Clint Eastwood Wryly Suggests He Could Direct 'The Expendables 3'

September 19, 2012
Source: JoBlo

Clint Eastwood

Just before the sequel The Expendables 2 hit theaters, producer Avi Lerner started some buzz for what will likely be the inevitable third installment of the veteran action ensemble franchise. Though no story has been crafted yet, the producer already had eyes on names like Wesley Snipes, Nicolas Cage, Harrison Ford and Clint Eastwood for roles. Now the latter Dirty Harry icon has spoken out (and not to an empty chair this time) about the possibility of starring in The Expendables 3. When asked about taking a role, Eastwood said, "I haven't read any material. Probably not." But that doesn't mean you can count him out completely.

Continuing the conversation with the insufferable gossip show Extra (via JoBlo), Eastwood said, "I'm probably more apt to direct something. Maybe I'll direct Expendables 3." Obviously, Eastwood is joking more than anything, but movies like Unforgiven, Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima have proven he can direct serious action. However, taking on the over-the-top action that The Expendables fans will expect might be a little more difficult, and doesn't seem like Eastwood's style. In addition, Eastwood noted he hasn't seen The Expendables yet. Maybe Stallone can convince him to make a cameo still?

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Reader Feedback - 11 Comments


Don't care for this guy since he talked to the "invisible man" at the chair! This could be a mistake for Expendables 3.

The Truth on Sep 19, 2012


Don't worry about it, it will never happen.. he was clearly joking. Regardless, Clint is probably the best thing that can happen to these films

Tester on Sep 19, 2012


IF he directs EXPENDABLES 3, it will blow my mind.

DAVIDPD on Sep 19, 2012


Clint would never direct this kinda film, He's more into the Oscar materials film.

truong18 on Sep 19, 2012


How the eff is this news worth sharing?

Chazzy on Sep 19, 2012


never gonna happen

Richie G on Sep 19, 2012


why do yo ueven bother reporting news like this when there is no chance in hell that Eastwood would ever direct the film or that he was even serious about it.

aicnisbetter on Sep 19, 2012


So that he can get in a jab at Eastwood's politics. Duh.

Jim on Sep 19, 2012


I'd rather see him star and direct another installment of "RED", then the Expendables.

jah p on Sep 19, 2012


I hope he directs it.

Nielsen700 on Sep 19, 2012


he will direct it

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