Harrison Ford Joins 'The Expendables 3' While Bruce Willis Drops Out!

Franchise creator Sylvester Stallone has some harsh words regarding Bruce Willis' departure, calling him greedy and lazy.

The Expendables 3 franchise creator and star Sylvester Stallone took to his Twitter account today to reveal that Harrison Ford has joined the cast, while Bruce Willis has left the franchise, after starring in The Expendables and The Expendables 2 as Church. Just minutes later, he posted another tweet that appeared to be aimed at Bruce Willis, chiding him for leaving the franchise.

Harrison Ford confirmed for The Expendables 3
Harrison Ford confirmed for The Expendables 3
At this time, confirmed cast members include Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Kellan Lutz, alongside professional fighters Ronda Rousey and Victor Ortiz. Jackie Chan, Wesley Snipes and Milla Jovovich have been in talks to join the cast for some time now, but their involvement has not been confirmed either.

Patrick Hughes is directing from a screenplay by Sylvester Stallone and Richard Wenk. It isn't known when production will begin.

Harrison Ford will next be seen in Relativity Media's Paranoia, opening August 16, and later this fall in Ender's Game (November 1) and Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (December 20).

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.

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  1. Upsmann44

    @addictionnonfatel You must be high on something.

    1 year agoby @upsmann44Flag

  2. bipolarmassive

    WTF Harrison Ford? He's been doing a lot of sh*tty/garbage roles & movies as of late!

    1 year agoby @addictionnonfatelFlag

  3. TheDude1

    Other sites are now reporting that Willis left because they wouldn't give him 4 million dollars for 4 days of work. They offered him 3 million dollars!!!! Willis should be shunned from Hollywood from here on out.

    1 year agoby @thedude1Flag


    Somewhere in the world right now Kevin Smith has a big smile on his face screaming get him Rambo.

    1 year agoby @Number1WolverineFlag

  5. Douglas Demidio

    The next Die Hard movie should be called "Die Hard already"...Stuffs getting O L D:(

    1 year agoby @Douglas-DemidioFlag

  6. Writer220

    I can think of half a dozen more action stars.

    1 year agoby @writer220Flag

  7. Writer220

    there are so many things that may have put off Willis. To big a cast, too many one liners, rehashing what they used to be, the first film had teeth but the second lacked something. The first one had swearing in it, the second one didn't.
    Maybe Bruce wanted a bigger role, more money.
    I don't know why people think Bruce is a dick, the only dick is Stallone who still thinks he's a teenager. Grow up old man.
    Both you and Arnold are too old.
    People like Jason have replaced you and are the next generation of action stars.
    Jason, Vin, Paul, The Rock Johnson - eh I know.

    1 year agoby @writer220Flag

  8. Jaredcb92

    stallone has no room to talk. greedy and lazy?! Spy kids 3? Rocky Balboa? Rambo? and now he's doing a movie about apollo creed, but rocky is still in it. That. Is lazy. Shut the hell up.. I mean I liked the last rambo but still he just keeps revamping his classics. And now he's doing it with expendables. There is probably gonna be a 4th. I hated the last one. It was sooo corny. All they did was make puns about their famous movies from the 80's. People only watch this sh*t for Statham okay. I don't blame willis for leaving expendables 2 was awful..

    1 year agoby @jaredcb92Flag

  9. jasdjqs

    Man he was a great now Bruce is turning into his own worst enemy such a shame, I listen to Kevin smith podcast and he had such a hard time directing him in "COP OUT" Want a *sshole

    1 year agoby @jasdjqsFlag

  10. Chad Langen

    Bruce Willis used to be one of my favorite actors, if not my favorite. However, in the last ten years, he has become quite an *sshole and there has been endless evidence of this. He threatened a member of the paparazzi after Bruce ran into him. BRUCE RAN INTO 'HIM'. He was a complete dick during a recent interview for AGDTDH. I read in an interview with Justin Long that Bruce Willis was one of his least favorite actors to work with. He got hammered at a basketball game and made a fool of himself. Still, that's neither here nor there. It isn't right for Stallone, who supposedly very close to Willis, to try and defame him publicly as somebody else said. That's just childish. Willis will do that on his own, but Stallone shouldn't try to simply because he won't star in his movie. If I remember correctly, Willis did the first Expendables practically free.

    1 year agoby @Chad-LangenFlag

  11. Superman81

    @ejk1 Yea Stallone pulled a real douche move calling out Willis on Twitter. I am sure we will get a tweet in a few days saying his comments were taken out of context. And I agree Looper was awesome and honestly Willis played second fiddle to Levitt so I dont see how he is greedy or lazy

    1 year agoby @superman81Flag

  12. Hideki Ryuga

    @ejk1 agree with you there, we don't know exactly what happened that Bruce decided to drop out but Sly's move is wrong, going public to defame an icon like Will. I'm not a big fan of Bruce's films but that is just me.

    1 year agoby @h-ryugaFlag

  13. ejk1

    Stallone's out of his f*cking mind with that quote. Look at your own resume before you talk trash, dude. For every Color Of Night, there's a Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot. As far as the last few years, I'll take Looper over The Expendables any day of the week.

    Greedy and lazy...just because he doesn't use steroids to stay ripped into his late 60's doesn't mean he's lazy or greedy. If he's greedy, he would have stayed on your flick. What this really comes down to is ego, and if Sly wanted to call Willis on having too big of an ego, fine, go for it. But please, don't tell me it's about greed. Not from someone that's pumping God knows what into his body to make another action film, because he doesn't have the chops to do anything else (Copland and the first two Rocky's were obvious exceptions).

    1 year agoby @ejk1Flag

  14. undeadslayer4

    @brandon-scott-todd agreed hes being a douche now screw him

    1 year agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  15. Celestialforthcoming

    @brandon S. Todd I never saw the fifth film but I have to say it looks terrible.

    1 year agoby @CelestialforthcomingFlag

  16. Celestialforthcoming

    Was he ever essential in the expendable films? I mean, that's like losing a dime and a gaining a quarter. He was barely in those films. Maybe harrison's character would bring a whip or something :P.

    1 year agoby @CelestialforthcomingFlag

  17. Brandon S. Todd

    Expendables 3 isn't going to matter. Die Hard 5 for Bruce Willis was an Atom Bomb to his legacy.

    1 year agoby @brandon-scott-toddFlag

  18. Brandon S. Todd

    Bruce Willis has been acting with extraordinary laziness...Die Hard 5 showed that he is just doing it strictly for the money now; all of them do, but they at least put some effort into the business and perform well for the sake of their films and their characters. I grew up watching Bruce Willis as Butch in Pulp Fiction. Now I watch em, and it's like watching a grumpy grandpa, ready to go home and take a fat nap. Stallone is right. Greedy and Laziness will end an actors career. Bruce Willis, as evident in his recent pictures, is being both Greedy and Lazy. It's a shame. Such an American Icon, suddenly ruining his own career.

    1 year agoby @brandon-scott-toddFlag

  19. TheDude1

    @renodc It is not just that film. Look at all of his recent work. No matter what role he does the same tired lazy routine in all of his films nowadays. He really seems uninterested. And a recent interview he did where he forgot where he filmed a film made that point ever so true.

    1 year agoby @thedude1Flag

  20. Writer220

    I just can't see Ford doing this sort of film, at least he knows how to act besides the rest of them. Don't know why Bruce left but whatever it is, I'm sure he'll return.

    1 year agoby @writer220Flag

  21. renodc

    @thedude1 You're right. It was extremely apparent in A Good Day to Die Hard.

    1 year agoby @renodcFlag

  22. Ghostman

    Awesome news!

    1 year agoby @ghostmanFlag

  23. Jennifer Taylor Edward

    youre kidding me right is this a joke harrison ford on expendables 3 no way i loved bruce willis but harrison ford whats he going to play anyway i would like to know that myself

    1 year agoby @Jennifer-Taylor-EdwardFlag

  24. skywise

    @thedude1 I have felt that way about his performances for years.

    1 year agoby @skywiseFlag

  25. supermanvenom

    @thedude1 i use to love his movies. but now he seems like a dick

    1 year agoby @supermanvenomFlag

  26. TheDude1

    Bruce Willis phones in all of his roles nowadays. The guy is a hack. Thank God he is gone from this franchise.

    1 year agoby @thedude1Flag

  27. Cheetoboy

    Its great that Harrison Ford is joining the cast, but it sucks that Bruce Willis is leaving. I hope Mel Gibson will still sign on.

    1 year agoby @cheetoboyFlag

  28. LuxoIII

    Awe, man! I think Willis and Ford going back and forth would be priceless!

    1 year agoby @brady1138Flag

  29. The Real Goku

    I like Harrison ford but something about his recent films and acting has really irritated me

    1 year agoby @therealGokuFlag