Sylvester Stallone and the rest of The Expendables 3 cast held a huge promotional press conference yesterday for the upcoming sequel. During the course of the chat, we learned not only about the upcoming action film, but also its all-female spin-off and more.
First, here are some highlight's from last night's London world premiere.
Stallone took to the stage and revealed just how grueling this third shoot was, but also indicated that he’s got more in the tank as far as the franchise is concerned. The actor says he could see at least two more Expendables movies becoming a reality – but that everything really hinges on how well The Expendables 3 does at the box office.
From there, discussion shifted to Mel Gibson’s involvement with the project. Gibson was originally rumored to be Stallone’s choice to direct the third entry, and Stallone confirmed that again today. Gibson passed on directing, but said he’d love to be the film’s villain. “Sold!” was Stallone’s response to that request.
Meanwhile, producer Avi Lerner offered an update on the all-female spin-off The Expendabelles. According to Lerner, the film is still in the script stages, and should begin shooting sometime next year. There's no confirmed cast yet, though Stallone did mention that he'd like to see Sigourney Weaver in a role.
You’ll find more details about all things Expendables over at JoBlo. Stallone and his menagerie of action-film veterans will return to the screen for a third tour of duty on August 15.