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