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

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September 19, 2012
Source: JoBlo

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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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  • The Truth
    Don't care for this guy since he talked to the "invisible man" at the chair! This could be a mistake for Expendables 3.
    • Tester
      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
  • DAVIDPD
    IF he directs EXPENDABLES 3, it will blow my mind.
  • truong18
    Clint would never direct this kinda film, He's more into the Oscar materials film.
  • Chazzy
    How the eff is this news worth sharing?
  • Richie G
    never gonna happen
  • aicnisbetter
    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.
    • http://twitter.com/txshurricane Jim
      So that he can get in a jab at Eastwood's politics. Duh.
  • jah p
    I'd rather see him star and direct another installment of "RED", then the Expendables.
  • Nielsen700
    I hope he directs it.
  • Movies Or Tv Series
    he will direct it

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