Sylvester Stallone said The Expendables 3 will have a “mountain of surprises” for fans of the hit series.
The actor said he is currently in the process of writing the script for the sequel. In order to keep everyone up-to-date with what’s happening behind-the-scenes, Stallone recently answered some questions on Twitter.
In addition to adding a “mountain of surprises” to The Expendables 3, Sylvester Stallone said he wanted to add some “young blood” to the cast. He also mentioned that 80s action star Steven Seagal would not be joining the cast for this particular go-around.
However, Stallone did mention that he is still very interested in getting Jackie Chan to sign on for the sequel. While rumors have been circulating for a while that Chan has already inked a deal to star, it would appear that nothing has been confirmed just yet.
Jackie Chan said during a press conference for Chinese Zodiac last year that he was approached to star in The Expendables 2. Although he was interested in signing on, the actor decided to hold out for a meatier role while preparing his final death-defying feature.
“Sly had invited me to be in ‘Expendables 2′ but I was too busy filming [‘Chinese Zodiac’] and couldn’t make a commitment to the film,” Jackie Chan explained.
He added, “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.”
You can find a handful of Sylvester Stallone’s tweets about The Expendables 3 below.
Stallone took a moment to address what he meant by “young blood:”
The actor also revealed on the micro-blogging website that he had just finished shooting the boxing flick Grudge Match with Robert De Niro. Judging by Stallone’s reaction, he apparently had a great time on the set of the movie.
The Expendables 2 proved to be much more popular with moviegoers overseas than it was in the States. Although the film earned around $85 million in the US, it generated a whopping $200 million in foreign markets.
It’s currently unknown when The Expendables 3 will find its way into theaters. It’s also unclear who will star in the upcoming sequel. However, it appears Sylvester Stallone will do his part to keep fans up-to-date about the movie.