The Expendables 2 is just five short days away from closing out the summer movie season with a bang. It seems the producers have high hopes for the sequel, since they are already talking about The Expendables 3. Producer Avi Lerner revealed they are going after even more big names in the potential follow-up.
Clint Eastwood is being eyed to star in The Expendables 3
"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]. 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]."
It isn't known if Sylvester Stallone is writing the screenplay for this third installment, although it seems they definitely have some new characters worked out. If The Expendables 2 director Simon West returns, he will reunite with Nicolas Cage, who starred in his 1997 action-thriller Con Air, and the filmmaker's upcoming Stolen, debuting in theaters September 14.
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.