Now, we have word that Jackie Chan has been confirmed for a fairly substantial role in this franchise sequel, the actor himself announcing the news.
"Sly had invited me to be in The Expendables 2 but I was too busy filming Chinese Zodiac and couldn't make a commitment to the film. 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."
It's rumored that Jackie Chan has requested that this next film be a buddy-buddy movie, and that Sylvester Stallone has agreed to that request. This part sounds a little iffy, but apparently the screenplay is being rewritten to meet this specified criteria. The two previously appeared together in a spoof of buddy-buddy action movies alongside Whoopi Goldberg in the box office bomb An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn, which itself was directed by Alan Smithee.
Jackie Chan also revealed that his next film after The Expendables 3 will be another buddy comedy similar to Rush Hour, which will team him up with a counterpart from the West. Chris Tucker is interested in the script, tentatively titled Skip Tracers, but Chan isn't keen on teaming up with his pal for a new franchise, and he's not that interested in turning it into Rush Hour 4, either.
"The script is currently [being] viewed by Chris Tucker. Personally, I feel that if he were to pick it up, it would be better if we turned it into Rush Hour 4 but I do think that three movies for the franchise is a perfect ending. It would be better to start a new buddy movie with someone new."
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.