It’s little surprise that with films like The Expendables movies, there’s a bit of confusion who will star in any of the films while they’re being put together, as getting a great roster of action veterans together is tough, especially without a gargantuan budget.
Now Jackie Chan himself has been confirmed that he’s up for a fairly substantial role in The Expendables 3, telling Cinema Online, “Sly had invited me to be in The Expendables 2 but I was too busy filming Chinese Zodiac 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.”
It’s been suggested that Jackie Chan has requested that this next film be a buddy-buddy movie, and that Sylvester Stallone has agreed to that request, and apparently the screenplay is being rewritten to meet this specified criteria.
It’s not Stallone and Chan’s first film together, as they previously appeared together in a spoof action film-within-a-film, alongside Whoopi Goldberg, in the box office bomb An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn.
Chan also revealed that he’s currently working on a movie that at the moment is an original script but could turn into Rush Hour 4. However he seems in two minds about this, saying “The script is currently [being] viewed by Chris Tucker. Personally, I feel that if he were to pick it up, it would be better if we turned it into Rush Hour 4 but I do think that three movies for the franchise is a perfect ending. It would be better to start a new buddy movie with someone new.”