Sylvester Stallone Talking to Steven Seagal About 'Expendables 3'?

May 20, 2013
Source: Twitter

Steven Seagal

With director Patrick Hughes confirmed to be at the helm of The Expendables 3, the biggest concern is rounding up all the bad asses to make up the ensemble of action stars kicking ass this time around. Wesley Snipes has been pegged for a role, and recently Stallone further confirmed the involvement of Jackie Chan and return of Mickey Rourke. Now it sounds like another new face might enter the mix. Stallone took to Twitter for another revelation and merely said, "Just talked to Steven S. in Moscow. Sounds great and says he wants to be in EX3, if the part fits…" If you're thinking that means Steven Spielberg, just get out of here.

Stallone pretty much has to be talking about Steven Seagal, the once thriving action star who many fans have been clamoring to have show up, especially after Chuck Norris got a chance to shine in The Expendables 2. In this case, Seagal is one of those action stars who will show up just for fun. After all, his diving into television with the A&E reality series "Steven Seagal: Lawman" was a bit of a joke, and he's been making a few terrible movies every year for a long time now. Maybe teaming back up with all these action stars will get him back in the right shape. It would be pretty great to see him as a villain, outside of Machete, again. Either way, it's probably less of "if the part fits" than "how much do I get paid?"

As for the film itself, Stallone is setting the bar pretty high. Stallone also recently tweeted, "“Thinking about Raiding, THE RAID…think about it…” He also added, "We believe we can do better than the RAID, which was an excellent film… Raising the bar…” The Raid: Redemption was quite the fantastic action film with a lot of practical fighting sequences and stuntwork, and many of these aging stars just don't have that kind of agility and endurance anymore. It's good to hear that Stallone knows what kind of action fans are really digging into, but it won't be an easy climb to top that film at all. Thoughts?

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  • Nielsen700
    Topping The Raid huh? I'll belive it when I see it.
    • Isildur_of_Numenor
      Topping The Raid as in taking place in a building with more floors. Keeping faith though. The other 2 were fun entertainment.
  • Reznik
    Haha, Steven Seagal?
  • vx88
    Expendables 3 Vs The Raid 2: Berandal in 2014 Awesome!!!
  • Isn't Seagull a bit of a rapey one?
    • Nielsen700
      They all bring different strengths to the team.
      • Maybe Seagull can bring his guitar and make the team strip.
        • Nielsen700
          Oh my. You're evil.
  • Cody W
    Trying to top the raid sounds great to me, more Stat with knives versus unlimited henchmen please.
  • Jenny Craig
    Fat git
  • Marco
    Seagal would make a great casting choice. After trying to get him on board for the previous films, this is the last chance for him to get involved. I'm not a big fan of Seagal but I think he belongs in this film. If your reading this Steven, take the bloody part, you won't regret it.
  • kodekn
    That picture of Seagal is like straight from South Park.
  • Spider
    Excellent shot for Steven Seagal to climb his way back to cinematic stardom. The script has to be sharp and inspired if Stallone & Co. are going to top, "The Raid"! Stallone is definitely dreaming BIG. I sure hope Seagal joins the fun. With this in mind, Stallone should call up Michael Dudikoff and offer him a part, too!
    • grimjob
      The American Ninja, hell yes!
  • lars
    Just get him to play a villain again. Seagal was great as a villain in Machete.
  • v
    Honestly, I don't put much faith in what Stallone says on twitter anymore. He said that Ex2 was supposed to be some sort of love letter to martial arts and that the final fight he would have vs Van Damme in the movie would be amazing. both turned out to be false and if Van Damme wouldn't have pushed for it there wouldn't even have been a fight between himself and Stallone. Stallone isn't in control of what happens with The Expendables, at least he wasn't on part 2. The producer made most of the decisions, including final cut on the editing and according to Simon West, a huge amount of action was left out of the movie just so it would be shorter (which means more shows in a day at cinemas, hence a chance to make more money). Sly is a good salesman, but until it will be on screen, I am not believing this guy's sales pitch. And if this one ends up filming in Bulgaria me guys, it will be a mess.
  • David S.
    After watching 'Deadly Crossing', I really hope Steven Seagal joins the 'Expendables' team. It'd be good to see him on the big screen again!
  • Max S.
    I'd much rather watch Steven Seagal in a solo flicks any day than see him join this terrible series. His new one, Deadly Crossing, just got released on Redbox.
  • angel Torres
    it's been 6 days, but if anyone is still reading this ( I hope including Stallone ) , there is only one way this beats Raid or Raid 2. and that is if the Rock joins the cast. plain and simple, don't need to add anyone else, just the Rock. with him, E3 wins in each way: better movie, more money and would be the best in series.




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