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Sylvester Stallone Updates 'Expendables 3'; No Steven Seagal, Maybe Jackie Chan

Sylvester Stallone anchored last month's bout of machismo and manly brawling - in the form of Bullet to the Head - but, unfortunately, few people turned out to see what proved to be an exhilarating and genuine action throwback. That song ought to change on Sly's upcoming projects, since the majority of them will feature one more tough guy screen icon to sweeten the deal - or several, in the case of The Expendables 3.

We've previously reported about unconfirmed (re: rumored) Expendables 3 casting possibilities such as Nicolas Cage and Steven Seagal, in addition to confirmation from Jackie Chan that Sly is fleshing out a role for him in the threequel. Today, we can offer something more official on the situation, courtesy of Stallone's recent comments on his certified Twitter account.

Expendables 2 brought new aging screen heroes into the mix and moved the action franchise towards being more tongue-in-cheek and even intentional self-parody, resulting in a sequel which many felt improved on its predecessor. According to Sly, that was his plan from the start - and so, that trend will continue in the third installment:

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Sylvester Stallone Updates 'Expendables 3'; No Steven Seagal, Maybe Jackie Chan