Hold on to your lady punching bear costumes, folks. The Expendables 3, the second sequel in Sylvester Stallone’s love song to all things 80’s and manly, just got its first confirmed cast member and it’s a doozy.
So put the bunny back in the box and get ready for the flipped out thespian stylings of one Nicolas Kim Coppola aka Nicolas Cage aka THE BEES! NOT THE BEES!!!
Yes, Nicolas Cage’s real second name is actually Kim, and since he’s not Korean, that would explain a lot of what caused his clearly evident dementia.
Now Sylvester Stallone indicated earlier in the year already that he’d like the Uncaged One to join the cast of the next installment in the action franchise, and since Cage hasn’t ever turned down a script in his entire life, this is merely a formality in making it official. Stallone confirmed the casting to Spanish newspaper El Pais, a (bit broken) translated version of which has been made available via Film Stage, and he also mentioned the other actors that he’s pursuing for the film:
“We are preparing the film with the same passion and commitment as the previous two. We have confirmed Nicolas Cage, a master actor who gives a veneer intellectual group. Hopefully we can realize to Harrison Ford, Wesley Snipes and Mickey Rourke. That is the great mission of the producer. We will continue with the same narrative scheme, the agility and the frenzy, which are inherent to the saga. What will definitely be the last? I can not guarantee. In principle it would be two deliveries, but the affection of the people encouraged us to work on a third. I guess as long as we amused ourselves by offering fun and people, we can continue playing The Expendables. For now we are not as expendable as it should and as some critics want.”
You may now take a minute to clean up your eyes which are probably bleeding from that broken up English. Hopefully you got the gist of it: Stallone wants Ford, Snipes and Rourke as well, all of whom I actually think he can get, especially the latter two since Rourke has already cameo’d in the first picture and Wesley Snipes needs money for that rectum reconstruction surgery (What? Too soon to make prison jokes?). Ford may be a tougher sell, but based on the success of the films, and the fact that he doesn’t appear especially picky in his career lately, I think it can be done.
He also reveals (I think) that there was originally only going to be two movies but their popularity prompted a third. Stallone is also going to keep the same formula as the first two films, which suits me fine seeing as how Ex 2 was some of the most fun I’d had in a cinema in ages.
Oh and Nicolas Cage is apparently also a “master actor”. Oh, that Stallone. Always with the jokes.
Last Updated: November 6, 2012