A while back, Nicolas Cage was said to be in the mix for a role in The Expendables 3, but nothing ever came of it. Instead, it’s being reported that Kelsey Grammer has joined the cast, and will be playing the role that Cage was rumored to be up for.
Grammer will be playing an ex-mercenary named Bonaparte who helps the Expendables with their mission. The actor also recently signed on to play the villain in Transformers 4.
Much of what livens up the testosterone-fueled action film franchise, The Expendables, are the legendary action stars. The franchise is more concerned about the brutality of the hits and the size of the explosion over the plot of the film. The success of the second film paved the way for The Expendables 3 to happen, and film stars Sylvester Stallone and Jason Statham are very likely to return. Their co-stars Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, and Arnold Schwarzenegger are reportedly not signed on to reprise their roles in the third, but at this point anything could happen. Red Hill director Patrick Hughes will direct the film.
As if the film couldn’t get any bigger in terms of the cast size, a couple of new additions prove us wrong. Deadline reports that Jackie Chan, Wesley Snipes, Nicolas Cage, and Milla Jovovich are in extensive talks to join the cast of The Expendables 3. Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer made the casting confirmation to analyists early this morning.
The first trailer for the latest Wesley Snipes movie, the insane-looking horror western Gallowwalkers, hit the ‘Net a few days ago and has become the latest viral sensation. The movie has been completed and sitting in someone’s basement since 2006 but late last year saw an unexceptional release in the United Kingdom. It looks like the movie is finally heading to our shores, guns blazing, and in full head-ripping mode.
You can check out the trailer here below.
Gallowwalkers takes place during the days when violence ran rampant as criminals and gunfighters battled it out in an America still young and recovering from the national wounds of the Civil War, a time when gunmen who carried a curse that caused their victims to rise from the dead to prey on the living. That was a time known as IN YOUR MOTHERF%$!ING DREAMS, YOU SILLY MAN. Snipes gets the lead role of – what else? – said cursed gunman who finds himself having to kill people he’s already killed before.
The Expendables 2 raised the bar by adding more classic action stars (Chuck Norris and Jean-Claude Van Damme) to the film series, and as the saying goes, nothing really beats the classics. So for The Expendables 3, fans shouldn’t be surprised to see even more classic action superstars punch, kick, fight, and bomb their way through enemy forces.
Obviously with a sequel such as this one, the question of who would you like to see be added to the next installment will come up and producer Avi Lerner did throw out a couple of names that should excite fans of The Expendables franchise. Among the stars the producer mentioned were Nicolas Cage, Wesley Snipes, Harrison Ford, and Clint Eastwood. Quite a collection of names which should make for a very exciting sequel. In fact, Cage is reportedly signed on for the third film, while the other three are still in negotiations.