50 Cent Replacing Forest Whitaker In ‘The Expendables’?!

Published 5 years ago by , Updated August 22nd, 2013 at 3:26 pm,

I am not impressed.

Sylvester’s action-packed team-up ass-kicking fest of a movie, The Expendables, is suffering through some minor start delays and shooting for the movie has been pushed back a month. Because of this, Forest Whitaker now has some scheduling conflicts and has had to pull out of the movie.

To replace him, Sly has brought in rapper 50 Cent a.k.a. Curtis Jackson.

Bad move methinks – How can you go from Oscar-winning talent to an artist of different medium who’s proven time and time again that he cannot act.

I love the idea and premise of this movie – the use of iconic 80s action stars combined with some cool modern action stars is something that should have been done a long time ago. That being said, I was very concerned about this movie because it’s aiming for a PG-13.

A PG-13 rating for a movie about a team of mercenaries sent on a suicide mission made by Sly Stallone? What?

Well, it sounds like the idea is to let the kids see it too which to me, takes away from what it should be. Is it being made simply for monetary purposes and for the wrong audience? Combined with the reason as to why Jean-Claude Van Damme turned down the offer to be in The Expendables and seeing others drop out (Ben Kingsley, Sandra Bullock), my hopes and anticipation for this movie are dwindling.

Ain’t It Cool News reported on this yesterday and later received a message from Sly himself defending the decision about 50 Cent. In his message he also clarified the following character information:

Hale Caesar is Curtis Jackson
Toll Road (new character) is Randy Couture
Monroe is Eric Roberts
Tool (an ex-Expendable) is Mickey Rourke
Bao is Jet Li
Lee Christmas is Jason Statham
Lacy is Charisma Carpenter
Sandra is Giselle Itie (famous Brazilian actress)
And
Barney ‘the schizo’ Ross is Yours Truly.

My hopes for this movie was for something like Rambo but with a massive team of cool characters. I guess we’re not getting that. As for 50 Cent, if he’s playing an all out action role, he’s at least built for the part being in incredible physical condition.

Even though I’m skeptical about this movie, it’s still a must-see for me because of what it is and who’s in it – I’m sure many others feel the same.

What do you think of this news and the direction of the film?

Yesterday, The Expendables got its official release date of April 23, 2010.

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  1. Yah no kidding steven, but that’s really for those kids who think cursing makes it cool, so they try to make it as “cool” as they can, lol.

    Personally, I curse when it happens, but I control it and it’s not a common thing in my vocabulary. I work with this guy, he seems like he can’t even complete a sentence without cursing. And it’s completely unneccessary, it’s not like it helps to the description to things or anything, and it’s like a little kid and his mother can be standing right there and he can’t control himself for that 2 minutes while they are in earshot to keep the cursewords down. Or I have him on speakerphone because my hands are busy with other things (and you can tell when someone has you on speakerphone) and he doesn’t think for one second that there might be other people there and to keep his language in check. Seriously, is it THAT hard to speak like a normal human being without cursing after every third word, I mean seriously, is it THAT important that you think somehow the story you’re telling or the thing you are describing to someone will be inaccurate because you left out the precious curse words? I mean come on…

  2. Why do you care Ken ? They are just words it makes no sense for anyone to be offended or upset by them. They are simply words that an overly sensative society decided were “bad” because something needed to be condemned. They should be treated just like any other word. For me hearing F*ck or any other so called Curse word is no different than hearing the word Shoe.

  3. Ice Cube should take Small Change’s (That would be 50 Cent) place. Cursing is like icing on a cake its good and serves its purpose of making the cake tastier, but too much will rot your teeth. I have know idea where I was going with that. WAKA WAKA.

  4. Um, I care Daniel, because where I work it’s customer service based… wait, every work place is… anyhow… it doesn’t matter if it’s justified or not, if someone decides to complain, it’s our ass. Oh yah, I’ll use the “they’re just words” argument and see how that goes with the big brass. That will go well, thanks for your enlightened advice… I take it you are not currently employed or maybe you’re lucky enough to be self-employed? lol

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