Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer mentioned this morning that Jackie Chan, Nicolas Cage, Milla Jovovich and Wesley Snipes are all in “advanced negotiations” to appear in The Expendables 3. Chan and Snipes have more recently been rumored to join the cast and Cage was mentioned long ago when Stallone was talking about his wish-list roster for the third film but nothing had been cemented in terms of their involvement. Milla Jovovich is a welcome addition and would easily fill the role of a young-Sigourney-Weaver-type that Stallone has stated that he was looking for previously. While nothing is official yet, I anticipate that all these actors will board the film and I couldn’t be more excited for it.
My dream is for Nicolas Cage to play an over-the-top villain and gives the Expendables a run for their money in terms of a crazy adversary to go up against. That would be so incredibly fun! Plus I love me some crazy Nic Cage. Jackie Chan has always been an action star favorite of mine and he would bring some infectious fun to the group. Wesley Snipes hasn’t done much recently, probably on account of his incarceration, but his participation in the film could be a really fun way to make a comeback. I hadn’t thought of Milla Jovovich for Expendables 3 but it makes a ton of sense and she can handle herself when it comes to action. I think she’ll have no problem holding her own against the mass of manly men and I’m excited to see what she brings to the group.
Stallone has already announced that Mickey Rourke is coming back and it’d probably be safe to assume a good majority of the previous cast will return as well; but I’m really hoping that we hear an announcement that Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Jason Statham and Dolph Lundgren come aboard officially. Stallone also mentioned on Twitter that he had spoken to Steven Seagal about being involved but there hasn’t been any follow-up to whether or not he will join the cast. If Stallone is still looking for action greats to join the roster of The Expendables 3, who do you want to see sign up? I’m still holding out hope that Gina Carano (Fast and Furious 6, Haywire) plays a villainous henchman (henchwoman?) and Stallone has to trade blows with her. That fight scene would be so full of awesome that I’m sure I’d piss my pants from the excitement.
I want to see The Expendables 3 right now.
by Ben McBride
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