‘Expendables 3′: Chan, Snipes, Cage and Jovovich in Talks to Join the Cast

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Sylvester Stallone is getting his boys back together for The Expendables 3, and he wants to convince all the cool kids to join them – while includes people like Mickey Rourke (who was unaccounted for in Expendables 2) – for a third round of reliving the testosterone-fueled action genre movie glory days.

We’ve been hearing for a while that the invite list could include names like Nicolas Cage and Jackie Chan – in addition to Wesley Snipes (who’s fresh out of jail) – while, more recently, Sly confirmed that the longtime holdout, Steven Seagal, may finally be willing to join in the explosion and cheese-riddled festivities.

Today, we can announce that yet another iconic action movie star – and a (gasp!) woman at that – is lining up to “track ’em, find ’em, kill ’em” with Sly and his boys (or craggy-faced muscleheads, whichever you prefer), based on a report that lists Milla Jovovich as being – along with Chan, Snipes and Cage – in “advanced negotiations” to become a member of the Expendables acting crew.

The report from Deadline confirms what we’ve been hearing from Sly for some time now: that Chan and Snipes are all-but officially locked down. Furthermore, it gels with Dolph Lundgren’s previous comment about Cage ranking high on the Expendables 3 Wanted List, and that filming – as mentioned in the announcement by Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer – is expected to begin in late Summer/early Fall 2013, to keep the film on-course for a Summer 2014 release date.

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However, this is the first we’ve heard about Jovovich being on the verge of striking a deal to board the project. Nevertheless, this potential casting makes sense, seeing how the Fifth Element and Resident Evil franchise’s badass leading lady fits the bill – when it comes to a role that Sly described as “a young woman who is not a sex symbol but funny, tough, REAL.” (Sidenote: Jovovich is, technically, both a sex symbol and tough cookie, but we’re not complaining.)

Sly has recruited new blood to work behind the scenes on Expendables 3 – in the form of budding indie filmmaker Patrick Hughes (Red Hill) – and Jovovich may not be the only whipper-snapper (relative to this franchise, anyway) who’s added into the mix. A previous rumor indicated that Joe Taslim – the martial artist star of The Raid: Redemption and Owen Shaw’s (Luke Evan) mostly-silent thug in Fast & Furious 6 – could also become a cast member. That would be in keeping with Sly’s comments about wanting to beat The Raid at its own game (re: by delivering more non-stop thrills and bone-crunching action).

There are still big questions about Expendables 3 casting that remain to be answered – like will Cage be chewing the scenery as the villain and is Jet Li going to return (in some capacity) – so keep your eyes peeled for additional updates on the Screen Rant homepage over the forthcoming months (as we approach the start date for production).


How do you like The Expendables 3 lineup so far? Let us know in the comments section.

Source: Deadline

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  1. god please not a 3rd first one was eh mainly because im a huge statham fan but the second was horrible sly is a horrible actor after Rambo first blood I was like seriously your still producing horrible films go back to “working out” with a needle and stay away from movie making

    • The fact that you just criticized the “acting” is irrefutable proof that the point of this movie franchise is missed on you…and I feel sad for you lol.

      On another note: AWESOME addition of Miss Alice. Not as awesome as the surprise ending to Fast and Furious 6, but awesome none the less.

      • who is this movie for then, people who dont want to think and dont need acting?

        may I suggest you watch “oh my balls” might be up your alley

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  2. Well you know Cage is in. Man has never turned down a movie, ever!

  3. i love The Expendables, i didnt watch it for the acting but for the action… it did what it was suppose to do… shoot and blow stuff up…… i love mindless movies… just love to get away watching them….

  4. the movie be good

  5. I think that Cynthia Rothrock would be a better choice… She certainly fills the age requirement.

  6. i say yes for Cynthia Rothrock

  7. Did I hear there was interest in having an ALL-FEMALE Expendables movie?

  8. I’m more interested in the possibility of Wesley Snipes Jackie Chan Milla Jovovich join the cast that’s really spruce up the action as well as the stunts.

    • Wesley Snipes and Jackie Chan great martial artists

    • Why would Milla Jovovich join this cast of mostly old, has-been male actors? She’s out making REAL HITS like the Resident Evil franchise. She doesn’t need this. And Stallone is 70 years old. His career highlights are BEHIND him, and he’s trying to latch onto young people like Milla and Vin Diesel.

  9. I’m more interested in the possibility of Wesley Snipes Jackie Chan Milla Jovovich join the cast that’s really spruce up the action as well as the stunts. can anybody say wow bang bang bang not you got it that’s the cast

  10. I can’t wait for No3 as I love the whole idea of the movies,I would like Jackie Chan,Edward Norton,John Malkovic and Seagal to be in no3.

  11. I would like to see these tough looking actors joining the list for the upcoming Expendables 3 film, if it is possible, Bill Goldberg (EX-WCW & WWE Wrestler and Actor), Kevin Durand (Actor from the hit tv series “Lost” and the movies like X-Men Wolverine), Kurt Russell, “the legendary tough man – Dirty Harry” Clint Eastwood, Danny Trejo, Ron Perlman and Vin Diesel. Don’t forget Steven Seagal because I want to see him on this nonstop and action packed extended third edition.

    • Another tough guys that I would like to see involved in the third film are Ian McShane (actor from HBO TV series Deadwood) and Viggo Mortensen (from Movies like Lord of the Ring). Let’s see if Sly and Company listen to our petitions and make the arrangements to incorpórate them in the Expendables Cast.

    • Clint Eastwood is very very old man

    • No, Ron Perlman will not be joining this crap. He’s making real hits of his own, like Sons of Anarchy. Milla Jovovich has the Resident Evil franchise. She doesn’t need to team up for Expendables. Stallone is using all these much younger actors to try to keep himself relevant.

  12. I would love to see Linda Hamilton, Sigourney Weaver, the only women capable of doing good action acting roles…
    Edward Furlong
    Robert Patrick

    Imagine scenes between arnold and furlong.. man!!!! that would be powerful.

    • Edvard Furlong is not for action movies more like drama and teen movies

  13. Kate Beckinsale is kick ass on the Underworld series would make another great addition.

  14. only Nicolas Cage is for the BAD GUY nobody can be BAD like Nicolas Cage

  15. Wesley Snipes and Jet Li together in the other movie like partners in the future that would be great

  16. I am surprised there is gonna be third but I am actually pretty excited about the new cast members. I really hope milla joins the crew! Can’t wait to see how it turns out.

    • I don’t want Milla joining this “crew”. These are oldtimers. She’s young. why would she join them? And Stallone is 70. she has the Resident Evil franchise. She won’t do this “kiss of death/career killing” role.

  17. this will be great

  18. Lots of old timers doing their last hoorah tother bring them all li,chan.snipes segal,ludgren,sathan, norris goldberg,stalone,arnold,Eastwood as a general of some sort freeman,gipson,ford,cage,kevin nash,triple h,trejo,don johnson,if at all possible jeff speakman what a cast i would love to see who is going to be the standout guy on this cast and the story line lot of egos there be fun too watch

  19. Nicolas Cage &Milla Jovovich must be the best bad guys couple.