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.
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 Expendables 3 comes to theaters August 15th, 2014 and stars Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Antonio Banderas, Wesley Snipes, Dolph Lundgren, Mel Gibson, Harrison Ford. The film is directed by Patrick Hughes.