One tough action star is being traded for another, and Sylvester Stallone is ecstatic. The actor confirmed news that Harrison Ford is replacing Bruce Willis in Lionsgate’s The Expendables 3, tweeting “WILLIS OUT, HARRISON FORD IN!!!! GREAT NEWS !!!!! Been waiting years for this!!!!” to his 900, 000 followers. Minutes later, he followed up with “GREEDY AND LAZY …… A SURE FORMULA FOR CAREER FAILURE.”
Willis appeared in the first two Expendables films as a main character, however, it’s apparent he did not leave the franchise under good terms. Stallone’s representatives confirmed to HuffPost Entertainment that his forthright tweet was in fact a reference to Willis. Rumors have been flying as to what other A-List stars will be joining Stallone and his team, with names like Jackie Chan, Wesley Snipes, Nicolas Cage and Milla Jovovich mentioned. However, Indiana Jones star Ford was an unexpected surprise.
Also confirmed for the sequel to the 2010 and 2012 action flicks are Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Statham and Kellan Lutz. In June, Lionsgate announced that it had set a U.S. release date of August 15, 2014 for The Expendables 3. The previous two films were also released in mid-August, which is seemingly the perfect time to snag action fans, grossing $274 million and $300 million worldwide, respectively. ~Naomi Leanage