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Sylvester Stallone tweets some Expendables 3 updates: No Steven Seagal, maybe Jackie Chan, and yes to young blood

Mar. 13, 2013by:

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THE EXPENDABLES 2 didn't really light up the box office like I'm sure Sylvester Stallone and company thought it would. The film made about $15 million less than the original in the United States (it did make more worldwide compared to its predecessor) but the movie still performed better than recent offerings from THE EXPENDABLES crew (PARKER, GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD, BULLET TO THE HEAD, THE LAST STAND.)

Stallone has started some early work on the script for THE EXPENDABLES 3 and shared some information on his Twitter last night:

It's too bad Steven Seagal won't be joining the cast but his involvement wasn't really a deal breaker to me anyways. Jackie Chan had confirmed he was going to be in THE EXPENDABLES 3 but I wonder if the confirmation was just him agreeing with Stallone to be in the third film as opposed to Chan actually signing on to the movie.

I'm glad Sylvester Stallone wants to inject a bit more humor into the franchise. These films aren't suppose to be taken too seriously (which was a problem with the first movie in my opinion) and some extra humor isn't going to hurt the film.

As far as Stallone's call for young blood and a non-sex symbol female, who do you want to see added to THE EXPENDABLES 3?

Extra Tidbit: When it was first announced that they were trying to get Harrison Ford for THE EXPENDABLES 3 I thought there was no chance in hell of that happening. I still think the chances are slim but Ford seems to be a little less grumpy these day so maybe, just maybe...

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3:43AM on 03/14/2013
I don't think new cast, young or old, is the answer. (although I do think that Willis, Stallone and Arnie have this trifecta of terrible onscreen chemistry together...so maybe don't give them big scenes together)
What I want to see is a better story and better action! If you watch some of the video diaries/blogs from the first Expendables, a lot of the rehearsal footage looks cooler than what appeared in the final film, simply by how it was shot!
I don't think new cast, young or old, is the answer. (although I do think that Willis, Stallone and Arnie have this trifecta of terrible onscreen chemistry together...so maybe don't give them big scenes together)
What I want to see is a better story and better action! If you watch some of the video diaries/blogs from the first Expendables, a lot of the rehearsal footage looks cooler than what appeared in the final film, simply by how it was shot!
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7:26PM on 03/13/2013

I'm ready

I'm all ready for another Expendables movie, sucks they coudn't get Steven Segal for the bad guy, wonder why, was he too busy filming some new horrible DTV flick? You'd think he'd jump at the chance to be in a theatrical movie again. All I ask for is this, please please please stop having the characters in your film recite their famous lines over and over again, that was really my only problem with part 2, just was so annoying to hear I'll Be Back for the 10th time...
I'm all ready for another Expendables movie, sucks they coudn't get Steven Segal for the bad guy, wonder why, was he too busy filming some new horrible DTV flick? You'd think he'd jump at the chance to be in a theatrical movie again. All I ask for is this, please please please stop having the characters in your film recite their famous lines over and over again, that was really my only problem with part 2, just was so annoying to hear I'll Be Back for the 10th time...
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6:42PM on 03/13/2013

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As much as I would not mind seeing another Expendables movie....I dont think adding a tech wizard, a brainy guy and a woman is the answer....but then again it would be cool to have major 80's stars have those roles. I am confused...I thought Jackie Chan was in the movie...if not..he should be, especially if Jet Li does not return.
As much as I would not mind seeing another Expendables movie....I dont think adding a tech wizard, a brainy guy and a woman is the answer....but then again it would be cool to have major 80's stars have those roles. I am confused...I thought Jackie Chan was in the movie...if not..he should be, especially if Jet Li does not return.
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2:59PM on 03/13/2013

Bad idea

Sounds like Sly's completely got the wrong idea. The last thing Ex3 needs is a tech wizard, a brainy guy and some chick... Doesn't he get the only reason we go see these movies is because of the old icons? Sly should go the opposite route, make this thing more serious, kill off anybody who is not a member of the core 80s group (well except Statham, but kill Terry and Randy) and have the others make some sort of last stand against impossible odds with only one or two of them surviving in the
Sounds like Sly's completely got the wrong idea. The last thing Ex3 needs is a tech wizard, a brainy guy and some chick... Doesn't he get the only reason we go see these movies is because of the old icons? Sly should go the opposite route, make this thing more serious, kill off anybody who is not a member of the core 80s group (well except Statham, but kill Terry and Randy) and have the others make some sort of last stand against impossible odds with only one or two of them surviving in the end. Humor is good, but let it come from oneliners and over the top action beats. And most of all, for the love of God, shoot it with an R rating in mind for once instead of making a kid's film with some hastily added CGI blood spashes at the end.
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12:26PM on 03/13/2013
Instead of hastily finishing off the movie in just 1 and half hour,i wish they do a 2 hr movie this time,with much scope for the development of the story.with Jackie chan,the humour develops naturally.he is one of the best additions to the cast.wish they get John woo to direct this
Instead of hastily finishing off the movie in just 1 and half hour,i wish they do a 2 hr movie this time,with much scope for the development of the story.with Jackie chan,the humour develops naturally.he is one of the best additions to the cast.wish they get John woo to direct this
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12:03PM on 03/13/2013
He should really add Christopher Lambert to the cast of the next movie. He would be great either joining the team or as a villain.
He should really add Christopher Lambert to the cast of the next movie. He would be great either joining the team or as a villain.
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5:19PM on 03/13/2013
As Villain's brother ?
SOOO Die Hard 3, it COULD actually work !
As Villain's brother ?
SOOO Die Hard 3, it COULD actually work !
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11:55AM on 03/13/2013
Kinda feeling a bit meh on this franchise. The second one was at least better than the first, but after two films of pretty much the same thing, a third might be pushing it, and I'm convinced it should probably be the last. I hope Stallone doesn't cling to this franchise too much.
Kinda feeling a bit meh on this franchise. The second one was at least better than the first, but after two films of pretty much the same thing, a third might be pushing it, and I'm convinced it should probably be the last. I hope Stallone doesn't cling to this franchise too much.
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11:55AM on 03/13/2013

What about the Rock or Vin?

Why haven't the Rock or Vin deisel been in any of these movies?
Why haven't the Rock or Vin deisel been in any of these movies?
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5:22PM on 03/13/2013
They are STILL (somehow) successful, and therefore TOO EXPENSIVE for those films... Just a guess though !
They are STILL (somehow) successful, and therefore TOO EXPENSIVE for those films... Just a guess though !
5:22PM on 03/13/2013
Sorry double post !

Sorry double post !

11:31AM on 03/13/2013
I would love to see Keifer Sutherland.
I would love to see Keifer Sutherland.
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10:36AM on 03/13/2013

The People's Champ!

Why the Rock hasn't been mentioned is beyond me, the guy does action with humor thrown in there and would fit in perfect with these guys!
Why the Rock hasn't been mentioned is beyond me, the guy does action with humor thrown in there and would fit in perfect with these guys!
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9:47AM on 03/13/2013
Meh, I'm pretty indifferent to the franchise in general. I did think Ex2 was far better than Ex1, but apparently I'm in the minority on that one. As far as other people to add, someone mentioned below that Thomas Jane should be included and I think that's spot on casting. He makes a great action star and could fit in perfectly for this movie. I also think he should go after Gina Carano (sp?) as well. Aside from that, big deal if Segal isn't joining. Never really a huge fan and I think
Meh, I'm pretty indifferent to the franchise in general. I did think Ex2 was far better than Ex1, but apparently I'm in the minority on that one. As far as other people to add, someone mentioned below that Thomas Jane should be included and I think that's spot on casting. He makes a great action star and could fit in perfectly for this movie. I also think he should go after Gina Carano (sp?) as well. Aside from that, big deal if Segal isn't joining. Never really a huge fan and I think Stallone should take these movies in a direction to usher in new action heroes for fans as opposed to getting work for his buddies from the 80's.
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9:28AM on 03/13/2013
The only thing Stallone needs to work on is perfecting the script, get John Milus or some classic 80s screenwriter to polish it off. The last film was actually decent and entertaining but just lagged on dialogue and plot. Would be amazing if Tony Scott or John McTerin were still around, then this film would be a great send off to Stallone, Schwarzenegger and Willis.
The only thing Stallone needs to work on is perfecting the script, get John Milus or some classic 80s screenwriter to polish it off. The last film was actually decent and entertaining but just lagged on dialogue and plot. Would be amazing if Tony Scott or John McTerin were still around, then this film would be a great send off to Stallone, Schwarzenegger and Willis.
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9:36AM on 03/13/2013
To think on how much Tony Scott could do with The Expendables. *eyes full of tears*
To think on how much Tony Scott could do with The Expendables. *eyes full of tears*
8:46PM on 03/13/2013
Thats all I could think of watching E2 is what a shame it was not to have Scott direct a project like this
Thats all I could think of watching E2 is what a shame it was not to have Scott direct a project like this
8:35AM on 03/13/2013
Why doesn't Stallone get Thomas Jane for the last one. I think he would be pretty spot on casting.
Why doesn't Stallone get Thomas Jane for the last one. I think he would be pretty spot on casting.
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8:10AM on 03/13/2013
Vinnie Jones and Michael Jai White as villains. Just throwing out there.
Vinnie Jones and Michael Jai White as villains. Just throwing out there.
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8:12AM on 03/13/2013
Vinnie Jones is a great choice as well.
Vinnie Jones is a great choice as well.
8:06AM on 03/13/2013
I like these updates. I think Expendables 2 at a good amount of humor, it just has to be more humorOUS!
I like these updates. I think Expendables 2 at a good amount of humor, it just has to be more humorOUS!
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7:57AM on 03/13/2013
I know who's the villain should be - Michael Keaton. I'm serious. I know he's been in more comedic roles lately (i.e. The Other Guys). But remember the old days like Pacific Height? He was great in that movie.
I know who's the villain should be - Michael Keaton. I'm serious. I know he's been in more comedic roles lately (i.e. The Other Guys). But remember the old days like Pacific Height? He was great in that movie.
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8:04AM on 03/13/2013
Good choice really.
Good choice really.
8:09AM on 03/13/2013
Thank you!
Thank you!
8:33AM on 03/13/2013
And remember Desperate Measures where he played the prison inmate who escaped? Great in that film.
And remember Desperate Measures where he played the prison inmate who escaped? Great in that film.
8:55AM on 03/13/2013
Oh yeah, that too.
Oh yeah, that too.
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