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So you’ve just finished watching Fast & Furious 6. You’ve seen planes and tanks and flipcars and Paul Walker’s alternate-universe girl-clone and one of the greatest headbutts in the history of human heads. You think it’s all over. The credits roll…and then they stop rolling. Warning: Spoilers Ahead. You see a Mercedes driving through the streets of Tokyo. If you’re a fan of the franchise, you immediately recognize the significance of the Tokyo setting — and you can guess that we’re watching a sequence set during The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. If you’re »
- Darren Franich
Sylvester Stallone has put out a call on Twitter, presumably with his latest iteration of "The Expendables" in mind: "A young Sigorney Weaver anywhere out there?" The misspelling of her name aside, Weaver became one of Hollywood's few female action stars because Ridley Scott cast her as androgynous astronaut Ripley in "Alien," and another director who likes strong women, James Cameron, encouraged her to kick ass in the sequel "Aliens," at which point he passed the baton to David Fincher, who continued the tradition in "Alien 3." Stallone has plenty of tough action femmes to choose from now, from Gina Carano and Michelle Rodriguez, who memorably fight each other in "Fast & Furious 6" and Jennifer Garner ("Alias") to Cate Beckinsale ("Underworld"), Zoe Saldana ("Star Trek Into Darkness") and Gwyneth Paltrow ("Iron Man 3"). Rodriguez herself recently complained about the lack of female superheroes. Check out the interview below with Sony chief Amy Pascal, »
- Anne Thompson
Not too many Hollywood franchises hit their stride five movies in, but in 2011, "Fast & Furious 3-6" director Justin Lin finally found the perfect formula with "Fast Five," mixing the series' trademark auto-lust with increasingly over-the-top vehicular mayhem. The result was a box office windfall, and a perfect storm of a summer movie that hit just the right tone of crowd-pleasing lunacy. So in an attempt to keep the good times rolling, "Fast & Furious 6" (or just "Furious 6," according to the movie's title card) transitions the franchise from street racing heist movie to a globetrotting action blockbuster.
After their last job left them with millions in the bank and a new addition to the family, Brian (Paul Walker) and Dom (Vin Diesel) are convinced to get back behind the wheel by special agent Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson), who needs their crew's racing prowess to stop a former Sas-operative-turned-criminal-mastermind named Shaw (Luke Evans) from building some kind of super-bomb, »
- Moviefone Canada
Action movie fans have been clamouring for Jackie Chan to appear in The Expendables franchise for years, and the success of the second instalment has meant that talk of that has started all over again. In an interview with IGN Movies, Chan had this to say about those reports and whether he's actually interested in turning up alongside the likes of Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis and Jason Statham. "I haven’t signed anything yet or even seen a script to Expendable 3," he confirmed. "But they’ve approached me and if the role is big enough I will take it. They offered me a part on Expendables 2 but the role was too small and I want my role to be special. I want a big part. Preferably fighting baddies alongside Sylvester Stallone." As for which superhero role he would most like to play, the actor jokingly revealed that he wouldn't say »
Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Forest Whitaker, Johnny Knoxville, Peter Stormare, Eduardo Noriega, Luis Guzmán, Sonny Landham, Jaimie Alexander, Zach Gilford | Written by Andrew Knauer | Directed by Jee-woon Kim
After a temporary retirement and a brief stint as the Governator of California Arnold Schwarzenegger has returned to the silver screen. Schwarzenegger has had a few cameos in The Expendables franchise but The Last Stand marks the first time Schwarzenegger has taken the lead in a film since Terminator 3. With such a long layoff one wonders if Schwarzenegger could pick up where he left off. While he would never be confused with an acting savant, he brought a certain magnetic charm that made him one of the world’s biggest action stars. Perhaps it’s an issue of too much rust on the gears or a hindrance due to advanced age that has water downed his charismatic persona. His movements are achy, his punches are feeble, »
- Dan Clark
If you follow Sylvester Stallone on Twitter, you notice one recurring theme to his tweets: Expendables 3. Sly knows where his bread is currently buttered and so has been tantalizing fans with little updates like "Calling Seagal." And while Steven Seagal is a no-brainer addition to the next Expendables adventure, the tweet below has us much more intrigued. A young Sigorney Weaver anywhere out there?. Sylvester Stallone (@TheSlyStallone) May 18, 2013 The Expendables movies have brought together some of the best action heroes past and present to rumble in a franchise overstuffed with muscle and testosterone. But the success of the films is inspiring dueling spin-offs that will essentially be a woman version (one actually called.ugh.Expendabelles). To date, Nicolas Cage, Jackie Chan and Wesley Snipes have been considered as additions to the beefed up ensemble of Expendables 3, but could the tweet above mean Sly is bringing some female star power into »
….Calling Seagal this morning.
— Sylvester Stallone (@TheSlyStallone) May 17, 2013
Just talked to Steven S. in Moscow …Sounds great and says he wants to be in EX3, if the part fits….
— Sylvester Stallone (@TheSlyStallone) May 19, 2013
A few days ago, Stallone also revived talk that Jackie Chan could be in the mix:
What’s the plan? Ask Jackie Chan….
— Sylvester Stallone (@TheSlyStallone) May 16, 2013
Jackie Chan spoke with Empire recently and told them the following regarding a possible role in The Expendables 3, ”[The Expendables team] did contact me, but right now I have not read the script yet. I’d love to work with Stallone, but until I get back next week and meet Stallone and his manager, see the script…that’s when he’ll tell me what happens.”
On the same day of the Chan Tweet, Stallone »
- Alex Corey
Four talented magicians mesmerize an international audience with a series of bold and original heists, all the while pursuing a hidden agenda that has the FBI and Interpol scrambling to anticipate their next move in Now You See Me, a visually spectacular blend of astonishing illusions and exhilarating action from director Louis Leterrier (Clash of the Titans).
The Four Horsemen, a magic super‐group led by the charismatic J.Daniel Atlas (Jesse Eisenberg), perform a pair of hightech, high‐profile magic shows, first amazing audiences by remotely robbing a Paris bank while in Las Vegas, and then exposing a white‐collar criminal and funneling his millions into the audience members’ bank accounts, baffling the authorities with their intricately planned capers.
- Movie Geeks
I love The Expendables franchise like I love Bruce Willis’s beautiful bald head: with no bounds. What is there not to love about sexagenarians hopped up on steroids blowing stuff up by the sheer force of their masculinity? No, seriously: The Expendables rocks. The Expendables 2 was equally awesome, and of course I have nothing but high hopes for The Expendables 3. If man behind the explosions, Sylvester Stallone, has anything to say about it, we’ll soon be adding one more badass to our badass list.
Stallone recently Tweeted that he’s been speaking to ‘Steven S.’ about The Expendables 3, which Mr. S. is totally into, ‘if the part fits.’ Steven S., in all likelihood, is none other than perhaps the only badass not to get in on the action yet: Steven Seagal. If Seagal joins the cast of The Expendables 3, he’ll be following in »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
Steven Seagal is probably the biggest holdout on fans’ wish-list of aging badass action stars to be featured in The Expendables franchise. The first two installments had Seagal’s name associated with them (if only by fan nomination) – but in each case, the hope was never rewarded. It comes no surprise then that The Expendables 3 casting process has once again entertained rumors of Seagal joining up; it’s even less surprising that that same rumor was once again debunked earlier this year by franchise architect Sylvester Stallone.
What Is surprising, however, is new word that strongly indicates that Seagal could pull a complete 180° turn and sign up for a go of it (pun intended) with the rest of the Expendables crew.
It is Sly himself rekindling this particular casting news fire, with this not-so-cryptic tweet:
Click to continue reading Steven Seagal Joining ‘Expendables 3′ After All?
- Kofi Outlaw
We’ve got exciting news as Jackie Chan’s confirmed he will star in The Expendables 3… If he can make his schedule work! In an interview with Getty Images Entertainment at the Cannes Film Festival, the martial arts legend confirmed that Sylvester Stallone’s tweets about his possible involvement in the threequel are not far off the mark. Jackie revealed:
“I cannot promise you anything but let’s see what happens. I would love to do it. I love Stallone.”
- Dan Bullock
You probably missed Arnold Schwarzenegger’s comeback. Most people did. The Last Stand was supposed to be the former Governor’s mighty return to movies, but instead it grossed a paltry $12 million domestically and now marks Schwarzenegger’s lowest grossing movie ever (factoring inflation). It’s a shame, because those who (really should) take the opportunity to give The Last Stand the second chance it deserves on video will discover that it’s not just an enjoyable burst of Golden Age action cinema filmmaking, but a meta narrative that makes it far more intriguing than it appears. Most comeback movies dutifully pander to fans’ nostalgic expectations by just giving them more of what ain’t broke. Exhibit A: The Expendables series, which recreates for its actors (including Schwarzenegger) the roles they’ve always inhabited while exhibiting an “Oorah! We still got it!” enthusiasm about bringing back its aging heroes. The Last Stand, however »
- Alexander Huls
"[The Expendables team] did contact me, but right now I have not read the script yet. I’d love to work with Stallone, but until I get back next week and meet Stallone and his manager, see the script… that’s when he’ll tell me what happens."
"I’d most like to have a fight scene with Stallone. Though I’d like to team up with him against the bad guy. There are so many action stars involved, it must be so difficult being the director. How do you share out every scene? 'I want to do something special, I want to do something special!' At the end, it’s all small parts, small parts, small parts. I want a big part! I hope I have a big part with Stallone!"
- Garth Franklin
Anchor Bay Films has acquired U.S., Australia and New Zealand rights to the sci-fi action film Battle Of The Damned from Bleiberg Entertainment’s Compound B. The Expendables‘ Dolph Lundgren stars with David Field (The Rover), Matt Doran and newcomer Melanie Zanetti. Anchor Bay Entertainment’s president Bill Clark and acquisitions Evp Kevin Kasha made the deal. “There truly is no other film like this on the market, it’s got zombies and robots and spectacle. The visual effects are fantastic and this is one of the best roles Dolph has ever had.” In the near future on the outskirts of civilization a remote test facility lays in ruin following a catastrophic security breach. The breach led to a viral outbreak that left thousands dead or mutated. All that remains are a handful of survivors, their small armory of weapons and a fleet of the infected. Led by private »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
“The Expendables” franchise seems like both a blessing and a bit of a curse for Sylvester Stallone and his team of aging action stars. While the franchise itself has proven to be a hit, it hasn’t exactly been a career re-launcher for guys like Stallone and Schwarzengger whose films “Bullet to the Head” and “The Last Stand” proved to be unsuccessful in the box office this year. Still, at least they all have a franchise to fall back on and it’s fun to see what kind of a cast Stallone can conjure up for the next “Expendables” film. Speaking of which, Stallone has recently taken to Twitter to tease us all about who might show up for “Expendables 3.” Stallone wrote a series of tweets a few nights ago dropping a few casting tidbits. He has confirmed that Wesley Snipes and Mickey Rourke will be in the third film, »
- Ken Guidry
News Simon Brew 17 May 2013 - 06:45
The big surprise so far where The Expendables 3 is concerned is the man who Sylvester Stallone has recruited to direct it. Patrick Hughes has the low budget feature Red Hill to his name, and he's been hand-picked by Stallone to bring fresh life into The Expendables franchise.
Stallone is working on the screenplay, and he'll be starring in the film of course. And he's taken to his Twitter feed to tease some of the faces who'll be joining him.
Firstly, Stallone confirmed that Mickey Rourke is back for this one. He also revealed that he's been talking about Wesley Snipes, saying "he can not Wait to fight to the top again" (which we think means he's probably in). Then he added "Antonio B....? Could be", and "What's the plan? »
Bruce Willis is nothing if not totally willing to make fun of his advanced years while still churning out tireless action movies full of mayhem. At least three franchises Willis is currently involved in ("Red," "The Expendables" and "Die Hard") fulcrum around the hey-isn't-this-old-guy-shooting-people-funny thing. Now it's been announced that Willis will star in yet another old dude action movie this time with the name (wait for it) "Expiration." Willis, showing a new level of self-awareness, will star as a hardened hitman who is "poisoned and desperately searching for an antidote before he dies." So… "Crank?" Brian Tucker, who wrote this year's rote political thriller "Broken City," penned the screenplay, which is being produced by Emmett/Furla Films. Willis's "Red 2" opens later this summer with plenty of jokes about how old he is while he fires automatic weapons at bad guys. [via The Wrap] Earlier on Moviefone: 'Red 2' Poster »
- Drew Taylor
The Toxic Avenger is loosely based on the cult classic Troma film of the same name and directed by Steve Pink (Hot Tub Time Machine). It stars Arnold Schwarzenegger with Lloyd Kaufman set to executive produce. The film is expected to be introduced to buyers at Cannes 2013 with pre-production set for the Fall. Arnold Schwarzenegger (The Expendables, The Last Stand) has joined the cast of the upcoming remake of the Troma Cult Classic film The Toxic Avenger. The upcoming film is loosely based on the original Loyd Kaufman classic of the same name and is about a teenager who transforms into a mutant-like superhero after being dunked in a vat of toxic waste by a corrupt chemical company. Schwarzenegger will portray 'The Exterminator', who is a former Black Ops agent that trains the Toxic »
- Keven Skinner
While the entire purpose of my existence now rests on eventually getting to see Bill & Ted 3, I suppose that we can allow Keanu Reeves to do other films in the interim. He’s right now featured in Generation Um (see our interview here) and has been cast in the sci-fi movie Passengers opposite Reese Witherspoon. Now Reeves has also signed on to play a former hitman in the revenge tale John Wick.
John Wick concerns said hitman who gets very very upset when a car thief steals his 1969 Ford Mustang (Not the ‘Stang!) and kills the dog given to him by his beloved late wife. Yeah, you do not kill a former hitman’s dog. Wick tracks the little thug down, only to discover that the thug’s daddy is a crime boss and Wick now has a bounty on his head.
John Wick will be directed by a pair, »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
For the last 50 years, the James Bond franchise has produced some of the best action / adventure movies in cinema and those that were fortunate to land the role of James Bond have went on to become icons of film. Casino Royale has the distinction of being one of the top casino movies of all-time and other films such as Goldfinger and Dr. No, and others are considered cult classic. Daniel Craig has certainly made the role of James Bond his own, but there are some other actors that we would love to see take on the role of 007.
The star of films such as The Transporter, The Italian Job, Crank, War and The Expendables has that perfect balance of rugged good looks and kick ass fighting skills that you would want out of James Bond. Who needs suave when you can beat a man to death with his »
- Flickering Myth
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