Chuck Norris Will Not Return in ‘The Expendables 3’!

The Lone Wolf used the sequel to catch up with old friends, and doesn’t want to spoil the special nature of his appearance in this on-going franchise.

It's no secret that The Expendables 3 is on the fast track, especially with the latest sequel The Expendables 2 opening number one at the box office this last weekend. While many speculate who'll get dusted off and pulled out of retirement for this third installment, we now know of one Lone Wolf who won't be back.

That's right, Chuck Norris, who garners some of the loudest applause in The Expendables 2 when he steps out of the smoke to single-handedly eviscerate a small army, is limiting himself to just this one appearance in the franchise. Here is the video of his announcement on Access Hollywood, followed by his comments.

About returning in The Expendables 3, Chuck Norris had this to say.

"Nope. Just number 2. This is it for me. Oh, yeah. This is very special. Just to be able to do the film with guys I've known for many, many years. To get a chance to get in and fight with them, it was a lot of fun. Plus getting a chance to meet Terry Crews, who I hadn't met before. And Jason Statham, whom I hadn't met before. It was fun just to do that."

Some of you may remember that it was Chuck Norris who started the PG-13 rumor, saying that he wouldn't be in the film if it was R rated. Which it eventually was. It's not known if the overt violence, bloodshed, and swearing is what is keeping him away from further installments in this hit action franchise.

Sylvester Stallone and company are looking to replace Chuck Norris with a number of big name oldies, including Clint Eastwood, Harrison Ford, and the bones of ol' John Wayne. Personally, we're rooting for the return of Kurt Thomas in hopes that he can recreate his famous pommel horse scene from Gymkata in taking out the bad guys!

The Expendables 3 was released August 15th, 2014 and stars Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Harrison Ford, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mel Gibson, Wesley Snipes, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture. The film is directed by Patrick Hughes.

The Expendables 2 was released August 17th, 2012 and stars Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Chuck Norris, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger. The film is directed by Simon West.

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  1. Mohamed Otaa

    grandmaster chuck norris in kung fu panda 3 lone badass wolf and cowboy clothes

    2 years agoby @Mohamed-OtaaFlag

  2. Playkaro

    Thanks Buddy

    3 years agoby @playkaroFlag

  3. The Cryptkeeper: Resurrected


    3 years agoby @cryptFlag

  4. Vanboy

    Norris should just get over his do-goody-clean outlook and just make the movie for his fans. No one says HE his character has to swear or doo the things that bother him. He's just leaving because Stallone and the boys listened to the fans and not him. I mean, what's Norris going to do, make more infomercials for exercise machines with Christie Brinkley?! Or a Walker Texas Ranger TV movie?

    @spider-one, Most good suggestions but some are still making movies and the draw to these movies is to see faded stars shine again in the genre that they were once at the head of their game in.
    Michael Dudikof, , Mr T, Hulk Hogan, Robert Z'Dar Patrick Kilpatrick Vinnie Jones, charlie sheen, , Michael Biehn, Til Schweiger Robert Patrick, Randall 'Tex' Cobb, Pierce Brosnan, Malkovich, Ed Harris, Willem Dafoe, Michael Douglas are the fairly good suggestions. The others don't quite fit because we've seen them in recent movies and they really haven't been M.I.A. in Hollywood.

    3 years agoby @vanboyFlag

  5. defensorfortis

    I kinda wanted to see him fight Van Damme instead of Sly

    3 years agoby @defensorfortisFlag

  6. JasonKat

    Maybe he dies in the film. which hints, his departure. :P other wise, how do you write off a guy like him in part3? or do you go the micael bay route and replace him w another guy, like bay did with megan fox?

    3 years agoby @jasonkatFlag

  7. Chasher1

    that sucks i was hopeing he was going to come back,because i falt he was not in it enough,i would of like to see him do more in this one,but it was cool seeing him on the screen again,the movie was awesome,for you guys that have not seen the movie yet you need to go see it.

    3 years agoby @chasher1Flag

  8. skywise

    @bawnian-dexeus honey Badger dont give a sh*t

    3 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  9. Monkeyiron 2.0


    3 years agoby @monkeyiron2-0Flag

  10. K.Guy

    awww, oh well

    3 years agoby @kguyFlag

  11. Cheetoboy

    Too bad Chuck won't be back, but I'm hoping for Steven Seagel, Nicolas Cage, Harrison Ford, Wesley Snipes, Kurt Russell, Chow Yun Fat, Michael Jai White, Michael Beihn, and Antonio Banderas to appear in part 3. Hopefully Expendables 2 will be a sleeper hit and still gross a lot of money despite its lower than expected weekend gross.

    3 years agoby @cheetoboyFlag

  12. TheDude1

    Sad he won't be back but it was a perfect send off for an action movie God.

    3 years agoby @thedude1Flag

  13. slysnide

    While it'd be awesome to see him back, I understand his reasoning. There's really no way he could top his entrance in this film.

    3 years agoby @slysnideFlag

  14. SpideR-OnE

    there si alot of aktors of 80's and 90's who can play on 3 part
    Clint Eastwood, Steven Seagal, Al Pacino, Robert DeNiro, Mel Gibson, Jackie Chan, Michael Dudikof, Sean Connery, Vin Diesel, The Rock, Mr T, Hulk Hogan, Dany Trejo, Robert Z'Dar Patrick Kilpatrick Vinnie Jones, Christoph Waltz, charlie sheen, Anthony Hopkins, Michael Madsen, Michael Biehn, Til Schweiger DenzelWashington, Gary Oldman, Robert Patrick, Randall 'Tex' Cobb, Travolta, Pierce Brosnan, Sean Penn, Banderas, Malkovich, Christopher Walken, Tommy Lee Jones Daniel Craig Ed Harris,Willem Dafoe, Michael Douglas, every of this men can play great role

    3 years agoby @spider-oneFlag


    @bawnian-dexeus Haha shave the badger except for the Chuck Norris Beard... haha It would have been pretty damn funny

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  16. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @mcleve02 I commented about this with Dan on a Kung Fu Panda 3 article where Chuck Norris was being considered to participate in the cast and we thought he would be perfect to portray a Badger wearing a mustache and a cowboy hat, in China.

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag


    @bawnian-dexeus HAHA I actually have seen that video!

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  18. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @mcleve02 Yup. it also reminded me of a Honey Badger video where it gets bitten by a venomous snake, shakes it off and eats the snake

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag


    @bawnian-dexeus The fact he was the one to make his own joke... even better!

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  20. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @mcleve02 Yeah. It wouldn't be fair to include him in the movie without having a Norris joke.

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag


    @bawnian-dexeus I am assuming that is towards the snake quote...

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag


    @thedude-abides and after 5 days in agonizing pain... haha classic

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  23. thedude-abides

    @mcleve02 Agreed. The Lone Wolf always works alone, lol.

    3 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag


    @thedude-abides Hey at least you have the balls to do that! His role in number 2 was kind of perfect for him and does make sense for why he couldn't return even story wise...

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  25. thedude-abides

    @mcleve02 Hahaha! I won't be greedy. I'm just glad he was in number 2.

    3 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  26. Ryan Orig

    I watched this flick because Chuck was in it. Now we get news that he is not returning. Just awful.

    3 years agoby @Ryan-OrigFlag


    For every article, there is @thedude-abides ready to stand out from the pack and thumb up what everyone else thumbs down... haha

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  28. SherlockHolmes2009

    Damn, just sh*tty

    3 years agoby @SherlockHolmes2009Flag

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