November 11, 2013

Is Expendables 3 the End of the Series?

As much as we old-school action fans want The Expendables movies to go on forever, that may not be the case. In an interview with Speakeasy, where he talks about reprising his role as Rocky Balboa, Stallone has also cast some doubt over whether he will do many more action movies. Check out what he has to say below:

“I thought this would be something very unique, to be able to take this character and go another generation with it and still have him be vital and relevant. Wow, that’s unique. I believe that the last film I did, “Expendables III” we took it to the max and I thought, there isn’t much further I can go with this. So I started to speak to the powers that be. I want to go back and do films like “Cop Land” and the early “Rocky’s”. I’m not giving up the action film but now it’s a suspense movie, it’s a bit more emotional.”

The man is in his late 60’s and considering the lackluster box office of his solo movies, it’s not surprising that he’ll be looking for smaller roles to grow old to. He will still do some action pictures but I just want to say that I hate seeing my action heroes growing old; I want Sly, Arnold and JCVD to always be there keeping action alive. Alas, time waits for no man and things change.

I guess it depends on the global box office for Ex-3. If it makes a LOT of money then Sly may want to do a Part 4 but if he doesn’t, then count me out. There is no Expendables without Stallone so maybe it’s for the best to end it as a trilogy.

What do you kids think? Do you want further Expendables movies or should they leave it as a trilogy?

About the Author

Eoin Friel
Eoin Friel

I grew up watching JCVD, Sly and Arnold destroy bad guys, blow things up and spew one-liners like it’s a fashion statement. Action is everything I go to the movies for and the reason I came up with this site is to share my love for the genre with everyone.



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