THE EXPENDABLES 3 Wish-list

Everyone else is doing it.

The story idea I've cooked up for this one is that there's a supervillain, a powerful arms-dealer ready to start World War III and rule over the ruins, obsessed with the team, determined to take them all down once and for all. Only THE EXPENDABLES can stop him! Cheesy? Sounds about right to me.
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1.
Sylvester Stallone
Actor, Rocky
Sylvester Stallone is an American actor, screenwriter, producer, and director. He is well known for his Hollywood action roles, particularly boxer Rocky Balboa, the title character of the Rocky series' seven films from 1976 to 2015; soldier John Rambo from the four Rambo films, which ran from 1982 to 2008; and Barney Ross in the three The Expendables films from 2010 to 2014...
“ Barney Ross.

First the returning cast. These guys should be obvious. ” - Bonehead-XL
 
2.
Jason Statham
Jason Statham was born in Shirebrook, Derbyshire, to Eileen (Yates), a dancer, and Barry Statham, a street merchant and lounge singer. Statham has done quite a lot in a short time. He has been a Diver on the British National Diving Team and finished 12th in the World Championships in 1992. He has also been a fashion model...
“ Lee Christmas.

Ross' heterosexual life-partner. ” - Bonehead-XL
 
3.
Jet Li
Actor, Ying xiong
Jet Li born Li Lian Jie in Beijing, China. He started training at the Beijing wushu academy (wushu is China's national sport, largely a performance version of various martial art styles) at age eight. He won five gold medals in the Chinese championships, his first when he was only 11. In his teens, he was already a national coach...
“ Ying Yang.

Li has made it pretty clear he's not super-invested in this franchise. So, early in the first act, while at his home in China, talking with some old friends, a group of assassins attack Yang. After a long fight, he's killed. Got to raise the stakes for the third film. ” - Bonehead-XL
 
4.
Dolph Lundgren
Dolph Lundgren was born in Stockholm, Sweden, to Sigrid Birgitta (Tjerneld), a language teacher, and Karl Johan Hugo Lundgren, an engineer and economist for the Swedish government. He lived in Stockholm until the age of 13, when he moved in with his grandparents in Nyland, Ångermanland, Sweden. Despite an early interest in music and the fine arts...
“ Gunner Jensen.

Remember when this guy was evil in the first movie? That didn't last long. By this point, Gunner has fallen into the role of the team's Big Guy and secret genius. ” - Bonehead-XL
 
5.
Terry Crews
Terry Crews was born in Flint, Michigan, to Patricia and Terry Crews, Sr. He earned an Art Excellence Scholarship to attend Western Michigan University and also earned a full-ride athletic scholarship to play football. Crews was an All-Conference defensive end, and was a major contributor on the 1988 MAC champion WMU Broncos...
“ Hale Caesar.

Look, I love Crews. He's hilarious in these movies. But for the third chapter in an action-all-stars series, we need to make some room. Caesar and Road both perishes in an assassination attempt, forcing their loved ones into vengeance. ” - Bonehead-XL
 
6.
Randy Couture
Randy Couture is a collegiate wrestler and fighter turned actor from Everett, Washington. He served as a four time US Olympic wrestling team alternate as a soldier in the U.S. Army, and is also a 6 time world heavyweight and light heavyweight UFC champion and Hall of Famer. He is a graduate of Oklahoma...
“ Toll Road.

Couture did a lot better in the second movie but I think he still feels a little out of place. He doesn't make it of my head alive. ” - Bonehead-XL
 
7.
Arnold Schwarzenegger
With an almost unpronounceable surname and a thick Austrian accent, who would have ever believed that a brash, quick talking bodybuilder from a small European village would become one of Hollywood's biggest stars, marry into the prestigious Kennedy family, amass a fortune via shrewd investments and one day be the Governor of California!...
“ Trench.

You've got to have Arnold in there, even if the story is all ready getting swollen. Personally, I think we'd be fine with Trench playing a similar role to what he had in the second film: Last minute reinforcements. ” - Bonehead-XL
 
8.
Bruce Willis
Actor and musician Bruce Willis is well known for playing wisecracking or hard-edged characters, often in spectacular action films. Collectively, he has appeared in films that have grossed in excess of $2.5 billion USD, placing him in the top ten stars in terms of box office receipts. Walter Bruce Willis was born on March 19...
“ Mr. Church.

We're finally going to learn just what this character's deal is. Who he works for, what he's really up to, so forth. ” - Bonehead-XL
 
9.
Wesley Snipes
Actor, Blade
Wesley Trent Snipes was born in Orlando, Florida, to Maryann (Long), a teacher's assistant, and Wesley Rudolph Snipes, an aircraft engineer. He grew up on the streets of the South Bronx in New York City, where he very early decided that the theater was to be his career. He attended the High School for the Performing Arts (popularized in Fame)...
“ Julius Caesar.

Hale's avenging brother! Well, everyone wants him in it, from Sly on down, especially since he was suppose to be there all along. When is Wesley's prison sentence up? ” - Bonehead-XL
 
10.
Carl Weathers
Actor, Predator
Carl Weathers was born on January 14, 1948, in New Orleans, Louisiana. A famous and successful football star at San Diego State, he played with the Oakland Raiders and retired from the sport in 1974, in order to give full attention to his goal: to be a real actor. Weathers first played small parts in two blaxploitation flicks...
“ Augustus Caesar.

Hale's other, older avenging brother! Because we've got to get Apollo in this movie. Weathers is a tough guy in his own right. Don't tell me he wouldn't be great! ” - Bonehead-XL
 
11.
“ Cassandra Road.

Toll's previously unmentioned ex-wife. Oh sure, the marriage might be over, but she still loved him. They just couldn't make it work. Now, the most bad ass woman on the planet has to lay down some hurt herself. ” - Bonehead-XL
 
12.
Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage was born in Long Beach, California, the son of comparative literature professor August Coppola (a brother of director Francis Ford Coppola) and dancer/choreographer Joy Vogelsang. He is of Italian (father) and German, English, and Polish (mother) descent. Cage changed his name early in his career to make his own reputation...
“ Needles.

The villain! Cage is all-but-confirmed for this and, personally, I think he'd be best as a ridiculously over-the-top, hammy villain. That's playing to an actor's strength. ” - Bonehead-XL
 
13.
Jackie Chan
Hong Kong's cheeky, lovable and best known film star, Jackie Chan endured many years of long, hard work and multiple injuries to establish international success via his early beginnings in Hong Kong's manic martial arts cinema industry. Jackie was born Kong-sang Chan on Hong Kong's famous Victoria Peak on April 7...
“ Inspector Chan.

An old personal friend of Yang's, who just happens to be visiting when all hell breaks out. After Yang's death, Chan makes a mad rush to get the message to Ross and the rest of the team.

Like Li, Jackie Chan doesn't seem interested in doing any filming outside of China these days. So how about squeezing him into a massive, awesome Hong Kong fight scene at the beginning of the movie? ” - Bonehead-XL
 
14.
Michelle Yeoh
Born as Yang Zi Qiong in the mining town of Ipoh, in West Malaysia, in the lunar year of the Tiger, Michelle is the daughter of Janet Yeoh and Yeoh Kian Teik, a lawyer and politician. She is of Han Chinese (Hokkien) descent, and spoke English and Malay before Chinese. A ballet dancer since age 4, she moved to London...
“ Jessica Yang.

Another friend of Yang's, who is also involved in the violence at the beginning.

I can't resist putting the three biggest Hong Kong action stars of the eighties in the movie together. Can you imagine that brawl? Again, by filming this central scene in the actor's native China, it should give them the extra-incentive to do it. That's the goal anyway. ” - Bonehead-XL
 
15.
Mr. T
Actor, The A-Team
Mr. T was born Laurence Tureaud on 21 May 1952, in the rough south side ghetto of Chicago. He is the second to youngest of twelve children (he has four sisters and seven brothers) and grew up in the housing projects. His father, Nathaniel Tureaud, left when Laurence was 5, and his mother raised the family on $87 a month welfare in a three-room apartment...
“ Mr. Daemon.

One of two helicopter pilots that drops the team off for their final confrontation with the bad guys. They might factor into the climax a little too...

I'm not going to lie. ROCKY REUNION! Mr. T doesn't need more then a cameo, but he needs at least that. And the irony of him playing a pilot is a little too good to pass up. ” - Bonehead-XL
 
16.
Hulk Hogan
Actor, Rocky III
One of the greatest, most popular, most hated and charismatic wrestlers of all time, Hulk Hogan is one of the men who helped parlay the circus-like world of professional wrestling from cult following into the forefront of American entertainment. What many people who know about Hogan don't know is he was in the "sport" for several years in virtual obscurity before hitting the big time...
“ Mr. Angel.

The other helicopter pilot that carries our team to the climatic confrontation.

It's not like either Mr. T or Hulk are particularly busy these days. You telling me they wouldn't be down for a brief role in the most epic of epic action movies? ” - Bonehead-XL
 
17.
Kurt Russell
Kurt Russell was born Kurt Vogel Russell in Springfield, Massachusetts, to Louise Julia (Crone), a dancer, and actor Bing Russell (Neil Oliver Russell). He is of English, German, Scottish, and Irish descent. Russell landed a part in the Elvis Presley movie, It Happened at the World's Fair, when he was 10 years old...
“ Charles Viper.

Church's mysterious boss. ” - Bonehead-XL
 
18.
Michael Jai White
Michael Jai White is an American actor and martial artist who has appeared in numerous films and television series. He is the first African American to portray a major comic book superhero in a major motion picture, having starred as Al Simmons, the protagonist in the 1997 film Spawn. White portrayed Jax Briggs in Mortal Kombat: Legacy...
“ Sleeper, Needles' personal body-guard.

Sly always sticks an up-and-coming action star in the role of the villain's main henchmen. And who doesn't love this guy? DY-NO-MITE! ” - Bonehead-XL
 
19.
Gina Carano
Actress, Haywire
Gina Joy Carano was born under a tornado warning in Dallas, Texas, to parents Dana Joy (Cason) and Glenn Thomas Carano. Her father played for the Super Bowl Champion Dallas Cowboys as a backup quarterback for Roger Staubach and Danny White from 1977-1983. In 1984, he was the starting quarterback for the USFL Pittsburgh Maulers...
“ Misses. Needles' other primary hench-(wo)man.

I like Carano and definitely think she needs more work. Primarily, I'd cast her so we could get an awesome fight with Cynthia Rothrock. One generation of female badass against another. ” - Bonehead-XL
 
20.
Danny Trejo
Actor, Machete
Danny Trejo was born Dan Trejo in Echo Park, Los Angeles, to Alice (Rivera) and Dan Trejo, a construction worker. A child drug addict and criminal, Trejo was in and out of jail for 11 years. While serving time in San Quentin, he won the lightweight and welterweight boxing titles. Imprisoned for armed robbery and drug offenses...
“ A former-associate of the villain that the team has to track down at one point for information. A smaller-ish role. ” - Bonehead-XL
 
21.
Shin'ichi Chiba
Pivotal figure in the 1970s explosion of martial arts cinema as lethal "fists for hire" trouble shooter, Takuma (Terry) Tsurugi, starring in the phenomenally popular and ultra violent "The Street Fighter" series of action films. Sonny Chiba wasn't a graceful, fluid fighter like screen icon Bruce Lee...
“ Takuma Tsurugi.

This man has killed a lot of Yakuza over the years and that's gotten him in trouble now. The man the team has to rescue in the big opening sequence, though he doesn't need to much help with the rescuing. ” - Bonehead-XL
 
22.
Steven Seagal
Steven Seagal is a striking and somewhat boyishly handsome (often with ponytail) action star who burst onto the martial arts film scene in 1988 in the fast-paced Warner Bros. film Above the Law. Steven Frederic Seagal was born in Lansing, Michigan, to Patricia Anne (Fisher), a medical technician...
“ We pretty much all want him in here, even if Seagal's ego makes him notoriously hard to deal with. I'm pretty sure it's in his contract that nobody is allowed to kill his character. (Besides himself, I guess, which is why "Machete" ended that way.) That's why he turned down the first movie.

So how do we get Mr. Seagal in the film and appease his massive ego? Cast him as the villain in the James-Bond-Opening and HE GETS AWAY AT THE END! Maybe bring him back for a (unlikely) fourth film, but mostly just so we can get the guy in there. ” - Bonehead-XL