The Expendables 2 comes out this Friday, and the assumption is that it’s going to hit. So naturally, producers are looking at who else might be recruited to the team for the inevitable follow-up, and they have some pretty big names in mind.
Producer Avi Lerner gave Total Film a wish list of who he’d like to see inExpendables 3, and it’s got some pretty impressive names on it. Let’s let Lerner explain:
We’ve approached Clint Eastwood to be one of the guys, we’ve got a character in mind for him. We’re talking to Harrison Ford. [And we want] Wesley Snipes when he comes back from prison. I’ll give you one more name, we’ve got Nicolas Cage to play [one of the characters]. And we’re going to bring Mickey Rourke back, if he won’t be too crazy. I like Mickey. And of course, all the existing stars [will return].
I can see Snipes doing it, and he’ll be getting out of jail next summer – just in time for principal photography to begin. Eastwood would be very cool, I can see him being like Lee Marvin in The Dirty Dozen, but I wonder if given his busy career as a director if he has the time or the interest. Cage? If he did Bangkok Dangerous, he’ll do Expendables 3. Hopefully as a villain. Ford might be the trickiest of all to secure, but he did Cowboys & Aliens and went to Comic Con in the same year, so maybe he’s getting soft in his old age.
No word if Steven Seagal might pull his head out of his ass and sign up.
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ABOVE: What’s more American then the Fourth of July, apple pie and yearly hot dog eating competitions? Not much, until Daniel Acuna America’s baddest senior Clint Eastwood dressed as Uncle Sam moments before delivering his own brand of old glory justice. Just needs a little more monster truck and you’ve got the next promotional poster for the USA. [Geek Tyrant]
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ABOVE: Ever wonder what it would have been had Clint Eastwood actually been cast as Batman? Wonder no more! Aged, pissed off, a carrying a case of permanent smoker’s lung. It’s a perfect blend of Bruce Wayne and the “Man with no name”. Definatly not someone you want to meet during a criminal heist. [Geek Tyrant]
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The last time Arnold Schwarzenegger was involved in anything supernatural -besides being the governor of his own state- it was 1999’s End of Days. And wouldn’t you know it, thirteen years later the Terminator is set to star in another end of the world type movie. Infidelity be damned!
Where the the Mayans right all along, is “Ah-nuld” going be the end of the world? Maybe.
Schwarzenegger told followers at TheArnoldFans that in his next project he’ll be “kind of an angel”.
Titled Black Sunday, the site described the movie as a cross between Commando and Constantine, with Schwarzenegger “raging [sic] war against weapons dealers as an immortal instrument of death.”
Black Sunday was originally called Black Sands, with the script said to be a mixture of action thrillers like the Denzel Washington‘sMan on Fire and the Clint Eastwood western High Plains Drifter. At some point the supernatural element got thrown in there.
Black Sunday is set to start production in New Mexico on April 1st, with a possible release set sometime in 2013. That is, if we’re still around after 2012.
Here is a hilarious mashup of Clint Eastwood movies, Cowboys & Aliens and Aliens from CollegeHumor. Unlike Jon Favreau’s upcoming flick, which doesn’t interest me, I would probably actually pay money to see this.
Check it out below and see for yourself why Eastwood is the ultimate bad ass.
(article by nerdbastards contributor Sarah Moran @SarahThisIs)
Here’s your bit of movie speculation for the day. According to Deadline, Matthew Vaughn is keenly interested in adapting Jonathan Ross‘ yet to be published comic book about old superheroes who come out of retirement to aid their grandchildren. The film is rumored to be titledThe Golden Age, a clever nod to the “golden age” of comics from the 30s and 40s. No stranger to comic book adaptions, Vaughn already brought us the simply kick-ass Kick-Ass and is following that up with X-Men: First Class, but is retired superheroes the next step? Movies like Red and The Expendables
And who does Vaughn want for his super-geriatrics? He threw out some old guys you might be familiar with; Clint Eastwood, Jack Nicholson, Warren Beatty. Toss in Helen Mirren and you’ve got yourself a solid cast. But even with a great cast and a script that would most likely come from Jane Goldman (frequent Vaughn collaborator, she scripted both Kick-Ass & First Class) would you be interested in a movie about old fart superheroes?
Comic books have had success with stories revolving around senior citizen characters, like Red which I’ve already mentioned. But it’s proven even more successful when we read about a character we’re already familiar with in the their golden years. Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns, Mark Waid’s Kingdom Come and even the animated series Batman Beyond is evidence fans really dig their Batman old and crotchety. But it could just be an extension of Bruce being such a grumpy bugger whether he’s ancient or young and fit. It comes down to who these new superheroes are, and that’s hard to answer when we know almost nothing about the comic book.
Whose this Jonathan Ross fellow to have written a comic book no one has had the chance to even read yet? Well, you might be more familiar with him as a British television chat show host but he is an avid comics fan as well as writer. Deadline outlines his work in comics,
showcase old folks kicking butt and taking names and brings people to the theatre. That is, with the right names attached. Turf, Ross’s gangsters-versus-vampires comic book drawn by Tommy Lee Edwards, is up to issue 3 in its 5-part series published by Image Comics. Fans had to wait 4 months between issues 2 and 3 though, so many assumed it had stopped being published. Sales fell off sharply, says London comics store 30th Century Comics. Ross is also involved in monthly UK comic-book magazine Clint, which is currently running Mark Millar’s Kick-Ass 2, his comic book sequel
I’m not familiar with Turf but if a quality publisher like Image is behind it I’m sure it’s fantastic. Seriously, can they publish shit comics? ‘Cause I’ve never read one.
All in all, I’m intrigued by the plot and impressed with the creative talent behind The Golden Years. Will the movie ever get made, I don’t know, I know I’d see it but I’m one of those fanatics who’ll watch anything with a cape. What do you guys think, are you over old action heroes, or hell, superhero films in general?
It’s the first Tuesday of June and folks, todays release will have you see a lot of Clint Eastwood at your stores. Yesterday was Eastwood’s 80th birthday and the Blu-Ray/DVD market decided to (re-)release pretty much all the films he either star or directed (sometimes both) on either Blu-Ray/DVD singles, combo packs, and collection packs. There are few new movies and like always, we list whether if it’s a BUY, RENT, or PASS on them. We got the Old Stuff is New Again section which will be filled with Eastwood and few other titles not Eastwood related. There is also the TV Show DVD Worth Checking Out section with two releases. No Anime Pick this week so check out what came out after the jump.
WAIT! These are FAKE! There’s no reason to commit suicide just yet.. These humorous movie posters contain everything that would bring upon the apocalypse. There would be massive riots in the streets. The world would turn to anarchy and your mom would die! So be sure to thank whatever guy in the sky you like, because he stopped this shit and be glad he did! I actually LOL’d at most of these. And I lied before.. Not all of these are bad. I would let a rabid giraffe bite my penis off if they made an Indiana Jones movie in which that plot intertwined with Star Wars’ plot. And I’m not talking about some fanboy rendition in which i get an email one day with a link to the movie and then some creepy guy wanting to go to the zoo so i can “fulfill my promise”.. Harrison Ford would have to be Indiana Jones. That’s Final.. But damn, just think about Indiana Jones wielding a light-saber. Oh, and the Dirty Harry Potter poster.. That was quite silly, with the expected quip “Do you feel magical, punk?” But the rest of these are pretty bad. Tom Cruise in The Sorority Report.. *blows face off* The only part that might have been good in that fictional movie is the audience might have gotten to see boob.. Hell, I’ll even take side or under boob.. I love Boobies! But Worse than that, is Beverly Hills RoboCop. I could not, for the life of me, sit through Beverly Hills Cop again.. Not even if my life depended on it. An eternity of nothingness, no conscious thought, just nonexistence is more appealing than an hour and a half or so of that movie. But even more appealing than ceasing to exist would be seeing Jennifer Garner hunted and eventually skinned by a predator. I believe that would actually bring a little joy to my life, Alias was a stupid show anyway. And of course of Star Wars fan, including myself, would flock to see Saving Admiral Ackbar.. It’s an unfortunate truth that even in the face of certain “Floppage” (I’m having to use this imaginary word, because I’m to lazy to try and find a better suited term) fans would come by the thousands and also go see the movie. HAHA. See what I did there? Well enjoy the rest of these posters, and enjoy even more that they’re not real. Check out a shit ton more after the jump. (more…)