Another 80s action superstar has joined the star-studded cast of The Expendables! Even if it’s only for one day of shooting, Arnold Schwarzenegger will be in this film and he will be playing himself as the Governor.

I was partially joking back in November when I said the following in response to the news of Dolph Lundgren being cast into the film:

All we need is “Ahnuld,” Bruce Willis, Chuck Norris and JVCD in the mix and we have ourselves the 1980s action genre all over again.

Well, two out of four isn’t bad… even though one of those two turned down the offer. Speaking of which, this news helps counteract some of the negative press the movie received when the reason Jean-Claude Van Damme turned down a role in the movie made its way onto the internet.

This news comes from directly from Harry at Ain’t It Cool News who spoke with Sylvester Stallone. The conversation also confirmed a few details:

  • Ben Kingsley is out and he is being replaced by Eric Roberts
  • Mickey Rourke has officially signed on
  • Shooting begins in about a month
  • The script is currently being finalized by Stallone

My excitement for the movie has been slightly restored, what do you think of this news?

Shooting for The Expendables begins in March and the movie is expected to hit theaters in 2010.

Source: AICN