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AICN EXCLUSIVE: Stallone's EXPENDABLES Casting Continues!! + A Cool Tidbit About Who Dolph Lundgren Will Fight in The Film...

Merrick here...
Mr. Stallone called Harry this morning to reveal more details about his mercenaries-vs-dictator action extravaganza THE EXPENDABLES. He told Harry that UFC Heavyweight Champion Randy Couture (website HERE) has been added to the movie's cast, joining the already announced Jason Statham, Jet Li, and Dolph Lundgren. Sly's hoping he'll be able to give Couture an excellent boost towards big screen action stardom. Forrest Whittaker has also been cast in the film, which rolls this March in Brazil. Oh, and look for Jet Li to fight Dolph Lundgren in THE EXPENDABLES. If that's not a plunge into Geeky bad-assity, I don't know what is. I loved the most recent RAMBO - can't wait to see how EXPENDABLES shakes out.

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  • Dec. 13, 2008, 11:15 a.m. CST



  • Dec. 13, 2008, 11:16 a.m. CST

    and first


  • Dec. 13, 2008, 11:17 a.m. CST

    we need some ballsout man action again


    this sounds like it will bring back the eighties, where an action flick would have a big cast of B+ guy stars and by the end everyone's asses were kicked. sounds like stupid fun. even if it tanks, it sounds like it's trying to accomplish something.

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 11:22 a.m. CST

    ballsout man action


    yeah, it was supposed to sound a little homoerotic, i guess

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 11:24 a.m. CST

    That is cool news indeed. You know who else would rock in this?

    by Frisco

    Benny "The Jet" Urquidez! Man, a Benny vs. Jet Li fight would melt faces and perhaps spur Sammo, Jackie, and Yuen to finally work together on another movie again.

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 11:30 a.m. CST

    and who else?


    don the fucking dragon wilson.

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 11:31 a.m. CST

    How come that I didn't hear about this yet?

    by DerLanghaarige

    Sounds damn cool.<br> Oh, and Mr. Stallone: PLEASE don't fall into the shakycam-trap. Yes, Bourne got an Oscar for it and even Bond did it, but in reality the audience wants to see what's going on! I know, you didn't do it before, but Rambo 4 had lots of "skipped frames", which is not nearly as bad as shaky cam, but usually indicates that a director is willing to "spice actionscenes up" with unnecessary stuff. So if you maybe wake up one day and think that "that modern actionmovie style" might be a good idea, please slap yourself 50 times with your own shoe as hard as you can. And if you then still want to shake the camera and make every 5 frames a new cut, repeat.<br> I believe in you and am damn sure that The Expendables will be far cooler than Inglorious Bastards.

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 11:33 a.m. CST

    More casting ideas:

    by DerLanghaarige

    WHAT ABOUT EVERY FUCKING ACTIONMOVIE STAR THAT YOU CAN IMAGINE? (minus Chuck Norris. But I'm okay with Seagal. But only in a small role.)

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 11:35 a.m. CST

    That gurgling sound...

    by DocPazuzu just heard was ABKing drowning in his own deluge of semen.

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 11:38 a.m. CST

    seagal should be


    something minor. like their cook, or their driver. it can be assumed he's a bad ass in a pinch, but it would be funnier if they never use him.

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 11:39 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    for the icing on this ballsout-man-action cake.

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 11:40 a.m. CST

    This movie will shoot man juice in your eyes in 2009!

    by IAmMrMonkey!

    Trying to come up with some variant on the Avatar eyeball fucking. Failed.<p>P.S This sounds like my dream movie. Or, at least it will if it's got some naked Oriental chicks in it.

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 11:42 a.m. CST

    I have to admit...

    by purplemonkeydw

    this sounds really interesting...

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 11:42 a.m. CST

    What? No Bill Duke?

    by SomaShine

    Or that guy who played the Russian in Red Heat?

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 11:44 a.m. CST

    But where is the STRONG FEMALE LEAD?

    by Immortal_Fish

    Way too many muscular men in this flick. Haven't any of these people realized that action movies have been all about gurl powah for the last 10-years? Epic fail. /sarcasm

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 11:46 a.m. CST

    Holy shit!! Where the fuck did this movie come from!?

    by The Gospel According to Bastardface

    I cannot wait!

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 11:49 a.m. CST

    couture = star.

    by shoveller

    "Sly's hoping he'll be able to give Couture an excellent launch as a big screen action star." ...what, Scorpion King 2 doesn't count?

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 11:56 a.m. CST

    But where is the Marc Dacascos?

    by captainCAPSLOCK

    come onnnnnn!

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 11:57 a.m. CST

    But where is the Don 'The Dragon' Wilson?

    by captainCAPSLOCK

    you see where i'm going with this, so i'll stop.

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 12:25 p.m. CST inner fourteen year old is blazing for this.

    by FlickaPoo

    ...this reminds me of the Predator cast.

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 12:25 p.m. CST

    by FlickaPoo

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 12:26 p.m. CST

    ...Apparently I'm prematurely ejacu-posting.

    by FlickaPoo

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 12:33 p.m. CST

    Gotta be honest...

    by ChezKing

    This movie sounds like a blast!

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 12:35 p.m. CST

    20 Questions!!!

    by buffywrestling

    Just remember to bring a good supply of body bags...

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 12:37 p.m. CST

    IAmMrMonkey...please, naked "ASIAN" girls...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...not "oriental" girls. They can be tied up a bit too....just a little bit. If they need to be. But we will refer to them CORRECTLY as Asian.

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 12:38 p.m. CST


    by buffywrestling

    Pretty sure I could kick your ass/ sarcasmic fail

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 12:43 p.m. CST

    This needs Arnie and Jeff Speakman

    by picardsucks

    WHO KILLED KWONG???????????????

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 12:54 p.m. CST

    Sorry FlickaPoo

    by IAmMrMonkey!

    If I said 'Asian' girls, that means it could include some lovely Indian ladies. As much as I like the lovely Indian ladies, I prefer Chinese/Korean/Thai chicks and shall therefore refer to them INCORRECTLY as Orientals. Or even Whoreientals which I think might be the name of a porn movie I own.

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 12:56 p.m. CST

    This is also needs the bad guy from Undisputed 2

    by IAmMrMonkey!

    Can't remember his name but that guy is mega awesome at kickboxing.

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 1:01 p.m. CST

    Oh my God

    by m_reporter

    This is starting to look like the best project ever for an 80's kid and action freak like me. <p> I hope Stallone puts in a huge slice of cheese on this 80's nostalgia-burger.

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 1:02 p.m. CST

    HEAR THAT QUENTIN... this is how you cast a movie!!

    by moto

    All of those years of talk about QT's Inglorious Bastards and how it would have great casting...rumored Willis, Sandler, Stallone, Arnie, etc. Then he gives us shit casting for the most part, besides Pitt. <p> But here's Stallone with inspired casting!!!! Awesome

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 1:06 p.m. CST

    This is the movie that has been waiting to get made.

    by dr sauch

    Get Arnold, Wesley, JCVD in there and it will be perfect.

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 1:10 p.m. CST

    I don't know...

    by wampa 1

    ...but it sure smells good!

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 1:13 p.m. CST

    Make a maovie about making the movie

    by Melvin_Pelvis

    and cast Will Smith as Sylvester Stallone

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 1:15 p.m. CST


    by Mullah Omar

    QT needs to surrender the title to Stallone, who seems to understand exactly the sort of action film people have wanted to see for a while.

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 1:17 p.m. CST


    by Melvin_Pelvis

    Samuel L. Jackson as Will Smith as Sylvester Stallone.<p> Make it a movie within a movie about the making of a movie

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 1:25 p.m. CST

    wow ! i mean FUCKING WOW !!!!!!!!

    by Keith Maniac

    What i have read here about this upcoming film, about which i had no prior knowledge, indicates that this could now be the reason god made me a man. Sly, make us a good old fashioned, MEGA-violent, bone splintering, nose-mashing, spleen rupturing, head shattering "ACTION" movie.

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 1:31 p.m. CST

    Where's Cynthia Rothrock

    by Fortunesfool

    Then you'll have a ideal cast for a straight to video flop.

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 1:36 p.m. CST

    If that's not a plunge into Geeky bad-assity, I don't know what

    by The Funketeer

    I'm pretty sure you don't know what is then.

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 1:39 p.m. CST

    kurt Russell would fit in

    by mygirleatsbannanas

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 1:40 p.m. CST

    Michael Dudikoff

    by emphatic

    Bolo Yeung?

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 1:47 p.m. CST

    Congrats on fixing the headline

    by YackBacker

    Atta boy, Merricko!

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 1:55 p.m. CST

    ever since all these really old guys discovered

    by the podosphere

    cenegenics, they think they should be able to kick ass into their 80s. <p> BTW hand-to-hand how does Jet Li not take apart Dolph Lundgren in about ten seconds? Seriously....

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 2 p.m. CST

    FUCK QT's pussy war movie...EXPENDABLES is where it's at!

    by ABking

    SLY is gonna deliver an action classic with this baby!

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 2:11 p.m. CST


    by thebearovingian

    Dja sebja! Dja sebja!

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 2:15 p.m. CST

    Jet Li versus Dolph Lundgren?

    by ChronoB

    Fuckin A!

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 2:20 p.m. CST

    Too Manly!

    by TroutMaskReplicant

    You may walk out of the theater feeling so unmanly that a sex change is your only option.

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 2:28 p.m. CST

    He should try to get Willis and Arnold to do a bit in this....

    by The Dum Guy

    If only for a scene or two, so we'll finally have movie with almost every action star from the eighties...

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 2:43 p.m. CST

    Bruno and Arnie!!!!!

    by stabmeintheface

    They could lead the team of bad guys. They could have Segal and the black guy from the American Ninja movies!!!!! Gallons of blood.

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 2:45 p.m. CST

    Tiny "Zeus" Lister, "Stone Cold" Steve Austin,...

    by otm shank

    Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Warwick "Wicket" Davis also. Make it so.

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 2:46 p.m. CST


    by manicart1

    Or at the very least this should convince Robert Rodriguez to pull his finger out and make Machette.

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 2:50 p.m. CST

    This movie needs Michael Cera

    by superunknown85

    For the purposes of character contrast.

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 2:58 p.m. CST

    Do Stallones steroids offset his penile implant?

    by EvilWizardGlick

    Really one is shrinking the hell out of his dinky and the other inflates it. Kind of at cross purposes there.

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 2:59 p.m. CST

    Fuck you AL LEONG!

    by EvilWizardGlick

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 2:59 p.m. CST

    Sorry, fuck you Al Leong needs work!

    by EvilWizardGlick

    Sorry Al. Don't kick my ass.

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 3 p.m. CST

    i would rather see this than "inglorious pansies"

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 3:02 p.m. CST

    Billy Drago? Patrick Kilpatrick? Where is the love?

    by EvilWizardGlick

    C'mon you know you wanna see them in action again.

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 3:03 p.m. CST

    Don Swayze!

    by EvilWizardGlick

    His brother is dying, so maybe a comfort role to help him through the hard emotional times ahead.

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 3:04 p.m. CST

    Clint Howard as psycho explosives guy.

    by EvilWizardGlick

    Oh yeah.

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 3:05 p.m. CST

    Christian Kane moving into action hero mode.

    by EvilWizardGlick

    Nice to see him again after the Angel years. He seems to be working the action hero angle on Leverage.

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 3:08 p.m. CST

    the podosphere, Best read up on Dolph MA champion.

    by EvilWizardGlick

    Dude jet Li was a forms guy while Dolph was a kickboxer. Dolph has managed to not let his Hollywood career stand in the way of his athletic background. He has been awarded his Third Degree Black Belt by the World Karate Organization in Tokyo. His accomplishments include being the Captain of the Swedish National Karate Team, as well as a Champion of the Swedish, European and Australian Heavyweight Division titles. Lundgren still regularly performs Karate exhibitions at international tournaments worldwide. In addition to his Karate expertise, Dolph was selected by the U.S. Olympic Committee to serve as the Team Leader of the 1996 U.S. Olympic Pentathlon Team during the Atlanta Games. He is actively involved in promoting the image of this sport.

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 3:10 p.m. CST

    More on Dolph MA champion

    by EvilWizardGlick

    He was European Heavyweight Karate Champion in 1980-81. Australian Heavyweight Karate Champion in 1982.

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 3:18 p.m. CST

    Don't Forget THE BOZ

    by TiNSeLToWN TeRRoR

    and MR.T

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 3:22 p.m. CST


    by Genre_Baby

    Lundgren vs. Li that's my ticket in. Sounds great.

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 3:27 p.m. CST


    by CharyouTree

    fuck the dictator lets make this PREDATOR 3

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 4:01 p.m. CST

    dolph is the alpha and the omega

    by ironic_name

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 4:01 p.m. CST

    God I hope this movie is as great as it sounds...

    by Mr. Waturi

    "Rambo" fucking rocked. So happy to see Stallone directing another action film. In a perfect world, he would direct the next Batman movie.

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 4:02 p.m. CST

    OLEG > Jet Li

    by caruso_stalker217

    Nuff said.

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 4:04 p.m. CST


    by caruso_stalker217

    I second Patrick Kilpatrick. Throw in Thomas Rosales Jr. and Mark Dacascos as the President. <p>Yes, they both play the President.

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 4:08 p.m. CST

    by ironic_name <P> <P>

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 4:10 p.m. CST

    He better finds roles for Nick Nolte and Gary Busey.

    by DerLanghaarige

    One as hero, one as villain and they both have at least one fightscene against each other!

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 4:12 p.m. CST

    and jake busey

    by ironic_name

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 4:13 p.m. CST

    i have no fucking clue what this film is

    by mrbong

    but it sounds fucking ace, man.

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 4:16 p.m. CST

    @ CharyouTree

    by ChezKing

    Predator 3...couldn't agree more. It would be an instant classic. And it should be an army of classic action actors against an army of Predators!

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 4:27 p.m. CST

    Chez That would be..I don't know words can't describe

    by CharyouTree

    Imagine that, IMAGINE THAT, The most awesomest film ever.

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 4:29 p.m. CST

    CARL FUCKING WEATHERS. Holy shit to this!

    by crayotic

    Obviously JVC and Seagal are also suggestions, but could be an issue with too many egos, if there isn't already.

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 4:30 p.m. CST

    This needs... HULK HOGAN as the baddy

    by The Goon

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 4:55 p.m. CST

    Wow. Cool cast.

    by SlickyVonBoner

    Action greats from the past to the present! There better be at least an Arnold cameo in there somewhere. Cause he is THE action hero!

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 4:56 p.m. CST

    Actually soundsl ike a cool casting for a GI JOE movie

    by aceattorney

    Much more tough-sounding, at least on paper.

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 5:15 p.m. CST

    Get Governor Arnold for a small role.

    by mrfan

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 5:15 p.m. CST

    Who wants to see 60 yo Guys fight?

    by mistergreen

    They're all old aren't they?

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 5:28 p.m. CST

    Mr Stallone..

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    ...Can please include some Gymkata and Michael Dudikoff?

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 5:40 p.m. CST

    This movie is going to pwn...

    by DocPazuzu

    ...Tarantino's flick the same way that The Matrix pwned The Phantom Menace back in 1999. <p> I mean, come on: Sly, The Stath, Dolph and Jet fucking Li. <p> Game over, Quentin. You fail.

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 5:52 p.m. CST

    Best movie ever made

    by jccalhoun

    I can't wait. This will be the best movie ever made. Get JCVD and Schwazenegger in there and the world will explode in awesomeness.

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 6:02 p.m. CST


    by bottombrick

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 6:22 p.m. CST

    Michelle Rodriguez could beat all these guys

    by BigGuy219

    Sly should put her in the movie to give it credibility.

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 6:27 p.m. CST

    Apollo Creed!!!!!!

    by CloneWars

    No JCVD... Maybe Keanu... NOT

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 6:28 p.m. CST

    Comic relief...

    by CloneWars

    Any suggestions????

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 6:33 p.m. CST

    I Must Break You

    by Wrath4771

    Yes I will pay the 10 bucks or whatever it is to see Lundgren and Lee go at it. I also will double the sum if Lundgren utters, "I must break you." That would be bad ass-ery at it's finest. Seriously though, I thought Rambo and Rocky Balboa were very good movies and it's good to see Sly making some decent films again.

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 6:35 p.m. CST

    arnie in a cameo would kick ass!

    by ironic_name

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 6:37 p.m. CST


    by ironic_name

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    by ironic_name

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    by ironic_name

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 6:39 p.m. CST

    Totally got wood

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    In a completely non-homosexual way, just thinking about how good this movie is gonna be. My man-crush on Bear Grylls is over. I'll just be writing "TBS + TE" inside of little hearts on the cover of my Trapper Keeper all day long now!

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 6:40 p.m. CST

    by ironic_name

    "I must break you."

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 6:48 p.m. CST

    If you think this will be anything short of brilliant...

    by Stuntcock Mike

    You are wrong.

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 6:51 p.m. CST

    Only thing missing is Endo with the battery cables.

    by Stuntcock Mike

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 7:05 p.m. CST


    by topher tencha

    I'll say it again, WOW!!!!

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 7:13 p.m. CST

    This is going to be awesome

    by hiperaktiv

    damn look at that cast...this movie is going to kick all kinds of ass.

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 7:20 p.m. CST

    by Staldo

    Stallone, this is becoming the "It's a mad, mad, mad, mad world" of action films. Please make it a good ensemble flick. Has anybody else heard the speculation that this might be a Rambo film in disguise? (like Stallone's character remains unnamed throughout the film and turns out to be Rambo at the end or something)

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 7:25 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Can I get an Amen?!??!

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 7:32 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Can I get an Amen?!?!!

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 7:43 p.m. CST

    We need another Stallone Q&A.

    by C Legion

    Make it happen Harry.

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 7:48 p.m. CST

    these are the Inglorious Bastards we were looking for

    by CherryValance

    This is gonna be so much fun. yay.

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 8:09 p.m. CST

    Schwarzenegger as the President

    by TheHumanBeingAndFish

    that'd be funny. And get JCVD, I'm sure he'd be up for it. Another idea: Jean Reno, he's cool as fuck. And how about Mel Gibson?

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 8:18 p.m. CST

    it needs...

    by The Amazing G

    Bolo Yeung

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 8:20 p.m. CST

    Jean-Claude Van Damme!!!

    by RpgSama

    Get Jean-Claude Van Damme, he would be DAMN cool in this after his really amazing JCVD, it could help boosting a little bit of his come back, besides he will never star in any hollywood movie again, nobody will back that up, but he could be a great secondary actor in any movie, hell, i would prefer him as the baddie of a say Transporter movie than the cookie cutter shit that we get, at least Jean-Claude brings something to the table...

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 8:24 p.m. CST


    by Captain RawBeard

    I agree Rhona Mitra for the female lead, Plus agree that Schwarzenegger should play the president. Can see him shouting "Get to Air Fash Vun Naaaaaa" <br> <br>Bruce Willis needs to be in it and short cameo's from JCVD (french president??) and Seagal too please.

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 8:31 p.m. CST


    by RpgSama

    Shit, the more i think about it, the more i get wood, this is like the greatest guys movie ever, it's all sort of cool, Get Van Damme, he will not be a diva, shit i believe him in JCVD, he does not care about money, he just want to be in something he can be proud, and not just something that brings money to his table, he will allways be proud of this movie, this has like instant classic written all over it...

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 8:43 p.m. CST


    by Leafar the Lost

    Van Damme would be too coked up to show up, and even if he did he would fuck up his lines. Seagal is an asshole, but at least he will show up and say his lines. He will try to take over the movie and direct it, but you can handle that. Also, put a pretty blond with big tits in it.

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 8:45 p.m. CST

    Yeah! The Dolph will step on Jet & squash'im

    by pipergates


  • Dec. 13, 2008, 8:52 p.m. CST

    Don Swayze? Drago? DEATH RING 2!

    by Mullah Omar

    I'd watch it on Cinemax for sure.

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 8:54 p.m. CST

    Sly Must Find a Role for...

    by Kal Reeve

    Frank McRae. The man is a solid character actor, fantastic presence and has appeared in numerous Stallone films. It would be terrific to see him on screen once again.

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 9:07 p.m. CST


    by the milf lover

    come on Sly, you're already getting everyone in there, give your brother a little part in this! Or is Frank already in as Second Unit Gaffer or something?

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 9:20 p.m. CST

    So who's the good guy?

    by johnnyg korrupt

    Who's the good guy? Dolph or Jet...and who's the villain. Or they gonna do that whole "were on the same team but hate each other till we brawl then become best buddies trick and one of us saves the other at the end " trick?

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 9:21 p.m. CST

    And where is Michael Dudikoff the American Ninja?

    by johnnyg korrupt

    or even Sasha Mitchell

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 9:41 p.m. CST

    Sly has my money

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    He earned it in Rocky Balboa that I didn't even have to think about forking it over for Rambo. Sly is proof that senior citizens can kick ass. As Ironic pointed out so is Danny Trejo. Actually Sly and Trejo should do a very hostile takeover of AARP.

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 9:43 p.m. CST

    I love Tarrantino, but I think Sly's group

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    is going to beat Inglorious Bastards like a red-headed stepchild.

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 9:45 p.m. CST

    like an ocean's 11 of 80's action


    if that could happen,done well, it's gold.

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 10:15 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Dolph: "I must break you." <P> Ralph: *Goes into crane stance*

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 10:19 p.m. CST

    needs some remo williams


  • Dec. 13, 2008, 10:27 p.m. CST

    Needs Warwick Davis

    by Dingbatty

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 10:30 p.m. CST

    the DVD commentary will be AMAZING!

    by Spandau Belly

    Hell, I say get every other action guy available to chip in on the commentary track whether they appear in the film or not!<br><br>Arnie not in the movie? Who cares! Give him a commentary track! Seagal not in movie? Give him a commentary track also!<br><br>Fuck, let Cory Yuen choreograph the credits! Let Bruce Willis's band perform the theme song! Get Mel Gibson in there as the sexy voice of Statham's car!<br><br>This is already the best movie ever!

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 10:39 p.m. CST

    Leafar the Lost...

    by RpgSama

    Dude you must See JCVD (the movie) if you haven't already, i too would have said the same, prior to a week ago, but when i watched that movie, the first jean-claude van damme movie i see since the dreadful universal soldier 2, thanks to a lot of critics favorable response to it, and i must say, i think he changed, he changed inside, when you watch the big movie scene that everyone is talking about, he is being sincere, that is his life, he got lost, he found his way again, i don't think he will forget his lines, maybe i'm wrong, but i wish Stallone try it. P.s: Of Course Steven Seagal has to be in it, and while he is at it, break some arms, lol. Now he just needs the governator and the world will be saved of global warming, just by the mere geekness and machismo of this movie...

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 10:39 p.m. CST

    Add Stone Cold Steve Austin - it fits.

    by GibsonUSA Returns

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 10:48 p.m. CST

    Vern, pick up the white courtesy phone...

    by FilmCritic3000

    Vern should be the first to review this film. He is the scholar of all things action cinema.

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 10:50 p.m. CST


    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Rambo - Check! Drago - Check! The One - Check! MMA - Check! Add: WWF - Steve Austin Blade - Wesley Snipes And I think we're good to go! manliest movie ever.

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 10:52 p.m. CST


    by Leafy McPlantsalot

    Which is to say that it's really gonna suck!!!! jk

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 10:56 p.m. CST

    Another vote for avoiding shakycam.

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    I honestly get headaches when it goes on too long. And I can't tell what's going on half the time. <BR><BR> Especially with Jet Li...I prefer just the camera zoomed back and let him do his work crystal clear!

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 11 p.m. CST


    by Bloo

    YES YES YES, that is all I have to say is yes<P>for the dictator may I humbly suggest Eric Roberts, since my Oleg brothers dropped the ball<P>and to the person who suggested Sly remain unamed I like it or just call him John that way the true geeks will know who he is but the rest of the audience won't<P>cap off the main cast with Eric Roberts and Trejo...and Ian McShane and I'd be happy as all get out<P>and you know that thiswill feature the line somewhere "Oscar Winner" probably about Forrest Whitiker

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 11:03 p.m. CST

    Jet Li brushing off the laserpen in Lethal Weapon 4

    by GibsonUSA Returns

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 11:28 p.m. CST

    Verne Troyer better in this.

    by mrfan

  • Dec. 13, 2008, 11:38 p.m. CST

    Robert Patrick!!!

    by otm shank

    and Bill Goldberg and Howie Long!! Also Chris Rock as the fast talking computer wiz.

  • Dec. 14, 2008, 12:08 a.m. CST

    wo... where the the heat for QT come from...

    by Citizin_insane

  • Dec. 14, 2008, 1:08 a.m. CST

    CherryValance nailed it. THIS is the teamup we have waited for

    by ironic_name

    mr T as a priest who is fed up with corupt cops and becomes a vigilante. <P> Jim Caviezel as a werewolf cop.

  • Dec. 14, 2008, 1:13 a.m. CST

    needs explosions near the end. and a general saying "MY GHAWD"

    by ironic_name

    also Luis "the guz" Guzman as an Arab sheik. "two milk?"

  • Dec. 14, 2008, 1:16 a.m. CST

    robert zdar and kurt russell as ringo and clash

    by ironic_name

    give a knowing look to sly as he walks by.

  • Dec. 14, 2008, 1:38 a.m. CST

    More CASTING Ideas...................

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Deion Sanders - Cocky, impulsive team member who gets rocked early on.<BR> <BR> Jesse Ventura - The President.<BR> <BR> Samuel Jackson - The bad guy's kickass top henchman who refuses questionable orders at the end and gets rocked by his evil boss.<BR> "I aint shootin no muthafuckin villagers!!"<BR> <BR> Stone Cold Steve Austin - mowing people down in a gigantic Hummer laughing.<BR> <BR> Keanu Reeves - Rides with Steve Austin scared like shit.<BR> WHOA SHIT!!<BR> <BR> I also agree with the someone's suggestion of Robert Patrick. We need a Terminator in there.<BR> <BR> Manliest. Movie. Ever.

  • Dec. 14, 2008, 1:47 a.m. CST

    Steven Seagal and Van Damme should be in the intro.

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Before the title screen, Seagal and Van Damme lead a squad and kick some ass, but are ultimately defeated. Then the title screen, the Sly and his team move in.

  • Dec. 14, 2008, 2:08 a.m. CST

    fuck you QT!!!!! Sly rules

    by Prossor

  • Dec. 14, 2008, 2:19 a.m. CST

    This needs CHUCK NORRIS and VAN DAMME..dammit!

    by Mike_D

    do it!

  • Dec. 14, 2008, 2:21 a.m. CST


    by Mike_D


  • Dec. 14, 2008, 2:22 a.m. CST

    and the Hulkster!!!!

    by picardsucks

    Arnie cameo, Jeff Speakman and the Hulkster with Jessie the Body's minigun from Predator. And hows about The Venoms and Sammo represnting 80's HK film badassery

  • Dec. 14, 2008, 2:29 a.m. CST

    Fuck, what if the villians were all of these guy's key antagonis

    by crayotic


  • Dec. 14, 2008, 2:30 a.m. CST

    Kung Fu Vs Russian Boxing

    by christpunchers2007

    Add in Arnie and we'll all be very happy!

  • Dec. 14, 2008, 2:45 a.m. CST


    by Kal Reeve

    As the dictator's crazy, knife-wielding muscle.

  • Dec. 14, 2008, 2:48 a.m. CST

    I second that

    by The Amazing G

    dun dun dun duuuuuuuun dun, dun dun dun duuuuuuuuun dun, duuuuuuuuun DUN DUN!

  • Dec. 14, 2008, 3:17 a.m. CST

    More casting...

    by otm shank

    Terrell Owens as the bi-polar team member who one minute praises Sly's character with tears streaming down his face as "my fearless leader" and then the next minute calls him a "gay homosexual fag bitch." Also Plaxico Burress as the know-it-all team member who shoots himself in the leg. When the team leaves on its mission he has to stay back in the rear with the gear.

  • Dec. 14, 2008, 3:41 a.m. CST

    HOLY FUCK!!! Sounds awesome!!!!!!!!

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    Actually, this may come close to A V A T A R's awesomeness!!!

  • Dec. 14, 2008, 3:43 a.m. CST

    JCVD Said no already....

    by DCPete

    You guys whom are a little behind on this may not know that JCVD has turned down an offer already....

  • Dec. 14, 2008, 3:44 a.m. CST

    Scott Adkins

    by Vern

    That's who IamMonkey was referring to from UNDISPUTED 2. I agree, that guy is great and especially with that director, Isaac Florentine. They have some amazing fight scenes in another movie they did together called SPECIAL FORCES. I'm really looking forward to their next one, NINJA, with Adkins in his first starring role. I suspect he will be playing some sort of ninja. After that he's supposed to star in UNDISPUTED 3 which is cool because each sequel stars the villain of the previous episode.<p> Adkins is also gonna be in WOLVERINE: X-MEN'S SUPER ORIGIN ADVENTURES or whatever it's called. Hopefully they give him a good showcase.<p> I'm looking forward to hearing more casting on THE EXPENDABLES because I believe there are a couple more Expendables that are not played by the names we've heard so far.

  • Dec. 14, 2008, 3:52 a.m. CST

    Add Seagal and Snipes and AVOID SHAKY CAM

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    and also avoid ultra quick cutting and then we possibly get one of the best ass-kickig balls-to-the-wall action extravanganzas the movie world has ever seen!<p>Fuck the shaky cam Bourne movies! Fuck'em to hell!

  • Dec. 14, 2008, 3:59 a.m. CST

    Alright, I've got one ...

    by TheHumanBeingAndFish

    .. HARRISON FORD. Get him. Seriously - one of the ultimate '80s action stars (Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Blade Runner ...). Yeah, he'll probably ask way too much money, but you never know - it doesn't hurt to ask. Plus, he's awesome. can't believe nobody else mentioned him.

  • Dec. 14, 2008, 4:44 a.m. CST

    Additional casting ideas...

    by Mullah Omar

    Roddy Piper. He can chew bubblegum the whole time. And consider Keith David for the THEY LIVE reunion. Shit, get he AND Kurt Russell in there for a double reunion! <br> <br> Bill Duke. Guy was in BSG a few years ago and looked EXACTLY THE SAME AS EVER. <br> <br> Bob Hoskins. Not sure if the guy is still limber but at any rate give him a low-impact role. <br> <br> Michael Caine. Another low-impact role - fixer or something, or somebody's old commander - but let him loose to totally chew some scenery rather than go for the dignified roles he's been taking the past decade. <br> <br> Robert Patrick. Great call above, the dude plays a convincing military badass. <br> <br> Jean Reno, for goddamn sure! He doesn't even need to say a word. <br> <br> On a lighter note, either The Rock or Brendan Fraser would be good as a semi-goofy team member, or they could go against type and go hardcore motherfucker. Statham is in it, so it's not like ALL these guys have to be geriatrics. <br> <br> One thing Stallone has to do is prevent this film from being better in theory than it is in implementation, ie avoid the SOAP effect. Give it the same overall seriousness as RAMBO and you cannot lose. <br> <br> Also, the guy who mentioned OCEANS 11 might be onto something. If this film is a hit, Stallone should crank one of these films out every few years with whoever survives the previous installment. It can be like the a hard-core A-TEAM.

  • Dec. 14, 2008, 5:01 a.m. CST

    This sounds like GREATNESS!

    by DrPain

    Wow, just heard of this project and it blew my mind. It’s sounds like it will be kick ass. I’ll be in line the first day just for Dolph’s casting alone. Thanks Sly! Please make this a great as it sounds. Anybody else notice the flack QT is getting on this board? Wow. But I do have to say I was never that impressed with Basterds cast. Sort of a letdown. I mean, Brad Pitt? That guy who directed that cabin movie? Dude from the Office? Mike Myers?? Come on. Bring on THE EXPENDABLES!!

  • Dec. 14, 2008, 5:07 a.m. CST

    Sounds interesting.

    by TinSpider

    This will be ace. <br> <br>

  • Dec. 14, 2008, 5:09 a.m. CST

    Whoa!! WTF!!

    by odo19

    I just read this on wikipedia but is Mike Myers really in Basterds? What the fuck is that?? That movie is shit to me now.

  • Dec. 14, 2008, 5:16 a.m. CST


    by Mullah Omar

    Lance Henriksen. He can be Sonny Landreth's brother. Have a MILLENNIUM reunion by adding Terry O'Quinn! <br> <br> Mickey Rourke. Guy was mentioned over and over again for the alternate INGLORIOUS BASTARDS for good reason. <br> <br> Brian Thompson, the bad guy from COBRA. You never forget that guy's face. <br> <br> And I second the idea of Busey and Nolte. Holy shit.

  • Dec. 14, 2008, 5:18 a.m. CST

    And the dictator must be...

    by Mullah Omar

    Robert Davi.

  • Dec. 14, 2008, 5:41 a.m. CST

    Darth Maul

    by emphatic

    Ray Parks?

  • Dec. 14, 2008, 7:08 a.m. CST

    M-O-O-N. That spells "pure awesome"

    by Tom Cullen

    But they must cast:<br> Michael Biehn as the doomed military leader<br>Brian Thompson, Sonny Landham and Ron Perlman as the more expendable 'Expendables'<br> Robert Davi as the Dictator<br> Billy Drago as the dictator's psychotic henchman<br> Lance Henriksen as the American Industrialist helping finance the dictator<br> Michael Ironside as the traitorous American CIA Agent<br> Adam Baldwin as the CIA Agent that gets killed in the second act when his partner betrays him.<br> Al Leong as the token Asian henchman who gets killed by the lead in some memorable and gruesome fashion<br> Tommy "Tiny" Lister jr as the third mercenary from the left, who always just manages to be in the shot whenever the Dictator is walking around the outside area of his encampment.<br> Danny Trejo who does pretty much exactly the same thing, but carries a big machette while doing so. <br> Michael Dudikoff, Fred Williamson, Bill Duke, William Forsythe and Mark Dacascos as the the original team sent in, and never heard from again. Led by Gary Busey - also a traitor, of course, who betrays them and gets them killed. <br> David Morse as the ex mercenary turned 3rd world relief worker who's "seen too much death"<br> Powers Boothe as the crooked General who puts the whole plan into play. <br> Maria Conchita Alonso as the only escapee from the doomed village, who is lusted over by the Dictator, hence why he killed her people, for daring to run away from him.<br> Sam Elliot as the missionary preacher with a dark past. <br> Tim Thomerson as the ex-military gunrunner who's gone native. <br> Robert Patrick as the leader of the black ops group who turns up to protect the dictator from those damned expendables before the final battle.<br> Tom Berenger, Mr T, James Remar, Arnold Vosloo, Mark Rolston and Mario Van Peebles as the black ops team. And Ray Stevenson as The Punisher.

  • Dec. 14, 2008, 7:12 a.m. CST


    by Tom Cullen

    And I forgot Rutger Hauer as the borderline crazy chopper pilot, tasked with getting the Expendables in and out of the mission zone. <br> And Christopher Lambert as the freelance reporter covering the local carnage and corruption that the rest of the world has chosen to ignore.

  • Dec. 14, 2008, 7:50 a.m. CST

    ScriptGirl for the "whore" they have to rescue

    by CharyouTree

    where is that mediocre, faintly attractive, pointless, fame hungry, lady?

  • Dec. 14, 2008, 8:21 a.m. CST

    Need a Sly/Arnie flick

    by ThePilgrim

    Could start the film off with one already un jail and the other one just coming in. They are linked somehow to a past- now all the pieces fall in place and together they decide to break out and take care of whoever it is who is behind what ever was done to make them do what they did which put them were they are....

  • Dec. 14, 2008, 8:25 a.m. CST

    IGNORE these people...keep poseurs like Van Dmme...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...and Seagal the hell away from this movie. Stallone and Arnold are in a class of their own. No second stringer Expendables please.

  • Dec. 14, 2008, 8:39 a.m. CST

    Sly/Arnie flick. How about Arnie is the Governor...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...of California (preposterous I know, but go with it)and things are going to shit (evil corporation raping the citizenry...something like that). The political process is failing and The Guv. has his back to the wall. One night his old buddy and rival Sylvester Stallone shows up (tired and grizzled but happy), just returned from one of his regular Southeast Asia swamp wanderings. The two old rivals catch up...they laugh, they cry...raw eggs and milti-vitamin protein shakes are downed in a single gulp. The Governor finally realizes that he has sold out his manhood...that politics are for limp dicked compromisers...not for real Americans. The two old rivals decide to gear up, sneak out of The Governor's mansion and take matters into their own hands. Blood and bone breakage ensue.

  • Dec. 14, 2008, 9:21 a.m. CST


    by ThePilgrim

    Why not a "My Name Is Bruce" "Being John Malkovich" type of flick. <P> Two 30 something 80's Action Flick fans- Trick both of them into meeting them to make a no budget action flick. <P> They are drugged cuffed and taken out deep into the woods. The Plot is simple. Kill the other one first!

  • Dec. 14, 2008, 9:24 a.m. CST

    That thin,crazy karate dude ..

    by nolan bautista "Kill or Be Killed" should be a special guest star..i always wondered about that billing..did the special star just drop by? Is he or she spending the night? As 'guests' are they required to do any work?

  • Dec. 14, 2008, 10:20 a.m. CST


    by Bricktops hammer

    the gut ffrom "They call me Bruce" in this . Wth my right foot I will kick your face, with my left I will kick your nose. Look at my face, I'm an oriental. Classic

  • Dec. 14, 2008, 11:07 a.m. CST

    They should just remake Apocalypse Now with this cast.

    by tonagan

    That would be gold.

  • Dec. 14, 2008, 11:25 a.m. CST

    No mention of Carradine?

    by Ronnie__Dobbs

    Not David or Keith.........I'm talking Robert.

  • Dec. 14, 2008, 11:34 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    The Expendables. Beating the shit out of your eyeballs in '09.

  • Dec. 14, 2008, 11:35 a.m. CST

    Stallone: Kurt Russell belongs in this. Hell even Costner as the

    by Stormwatcher

    Forget Segal but JCVD would be cool. Seriously, this will be a huge film that will surprise all at the box office. Rambo was great, even my wife liked it, you surprised me Rocky.

  • Dec. 14, 2008, 12:28 p.m. CST

    Michael Biehn

    by Teodora

    I would LOVE to see him in this! Sly, come back for another Q&A!!

  • Dec. 14, 2008, 12:33 p.m. CST

    How about a joint Sly/Dolph Q&A

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    That would be great.

  • Dec. 14, 2008, 12:33 p.m. CST

    Needs Kieth David AND David Keith as Brothers.

    by Stuntcock Mike

  • Dec. 14, 2008, 12:35 p.m. CST

    Cobra--Kai, for a minute I thought you

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    were talking about Peter "I'm Optimus Prime Bitch" Cullen. Thank goodness I was mistaken.

  • Dec. 14, 2008, 12:36 p.m. CST

    Stuncock, how about a Money Train remake

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    David Keith and Keith David. Even give Robert Blake another shot. What was the quote? "You are not African American" Something like that about how they don't appear to be brothers.

  • Dec. 14, 2008, 12:42 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    He could've been the token black guy!!!

  • Dec. 14, 2008, 12:50 p.m. CST

    Jason Statham

    by MonkeyManReturns

    is possibly the finest actor Britain has produced in recent memory. He really is - that damn good.

  • Dec. 14, 2008, 12:52 p.m. CST

    BSB, Apollo Creed was already dead by then

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    but didn't Wethers want big money for the archive footage to be used, or something like that?

  • Dec. 14, 2008, 12:55 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    That's why there was no mention of Apollo Creed in Balboa. You don't shake Sly down. Sly shakes YOU down!!!!

  • Dec. 14, 2008, 12:57 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    He really is a fine actor. Why he does shit like Transporter and Dungeon Siege is a real mystery. The only action he should do is with Jet Li.

  • Dec. 14, 2008, 12:58 p.m. CST


    by ironic_name

  • Dec. 14, 2008, 12:58 p.m. CST

    A shame considering we know Weathers

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    best as Creed. Sure, he's been in a bunch of other stuff too. Hell, he was great in Force 10 from Navarone, Predator, Action Jackson, and the last season or two of In the Heat of the Night. But, we always think Creed.

  • Dec. 14, 2008, 1:09 p.m. CST

    Mickey Rourke

    by Young Moses

    That's right.

  • Dec. 14, 2008, 1:23 p.m. CST

    Odette Yustman for this movie and Catwoman...

    by Mr. Waturi

    Just look at this poster...

  • Dec. 14, 2008, 1:34 p.m. CST


    by DeweyOxburger

    Bring in Remo! For the love of God/Remo, bring in REMO!!!

  • Dec. 14, 2008, 1:36 p.m. CST

    Wow, this sounds good.

    by Cotton McKnight

    I will definitely be buying a ticket. Mr. Stallone deserves all the success in the world. He's good people.

  • Dec. 14, 2008, 2:37 p.m. CST

    Remo yes, but don't forget he was Wilkes in

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    Uncommon Valor. This was the first rated R movie I ever saw in the theaters. My cousin, about 15 years older than my brother, myself, and youngest cousin, brought the three of us. Best movie experience ever. Even better than Die Hard (first one I saw on my own) because we were kids.

  • Dec. 14, 2008, 3:49 p.m. CST

    And guest starring Billy Zabka...

    by MCVamp

    As the government stooge who betrays the team and gets killed by a pinky to the throat.

  • Dec. 14, 2008, 4:22 p.m. CST

    Interesting project, too bad Statham is in it.

    by JackPumpkinhead

    Can't stand those "tough" bald English "wankers". The only thing they can do is assault and "happy slap" strangers, encourage kids to commit suicide and murder goth and immigrant passers-by.

  • Dec. 14, 2008, 4:44 p.m. CST

    Kurtwood Smith!

    by DerLanghaarige

  • Dec. 14, 2008, 5:14 p.m. CST

    HOLY $#!T!!! --How'd I miss this news?!

    by JDanielP

    Sounds like a hoot.

  • Dec. 14, 2008, 5:27 p.m. CST

    sweet goodness Garey Busey has to be in this

    by Prossor

    i second all the mentions of him, how did he get forgotten, after Lethal Weapon, Under Siege, Point Break greatness??? oh and he has to play the head baddy.

  • Dec. 14, 2008, 5:38 p.m. CST

    Mr. Stallone, Hereby I swear that, if you cast Busey & Nolte...

    by DerLanghaarige

    ...I will not sue you for money or something else and/or walk around, yelling: "He stole my idea of casting Gary Busey and Nick Nolte!"<br> Bookmark this talkback, save it on your computer, print it, make a screenshot or whatever you have to do to prove at the court that I said that I don't want anything from you and NOW FIND A WAY TO CONVINCE NICK NOLTE AND GARY BUSEY TO PARTICIPATE IN YOUR MOVIE!!!<br> Thank you very much. (I'm an idiot, because I know that I will need this money, but hey, things you do for a kickass movie...)

  • Dec. 14, 2008, 6:16 p.m. CST

    If you guys like Gary Busey and Nick Nolte...

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    ...then you will LOVE this guy - Max Koch. Hysterical. Check out his DEAD-ON impressions of Busey and Nolte:<P><P><P> Now check out this Busey/Nolte combo!<P>

  • Dec. 14, 2008, 6:45 p.m. CST

    This really HAS to be a series

    by Mullah Omar

    So many old-school Hollywood tough guys, so little space for everybody. Seriously, Stallone, just keep craning out an all-star balls-out action film between every other film you make. Do a Soderbergh with your career - fund your artsy projects with a cash-cow genre film. <br> <br> Tom Sizemore in psycho badass mode. <br> <br> Everett McGill as a good guy for a change. <br> <br> Ray Winstone, Mark Rolston, and pretty much any of the crew from THE DEPARTED. <br> <br> Vincent Cassel, who could probably beat up most Hollywood guys. <br> <br> Danny Huston is always worth seeing when he gets an apeshit role to play. <br> <br> Matt Craven playing the agitated dude. <br> <br> What about Christopher Walken? Make him the President or something. Or maybe Fred Thompson - guy probably wouldn't mind being President any way he could. <br> <br> William Fictner! Only if he has a moustache! <br> <br> I second the Kurtwood Smith and Michael Ironside suggestions. <br> <br> JK Simmons didn't really have a presence in old-school action films, but he would be great if he could tap into OZ mode. <br> <br> Would James Gandolfini be up for a jaunt into badass territory? <br> <br> And would Michael Madsen jump off the QT bandwagon to make the REAL film everybody was expecting?

  • Dec. 14, 2008, 6:49 p.m. CST

    Is it too much to wish for a walk on by Walken?

    by crayotic

    y'know, if we're headed down this realm of fuckin awesomery anyway...

  • Dec. 14, 2008, 7:13 p.m. CST

    MICHAEL DUDIKOFF should star in this

    by Gorgomel

    oh and Reb Brown too!

  • Dec. 14, 2008, 7:31 p.m. CST

    Clancy Brown, motherfuckers.

    by Shut the Fuck up Donny

    The man NEVER gets enough screentime, and sure gives the impression he could kick a little ass.

  • Dec. 14, 2008, 7:38 p.m. CST


    by DeweyOxburger

    had to be said - he has easily worn out his coolness...

  • Dec. 14, 2008, 8:26 p.m. CST

    Michael Biehn and Bill Paxton reunion!!

    by otm shank

    Fuck it. Throw in Mark Rolston Al Matthews and Lance Henricksen while you're at it. "We're in some pretty shit now man!"

  • Dec. 14, 2008, 8:40 p.m. CST

    Golan Globus actors gotta eat

    by Staldo

    They also need to get that guy featured in Bigger, Stronger, Faster who was in Over The Top with Stallone but now lives out of his van in the parking lot of Gold's Gym. I know he'd be grateful.

  • Dec. 14, 2008, 9:57 p.m. CST


    by Darth Thoth

    Best news all day. I can't contain myself. This cat Sly is the M-A-N! He just gets it! Wow, talk about casting and perfect simple plot. I love it. I am there on opening day- no questions asked!!!!

  • Dec. 14, 2008, 10:41 p.m. CST


    by Stengah


  • Dec. 14, 2008, 11:47 p.m. CST

    Needs...Norris..Piper..and Van Damme!

    by King Conan

    Damnn this shit would be hot with a real nod to the old school dudes. Piper never really took off as an action star but that fuckin alleyway fight in "They Live" is one of the best streetfights ever put on film. Also JCVD might not need the help since his new movie might get him an Oscar nod...I kid you not, Google it.

  • Dec. 14, 2008, 11:53 p.m. CST

    Piper is so not in shape for this anymore!

    by the milf lover

    he is seriously messed up, with a big belly and artificial hips, and the damage cancer did on him, among other things. His last few wrestling appearances were embarrassing at best.

  • Dec. 15, 2008, midnight CST

    taimak: he takes a lickin' & keeps on kickin'

    by Acne Scarface

    bruce leroy gotta eat 2, mr. stallone.<p>end of line.

  • Dec. 15, 2008, 12:59 a.m. CST

    How about Jesse Ventura or Paul Hogan

    by hallmitchell

    Or Bill Duke? I want eighties badass here.

  • Dec. 15, 2008, 1:23 a.m. CST

    If this movie's opening title sequence...

    by Bartleby T. Scrivener

    has the old Cannon Films logo, I will geek out. Seriously, having Chuck Norris in this bad boy would be amazing. Perhaps someone can get a hold of Sho Kosugi. It's too bad Charles Bronson isn't around, he wold have been the icing.

  • Dec. 15, 2008, 2:28 a.m. CST

    needs Vin Diesel, Ashton Kutcher, The Rock...

    by quintana007

    ...not!, of course.

  • Dec. 15, 2008, 4:10 a.m. CST

    Mark Dacascos

    by Rocco Curioso

    definitely needs to figure into this. Sounds like the biggest testosterone-fest since the first Predator just the same. HELLS yeah!

  • Dec. 15, 2008, 4:18 a.m. CST

    Mr. Nice Gaius

    by ironic_name

    holy crap that guy was funny.. but the music was creepy.

  • Dec. 15, 2008, 4:21 a.m. CST

    hallmitchell! BILL DUKE!

    by ironic_name

    in the zone forums a few of us tbers have outlined a movie called TWO LANE BLOOD TOP with chuck norris as 'president norris' [and hulk hogan as his bodyguard]

  • Dec. 15, 2008, 4:25 a.m. CST


    by ironic_name

    dudda DUDDA dudda - dudda DUDDA dudda<P> tch-tsching - tsch-tshc-tschuh-TSCHUH <P> dudda DUDDA dudda - dudda DUDDA dudda

  • Dec. 15, 2008, 4:28 a.m. CST

    TWO LANE BLOOD TOP posterimage

    by ironic_name

  • Dec. 15, 2008, 4:29 a.m. CST

    al kabong leong as snickers loving henchperp

    by ironic_name

  • Dec. 15, 2008, 4:34 a.m. CST

    Needs Lorenzo Lamas!!!

    by pokadoo


  • Dec. 15, 2008, 4:44 a.m. CST

    Roooooooon Jeremyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!

    by DerLanghaarige

  • Dec. 15, 2008, 4:48 a.m. CST

    an outlaw hunting outlaws! a renegade!

    by ironic_name

  • Dec. 15, 2008, 4:55 a.m. CST

    and lest we forget...

    by Rocco Curioso

    Danny Trejo and Cliff Curtis. Damn, I love these casting call talkbacks. You just know SOMEone's reading this, making a list & checking it twice. This site's talkbackers practically anointed Christian Bale as the new Batman way back in the day. What worked then... still works now.

  • Dec. 15, 2008, 5:05 a.m. CST


    by most excellent ninja

    dudda DUDDA dudda dudda DUDDA dudda

  • Dec. 15, 2008, 5:07 a.m. CST

    If Bill Duke was in this movie

    by most excellent ninja

    the world would implode, fuck the Large Hadron Collider, Bill Duke to destroy the world!

  • Dec. 15, 2008, 5:10 a.m. CST

    Mark Dascascos, Tong Po, Chong Li should all be added to this mo

    by most excellent ninja

    and the last two, they should create the fictional characters and cast them.

  • Dec. 15, 2008, 5:12 a.m. CST

    And Don Johnson!

    by DerLanghaarige

    Maybe I'm alone with that one, but a few weeks ago I saw Harley Davidson & The Marlboro Man on TV.

  • Dec. 15, 2008, 5:38 a.m. CST

    bolo yeung as "the babyeater!"

    by ironic_name

  • Dec. 15, 2008, 5:49 a.m. CST

    What about Lorenzo Lamas?

    by Nabster

    Hes the ultimate bad ass of our time, and everyone knows this, so why isn't he headlining this movie? Total BS.

  • Dec. 15, 2008, 5:54 a.m. CST

    He's shooting in BRAZIL? Wow. I hope he has insurance!

    by ricarleite

    He has no idea what he'll be facing. Shooting in Brazil is expensive, difficult, and very dangerous.

  • Dec. 15, 2008, 5:57 a.m. CST


    by Gungan Slayer

    Come Sly! Bring in The Borg as the aging general who gives the mission or something, or provides inspiration to the troops or whatnot.

  • Dec. 15, 2008, 6 a.m. CST

    Bring in Donny Yen

    by joergn

    and I´m sold.

  • Dec. 15, 2008, 7:35 a.m. CST

    Brock Lesnar is the UFC Heavyweight Champion

    by Midnightxpress

    He kicked Randy's middle aged ass all over the Octagon last month...

  • Dec. 15, 2008, 7:42 a.m. CST


    by muri71

    if something like this would be added also, we would worship u for eternity sly and this movie could sink the titantic again! arnold as cameo...maybe president in TV (one day shot) willis as cameo...maybe general who gives sly the job (one day shot) chuck norris...maybe as flight pilot...saving the rest of the soldiers at the end! banderas cameo...maybe contact guy in the south (one day shoot) make the mercenaries 7 or 8 guys 1.sly 2.jason 3.jet put those guys in also: 4.KURT RUSSELL (sly needs a believable best friend in the group 5.michael biehn. could only work with kurt, biehn or wesley...who 6.wesley snipes gets killed by a bad guy, so sly has a vs fight in in the end with the bad guy...up 4 revenge) 7.jensen ackles (psycho rookie & for the girls a hunk)or tom welling! 8. vin diesel (as the stongest of the mercenaries & the goofy with heart) some other choices i`ve read a lot & i think could work also for mecenaries if he could not get the other guys: the rock, bill paxton, mark dacascos, clive owen... make those guys the baddies: if Forest Whitaker was cast as dictator ok...if not, cast mickey rourke for dictator, or hugo weaving, harvey keitel, javier bardem! make robert knepper the right hand of the dictator! make dolph and randy the bodygurads of the dictator! cast steven segal, val kilmer or patrick swayze as the bad general of the dictator! (GIVE JCVD BRAIN SO HE JUMPS BACK IN AND MAYBE FOR A BAD GENERAL PART!!!) WE WANT SOMETHING LIKE THAT SLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ------------------------------------------------- WE DONT WANT IT 2 BE A SHORT MOVIE ( the only weakness of rambo 4), MAKE IT AT LEAST 120 MINUTES!!! MAKE IT "THE THIN RED LINE" FOR ACTION FANS...MAKE IT THE MOST BAD ASS WAR MOVIE OF ALL TIME!!!! we DONT want wire fights...make dolph vs jet a brutal death match without wire stunts like matrix! if sly has a vs fight, which is a must in my opinion...please with a sizeable opponent and not forrest or knepper...would look ridiculous, cus sly looks like a mean machine these days and forrest is a great actor but no action hero, same goes 2 knepper! great fights would be: sly vs randy sly vs jason (if the jason character turns out 2 be a baddy in the end) sly vs mickey (if he could cast him) sly vs steven segal (if he could cast him) sly vs patrick swayze (if he could cast him) sly vs jcvd (if he could cast him) MAKE THE FIGHT 1 1/2-2 MINUTES AT LEAST...make it brutal no crazy stuff...fists and kicking dirty! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ now i`m going a little bit sci-fi. here: how cool would that be...that in the end...sly survives with 2 other guys and chuck norris as the flight pilot...they make it to another country... plane crashes in the jungle...and what do they find...a weapon from the predator...the end! holy crap...wouldnt it be great if sly fights againgst the freaking predator in part 2!:) thats just bullshito talk of a movie fan and beyond makeable...but the rest i`ve written could be do it sly...make history for the fans!!!! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ show tarantinos pantsy movie "basterds" what real war bastards are! if u can by any chance...put a little more budget in 70-90 mil. i promise this movie with this line up/cast will at least bring you 150 mil. at the box office and dont let me tell you what it will do on rentals & dvd and blue ray sales in the end, this movie could bring u at least 400- 500 mil. sly just needs 2 put willis, arnold, chuck norris, mickey rourke and kurt russell in and this is a 500 million dollar movie, maybe more!! EVEN IF ITS RATED R and it has 2 be for the fans. rambo 4 did it with sly only...a 100 mil. imagine what it will do with some of the other names?! go for it it for you and us!!!!!!!!!!

  • Dec. 15, 2008, 7:43 a.m. CST

    Stallone's got guts, would any other action

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    star wear a diaper? That's being secure in your manhood for sure. Check out 2:05.

  • Dec. 15, 2008, 7:45 a.m. CST

    Borgnine and Vigoda as Tango and Cash

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    50 years later. These two will never die. Right lordofhell?

  • Dec. 15, 2008, 7:51 a.m. CST

    Rambo proved Sly gives the people what they want.

    by Stuntcock Mike

    Fucking carnage!

  • Dec. 15, 2008, 8:56 a.m. CST

    Rambo splattering terrorist rapists

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    What's not to love?

  • Dec. 15, 2008, 9:12 a.m. CST

    Since I know you are reading this, Dear Sly

    by Darth Busey

    Dear Sly, as you read through these talkbacks, you can see there is a TON of excitement and passion for this project. The average Aint It Cool News reader is probably in his late 20's/early 30's, male, and has fond remembrances of 80's action films. We will spend lots of money on and tell everybody we know about the coolness of this project. The cast as listed above is shaping up phenomenally. The inclusion of DOLPH LUNDGREN is mindblowingly awesome. I must ask: who is playing the Lee Marvin role? Any film called "The Expendables" surely has a Lee Marvin type role in it. Please consider casting CHUCK NORRIS in it. Chuck is the right age to play an Army lifer/general, and has prior working experience with Lee Marvin in "Delta Force", which will be invaluable in bringing the Lee Marvin hardassery-type of character back to the screen. I see Chuck doing commercials for the Total Body Gym all the time, so I'm pretty sure he can clear his schedule and/or use the money. CARL WEATHERS was another fantastic suggestion. Tell Carl you want to make up for strongarming him out of ROCKY BALBOA, and take great satisfaction in directing his death scene halfway through the movie. I'm fairly certain that the inclusion of Chuck Norris and Jean Claude Van Damme would guarantee that this movie outgrosses Titanic. VIVA LA STALLONE.

  • Dec. 15, 2008, 9:17 a.m. CST

    Fuck Lorenzo Lamas

    by Darth Busey

    Horrible suggestion. This movie needs BRANSCOMBE RICHMOND. Preferably, as the Third World goon who gets kicked out of a window by Jet Li. Six seconds of screen time sounds about right. I'd like to see Sly beat the hell out of SVEN OLE THORSEN, too.

  • Dec. 15, 2008, 9:18 a.m. CST

    Is Richard Dawson still alive?

    by Darth Busey

    Can we shoehorn him in this as Statham's father?

  • Dec. 15, 2008, 9:22 a.m. CST

    Rambo 4 was probably the most fun I had in the theater this year

    by Mr. Profit

    I enjoyed the shit out of it.

  • Dec. 15, 2008, 9:53 a.m. CST

    With that cast of ass-kickers

    by Abominable Snowcone

    I'll have to drive to the theater with a change of pants, in case of a spooge emergency.

  • Dec. 15, 2008, 9:54 a.m. CST

    And they might want to consider

    by Abominable Snowcone

    renaming the film "Warciples."

  • Dec. 15, 2008, 11:01 a.m. CST


    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Nice! Glad you liked it. Max Koch may be the funniest thing I've found on YouTube. The guy is simply amazing.

  • Dec. 15, 2008, 11:18 a.m. CST

    Sly, Darth Busey speaks true

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    This is where 80s action geeks in the know go for their geek fix.

  • Dec. 15, 2008, 11:19 a.m. CST

    Mr. Profit, no probablies for me

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    I loved The Dark Night, but had more fun with Rambo.

  • Dec. 15, 2008, 1:36 p.m. CST

    Bruce Boxleitner

    by emphatic

    was great in CHUCK as Mr. Awesome

  • Dec. 15, 2008, 1:45 p.m. CST

    brian thompson as 'slasher'

    by ironic_name

    michelle yeoh in a cameo as herself/cia agent yeoh.

  • Dec. 15, 2008, 1:59 p.m. CST

    Can we please get Martin Kove into this, too?

    by Darth Busey

    Martin Kove doing what he does best...playing an asshole.

  • Dec. 15, 2008, 2:02 p.m. CST

    what these guys *need* to be fighting

    by vaudeville villain

    is a bad career. it's been kicking their collective asses for some time now.

  • Dec. 15, 2008, 2:58 p.m. CST

    Requests for Sly

    by Reckoner

    If Dolph still has his hair, make him wear the spiked hairdo from Rocky IV. Break your own record (Rambo) for squibs and dismemberment on film. Hard R is the only way this movie will be a big hit. Even if it doesn't make a lot of money in theaters, with a hard R, it will get a huge DVD audience and following. Jet Li must have the most badass never-before-seen ninja weapons that produce blood-spattering carnage ever seen on film. Think Sho Kosugi-type Ninja. I need some time to think of some other requests...

  • Dec. 15, 2008, 4 p.m. CST


    by Bloo

    I caught Dolph on Fox News' late night program Red Eye the other night, he still has hair, he still looks great, the host, and I tend to agree, said that Dolph looked better then Sly, Dolph said that was due to 1,000 pushups and taking a swim in freezing cold water every day

  • Dec. 15, 2008, 4:17 p.m. CST


    by Reckoner

    What does a swim in freezing cold water actually do for Dolph? Keep him from bloating with old age?

  • Dec. 15, 2008, 4:55 p.m. CST

    Two Words: Sho Kosugi

    by Bartleby T. Scrivener

    Man, I wish Steve James was still alive.

  • Dec. 15, 2008, 6 p.m. CST

    Agree with whoever said this needs to take itself seriously

    by crayotic

    Sure, throw in some veiled references for the fans of the genre and stars, but none of this wink-wink "GET IT?" shit. <br><br> Also, even if for some insane reason this *has* to be made at less than a hard-R for the studio, you've got to get the Hard-R footage for the DVD-cut! (and none of this Die Hard 4 "unrated" rubbish which is pretty much the same load of pussified crap).

  • Dec. 15, 2008, 6:04 p.m. CST

    Oh, and is this movie actually going this direction?

    by crayotic

    Coz I haven't heard much of it beyond this article.. and I'd hate to hear that this is the only stunt casting he's doing and we're all just getting our hopes up. <br><br> Sly, what you have started with the promise of Stathem, Dolph, and Li is not a movie that must be cast in order to service the story, but a story that must be written to encompass our geeky cast wishlists that we have stored in our heads for years.

  • Dec. 15, 2008, 6:56 p.m. CST

    I believe in Sly

    by Hikaru Ichijo

    Rambo kicked all the ass. The dude earned some get out of jail frees for that one.

  • Dec. 15, 2008, 11:06 p.m. CST

    I have no idea Reckoner

    by Bloo

    what swimming in freezing water does for him, but that's what he said, 1,000 pushups and a swim in freezing water

  • Dec. 15, 2008, 11:11 p.m. CST

    Clancy Brown! Yeah.

    by Stormwatcher

    I would totally fight zombies with that sob.

  • Dec. 15, 2008, 11:13 p.m. CST

    I too agree that Rambo was all kinds of awesome

    by Stormwatcher

    Loved the tension on the boat scene at night. Love the place he's in when the movie starts, if he'd been alive he would be in Thailand. Really gotta hope that one day Sly does a comedy with Bruce Campbell.

  • Dec. 16, 2008, 2:25 a.m. CST

    Rambo 4 is probably the best movie of 08

    by Prossor

    from a purely expectations standard, it delivers in spades what you'd want.

  • Dec. 16, 2008, 2:38 a.m. CST

    Jan Michael Vincent and Marc Singer

    by Dingbatty

  • Dec. 16, 2008, 1:51 p.m. CST

    Is Wings Hauser dead?

    by Miss Red

    His brand of jaw-jutting gum-chewing bug-eyed acting would dominate this picture.

  • Feb. 15, 2010, 7:38 a.m. CST

    No more Viagra and cigarettes?

    by orcus