Yippie-ki-yay, mother lover. Sylvester Stallone confirmed today (via Twitter, of course) that Bruce Willis is being exchanged wholesale for Harrison Ford in the upcoming Expendables 3. According to further tweets, there’s quite a spat forming between Stallone and Willis, with the former calling the latter “greedy and lazy”. Fighting talk indeed.
This is good news on a few levels. Firstly, it seems like the franchise is going down the Fast & Furious angle of openly acknowledging the “joke” and playing up to it. So, more fun like the second Expendables and less like the more serious original. Secondly, Harrison Ford is making some great choices at the moments where he seems to actually be having fun, something that couldn’t be said while viewing the excretable Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
So, with Ford joining a rapidly ballooning cast that already includes Nicolas Cage, Mel Gibson and Jackie Chan, Expendables 3 could be a perfect slice of self-aware cinema escapism. Just add popcorn.
Via BBC News