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Bruce Willis Reportedly Wanted $1 Million A Day For 'Expendables 3'

August 8th, 2013 9:02am EDT
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It isn't often that celebrities air their public laundry, but Sylvester Stallone did just that earlier this week by slamming his former "Expendables" star Bruce Willis on Twitter.

He announced that Harrison Ford was replacing Willis in the upcoming "Expendables 3" by tweeting: "WILLIS OUT . . . HARRISON FORD IN!!!! GREAT NEWS!!!!! Been waiting years for this!!!!" He then followed this up with: "GREEDY AND LAZY . . . A SURE FORMULA FOR CAREER FAILURE."

It has since emerged that Willis purportedly demanded $4 million for just four days of work. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the actor...
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Harrison Ford To Replace Bruce Willis In 'Expendables 3'

August 7th, 2013 11:00am EDT
Harrison Ford & Bruce Willis
Harrison Ford is joining the third installment of "The Expendables," while Bruce Willis is walking away from the franchise.

Sylvester Stallone leaked the news on Twitter, posting: "WILLIS OUT... HARRISON FORD IN!!!! GREAT NEWS!!!! Been waiting years for this!!!!"

Stallone then attacked his former co-star, suggesting that he and Willis had butted heads over salary demands, writing, "GREEDY AND LAZY... A SURE FORMULA FOR CAREER FAILURE."
 
A spokesman confirmed that Stallone was referring to Willis in his follow-up tweet, but would not elaborate on the issue.

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Jackie Chan To Star In 'Expendables 3,' 'Rush Hour 4' A Possibility

December 19th, 2012 3:07pm EST
Jackie Chan
Jackie Chan has revealed he's going to star in the third installment of the ensemble action series The Expendables. In fact, he was invited to make an appearance in Expendables 2, but he was too busy.

"Sly had invited me to be in 'Expendables 2' but I was too busy filming CZ12 and couldn't make a commitment to the film. But he did extend his invitation to the third movie, which I agreed on the condition that I will be appearing as more than just a minor role with a few scenes," Chan revealed during a press junket for Chinese film CZ12.

There is also a possibility of a Rush Hour 4. TotalFi...
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'Expendables 2' Producers Sued By Injured Stuntman

November 30th, 2012 11:27am EST
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Bosses behind Sylvestor Stallone's action movie The Expendables 2 are facing legal action from a stuntman over injuries he allegedly sustained during an accident on set.

Nuo Sun filed documents at Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday against Millennium Films chiefs and other entities involved with the production, according to TheWrap.com.

Sun claims he was injured in an explosion while filming a stunt on a rubber boat near the Ognyanovo Reservoir/Dam in Bulgaria in October, 2011.

The papers allege the accident left Sun with "severe shock and injury to and upon his nervous system, ne...
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Blu-ray Review: 'The Expendables 2'

November 21st, 2012 10:00am EST
Expendables 2
Ready to get it on with the real action guys a second go around? Then follow the carnage as we review a second helping in the form of the Blu-ray release of "The Expendables 2" out Nov. 20 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The adrenaline and review hit hard below!

Title: "The Expendables 2"

Grade: 4

Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jean Claude Van Damme

Director: Simon West

Rating: R

Runtime: 102 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate Home Entertainment

Website: www.lionsgateblu-ray.com

The Flick: More tongue-in-cheek and therefore much more fun than the first outing...
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'The Possession' Tops Box Office Again With Mere $9.5 Million Take

September 10th, 2012 8:45am EDT
The Possession
Not many people go to the movies this time of year as evidenced by the latest box office numbers. Creepy thriller "The Possession" topped the weekend box office for the second weekend in a row taking in a mere $9.5 million.

Inspired by Los Angeles Times writer Leslie Gornstein's article "A Jinx in a Box," "The Possession" stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Kyra Sedgwick. It tells the tale of a broken family that comes under attack from a malevolent supernatural entity of Jewish folklore.

Shia LaBeouf's "Lawless" remained in the number two slot with $6 million, while Bradley Cooper and Zoe S...
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'The Expendables 2' Continues To Kick Butt At Weekend Box Office

August 27th, 2012 8:25am EDT
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"The Expendables 2" topped the weekend box office for a second weekend in a row with $13.5 million, beating out "The Bourne Legacy," which in its second week took in $9.3 million.

"The Expendables" a medley of big action heroes, including Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Chuck Norris, Terry Crews and Randy Couture.

Does this mean their will be a third film in the franchise? Director Simon West said if it happens, he wants Sean Connery to come out of retirement for one last action role.

Animated family film "ParaNo...
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Action Packed 'The Expendables 2' Debuts At Number One

August 20th, 2012 8:46am EDT
THe Expendables 2
Action star-filled "The Expendables 2" dominated the weekend box office, grossing $28.8 million during its opening weekend. It was a respectable dbut; however, the original film opened with $34.8 million in 2010.

Sylvester Stallone heads up the starring cast, which includes returning members Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, and Terry Crews, along with fellow '80s action icons Jean-Claude Van Damme and Chuck Norris. Liam Hemsworth also stars.

Jeremy Renner's "The Bourne Legacy" dropped to number two, taking in $17 million. Animated film "ParaNorman" bowed in at number three with ...
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'The Expendables' And The Top 10 Ensemble Casts

August 17th, 2012 3:07pm EDT
The Expendables
The Expendables 2 comes out this weekend, featuring an ensemble cast of action stars from the past 30 years. It got us thinking: What were the best ensemble casts in recent films? Here's our list:

The Magnificent Seven: Yul Brynner, Eli Wallach, Charles Bronson, Steve McQueen, Robert Vaughn, James Coburn, Brad Dexter, Horst Buchholtz. This western remake of Akira Kurosawa's "Seven Samurai" featured some of the greatest action stars of their generation - certainly an Expendables of the time. It's the second most shown film on television, next to "The Wizard of Oz."
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'Expendables 2' Director Wants Sean Connery For Sequel

August 17th, 2012 1:22pm EDT
Simon West
Film maker Simon West has one final casting dream to fulfill if he is given the go-ahead to make a third Expendables movie - he wants Sean Connery to come out of retirement for one last action role.

The moviemaker stepped behind the camera to helm The Expendables 2 with a slew of Hollywood's most famous tough guys including Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jean-Claude Van Damme and Bruce Willis.

Talk is turning to a possible third film, and West admits he will try to persuade the former James Bond star to get back in the acting game.

He tells Britain's Press Association, "I ...
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Sylvester Stallone's Expendables Say Sly Knows Big Guns (Arms and Firearms)

August 17th, 2012 8:03am EDT
Stallone and his Expendables team
Sylvester Stallone was not available to discuss the sequel to his ultimate action movie mashup, The Expendables 2, due to the tragedy in his family. However, his Expendables team was there to represent him and the action hero world he created from his own experience in the ‘80s.

Jason Statham was Stallone’s new addition to bring the world of the classic action heroes together with the world of the new. Now Statham considered Sly a friend.

“I spent a lot of time with him already,” Statham said. “We made a movie and then we did a big press tour and we went to many places, so I’ve shared a ...
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Jean-Claude Van Damme Is Back And He's Bad In 'Expendables 2'

August 16th, 2012 8:00am EDT
Jean-Claude Van Damme Is Back And He's Bad In 'Expendables 2'
Jean-Claude Van Damme makes his big screen comeback in The Expendables 2. The heroic star of ‘80s and ‘90s films like Bloodsport, Kickboxer and Timecop plays the villain in Sylvester Stallone’s ensemble of action stars. Van Damme says this was his own choice.

“When I was called for Expendables 2, I wanted to play the bad guy so that I had more dimension and I think more exposure,” Van Damme said, adding, “But then it's over because Expendables 3, I will not be in it.”

It’s been over 20 years since Van Damme played villains in No Retreat, No Surrender and Black Eagle. His fans will be happ...
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Jean-Claude Van Damme Shows Off His Moves, Abs At 'Expendables 2' Photocall

August 8th, 2012 2:00pm EDT
Jean-Claude Van Damme
Dolph Lundgren, Jason Statham and Jean-Claude Van Damme attended the photocall for "The Expendables 2" at the Ritz Hotel in Madrid, Spain, today.

Van Damme, 51, appeared to be in particularly good spirits, executing some martial arts moves for photographers and showing off his smooth, if not necessarily rock hard, abs.

In the film, Church (Bruce Willis) reunites the Expendables for what should be an easy paycheck; however, one of the men is murdered on the job, and their quest for revenge takes a bad turn.

Also starring in the action-packed film are Sylvester Stallone, Jet Li and Terry ...
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Liam Hemsworth Talks Miley Cyrus, 'The Expendables 2' & More In Men's Health

August 5th, 2012 12:00pm EDT
Liam Hemsworth Mens Health
Liam Hemsworth, star of "The Hunger Games" and Miley Cyrus' actor fiance, recently opened up to Men's Health magazine about his career, his love life and his red-carpet style.

Liam, 22, and Miley, 19, got engaged in May after a three-year romance. The couple co-starred in "The Last Song" together. Liam says that Miley is "an extremely strong, intelligent, supportive person."

He stars in the upcoming action film "The Expendables 2," which hits theaters on Aug. 17. He appears along such action greats as Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger. "There wasn’...
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Watch The New 'The Expendables 2' Trailer

June 2nd, 2012 8:00am EDT
The Expendables 2
"The Expendables" return with a vengeance in the follow-up to the 2010 surprise hit.

Mr. Church (Bruce Willis) enlists the Expendables to take on a seemingly simple job. The task looks like an easy paycheck for Barney and his band of old-school mercenaries. But when things go wrong and one of their own is viciously killed, the Expendables are compelled to seek revenge in hostile territory where the odds are stacked against them.

Hell-bent on payback, the crew cuts a swath of destruction through opposing forces, wreaking havoc and shutting down an unexpected threat in the nick of ti...
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Arnold Schwarzenegger Slams 'Terminator Salvation'

April 10th, 2012 2:47pm EDT
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger has criticized the fourth Terminator movie, branding the 2009 science fiction follow-up "awful".

The veteran action star is enjoying his return to the big screen after fulfilling his political duties as Governor of California last year, starring in an upcoming sequel to The Expendables and new thriller The Tomb.

However, he is eager to reprise his iconic role as The Terminator after expressing disappointment with the last installment.

When asked which franchise he would like to return to, he tells Collider.com, "(I'm open to) all those things, if it's True Lies, ...
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Chuck Norris Censors Violent Scenes For His Children

March 30th, 2012 8:14am EDT
Chuck Norris
Chuck Norris ensures his young children don't watch the violent scenes in his action movies by making a special family-friendly version for them.

The veteran action hero appeared in a number of brutal movies during the 1970s and 1980s, before toning down the violence in his latter films and hit TV show Walker, Texas Ranger.

Norris stars in Sylvester Stallone's upcoming The Expendables 2 and is said to have asked for the film be downgraded from a restrictive 'R' rating to a PG-13 for his young fan base.

However, Stallone has insisted on keeping the original rating, and another of the f...
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Sylvester Stallone: ''The Expendables 2' Will Be Rated R'

March 23rd, 2012 1:53pm EDT
Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone has abandoned plans to make his sequel to The Expendables more family-friendly by toning down the violence and bad language.

It emerged in January that the Rocky star was eyeing a PG-13 rating for the action movie amid rumors cast member Chuck Norris had requested no cursing in the script.

Fans of the first film feared the development meant the hard-hitting movie would be toned down for a younger audience - but Stallone, who writes and stars in The Expendables 2, has now revealed the sequel will have a restricted 'R' rating after all.

He tells the StalloneZone websi...
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Tennis Ace Novak Djokovic Scores 'Expendables' Role

November 30th, 2011 11:25am EST
Novak Djokovic
Sylvester Stallone has added a sporty edge to his upcoming Expendables sequel by casting tennis ace Novak Djokovic in the film.

The actor has teamed up with his fellow movie musclemen Arnold Schwarzenegger, Chuck Norris and Bruce Willis for The Expendables 2, the follow-up to his 2010 action film.

Stallone is currently shooting scenes in Bulgaria - and he invited world number one tennis player Djokovic to join him for a cameo role.

Serbian star Djokovic headed to a warehouse in Sofia on Tuesday and spent a day filming his scenes for the movie with Stallone.
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Arnold Schwarzenegger Twitpics Photo Of Injured Forehead

November 18th, 2011 8:13am EST
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger halted filming on his new movie on Thursday after he was injured on-set.

The action man was forced to seek medical attention for a gash on his forehead, and he shared a picture of the cut with his fans on Twitter.com.

In an accompanying post, the star writes, "Got a little banged up on set today. Thanks to the medical staff who got me back in action an hour later!"

Schwarzenegger has been working on Western movie The Last Stand and The Expendables sequel recently, but he did not indicate which set he was on when he suffered the injury.
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Stuntman Killed On 'Expendables 2' Set

October 28th, 2011 8:12am EDT
The Expendables
A stuntman working on Sylvester Stallone's The Expendables sequel has died following an accident on set, and a second man is in a critical condition in the hospital.

The movie follow-up, starring Stallone alongside Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jean-Claude Van Damme, is currently being filmed in Bulgaria, but the shoot came to a halt on Thursday after a stunt went badly wrong.

The film crew was shooting an explosion scene at the Ognyanovo reservoir, close to the capital city of Sofia, when tragedy struck.

One man was killed and another was taken to the hospital, where he was...
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Sylvester Stallone Sued For Copyright Infringement Over 'The Expendables'

October 26th, 2011 8:37am EDT
Sylvester Stallone
Veteran action man Sylvester Stallone has been accused of stealing ideas for his The Expendables movie from another screenwriter.

The Hollywood tough guy co-wrote the script for the 2010 movie, which united him with action stars including Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

However, he is now facing legal action from screenwriter Marcus Webb, who has filed a lawsuit in New York alleging The Expendables is based on his script for a project called The Cordoba Caper.

The lawsuit, filed in Manhattan Federal Court on Tuesday, alleges Stallone's movie is "strikingly similar and in some ...
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Mickey Rourke Drops Out Of 'Expendables 2'

October 20th, 2011 11:25am EDT
Mickey Rourke
Actor Mickey Rourke has dropped out of the new Expendables movie to work alongside Colin Farrell on Seven Psychopaths, according to reports.

The Wrestler star, who played Tool in the first film in Sylvester Stallone's action franchise, was expected to resurrect his character again in 2012's The Expendables 2, alongside Jason Statham, Bruce Willis and Jean-Claude Van Damme.

But, now Rourke has decided to walk away from the film due to the low pay check and is in negotiations to star in Martin McDonagh's movie instead, according to Deadline.com.

Farrell takes the lead in the project abo...
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Arnold Schwarzenegger Posts 'Expendables 2' Set Photo Online

October 12th, 2011 9:53am EDT
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger has confirmed he and Bruce Willis will be back for The Expendables sequel by posting an on-set photo of the pair with pal Sylvester Stallone on Twitter.com.

The trio teamed up briefly in the first film and now they are set for more screen time.

Schwarzenegger set up the shot of the action veterans and then posted it online on Tuesday, writing, "Having a fantastic time on set with Bruce and Sly in Bulgaria."

Stallone recently confirmed fellow action men Chuck Norris and Jean Claude Van Damme will also be part of the sequel.
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Arnold Schwarzenegger Writing His Memoir

September 22nd, 2011 12:34pm EDT
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Action star-turned-politician Arnold Schwarzenegger is set to lift the lid on his rise to fame, the breakdown of his marriage and his time in office in a highly-anticipated autobiography.

The former California governor's book, tentatively titled Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story, will cover his marriage to Maria Shriver, which crumbled earlier this year after he was revealed to have fathered a lovechild with a maid, as well as his Hollywood career.

Schwarzenegger will also write about his upbringing in Austria, his bodybuilding and his time in office. The star has been prepa...
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Nicolas Cage Describes Real Life 'Trespass' Involving A Naked Man With Fudgesicle & More From TIFF

September 15th, 2011 10:12am EDT
Nicolas Cage Describes Real Life 'Trespass' Involving A Naked Ma
There are many big movie stars who come to the Toronto International Film Festival with their latest movies, but nobody who brings the weird like Nicolas Cage. Cage often likes to talk about the original spelling of the word, Wyrd, as an early Anglo-Saxon concept. When he took the stage of the TIFF official press conference, he brought uniquely Nicolas Cage moments to the festival.

The film he is in Toronto with sounds like a traditional thriller. Trespass is a story of a family attacked by burglars who want father Kyle Miller (Cage)’s sample of diamonds from his business. As the crisis we...
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Chuck Norris And JCVD To Join 'The Expendables II'?

September 6th, 2011 2:37pm EDT
Chuck Norris
Veteran action men Jean-Claude Van Damme and Chuck Norris are in talks to join the cast of The Expendables sequel, according to Internet reports.

The stars will join Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Terry Crews and Randy Couture for The Expendables II, according to CinemaBlend.com.

The sequel will also feature Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger, who appeared briefly in the first film.

Con Air's Simon West will direct the blockbuster, which will hit cinemas in August 2012.
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