The Expendables was kind of sh*tty (and no, I wasn’t expecting a masterpiece, I was expecting a dumb action movie that had decent stunts and blood that wasn’t CGI) and the second one isn’t out yet, but according to the producers, the franchise is already so successful that the public is clamoring for seven more sequels. Of course, sounding overly confident about potential sequels is kind of what producers do (between starlets and cocaine), but even so, Avi Lerner’s got some crazy ideas:
The Expendables 2 is out this week, and to celebrate, we sat down with producer Avi Lerner to discuss the movie.
And, during our chat, Lerner revealed that he’s in talks with some of the biggest names in cinema for 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].” [TotalFilm]
Eastwood (who’s 82, by the way). Cage. Snipes. Man, you can almost hear the brainstorming session that led to this.
Producer 1: We’ve gotta up the ante for part 3! I say we get someone EVEN OLDER!
Producer 2: And crazier!
Producer 3: And more irrelevant!
(*freeze frame on jumping high five while “The Boys Are Back in Town” fades in*)
Novelty value. It never wears off, am I right?