Wait, 50 Cent Not in Expendables, Terry Crews is Instead!

March 21, 2009
Source: Ain't It Cool News

Terry Crew

I really hate when casting like this changes so quickly. Earlier in the week we ran news from AICN that Forest Whitaker had been replaced by 50 Cent in Sylvester Stallone's upcoming The Expendables. I, unfortunately, thought it was a terrible idea, because I truly hate 50 Cent as an actor, and didn't want to see him ruin what I'm hoping will be a good movie. Well, Harry at AICN is saying that Stallone has called him up again and that 50 Cent is no longer taking the role, for unknown reasons, and instead the character of "Hale Caesar" will be played by Terry Crews. I hope this is finally who Stallone sticks with in the end.

Former San Diego Charger Terry Crews has been in everything from Idiocracy to White Chicks to Balls of Fury to Street Kings to Get Smart to Terminator Salvation. Besides that last one, not the greatest selection of films, but alas, still better than 50 Cent. Those of you that saw Get Smart should know that he's a actually good supporting actor and should hopefully be able to do a good job in The Expendables. At least he's big and strong, and can stand up to Stallone and Statham and Lundgren and Couture, who are also in this. Although most disagree, I'm relieved to know that 50 Cent won't come close to ruining The Expendables.

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Frank on Mar 21, 2009


i would rather him then 50 he is allot funnier then 50

Tom W on Mar 21, 2009


T Crews is the man. Always been a fan

Twanzel on Mar 21, 2009


Better choice! Most definitely!

Spider on Mar 21, 2009


I guess there won't be any hip hop music in the soundtrack! Whew!!! See ya 50!

Blue Silver on Mar 21, 2009


I think Stallone's thoughts on casting right now go something like this..."Wait, no Forrest Whitaker? All right, grab me a black actor. No, I don't care which."

DinoChow on Mar 21, 2009


they should of gotten bill duke XD

cmedina on Mar 21, 2009


well done Terry Crews is much more better he should also play Luke Cage and Jax from Mortal Kombat reboot movie if they do it. also to 50 Cent G-G-G-G Unot going to be in The Expendables lol

movieboy1 on Mar 21, 2009


@8 yeah they should bring bill duke that would make sense to have him in this movie

movieboy1 on Mar 21, 2009


Yo Terry Crews has been in some good films, that list wasn't bad. He was cool in Harsh Times ( which was criminally under-rated) and Street Kings. He'll be good in this and love his character's name!! You're right Fif is a debatable actor, he mumbled a lot in the Get Rich film.

Braveheart on Mar 21, 2009


better than 50 Cent, but still someone who is known for lame movies

-Peter- on Mar 21, 2009


Terry Crews is a funny, funny guy. You might not like the movies he's in, but he steals every scene. The guy is a natural comedian. He's also freakin' huge and will fit right in with Stallone and crew.

Eric on Mar 21, 2009


Terry will do well in this role, but I gotta say with the 50 Cent hate I don't get it. It's not like Lundgren, Statham, Li et al are Oscar caliber, they're freakin' action heroes they could have made this movie with Vin Diesel, JCVD, Steven Segal and Carl Weathers and it wouldn't improve the quality of acting.

PimpSlapStick on Mar 21, 2009


**wipes sweat from brow** fer sure best choice. God sly you almost fucked up the movie lol

budhistwisdom7 on Mar 21, 2009


Phew! I LOVE Terry Crews and i totally agree with you Alex that this is a lot better that having Curtis ruining the movie. Terry Crews is a great actor form how i see it and i think he will do a great job.

Fisherr on Mar 21, 2009


Man, if JCVD had accepted, and they couldve gotten Steven Segal, this movie would be ultimate in bad ass.

Fred on Mar 21, 2009


Sly asked me to be in this. However, he quickly pulled the offer when he realized killing off all the villains in the first 30 seconds wouldn't be the best idea.

Chuck Norris on Mar 21, 2009


Apology accepted Sly...

MrSammich on Mar 21, 2009


"I got the shakes that'll make you quake! I got the fries that'll cross your eyes! I got the burgers that'll... well, I just got burgers!" Now THIS is more like it! I love this guy. The Expendables should be a lot of fun.

Nick Gligor on Mar 21, 2009


This guy is hilarious! Awesome choice. So that means there will be some lightheartedness and comedy in the movie.

Hey Ya on Mar 21, 2009


the picture up top says it all for my reaction to this. 50 is a McAsshole!!

joe moms on Mar 21, 2009


This site is full of dumb-asses!!

TLee on Mar 22, 2009


#6 If that was Stallone's thoughts on casting, he would have just settled with "fidy sent" and been done with it. The fact that he hired, in my opinion, a far better actor like Terry Crewe shows that he cares about the story and is not going to let some rapper/second rate actor ruin it (though second rate is far to big of a compliment to give "fidy"). As sad as I am to see Whitaker leave this project, I am ultimately relieved to see Stallone pick somebody who meets both the physical and acting abilities that the movie needs, which I believe Crewe has.

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???? on Mar 22, 2009


yes! crews it the shit!

Caleb on Mar 22, 2009


He is so great in Idiocracy! He'll fit right into this movie.

LINKFX on Mar 23, 2009


HALLELUJAH! No more 50 Cent. Terry Crews is very good in "Everybody Hates Chris."

Branden on Mar 23, 2009


@ 16 I'm with you

Alex on Mar 23, 2009


Terry Crews is an incredible talent. And I'm sure he could do any role that was given to him. I will go see this movie just because Terry is in it. Finally, an action movie with Terry Crews. I can't wait!

Joe Lotta on Mar 24, 2009


ANYWAY, Terry Crews is funny in everything he does.

Eric on Apr 1, 2009


Terry Crews is my favorite actor and I saw him in my dream and I've been looking for his Email address only I don't know what it is.

Dae'Von Hairston on Jan 12, 2010

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