Bruce Willis Fires Back at Sylvester Stallone

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When the Bruce Willis Expendables 3 news broke last week, it was Sylvester Stallone who lobbed the first shot. Allegedly, Willis wanted $1 million per day to appear in the movie and Sly and his cast mates said “no way.” Instead, Stallone signed Harrison Ford to come aboard the franchise and sent out a tweet that was obviously aimed towards Bruce Willis.

 

 

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Stallone should get credit for not calling out Willis by name in that last tweet, but at the same time, it was obvious who he was talking about. Apparently, Stallone offered to pay $3 million for a Bruce Willis Expendables 3 appearance but Willis said he would only consider it if he got $4 million.

After all the “greedy” insults were thrown around concerning Bruce Willis, the actor finally shot back with his reasoning for the high demands. He is bored with action movies.

“Explosions are one of the most boring parts of my job. When you have seen a few fireballs, it’s not exciting anymore. I know part of my audience enjoys the explosions, but to be honest, Iā€™m a bit bored of it now.

“I am very clear with who I am. I work in all sorts of films, but the action movies are the ones that generate the most revenue. I like to earn lots of money from those, but I do all types: small productions, megaprojects, medium sized, even science fiction.”

So, does this mean Bruce Willis fans won’t see him in big budget action movies anymore? I doubt it, the only thing to consider is that it will cost the production budgets on these movies a lot of money if they want him. For a movie franchise like The Expendables, which is supposed to be about the love of the genre, that kind of money just isn’t worth it.

With his name not selling movies as well as it used to, there might not be many of those movies left in his future. If a Bruce Willis Expendables 3 partnership can’t work, don’t expect any more to come calling outside of the Die Hard franchise, which just refuses to die.

Source: The Telegraph

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Shawn S. Lealos
Shawn is a film critic with over 25 years of experience in print and online media. He is a member of the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle and loves everything from critically acclaimed movies to B-level action flicks.
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