Here he confirms that the writing process has begun and to expect some new surprises.
Writing EX3 at the moment... there are going to be mountains of surprises..Took the girls riding .. They are loving horses like their folks— Sylvester Stallone (@TheSlyStallone) March 13, 2013
He goes on to explain the tone he is shooting for in the upcoming third installment.
EX3 needs NEW blood and more humor.... The films were always meant to be more on the humorous side with moments of drama— Sylvester Stallone (@TheSlyStallone) March 13, 2013
Although still only rumored to be a part of the project, the action icon states that he is currently in talks with Jackie Chan for the sequel. He also dismisses any involvement of Steven Seagal.
No S. Seagal, sorry ,but maybe we get lucky with J. Chan! And some young bloods!!!— Sylvester Stallone (@TheSlyStallone) March 13, 2013
Closing out the conversation, he goes into what age group and type of characters to expect.
By young I mean 22 to 27. Not big bruisers but tech wizard, super brains and a young woman who is not a sex symbol but funny ,tough,REAL— Sylvester Stallone (@TheSlyStallone) March 13, 2013
The first two films brought over half a billion dollars worldwide.
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.