Did Sylvester Stallone Confirm Mel Gibson as 'Expendables 3' Villain?
After entertaining the idea of having Mel Gibson get behind the camera for The Expendables 3, producer Sylvester Stallone ended up hiring Red Hill director Patrick Hughes to direct. However, a rumor surfaced in June that Stallone might be getting Gibson in front of the camera for the action bonanza as the film's villain. We haven't heard anything official since then, but a recent Twitter update seems to confirm that Gibson will be facing off against Sly, Mickey Rourke, Terry Crews, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger and new cast members like Wesley Snipes, Nicolas Cage, Jackie Chan and Milla Jovovich.
Stallone simply tweeted, "Mad Max vs Barney Ross," but with too many ellipses. That would be quite the misleading hint if Gibson wasn't lined up to take on Stallone's lead character in the sequel, so we're pretty sure this is confirmation. It seems a bit redundant since Gibson is playing the bad guy in the outlandish grindhouse sequel Machete Kills, but the guy probably needs to have some fun to get back in the good graces of audiences after some bad appearances in tabloid headlines. Gibson has been a bad ass before in the Lethal Weapon films, Payback and more, so this is quite the tantalizing prospect. Thoughts?