“The Expendables” and “The Expendables 2″ both made plenty of money (about $275 million and $300 million worldwide respectively), so short of Sylvester Stallone abruptly announcing his retirement, with the promise that he will not allow the names, characters, or titles of his movies to be used by anyone else, there will be a third “Expendables” film.
And guess who says he’s going to be one of the grizzled muscle men in that prospective third film? Jackie Chan, or at least that’s what he says. Yahoo! Entertainment has the story from Chan, who’s been out doing publicity for his movie “CZ12.”
“Sly had invited me to be in “Expendables 2″ but I was too busy filming “CZ12″ 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,”
Chan also ” revealed to Stallone that he hoped the third installment of the franchise would run along the lines of a ‘buddy-buddy’ movie should Chan be starring in it, which the “Rambo” star obliged.”
First, can’t we call Stallone the “Rocky” star? It’s only his greatest role. Second, how do you make a buddy-buddy movie when there’s a big group of characters? Do you divide them into teams? Maybe Stallone just said, “Sure, Jackie,” and hoped he’d forget.
Chan also spoke about the possibility of another installment of his popular “Rush Hour” franchise. He currently is attached to a script called “Skip Tracer,” but he may have other plans for it:
“The script is currently 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.”
It sounds like he’s less than enthusiastic, like, “Well, if it’s there, I’ll do it, but I’d rather start over with someone else.” Enjoy the ambivalence, “Rush Hour” fans.