Sylvester Stallone Gives Jackie Chan a Role in 'The Expendables 3'

December 17, 2012
Source: Yahoo

Jackie Chan

When we saw some footage from Jackie Chan's forthcoming action thriller Chinese Zodiac, the stuntman and action veteran revealed that Sylvester Stallone asked him to take a part in The Expendables 2, but he couldn't partake because of his commitment to the aforementioned personal project. But the good news is, fans who have been waiting for Chan to show up in the ensemble action franchise have finally gotten their wish. However, rather than having a small cameo role like Chuck Norris had in the second film (and he's apparently not returning for another one), Chan wanted a bigger role in The Expendables 3. Read on!

Yahoo says Jackie Chan revealed this while at a press conference for Chinese Zodiac:

"Sly had invited me to be in 'Expendables 2' but I was too busy filming 'CZ12' and couldn't make a commitment to the film. But he did extend his invitation to the third movie, which I agreed on the condition that I will be appearing as more than just a minor role with a few scenes."

In addition, apparently Chan asked Stallone if the third film could be more like a "buddy-buddy" movie (which I assume means that Stallone would have more of a sidekick in addition to a whole team), and he obliged. So does that mean Chan is Stallone's sidekick in the film? I guess we'll have to wait and see. Now if we could just find out if Harrison Ford, Wesley Snipes and Nicolas Cage are going to get in on the fun, that would be great. As of now, we're still waiting to hear when The Expendables 3 might get off the ground, so stay tuned for any further updates and developments.

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Awesome! The sad part is that the cast is the best part of these films, not the films themselves. I mean the idea is great and the films are quite fun to watch but they do not exceed their limitations. Not to say that a fun popcorn movie is a bad thing but with this talented, experienced group working on the films one would think they should be more than that. Anyway, looking forward to the third! Jackie Chan is a great addition.

Isildur_of_Numenor on Dec 17, 2012


tbh I don't think its fair to assume any action can be equivalent to the amount we'd expect based on ensemble.. LOL. xD

Daniel Vu Tran on Dec 17, 2012


It is fair to assume but not much else besides that.

Isildur_of_Numenor on Dec 18, 2012


WooHoo!! My childhood hero is coming to kick some ass.

Jet on Dec 17, 2012


Bring in Gina Carano

Busted on Dec 17, 2012


This is excellent news! I'm so glad this is already coming together. Snipes would be a sweet addition, good luck with Ford, and to hell with Cage. Look forward to this!

grimjob on Dec 17, 2012


Just watched Tango & Cash again; what's Kurt up to these days? Failing Expendables 3, I'm quite ready for Big Trouble in Little China 2, should he be twiddling his thumbs.

Melanie on Dec 17, 2012


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L2431C101 on Jan 5, 2013



L2431C101 on Jan 5, 2013


Don't forget Hulk Hogan!!!

star bores on Dec 18, 2012


....and ZEUS

star bores on Dec 18, 2012


Why not set it in Asia somewhere and bring in guys like Takeshi Kitano, John Lone, Chow yun fat, Sonny Chiba, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Michelle Yeoh, Maggie Cheung, both of the Tony Leung`s, Donnie yen and Sammo Hung. They can co-produce it in China to get that big release there and perhaps get John Woo, Takashi Mike, Beat Takeshi, Chan-wook Park, Jee-woon Kim, Tsui Hark, Johnnie To or Wo-Ping Yuen to direct.

Busted on Dec 18, 2012

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