Nicolas Cage Confirmed for 'The Expendables 3'; Harrison Ford, Wesley Snipes, and Mickey Rourke in Talks!

Sylvester Stallone doesn't know if this third sequel to the popular action franchise will be the last, but he definitely thinks there could be more in the future.
Nicolas Cage Confirmed for The Expendables 2
Nicolas Cage Confirmed for The Expendables 2
The Expendables 2 proved to be a big hit this past August, and as we prepare for the sequel's release on Blu-ray November 20th, Sylvester Stallone has stepped forward to speak about the already in pre-production next installment The Expendables 3.

Sharing his thoughts from his own personal Facebook page, the action icon confirmed that Nicolas Cage will be taking on a major role in this latest adventure. He also confirmed that the inclusion of Harrison Ford is no joke, with an eye firmly on Wesley Snipes and the hopeful return of Mickey Rourke. There is no mention of Steven Seagal, who is notoriously hard to work with, and Clint Eastwood seems to be out of the running (maybe he really is too old for this sh*t. or maybe they are saving up for Part 4).

Here's what Sylvester Stallone had to say.

"The Expendables 3:

We are preparing the film with the same passion and commitment as the previous two. We have confirmed Nicolas Cage, a master actor who gives a veneer intellectual group. Hopefully we can realize to Harrison Ford, Wesley Snipes and Mickey Rourke. That is the great mission of the producer. We will continue with the same narrative scheme, the agility and the frenzy, which are inherent to the saga. What will definitely be the last? I cannot guarantee. In principle it would be two deliveries, but the affection of the people encouraged us to work on a third. I guess as long as we amused ourselves by offering fun and people, we can continue playing The Expendables. For now we are not as expendable as it should and as some critics want.

Sly Stallone"


What this essentially means is that they will keep making these as long as people keep going to see them. The Expendables has become a bonafide action franchise not locked into the usual trilogy. John Woo is currently being eyed to direct this latest installment, with Sylvester Stallone and Jason Statham confirmed to return.

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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Comments (21)

  1. Lynchian

    Snipster

    2 years agoby @LynchianFlag

  2. Space101

    @kingbrady 3rd time is a charm. I do recall him declining the 2nd film do it can be for various reasons (cast, money, etc...) Maybe this time he'll say yes...never know.

    2 years agoby @space101Flag

  3. Robert Shorter

    HOW ABOUT DWAYNE THE ROCK JOHNSON, WESLEY SNIPES, DANNY TREJO, VIN DIESEL, MICHAEL JAI WHITE, JEFF SPEAKMAN, BRIAN THE BOZ BOSWORTH.

    2 years agoby @Robert-ShorterFlag

  4. Bill Louis

    YEEEEEEHHHHHHAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!

    2 years agoby @Bill-LouisFlag

  5. The Cryptkeeper: Resurrected

    Oh hell yes!

    2 years agoby @cryptFlag

  6. Fry_3000

    Shame on seagal, be nice to see the rock in the third or may be forth.

    2 years agoby @Fry-3000Flag

  7. Joshua Hollaway

    @metalheadfury Your list of actors would kill this film..I hope you're trolling

    2 years agoby @Joshua-HollawayFlag

  8. TheDude1

    Now this is epic news. A fight between between Stallone and Cage would be awesome! I'm still hoping they add Christopher Lambert to the cast though.

    2 years agoby @thedude1Flag

  9. darkdream

    f*ck Steven Seagal he is a bad actor, Stallone doenst need him...thats awesome Nicolas cage is on board hopefully he will play the villian

    2 years agoby @darkdreamFlag

  10. ROFLitschristian

    Ehhhhh, we'll see.

    2 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  11. SherlockHolmes2009

    They gotta get Snipes and Ford for this one, and Seagal would need to be in it. I wanna see a fight scene with Snipes and Sagal

    2 years agoby @SherlockHolmes2009Flag

  12. Metalsfury

    For Christensen, it would be a revamp, he's done other work but people still only see the winey Anakin. I am a Star Wars, fan but this change that image. Again, this is a possibility, rip on him all you like, we still see a whiney Anakin but the other ones are greater choices. Not C. Tatum! I also want to add The Rock and Clancy Brown. I'll stop before my list looks too long to read. This is an opinion. Do and say as you will, I welcome it

    2 years agoby @metalheadfuryFlag

  13. kingbrady

    @metalheadfury this guy goes and names Hayden Christensen lol.....huge action star there....go ahead and put Channing Tatum on it as well

    2 years agoby @kingbradyFlag

  14. Metalsfury

    EXPENDING ALL DOUBT, I wonder if Seagal will appear in any of them.. They should get Antonio Banderas, Jackie Chan, Christopher Lambert, Micheal Biehn,Tom Berenger, Val Kilmer, Thomas Jane, Willem Dafoe, Robert De Niro, Pierce Brosnan, Kurt Russell, Russell Crowe, Cillian Murphy, Jeremy Renner, Danny Trejo, Liam Neeson, Harvey Keitel, Hayden Christensen, the list goes on I suppose! These are possibilities to revamp some of these actor and for others it would be another great franchise to be a part of

    2 years agoby @metalheadfuryFlag

  15. Talking-Dead

    it will do better than cloud atlas :P

    2 years agoby @Talking-DeadFlag

  16. skywise

    I hope Nick Cage plays a villain.

    2 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  17. slysnide

    Wow, I never thought these wild casting rumors would get this far.

    2 years agoby @slysnideFlag

  18. Cripple

    F*ck yes.

    2 years agoby @crippleFlag

  19. kingbrady

    @space101 u must be living in space, Seagal has already declined the 2nd film why would he been given an offer for the 3rd

    2 years agoby @kingbradyFlag

  20. jasdjqs

    nice

    2 years agoby @jasdjqsFlag

  21. Space101

    No Steven Seagal for this one??? Booo!

    2 years agoby @space101Flag