‘Expendables 3’ News: Stallone Wants More Humor, Jackie Chan

The Expendables and its sequel was all about bringing back the big bang action of the ’80s, and the reason it worked so well was because it filled in the gap that fans of the action genre missed. However, Sylvester Stallone sees the movies as something that is supposed to be more humorous and wants to add more humor and “new” blood to the franchise’s third installment.

“No S. Seagal, sorry ,but maybe we get lucky with J. Chan! And some young bloods!!!,” Stallone said. “By young I mean 22 to 27. Not big bruisers but tech wizard, super brains and a young woman who is not a sex symbol but funny ,tough,REAL.”

So, Stallone wants to add more humor to the third movie and add some youth to the legends that sold the entire franchise to begin with? In the first movie, there was not much in the way of youngsters, while the second one saw Liam Hemsworth added to the festivities.

But, now Stallone wants a young 20-something guy to play a tech wizard and a tough girl.  While I’d suggest Gina Carano (Haywire) for the role, she is 30, so she is not in the age range Stallone looking for. As for a young tech guy in his 20s, I’m drawing a blank.

Any suggestions from you guys? Do you think it needs more humor and fresh blood, and if so, who would you cast as the nerd and the bad-ass girl?

Shawn is a film critic with 30 years of experience in print and online media. He is a former member of the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle and loves everything from critically acclaimed movies to B-level action flicks and everything in between.

  • I would cast Jesse Eisenberg in the nerd role and Jennifer Lawrence would easily fit into the badass girl role that sly seems to be looking for….. Both would work well for the sort of dark expendables tone while Jesse Eisenberg could add some of that humour Stallone wants

    • I could really see Jesse Eisenberg in the role. I also wouldn’t mind seeing Joel David Moore (Hatchet) in the role either. Lawrence would be awesome too, but I’d love to see Zoe Saldana get the chance!

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