If there’s one movie franchise that people are anticipating a return to more than Star Wars it has to be The Expendables. Okay, so maybe that’s a complete load of crap, but regardless of how we feel about it the studios are certainly planning to put together a third installment. And while attending the premiere of Bullet to the Head, Sylvester Stallone talked a bit about where he’d like to see the franchise go in the future.
What did he have to offer in the way of Expendables plot lines? Well, there was this:
The Expendables… they’re broken up, they’re shot, they’ve had it, they’re done. We have to hire new us, we have to find new Expendables, but there are none! They don’t make people like us anymore; they are all like robots. So I can go out and hire five young guys, but they’re the new army, they got drones and technology, but they’re not like us. Remember in Tropic Thunder? Just like those guys!
So the archetypal meatheads get replaced with kids and technology? Doesn’t exactly sound like the Expendables that I remember. I thought the whole point of these things was to fill them with iconic action stars?
Well, if that idea sucks balls, at least Sly had another to offer:
There’s another combination, and it involves girlfriends. Say I got divorced, say I am married to Sigourney Weaver, then she gets half the Expendables, she gets what I call The Expendabelles. So I need help and I have to go to her. And I’d like to have like Michelle Rodriguez, Gina Carano. It’ll be something like that, very different.
Sounds a bit like the lady Expendables idea that’s been all over the place, except mixed in with the dudes. Perhaps a bit more reasonable than the tech idea though.
To sum it all up, Stallone had this to say:
The main thing is it can’t be about us! We’re done. We need to bring in new blood. And you bring in geeks and girls and women, people who are different.
Well, maybe the old guard is done with this mediocre franchise and they’re looking to bring new blood in to keep the dollars flowing.
What do the NerdReaders think? Is another Expendables movie even worth the cost of the film it’s printed on? Does Stallone have some good ideas, or is he most likely on drugs and sleep deprived?
Thanks to BleedingCool for the heads-up.