I can imagine the above picture is just how “Crazy” Nic Cage looked when the possibility of starring in The Expendables 3 was mentioned to him. The actor who is not afraid to play any role offered to him just might be gracing our screens in the next instalment of the beefed up, macho muscle-fest that is The Expendables.
With the new, bigger and louder Expendables film set to smash its way into cinemas around the world this Friday, Total Film had a chat with the films producer Avi Lerner, and he shared a rather exciting wishlist they have in mind for the third film:
“We’ve approached Clint Eastwood to be one of the guys, we’ve got a character in mind for him. We’re talking to Harrison Ford. [And we want] Wesley Snipes when he comes back from prison. I’ll give you one more name, we’ve got Nicolas Cage to play [one of the characters].”
He says they actually have Nic Cage to play one of the characters, so I presume this means Cage is game. As for Wesley Snipes, well his jail stint does not end until July 19th next year, so should he agree to appear (which he would be a fool not to) then production will not begin until at least a year from now.
As for Clint Eastwood, yes it would be absolutely incredible to see him in the next film, and I honestly hope it happens, but it is doubtful. The legend is happier behind the camera now, and he did say Gran Torino would be his last major acting role. As for Harrison Ford, I would hope he would be up for it, he can still do action films well, and imagine if he were cast as a villain, now that really would be cool.
However, this is all just here-say right now, and a third film all depends on just how well the second film does at the box office. However, there was talk of a character from the first film returning should a third film be made:
“And we’re going to bring Mickey Rourke back, if he won’t be too crazy. I like Mickey. And of course, all the existing stars [will return],” Lerner said.
Now, I would like to see Steven Seagal sign up for a third film. Have him and Van Damme finally settle who is toughest since the pair hate each other so much!
By Matt Wavish