It was inevitable. Jackie Chan has confirmed that he's joining the cast of The Expendables 3. Yes, they're making a third one: Jackie Chan Joins 'Expendables 3,' Eyes New Project With Chris Tucker.
Chan is indeed the latest aging action star to join the Expendables team. This week, at a Kuala Lampur press conference promoting his latest film, Chinese Zodiac, Chan revealed that Sylvester Stallone had invited him to be in the next installment of the franchise:
"Sly had invited me to be in [The] Expendables 2 but I was too busy filming CZ12 and couldn't make a commitment to the film,” said Chan at a Kuala Lumpur press conference promoting Chinese Zodiac, according to Malaysian film portal Cinema Online. “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.”This franchise will not stop until it has included every single one of your favorite movie action heroes from the eighties, nineties and today. I'm pretty sure they're going to start running out of room on the poster. Not if we can just dissuade Jackie from doing another Rush Hour movie...
Chan said he also suggested Stallone rework the new film into a more "buddy-buddy" movie to suit his own style - one that brought him much fortune in the Rush Hour franchise. Stallone is now refashioning the script to that effect. Production is expected to begin next year.