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Wesley Snipes to Join “The Expendables 3”?

With the way Sylvester Stallone’s Expendables franchise is going, the movies alone might become a textbook catalogue featuring big action stars of these last few decades – most notably the 80’s. There is something cool about that, even if the movies themselves don’t reach the desired level of epicness. Still, they make enough money!The-Expendables

After the success of the first two movies, it is not a surprise that Sly is working hard on The Expendables 3. The rumours keep flying around, mostly about which actors will be a part of the next sequel – because really, The Expendables are all about entertaining action scenes and the ensemble cast of big name action stars. Aging action stars, to be precise (some even think they would be better off sitting down in the casinos of the world playing baccarat instead of doing any more movies).

The first two sequels featured Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Chuck Norris, Mickey Rourke, Eric Roberts, Randy Couture, Terry Crews and others.

So, who else might join the ranks of tough old mercenaries? It seems that the next most likely candidates include Jackie Chan and Wesley Snipes.

Earlier this month, Wesley Snipes got released from jail, where he served three years for tax fraud. Stallone has repeatedly stated that he would really want to see him in the sequel, and in fact said that he already has a role waiting for him. Sly’s mysterious tweet hinted that Snipes might already be a part of the cast, but an official confirmation is yet to be heard.

Nicholas Cage was also in the negotiations, but the latest reports say he’s out. Jackie Chan still remains a possibility, one many fans are looking forward to.

With over a year to go before the movie is actually done, and with Stallone’s tireless enthusiasm, we will probably be hearing a lot more about the development of The Expendables 3.