Sylvester Stallone Considering Mel Gibson to Direct 'Expendables 3'?

April 11, 2013
Source: Twitter

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While director Clint Eastwood once wryly suggested that he might take a role behind the camera rather than in front of it for the action sequel The Expendables 3. However, that turned out to be more of a joke than anything. The only solid news for the gestating sequel has Jackie Chan taking a role, and Sylvester Stallone is still interested in getting Harrison Ford, Wesley Snipes and Nicolas Cage in on the action (and Snipes just recently got out of jail). But what about a director? Well, Stallone made a joke on Twitter about a director for The Expendables 5 (apparently skipping the fourth film), and that turned into a serious inquiry.

Stallone wrote on Twitter, "What about Mel Gibson directing EXPENDABLES FIVE???" But then he immediately followed up with "No , I was kidding about [that] but seriously, what about Mel Gibson directing EXPENDABLES 3? Opinions anyone? Curious…" Could Stallone really be testing the waters for Gibson to direct the sequel? He hasn't directed anything since Apocalypto in 2006, and that would be quite a high profile return behind the camera. Gibson knows how to make a grand scale film like Braveheart and even The Passion of the Christ, but this would definitely be the most action he's ever directed. Hoenstly, I think this sounds like a great idea, especially if that means Gibson gets to make a cameo. Thoughts?

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  • Say what you will about Mel Gibson, but the sonofabitch knows story structure.
    • Cody W
      O you stole my line, south park references ftw
  • Nielsen700
    Seems like a good idea to me.
  • truong18
    what he has done to you?
    • hagman
      Stop or my Mom will Shoot...
  • truong18
    Hope he will,
  • capitandelespacio
    Sounds great. Danny Glover + Mel Gibson cameo. Bring it on.
  • OfficialJab
    When we getting Dwayne Johnson in on the cast?
    • thechillerdewd
      when he gets old and I guess in EX 11 or so
  • Guy who comments on things
    Apocolypto was an awesome film.
  • Moutchy
    Yes!! That would be awesome!
  • I think this is a great idea. A good comeback vehicle for Mel and a good move by Stallone. Say what you will about Sly, as much as it's all business it's also personal. I think if he could bring all these guys together to make EX3 with Gibson directing and of course having a cameo in the film would be cool. I hope this happens.
  • You really need to calm down here.
  • Bl00dwerK
    Expendables 2 was awful. I'll probably skip 3...
  • Isildur_of_Numenor
    You should write Pineapple Express 2.
  • Isildur_of_Numenor
    Clint Eastwood was a good idea. This blows it out of the water. Fingers crossed!
  • anthony
    it would be sweet if mel gibson was in it he is a real bad ass and would fit right in
  • anthony
    and it would be cool to also get the rock tony jaa and michael jai white now that would be cool
  • The Mechanic
    Mel is controversial but he could pull off such a project. Mark Dacascos for a role?
  • I couldn't agree more Oroolicious. I hope he drinks himself to death, or at least into a coma. How many second chances is this loser going to be given?
  • grimjob
    Hell yes that's a great idea!!
  • Crazy Legs
    That would be bad ass!!!!
  • Mel Gibson is both one of the best action ACTORS of all time, and best action directors......I don't see any way he decides to do this, but if he did, it would DRAMATICALLY change the style of the series. Mel wouldn't touch this if it were just going to be more "expanded cameo cheese," and pointless explosions and machine gunfire. It would have to be a FILM. Which would be friggin' awesome. I would pay DOUBLE, and buy the Blu-Ray at the same time, if this came to pass.
    • Sure doesn't take much to please some people. This is exactly why we have sooooo much garbage coming out of Hollywood. Because people think it's great. Give your head a shake man.
  • $126191
    I wish they'd made Shane Black's LW5 script. If only to make up for number 4.
  • jkcm725
    Hell ya
  • Emilio
    Wesley Snipes. Yes.
  • Time for those people who control Hollywood to let the racial thing die!!!! Mel for directors position!




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