It had been rumored when the tank wheels of production started rolling on The Expendables 3 that Sylvester Stallone reached out to Mel Gibson to direct, but the embattled Australian apparently thought he was still an artist or something, way above and beyond resorting to cheesy (but totally awesome) 80s action nostalgia.
Well, according to Sylvester Stallone’s Twitter account last night, it appears that Gibson is now going to star in The Expendables 3. Either that or Tom Hardy is. Either way, someone who plays Mad Max will apparently be the villain to Stallone’s Barney Ross.
If this is true, Gibson joins Nicolas Cage, Wesley Snipes, Jackie Chan, possibly Milla Jovovich and probably Steven Seagal as the latest action stars to get in on the brutal-but-charming violence franchise, and just for good measure I’m going to predict that Lou Diamond Phillips, DMX, Cynthia Rothrock, Jeff Speakman and Mario Van Peebles will sign on next.
And eventually Kurt Russell will sign on, but only after the guys who played Thunder, Rain and Lightning in Big Trouble in Little China sign on, because my guess is it’s all tying into David Lo Pan being the villain. Oh, and Carl Weathers voices a talking dog. I’m pretty sure that would be the greatest movie of all-time.