Nicolas Cage Qualifies For ' The Expendables 3'
Star of 'Con Air' and 'The Rock' will join in on the action
By Corwin Neuse Aug 13, 2012 5:51PM
"The Expendables 2" hasn't even come out yet, and already producer Avi Lerner is making casting decisions regarding its now seemingly inevitable sequel.
The latest former action icon to join the mayhem? "Con Air" and "The Rock" star Nicolas Cage, whose experiences with John Woo on "Face/Off" alone more than qualify him for inclusion.
Cage has repeatedly exhibited a knack for screaming inarticulately while firing dual Barettas, and those are apparently the only skills—except for kicking people in the face and/or actually speaking English—necessary to appear in an "Expendables" flick.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lerner is also keen on roping in Clint Eastwood, Harrison Ford, and Wesley Snipes "once he returns from jail." But why stop there? What about Steven Seagal? Kurt Russell? The re-animated corpse of Charles Bronson? A CGI'd John Wayne?
What do you think, Hitlisters? Is "The Expendables 3" a good idea? And whom else should the producers target, if you'll pardon the pun?
Aug 14, 2012 6:31PM
I don't how you would put in John Wayne or Charles Bronson But heck yeah, that would be neat. To just bring back the greats would be good. How about Jackie Chan in the process!
Aug 14, 2012 8:59PM
Okay I know Cage has been the lead in action movies but I just have never bought him as an action guy. Even in the Ghost Rider stuff it isn't Cage's believability as a daredevil action motorcycle guy that makes him good for the role cause he ain't believable in even a Jean Claude Van Damme thinner guy action guy. What makes Cage work in Ghost Rider type roles is his natural look as a tortured or psychotic individual and that bizarreness of demeanor is more central to those roles than a straight action role. A strictly action film is not his forte and I wouldn't buy him as any kind of Jason Bourne reincarnation either.
Aug 14, 2012 6:58PM
How about the Preditor, that would make the movie so cheeseball it would be great. Let's not forget Christopher Lambert and Carl Weathers
Sep 12, 2012 9:48PM
Definately Chuck Norris, Steven Segal, Sly Tallone, Wesly Snipes, the cast in Expendables 2 were, but my special friend, Chuck Norris, didn't get enough camera face time.
Aug 14, 2012 7:34PM
A lot of hipsters won't like it obviously and the film studios will have to see how much it makjes at the box office.
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