The Expendables is pretty much the retirement home of older action movie stars. The first two films have seen more 1980s nostalgia appear on the big screen than a massive sale on hair scrunchies and leg warmers to the backing track of Duran Duran, as Sly Stallone recruited plenty of stars for his flicks.
Bruce Willis has appeared in two of those films so far, but he won’t be in the third one. Instead, the greatest movie president of all time, Harrison Ford will be showing up for the third film.
With a year to go before the film is officially out, Sly Stallone tweeted the following confirming that Ford will most likely be throwing people out of the Barney Ross plane:
WILLIS OUT… HARRISON FORD IN !!!! GREAT NEWS !!!!! Been waiting years for this!!!!
— Sylvester Stallone (@TheSlyStallone) August 6, 2013
So what does the third film have in store then for viewers? Early rumours pointed towards the gang going up against a younger, fresher cast of anti-Expendables, pitting new blood up against the old. The main crew of Stallone, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Terry Crews and Randy Couture are all back as the core team, but no word on whether or not Jet Li will return. Which is a shame, because he managed to have his screen time halved in the sequel, and yet still managed to kick double the amount of ass in the process.
The Expendables 3 is out next year August 14, where Ford will most likely shoot first. Expect more casting announcements soon.
Last Updated: August 7, 2013