Sylvester Stallone floated the possibility of Mel Gibson directing The Expendables 3 to his followers on Twitter, but the Oscar-winning actor/filmmaker – who was responsible for making the bloody ancient history epics Braveheart and Apocalypto – was always considered a long-shot. Hence, it came as little to no surprise when Sly announced that Gibson is “living his own life” and had decided to pass on the chance to call shots for Sly’s latest macho action throwback.
However, we’re now hearing (unconfirmed) claims that Mad Mel isn’t above playing a role in the third Expendables installment; in fact, he may be lined to become the third central antagonist – played by a seasoned actor – in the (ironically) young franchise’s history, following in the footsteps of Eric Roberts in the first movie and Jean-Claude Van Damme from the sequel.
Movie lovers have been calling for Gibson to face off against Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis and the rest of their (aging) badass squad in this third installment; so, anything that lends more credibility to that (maybe) happening, should be received as welcome news. The Lethal Weapon and Mad Max star would certainly be a fitting – and welcome – addition to this testonsterone-fueled “barbecue.” Fingers crossed on this one tho.
The Expendables 3 opens in U.S. theaters on August 15th,
Culled from screenrant.com