies & spy movies (which are initially aimed towards kids in the first place) you never hear of anyone going on about PG13 action movies 20 years after their release.

As a matter of fact, Die Hard, Robocop, alien/predator, terminator, and i guess you can throw in Speed - all these franchises went PG13 and they all killed their franchises.

whats the one franchise listed above that more people are demanding? RAMBO, & its a hard R. so in the long run, R-rated action movies work better than PG13.
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3:01PM on 07/06/2009

Sounds awesome

Cant help but be excited. and I HATED Rambo 4. And blood DOES NOT equal action. Shooting guns DOES NOT equal action. Killing, death, guts, and gore DOES NOT EQUAL ACTION! A lot of filmmakers get this confused, so I am kind of releived this is rated PG-13 in a way. Maybe we will see real action scenes.
Cant help but be excited. and I HATED Rambo 4. And blood DOES NOT equal action. Shooting guns DOES NOT equal action. Killing, death, guts, and gore DOES NOT EQUAL ACTION! A lot of filmmakers get this confused, so I am kind of releived this is rated PG-13 in a way. Maybe we will see real action scenes.
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2:45PM on 07/06/2009
As much as people bitch about this I don't care.. I've never seen a PG-13 rated movie that was supposed to be rated R that I liked... EVER.

How can it be balls to the wall action when you can't see the blood covered bullet holes being sprayed into people?

So much potential... wasted for trying to reach out to 14 year olds.


and NO, I don't want that "It's gonna be pg-13 but for the fans, the DVD is gonna contain the R rated cut!!" fuck that.
As much as people bitch about this I don't care.. I've never seen a PG-13 rated movie that was supposed to be rated R that I liked... EVER.

How can it be balls to the wall action when you can't see the blood covered bullet holes being sprayed into people?

So much potential... wasted for trying to reach out to 14 year olds.


and NO, I don't want that "It's gonna be pg-13 but for the fans, the DVD is gonna contain the R rated cut!!" fuck that.
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2:21PM on 07/06/2009

WOOT

im digging the shit outta this movie... i hope it does turn into a franchise and i agree with BojacRedleif about rambo 4
im digging the shit outta this movie... i hope it does turn into a franchise and i agree with BojacRedleif about rambo 4
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2:10PM on 07/06/2009
it was sarcasm will hunter. i obviously want it to be R
it was sarcasm will hunter. i obviously want it to be R
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1:50PM on 07/06/2009

RAMBO 4

^ 'nuff said. That movie proved that Stallone at now 63 can still rock an action movie better than anybody short of John McClane. Probably my favorite review of it was "Holy Shit!"
^ 'nuff said. That movie proved that Stallone at now 63 can still rock an action movie better than anybody short of John McClane. Probably my favorite review of it was "Holy Shit!"
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1:43PM on 07/06/2009
i love how so many people used the expendables to shit on Inglourious Basterds only to find it has potential to be PG-13. Hehe. I never put stock in this, anyone who lets internet sites cast their characters doesn't have a vision.
i love how so many people used the expendables to shit on Inglourious Basterds only to find it has potential to be PG-13. Hehe. I never put stock in this, anyone who lets internet sites cast their characters doesn't have a vision.
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1:24PM on 07/06/2009
Let it be R. Make it a balls to the wall manly action movie like Commando and Predator.
Let it be R. Make it a balls to the wall manly action movie like Commando and Predator.
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1:20PM on 07/06/2009

Slimbo...what?

So, which do you really want? An R Rated movie...or a PG13 movie?
So, which do you really want? An R Rated movie...or a PG13 movie?
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1:09PM on 07/06/2009
Stallone, if youre out there. PLEASE DONT MAKE THIS THING R-RATED. PG13 action movies are for pussies, anyone with the right sense of mind knows that, and there is nothing pussy about this movie, so please keep it that way.
Stallone, if youre out there. PLEASE DONT MAKE THIS THING R-RATED. PG13 action movies are for pussies, anyone with the right sense of mind knows that, and there is nothing pussy about this movie, so please keep it that way.
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