We all know that The Expendables 3 is happening, and while I was not exactly blown away with the second movie, it was still a lot of fun. I found Van Damme to be the highlight, he played the villain incredibly well, and proved he is still as good today as he has always been. Obviously The Expendables 3 will be looking for another colourful villain like the character Van Damme played, and while this is merely guess work, my money would be in Nicolas Cage to be the new villain. Why? Well, because hopefully he will be in it!
While there were rumours of Cage joining The Expendables 2, sadly these never came about, but there have been new rumours that he will be in The Expendables 3. Over the weekend Sylvester Stallone (apparently) confirmed Cage to be joining the cast when interviewed by Spanish news source El Pais. Even though there are doubts to the translation, the following statement has also been posted on Stallone’s Facebook page:
“We are preparing the film with the same passion and commitment as the previous two. We have confirmed Nicolas Cage, a master actor who gives a veneer intellectual group. Hopefully we can realize to Harrison Ford, Wesley Snipes and Mickey Rourke. That is the great mission of the producer. We will continue with the same narrative scheme, the agility and the frenzy, which are inherent to the saga. What will definitely be the last? I can not guarantee. In principle it would be two deliveries, but the affection of the people encouraged us to work on a third. I guess as long as we amused ourselves by offering fun and people, we can continue playing ‘The Expendables. For now we are not as expendable as it should and as some critics want”
So Stallone is confirming Cage to be part of the new film, which is all good and exciting, but a Nicolas Cage’s manager responded with this yesterday:
“He’s interested, but we’re waiting for it to come together,”
Apparently a rep for Stallone could not confirm who runs the Facebook page that published the news of Cage being in the film. So, basically does not appear to be confirmed, yet. However, the fact it has been spoken about in such detail, and there does actually appear to be something in place, indicates that there is a very good chance Cage will be in The Expendables 3. Personally I would love to see him in it!
Stallone also strangely mentions Mickey Rourke being on the list for the third film, but he already played Tool in the first, but it would be cool to see him back. There has been talk of Wesley Snipes joining the cast for sometime now too, but we needs to finish his stint in prison before that all comes together. Harrison Ford has also been mentioned before, but it is doubtful he will do it. Clint Eastwood’s name was also mentioned a few months back, but again I believe he denied the rumours and said he wouldn’t do it.
More on this as it develops.
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