Jackie Chan To Star In EXPENDABLES 3

Todd Brown, Founder and Editor
Jackie Chan is expendable. Or at least he will be soon. Chan dropped word that he will star in the upcoming Expendables 3 at a recent press conference for Chinese Zodiac in Kuala Lumpur saying:

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.
Chan went on to say that he hoped there would be some sort of buddy comedy element to his part and the script is reportedly being reworked now to take full advantage of Chan's involvement.
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  • TH German

    Great news, hope they get Jet Li back in a bigger role as in the second one.

  • P J Italiano

    I certainly hope they will sign Master Martial Artist DARREN SHAHLAVI up for 3. The man is awesome in anyone's language. He is the King Lion. He is smoldering, smoldering, smodering and then some......

  • BelmontHeir

    I totally agree, Shahlavi could only make Expendables 3 better. However, this series has a habit of hiring some of the best British martial artists in the business - Gary Daniels, Scott Adkins - and then not making great use of their talents onscreen. I don't think Adkins was allowed to show even an iota of what he can do in EXP2.

  • P J Italiano

    Gary Daniels is certainly a strong martial artist.  Scott Adkins, in addition to being a great talent is one of the most beautiful faces on this Planet (in the league with Brad Pitt).We down here in Jacksonville, Orlando and the Florida Keys are die-hard Darren Shahalvi fans; and, want to see him in more action films in lead roles.  We are opening a martial arts and boxing academy (for at risk youth)--- we have Mr. Shahlavi's pictures of those fantastic kicks and leaps all over the place.  I read a review and a reviewer said that Mr. Shahlavi is an "epic" talent and a great human.  Perhaps if they use Mr. Shahlavi they will allow him to shine as he deserves.

  • There's a very basic reality at play here in that the big name stars in these movies will NEVER allow themselves to be outshone by the smaller names. It'll just never happen, no matter how good those performers are.

    Reminds me of a story from the set of Tango & Cash. Stallone wasn't happy about having to star opposite Kurt Russell, who was arguably as big a star as he was at the time. He wanted rock solid assurance that HE was the star, not Kurt, and part of the way he got it was to have a clause inserted in the contracts that he was guaranteed to throw more punches on screen than Kurt. Word got out among the stunt guys so whenever they wanted to pick up a bit of overtime they'd break from choreography and throw an extra punch at Kurt so he'd have to respond. Then Stallone would have to get his extra bit, too. No idea if it's true but I've heard it told a bunch of times by guys who were in a position to know and, if nothing else, it illustrates the point ...

  • P J Italiano

    Boy, I did not factor that reality into the equation.  I'm surprised to hear that about SS.  In Cobra and Paradise Alley he was incredible. The other thing is that he is getting older. When he was young he had gorgeous hair, a beautiful face and incredible physical magic.  In Paradise Alley, the big guy who played his brother, Stallone actually backed in in his boxing career in real life.  The guy has a boxing club in Texas now, I believe (do not quote me as I do not have a citation source.)  I am going to write him a letter.  He has a home here in Florida.

  • P J Italiano

    Boy, I did not factor that reality into the equation.  What an ego.  I'm surprised to hear that about SS.  In Cobra and Paradise Alley he was incredible. The other thing is that he is getting older. When he was young he had gorgeous hair, a beautiful face and incredible physical magic.  In Paradise Alley, the big guy who played his brother, Stallone actually backed him in his boxing career in real life.  The guy has a boxing club in Texas now, I believe (do not quote me as I do not have a citation source.)  I am going to write Stallone a letter.  He has a home here in Florida.  One of my colleagues says he eats at his favorite restaurant.

  • Qinlong

    Of course this makes perfect, awesome sense. Since they'll be courting the Chinese market more than ever, Benny Chan would be the perfect director for this.

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