It’s been rumored for quite a while, but no official announcement had been made – until now.
Action icon Bruce Willis has announced that he will share the screen with fellow Hollywood legends Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger in The Expendables!
Whilst presumably promoting his forthcoming Surrogates Willis informed MTV that he would be joining his fellow Planet Hollywood founders in the Stallone directed action film.
When asked if he had shot any scenes for The Expendables Willis said:
“Not yet, I haven’t united with them. I’m waiting for a call from Sly about when we’re going to try and make that happen.”
When quizzed for details about his character, the Die Hard star admitted that even he didn’t know details about the role:
“I don’t know anything about yet, haven’t seen any pages yet. But I’m excited about it.”
He’s not the only one – action fans have been waiting nearly twenty years to see these action men share the screen, and Willis admitted that the trio would be in a scene together.
“That’s the concept. That’s the plan”
And what a plan that is.
This news means that at the very least The Expendables is guaranteed a huge opening weekend (which was pretty much assured) and that it will satisfy action fans of all ages. As a man of a certain age (and a child of the 1980s) I’ve been looking forward to something like this happening for years, but I presume that egos and cinematic price tags got in the way of such plans.
Joining Stallone, Willis and Schwarzenegger in the action epic will be fellow action stars Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Steve Austin, Terry Crews, Randy Couture and Mickey Rourke.
That’s what I call good news! Now, if they can only get past this possible PG-13 Rating business…
The Expendables will be in theaters on April 23, 2010.