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UPDATED By Stallone: Ghost Dog is out of THE EXPENDABLES sadly...

Published at: March 22, 2009, 12:58 a.m. CST

Hey folks, Harry here - Sly sent in the following for me to share with you, so without further meaningless babble from me, here's the badass you love:

Dear Harry, Below is a letter that I sent to the Stallone Zone that I had also wanted to send to you because I have the same loyalty to your site as well. Anyway, it might temper preconceived opinions. Thank you and best, Sly P.S. Also, for clarification: Hale Caesar is Curtis Jackson Toll Road (new character) is Randy Couture Monroe is Eric Roberts Tool (an ex-Expendable) is Mickey Rourke Bao is Jet Li Lee Christmas is Jason Statham Lacy is Charisma Carpenter Sandra is Giselle Itie (famous Brazilian actress) And Barney 'the schizo' Ross is Yours Truly. P.S.S. By the way, there's enough testosterone and ego in this film to float a large continent covered in elephants, but I'm enjoying it. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear Craig, I appreciate the incredible amount of work you've done on my behalf. Please tell the loyal followers to be positive not negative in their feedback. I am not self-destructive. The anger of the casting of 50 Cent is understandable, but not fair. A player is only as good as his coach. If a man can communicate in one medium, he can communicate in another if his strengths are brought out and he has the support of well-wishers. So, trust me, the change of Forest Whitaker to 50 Cent AKA Curtis Jackson is a good one. No one thought Dolph Lundgren was a good choice for ROCKY or Mr. T. Carl Weathers was an afterthought when Ken Naughton fell out. The same with Talia Shire and Richard Crenna, who was known as a comedic actor, not a serious one. Nobody wanted Eric Roberts over Ben Kingsley, but I believe it's a vastly improved casting. The point is, you either believe in me and the project, setting your personal feelings aside, or you take a darker approach, which really serves no purpose since your insight and suggestions and overall enthusiasm are a great thrill for me to behold everyday I sign on. Signing off - Your friend, Sly

Here's the earlier report I did:

Hey folks, Harry here - with a tad of a bummer regarding THE EXPENDABLES. Due to start delays which has put the shooting of THE EXPENDABLES back a month later than was initially thought... Forest Whitaker has had to pull out due to conflicts with prior engagements now. Dammit! I was really looking forward to Idi Amin getting in on this total fucking destruction. Anyway - it isn't all gloom and doom. Because at the same time I heard this bit of bummer, I heard that Sly has also recast the role with 50 CENT! I'm not real sure how that bodes as I haven't really formed any opinions on 50 Cent aka Curtis Jackson, but I am passing along the info for all of you!

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  • March 18, 2009, 5:33 p.m. CST

    weak sauce

    by SpawnofAchilles

    weak sauce

  • March 18, 2009, 5:34 p.m. CST

    Expendables will still kick ass though

    by SpawnofAchilles

    obvi

  • March 18, 2009, 5:34 p.m. CST

    ain't it terrible news

    by Juror Number 8

    damn, i was really looking forward to whitaker in this movie. 50 cent was horrendous in "get rich or die trying", a film made semi-watchable by terrence howard and mr. eko from lost. its a bit disappointing to go from an oscar-winner to a rapper/part-time (shitty) actor. it wont stop me from seeing "the expendables" though, the cast is just to badass to resist.

  • March 18, 2009, 5:35 p.m. CST

    is everyone playing Resident Evil 5...

    by SpawnofAchilles

    or what? Well, back to RE5.

  • March 18, 2009, 5:35 p.m. CST

    (Almost) FIRST!

    by EastBayFrankenstein

    Grrr....

  • March 18, 2009, 5:36 p.m. CST

    50 fucking Cent?

    by DerLanghaarige

    He can't rap, he can't act, he can't do anything! Listen, I know that we don'T have t oexpect some great acting from this movie, but there is LOTS of charisma going on in the casting. Unfortunately 50 Cent got less charisma than my TV remote.

  • March 18, 2009, 5:37 p.m. CST

    Will they be able to find his skull?

    by Reilly

  • March 18, 2009, 5:37 p.m. CST

    From Forest to Fitty

    by slone13

    There's isn't something in between?

  • March 18, 2009, 5:38 p.m. CST

    Is there only one black actor in hollywood?

    by Mr_X

    seriously? one is a oscar winning actor. the other is a fucking rapper! who fucking casts these movies? Give Razaaq Adoti a shot

  • March 18, 2009, 5:38 p.m. CST

    If you wanna use a rapper for this part, try Ice Cube!

    by DerLanghaarige

  • March 18, 2009, 5:38 p.m. CST

    DAMN, DAMN, DAMN

    by BlackJesus

    We need Ghost Dog

  • March 18, 2009, 5:38 p.m. CST

    Van Damme should be in this

    by SpawnofAchilles

    What the hell is he thinking?? I really think he thinks that he's too good for it and I hope that's not the case. JCVD was fucking awesome, loved it, but this would be a great move for him I think, rather then Bloodsport 2 where he beats his kid or whatever he said in that hilarious interview. (Do BS2 after!)

  • March 18, 2009, 5:39 p.m. CST

    LETS BOYCOTT RAPPERS ON FILM

    by BlackJesus

    No MORE RAPPER. There are plenty of out of work actors trying to work.

  • March 18, 2009, 5:40 p.m. CST

    stringer bell!!

    by Juror Number 8

    the actor who plays stringer bell from the wire needs more work!! he's too awesome to not be in anything, and if all this role requires is the ability to be black and menacing, sign him up for the job!!

  • March 18, 2009, 5:40 p.m. CST

    For a movie fueled on testosterone...

    by AnarchyWorldsEnd

    makes sense to me. Given a role to fit his... ahem... "acting" abilities, it could work.

  • March 18, 2009, 5:41 p.m. CST

    Method Man would be better...

    by iwasredempted

  • March 18, 2009, 5:42 p.m. CST

    Total Fucking Destruction

    by Lando Griffin

    Harry slipped in a suspicious shout out to total fucking destruction which begs the question - Harry are you Total Fucking Destruction?

  • March 18, 2009, 5:42 p.m. CST

    Sucks, but I still think 50 has a great performance in him

    by dr sauch

    This could be it. This is his chance. The bar can't be much lower lol.

  • March 18, 2009, 5:43 p.m. CST

    sky marshall 50 cent

    by reTARDIS

  • March 18, 2009, 5:44 p.m. CST

    RKDN, why are you talking about Oscars?

    by dr sauch

    This is going to be a retarded kick ass movie.

  • March 18, 2009, 5:44 p.m. CST

    He probably saw sense.

    by metaluna

    Forrest doesn't need to be in this dreck.

  • March 18, 2009, 5:45 p.m. CST

    Let's not boycott ALL rappers on film.

    by DerLanghaarige

    Just the ones who make movies to sell more record. But there is a few group of screen rappers - Ice Cube, LL Cool J, Ice-T - who do a good job in movies, even if it's sometimes just because of their charisma. And then there are of course people like Mos Def, who make you forget that they make most of their money with saying Yo.<br> (Yes, I know that Mos Def's lyrics are NOT just about Yo. But I think you get my point.)

  • March 18, 2009, 5:46 p.m. CST

    Seriously. 50 Cent? Fuck, that makes me just angry!

    by DerLanghaarige

  • March 18, 2009, 5:48 p.m. CST

    50 Cent represents everything that is wrong with...

    by DerLanghaarige

    ...Hip Hop these days! Including the bad habit of taking acting roles without having a little bit of talent.

  • March 18, 2009, 5:50 p.m. CST

    This is just wrong. Sounds like a studio decision to me.

    by DerLanghaarige

    "Y'know Sly, we're not sure if a movie full of these old Men can reach the kids. Why don't you cast a rapper?"

  • March 18, 2009, 5:51 p.m. CST

    I just looked at the calendar.

    by DerLanghaarige

    April 1st is unfortunately still a few days away.

  • March 18, 2009, 5:53 p.m. CST

    Okay, I don't think that it will ruin the whole movie.

    by DerLanghaarige

    Only the scenes where 50 Cent is on screen. But apart from that, I'm still looking forward to this and demand the casting of Nick Nolte and Gary Busey!

  • March 18, 2009, 5:54 p.m. CST

    BAH...the only rapper who can act is Mos Def..

    by sonnyfern

    All the others just play up their gangsta image. Ice Cude would've been a lot better...

  • March 18, 2009, 5:57 p.m. CST

    THE BIGGEST MOVIE STAR IN THE WORLD WAS A RAPPER!!

    by kenyonnoble

    Will Smith...also a 2 time oscar nominee, another rapper/ oscar nominee Queen Latifah. Not saying 50 is on their level,but you can't just dismiss someone because they rap

  • March 18, 2009, 5:57 p.m. CST

    That's like going from De Niro to Kirk Cameron.

    by blackmantis

  • March 18, 2009, 6 p.m. CST

    Let me guess. 50 got a new album coming out.

    by DerLanghaarige

    He needs the publicity.

  • March 18, 2009, 6:01 p.m. CST

    Hey Fuckers, 50 Cent is a real Superhero!

    by ganymede3010

    The muthafucka was shot nine times and lived. Can Sly, Stone Cold,Ray Couture,Jetli, Danny Trejo, or Dolp Lundren say that? ***crickets***

  • March 18, 2009, 6:01 p.m. CST

    Almost forgot about Marky (good vibrations) Wahlberg

    by kenyonnoble

    also an oscar nominee that came from being a rapper...er..or whatever you call the music he made

  • March 18, 2009, 6:01 p.m. CST

    Kurt russell, sharon stone, val kilmer, michael biehn

    by coltrautman

    are needed for this film...

  • March 18, 2009, 6:02 p.m. CST

    im willing to give 50cent a chance..

    by coltrautman

    I mean hes playing a mercenary its not like it will require MUCH acting talent...its stallones vision afterall....maybe sly can pull out a good performance?

  • March 18, 2009, 6:03 p.m. CST

    50 cent sucks monkey ass.

    by Fenrisulfr

    Seriously Sly, WTF? I wouldn't even want him in the film if he was to receive a beating from Dolph or the Stat...

  • March 18, 2009, 6:04 p.m. CST

    this movie has 4 actors from "13" thats out this year

    by coltrautman

    mickey rourke, jason statham, 50 cent and david zayas

  • March 18, 2009, 6:06 p.m. CST

    C'mon Sly, there are plenty of African American actors

    by skimn

    you can choose from before going to the rapper-trying-to-be-actor well.

  • March 18, 2009, 6:09 p.m. CST

    sigh

    by jaywrong

    50 cent? really? omfg.

  • March 18, 2009, 6:11 p.m. CST

    THAT KINDA SUCKS!

    by ABking

    Was looking forward to Forest Whitaker being in this. Don't know what to think about 50 Cent...

  • March 18, 2009, 6:13 p.m. CST

    Dr Dre was in Training Day

    by liljuniorbrown

    And he wasn't horrible for the role that he had. I would have went with Wesley Snipes, oh wait, shit he's in jail right? They can let him out for like a wekk to do this right? Free Wesley Snipes for a week! Is that to much to put on a t-shirt?

  • March 18, 2009, 6:13 p.m. CST

    Can't help it, but when I see Curtis Jackson

    by skimn

    in a role, I can't see the character. I think "Oh, its Fiddy Cent".

  • March 18, 2009, 6:15 p.m. CST

    This is okay as long as he is killed off fast.

    by TheDudeballAbides

    Just like Steven Segal in Executive Decision.

  • March 18, 2009, 6:15 p.m. CST

    Breaking News!

    by DerLanghaarige

    Dolph Lundgren is gonna be replaced by Soulja Boy!

  • March 18, 2009, 6:16 p.m. CST

    Righteous Kill

    by drewlicious

    Has anyone else seen him in this? No talent, no charisma, nothing. The camera hates him almost as much as I do.

  • March 18, 2009, 6:16 p.m. CST

    Teaser Poster

    by JuanSanchez

    http://tinyurl.com/bopj8r

  • March 18, 2009, 6:17 p.m. CST

    BUT IS 50 AS CHISELED AS FOREST?

    by alice 13

    discuss!

  • March 18, 2009, 6:21 p.m. CST

    Shot 9 times

    by sheepshagger

    yeah had it shot up his ass nine times! 50 cent is a cunt.

  • March 18, 2009, 6:24 p.m. CST

    I hope his character dies quick.

    by DerLanghaarige

    And wouldn't it be hilarious if he catches 9 bullets in his death scene, but it's the 10th that kills him? No? You are right But hey, I'm just trying to think positive.

  • March 18, 2009, 6:24 p.m. CST

    Major fuck up from Sly (if true).

    by C Legion

    Mr. Stallone, I'm sure you've noticed all the buzz and goodwill towards your new film. Well say goodbye to it, because if this is true then you're just another guy who jumped on the talentless "50 pence" bandwagon.<P>He can't rap, he can't act, and he's an all round arsehole. If he really has been cast then it reflects badly on you. Makes you look like a sell-out to the suits.<p>Hopefully this is bollocks, or Sly recognises his mistake before it's too late.<p>Fucking hell! From an Oscar winner to a lowest common denominator hack. There are other great black actors out there mate.

  • March 18, 2009, 6:26 p.m. CST

    Shot 9 times my ass...

    by Fenrisulfr

    Is this even true? Or is it just more of this "yo-yo-nigga I'm so badass" gangsta crap? A pity no one shot him in the fucking face.

  • March 18, 2009, 6:29 p.m. CST

    this sucks.

    by theneonsamurai

    Whitaker is an amazing actor, 50 cent is not.

  • March 18, 2009, 6:33 p.m. CST

    50 Cent? LAME.

    by Mr. Waturi

    Will still see the movie, but the addition of Stone Cold and now 50 Cent is definitely taking this movie down a notch.

  • March 18, 2009, 6:33 p.m. CST

    I just punched myself in the balls.

    by DerLanghaarige

    Because this is less painful than watching 50 Cent act.

  • March 18, 2009, 6:35 p.m. CST

    Why not Carl Weathers?

    by TheDudeballAbides

    Apollo Creed should be in this film. Not 50 cent.

  • March 18, 2009, 6:38 p.m. CST

    See what you did, Sly?

    by DerLanghaarige

    Check every other Expandables talkback. None of them was as sad and negative as this one here! You seem to be like someone who makes this movie for the fans and listens to them, so please reconsider the casting of 50 Cent.

  • March 18, 2009, 6:40 p.m. CST

    50 cent is not "acting", folks.

    by Fenrisulfr

    So do not use the verb "to act" in the same sentence as 50 cent. 50 cent is just being 50 cent. In his diarrhea-inducing music. In his videoclips. In his crappy games. In his movies. He is just that. 50 cent.

  • March 18, 2009, 6:41 p.m. CST

    It's confirmed.

    by C Legion

    This is a letter from Sly to the guy who runs his fansite.<p>Dear Craig, I appreciate the incredible amount of work you've done on my behalf. Please tell the loyal followers to be positive not negative in their feedback. I am not self-destructive. The anger of the casting of 50 Cent is understandable, but not fair. A player is only as good as his coach. If a man can communicate in one medium, he can communicate in another if his strengths are brought out and he has the support of well-wishers. So, trust me, the change of Forest Whitaker to 50 Cent AKA Curtis Jackson is a good one. No one thought Dolph Lundgren was a good choice for ROCKY or Mr. T. for Rocky III. Carl Weathers was an afterthought when Ken Norton fell out. The same with Talia Shire and Richard Crenna (who was known as a comedic actor, not a serious one). Nobody wanted Eric Roberts over Ben Kingsley, but I believe it's a vastly improved casting. The point is, you either believe in me and the project, setting your personal feelings aside, or you take a darker approach, which really serves no purpose since your insight and suggestions and overall enthusiasm are a great thrill for me to behold everyday I sign on. Signing off - Your friend, Sly

  • March 18, 2009, 6:41 p.m. CST

    Why not...

    by Hasselhoffflying

    forget about 50cents and get Carla Gugina to do a nude scene????

  • March 18, 2009, 6:41 p.m. CST

    I go to bed now. And before I fall asleep...

    by DerLanghaarige

    ...I will cry in my pillow. I planned to masturbate, but that's impossible now. 50 Cent ruins everything. Good night.

  • March 18, 2009, 6:42 p.m. CST

    What about TAY DIGGS???

    by ABking

    ?

  • March 18, 2009, 6:42 p.m. CST

    URL?

    by Fenrisulfr

  • March 18, 2009, 6:43 p.m. CST

    ...Wut?

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    ...Okay...so, the Inglorious Bastards killer just replaced Forrest Whitaker...with...did you say 50 Cent? Are you sure? If so, thats almost enough to fucking rape the massive amount of good casting hes done. No JET FUCKING LI AND RAPPERS PLEASE.

  • March 18, 2009, 6:43 p.m. CST

    Nobody wanted Eric Roberts over Ben Kingsley?

    by DerLanghaarige

    Uhm...that's not true.

  • March 18, 2009, 6:45 p.m. CST

    Anyone remembers Eric Roberts in the Best of the Best movies?

    by Fenrisulfr

    He was never a martial artist, yet somehow managed to make people believe he was - not.

  • March 18, 2009, 6:45 p.m. CST

    RE5

    by JaredParker3

    im playing RE5 spawn absolutely crazy i was happy to see they didnt kill jill valentine cant wait till i get to waste wesker that prick

  • March 18, 2009, 6:46 p.m. CST

    And why wasn't Ralf Moeller cast in this film?

    by Fenrisulfr

  • March 18, 2009, 6:49 p.m. CST

    Ughh...

    by TurdontheRun

    50 pence - a talentless cunt of the first order. He has no business being in this movie. How about Keith David? He sure kicked Roddy Piper's ass in They Live. Or maybe even Yaphet Kotto? Ernie Hudson must be willing to work for food these days, as well..give him the job. Any black action star of the 70's/ 80's/ 90's will do, just no rappers (not keen on WWE stars for the most part either).

  • March 18, 2009, 6:51 p.m. CST

    Carl Weathers

    by drewlicious

    Has he ever embarassed himself in movie based on his own life story? I didn't think so. All Dolph had to do in Rocky was grunt by the way.

  • March 18, 2009, 6:53 p.m. CST

    No, for the record, he wasn't shot 9 times...

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    ...shot three times. Plus he never went to jail, he went to boot camp for getting his 16 year old girlfriend to sell crack for him. Classy gentleman. "If a man can communicate in one medium, he can communicate in another if his strengths are brought out and he has the support of well-wishers." Someone should actually give Sly a 50 Cent record, so he can understand that Mr. Jackson can't communicate in ANY medium, especially any requiring coherent use of the english language. "Nobody wanted Eric Roberts over Ben Kingsley" Except everyone.

  • March 18, 2009, 6:53 p.m. CST

    Fucking Bill Duke...

    by TurdontheRun

    Get him in there! 'Past them trees, motherfucker! Past them trees. Gonna have me some fun tonight! This green beret's gonna kick your big ass!' Damn right.

  • March 18, 2009, 6:56 p.m. CST

    "...shot three times"

    by Fenrisulfr

    Bootcamp. Pathetic.

  • March 18, 2009, 6:56 p.m. CST

    WHAT THE FUCK?!?!?

    by br1947

    You're ok with replacing Forrest Whitaker with a fucking half retarded rapper who is famous for being a very easy target??? Ok, hand over your movie geek card, you do not deserve it anymore.

  • March 18, 2009, 7:02 p.m. CST

    I din't know Carl Weathers changed his name to 50cent.

    by The_Genteel_Gentile

    What's that?...AHHH HELL NAH!

  • March 18, 2009, 7:06 p.m. CST

    All you people talking shit about 50...

    by vanchimera

    ... do you really know anything about him beyond "he's a rapper," because seriously, he can't be any worse than Randy Coutoure. Seriously, the movie can't possibly suck. With a cast list like this, don't expect 50 to have much more than 10 minutes onscreen, 8 of those in the background. Get over something, for once in your lives.

  • March 18, 2009, 7:09 p.m. CST

    Agent Sands

    by Phimseto

    I'm telling you: if that's the character's name, get Johnny Depp. Hell, make him as blind as he is at the end of Once Upon a Time In Mexico. Don't explain it, just go with it. But if you can't or won't, I agree with getting Bill Duke. Leave 50 Cent to his bloodletting on the sand.

  • March 18, 2009, 7:09 p.m. CST

    MARIO. VAN. PEEBLES.

    by hamslime

    Make it happen. The guy from Redbelt (Chiwetel Ejiofor sp?) wouldn't be a bad idea either.

  • March 18, 2009, 7:12 p.m. CST

    MARIO. VAN. PEEBLES.

    by hamslime

    Make it happen. The guy from Redbelt (Chiwetel Ejiofor sp?) wouldn't be a bad idea either.

  • March 18, 2009, 7:13 p.m. CST

    he is playing Hale Caesar NOT agent sands

    by coltrautman

    according to stallonezone... agent sands still remains uncast...

  • March 18, 2009, 7:13 p.m. CST

    worst trade ever?

    by Charlie Murphy

    i'm thinking yes.

  • March 18, 2009, 7:14 p.m. CST

    Laurence Fishburne, Chewitor Ejiofor, Don Cheadle, Bill Duke

    by Itto Ogami loses Daigoro

    David Keith, Carl Weathers All better alternatives than Fiddy!

  • March 18, 2009, 7:14 p.m. CST

    It's so nice, I said it twice.

    by hamslime

  • March 18, 2009, 7:16 p.m. CST

    50 cent should run Blackwater.

    by hallmitchell

    That would be badass. Yet I personally would have gone for Bill Duke as a replacement. Just matches the eighties badass vibe of this film.

  • March 18, 2009, 7:16 p.m. CST

    Bill Duke and Keith David all the way

    by JuanSanchez

  • March 18, 2009, 7:20 p.m. CST

    Not as bad as you think...

    by REAL6

    My first post. wuuuhuuuu.. But anyway, as much as i would love to see Forrest in this. Ok 50's new stuff is all bad, really bad. But knowing about the man, he is very intelligent and very funny. The man was the second most paid black person after Oprah last year. So he must be doing something right. Its just the fake image he's doing to get his music across. So i have faith in SLY!!! Directors are known to pull something wonderful out of someone thats horrible. Give both of them some slack!!!

  • March 18, 2009, 7:21 p.m. CST

    Sly on Kurt Russell.

    by C Legion

    "I know that many people on the site have asked for Kurt Russell. I asked for him too. Actually, I was taken aback when asked to put the request in a letter and send it to his agent. Subsequently, I was called back by the agent several days later after refusing to send a letter and he said Kurt Russell is not interested in 'ensemble acting' at this time.<p> So, People, I came, I saw, I failed.<P> Best, Sly"

  • March 18, 2009, 7:22 p.m. CST

    and one more thing...

    by REAL6

    I wish Kurt Russell and Michel Biehn would be placed in the last 2 spots. But why couldnt sly have gotten Bill Duke or Keith David of all people Esp. Keith to be in it!!!

  • March 18, 2009, 7:22 p.m. CST

    L.L. Cool J.

    by filegumbo

    Buff and ripped.

  • March 18, 2009, 7:23 p.m. CST

    Kurt wasn't interested... that sucks.

    by Fenrisulfr

    But man, I wish he reconsidered 50 cent. Hire Michael Jai White for fuck's sake !

  • March 18, 2009, 7:24 p.m. CST

    Blackwater has rebranded as Xe

    by blackmantis

    Because Blackwater just sounded so intrinsically evil. They might have well called themselves Shady Bastards.

  • March 18, 2009, 7:25 p.m. CST

    sly r u crazy

    by dem0

  • March 18, 2009, 7:26 p.m. CST

    Sorry but...

    by REAL6

    The only two people that were actors before rappers were Tupac and Mos Def. Get your facts stright. Everyone else from Ja rule to queen la, to dmx to ll cool j to this person to that person was a rapper turned actor.

  • March 18, 2009, 7:26 p.m. CST

    sly r u crazy

    by dem0

    going from an oscar winning actor to 50 cent is not a good move at all...i hope to god this is just a rumor...if not....then fuck

  • March 18, 2009, 7:32 p.m. CST

    50 Cent is a lisping retard

    by big_twinkie

    Idris Elba all the way

  • March 18, 2009, 7:33 p.m. CST

    BILL MOTHERFUCKING DUKE

    by Mullah Omar

    ...could scowl 50 Cent to death. <br> <br> This casting news sucks. Get Bill Duke or Keith David if you need a badass black dude, because those guys are proven quantities in action films. <br> <br> As for Carl Weathers, no thanks, not after he snubbed ROCKY BALBOA.

  • March 18, 2009, 7:34 p.m. CST

    The quote that sums up 50 Cent

    by Vern

    "I'm creating a foundation that will be around for a long time, because fame can come and go or get lost in the lifestyle and the splurging. I never got into it for the music. I got into it for the business." (from a Forbes interview)<p> I got nothing against rappers acting, and it's true that he isn't THAT much worse of an actor than Randy Couture (although he's bad enough that they had to put a baby in his hands on the cover of his movie to create the illusion that his face held some sort of expression). But I'll just say I do not understand the popularity of 50 Cent. He sounds like he's got a mouth full of rocks and whenever he gets interviewed he finds a way to say some stupid bullshit like "I love Bush, he's a gangsta" or like in the interview above where he mentions more than once that he only cares about putting out products that will make money and does not care what it is. I'm sure the people who buy his crappy albums will thank him. Yes, that kind of moronic materialism is common in hip hop but that doesn't excuse it. The guy is stupid.<p> Too bad to see him in this movie but I think it can survive. I hope Dolph or Jet kicks some enunciation into his head.

  • March 18, 2009, 7:38 p.m. CST

    "whenever he gets interviewed he finds a way to say some stupid

    by Fenrisulfr

    And that's precisely why everyone here calls him a retard. Hell, wasn't he supposed to manufacture 50 cent dildos at one time?

  • March 18, 2009, 7:42 p.m. CST

    sorry....

    by dem0

    i dont mean to be negative, cuz obviously we're all ,without a doubt, super pumped for this movie...its just that we've all seen 50 cent in other movies..and quite simply, he cant act...either way still extremely excited for this movie..

  • March 18, 2009, 7:43 p.m. CST

    ADEWALE AKINNOUYE-AGBAJE

    by Mullah Omar

    ...aka Simon Adebisi from OZ, aka Mr. Eko from LOST. <br> <br> If you need a semi-young badass black dude, this is your man. Adebisi was one of the baddest motherfuckers on TV, ever. If Bill Duke is unavailable, Sly needs to cast this guy and his little tilted hat for this film.

  • March 18, 2009, 7:46 p.m. CST

    Well NOW this movie gots STREET CRED YO.

    by tylerzero

  • March 18, 2009, 7:46 p.m. CST

    From Forrest Whitaker to 50 Cent?

    by judge dredds fresh undies

    WTF?! Thats the worst recasting decision of all time.

  • March 18, 2009, 7:46 p.m. CST

    well my excitment for this movie just dropped to zero...

    by virtual_ninja

    50 cent? really? Wont be seeing this shitter anymore.

  • March 18, 2009, 7:47 p.m. CST

    for the love of god.....

    by dem0

    for the love of god please dont cast 50 cent.....please god please

  • March 18, 2009, 7:48 p.m. CST

    Adebisi. Good call

    by big_twinkie

    I for one would love to see him best Jet Li one-on-one, before butt-fucking him whilst listening to his walkman. Anyone else? No? Ok

  • March 18, 2009, 7:49 p.m. CST

    blackmantis...

    by JethroBodine

    Good call. My thoughts exactly.

  • March 18, 2009, 7:50 p.m. CST

    Carl Weathers.

    by NivekJ

    Why the fuck not?

  • March 18, 2009, 7:51 p.m. CST

    Vern, remember Exit Wounds?

    by Fenrisulfr

    You say "I hope Dolph or Jet kicks some enunciation into his head". You perfectly know this won't happen. Remember DMX and Seagal in Exit Wounds? Remember their brief exchange when DMX gets off his car. Steven should have destroyed his ass, but nope, as a rapper, he had an image and couldn't lose face. And this is exactly what is going to happen here with 50 cent. He won't have his ass kicked by anyone, and will play on the same level as Sly or Dolph. He won't get his ass kicked by anyone in this film, and this pisses me off. That a punk like him gets to be alongside this legendary cast, when he's not even worth it.

  • March 18, 2009, 7:55 p.m. CST

    FIDDY CENT

    by MEGAN_FOXS_CUNT_JUICE

    looks like a Black Grinch

  • March 18, 2009, 7:56 p.m. CST

    50 cent is a terrible rapper, now a terrible actor

    by supercowbell4therequestformorecowbell

    50 cents 2nd and ESPECIALLY 3rd album makes ears bleed

  • March 18, 2009, 7:58 p.m. CST

    This could be awesome

    by Magnum Opus

    if 50 is getting the living shit kicked out of him in every scene he's in.

  • March 18, 2009, 7:59 p.m. CST

    Oooh oooh!

    by Magnum Opus

    I got it! Fiddy can play a punching bag and hang in the gym just to absorb poundings from the rest of the cast. I would pay to see that.

  • March 18, 2009, 8:05 p.m. CST

    SAMUEL. L. JACKSON.

    by S_Rorschach

    dont go telling me this is the one muthafuckin movie he wont be muthafuckin in.

  • March 18, 2009, 8:05 p.m. CST

    Punching bag?

    by Fenrisulfr

    Actually it'd be funnier if he had a cameo where Doph discovers him in the basement of the general's villa (think Commando) being gang-raped.

  • March 18, 2009, 8:05 p.m. CST

    I think you guys are over-reacting

    by coltrautman

    I mean with a great cast like this is 1 person really going to make THAT big of a difference? we'll see him on screen maybe 10minutes at most...and in the background most of the time...Now I Hate this casting choice(and its the only one thats upset me so far with this movie) 1 supporting role certainly isnt stopping me from watching this movie.

  • March 18, 2009, 8:07 p.m. CST

    Will Smith is the best star in the world?

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Really? I'd think it'd be like Arnold or Jackie Chan or something.

  • March 18, 2009, 8:10 p.m. CST

    Come on...

    by Charlie_Allnut

    As far as rapper/actors go I suppose you could do worse (see Xibit in XXX2) but this brings absolutely nothing to the movie - at least get Ice Cube!

  • March 18, 2009, 8:11 p.m. CST

    Jackie Chan

    by MEGAN_FOXS_CUNT_JUICE

    10 points to the guitarist

  • March 18, 2009, 8:13 p.m. CST

    Or a pack of no. 10s

    by MEGAN_FOXS_CUNT_JUICE

    if you prefer dude

  • March 18, 2009, 8:16 p.m. CST

    ehhh

    by yobogus

    good point coltrautman... obviously this casting choice isnt gonna keep me from seeing this movie either, however going from forrest whitaker caliber and plunging down to the bottom of the barrel for 50 cent just puts a damper on this for me...however small the part of agent will sands may or may not be, having someone in the role at the level of forrest whitaker was just plain awesome, 50 cant act and nobody can make him act... ps still pumped as hell for this movie

  • March 18, 2009, 8:32 p.m. CST

    God Rap Sucks

    by MANNZILLA

    Not the old shit like run-dmc and grandmaster but the rap of today sucks ass

  • March 18, 2009, 8:36 p.m. CST

    oh well

    by The_Exterminator

    a lot better choices could have been made..but ill role with it i gues..i have faith in the sly dog

  • March 18, 2009, 8:36 p.m. CST

    roll

    by The_Exterminator

    damn you n... etc

  • March 18, 2009, 8:39 p.m. CST

    why no bruce willis

    by robertplant

    dang.

  • March 18, 2009, 8:46 p.m. CST

    Fuck 50 CENT - get BILL DUKE!!

    by Dolph

    "Gonna have me some fun..."

  • March 18, 2009, 8:48 p.m. CST

    i want to keep the faith, Sly... but goddman! Fiddy!?

    by vaudeville villain

    i don't care if he was cast for the role of Hale Caesar or Corpse #258, Fiddy has NO business being related to this property in any way, shape, or form. i like the above mentioned idea of getting Ernie Hudson or Bill Duke... hell, Tony Todd! he had a pretty badass military air about him in The Rock. get Jaleel White if you must. anyone but that talentless hack of a rapper!<p> you're flirting with FAIL, Sly. please bring it back up...

  • March 18, 2009, 8:50 p.m. CST

    apparently i got to third base with FAIL...

    by vaudeville villain

    goddman = goddamn.

  • March 18, 2009, 8:52 p.m. CST

    s

    by TedKordLives

  • March 18, 2009, 8:53 p.m. CST

    Still

    by TedKordLives

    C'mon. C'mon. You know this is gonna be freaking badass. And I like that Sly feeds us info like that. He's gangsta.

  • March 18, 2009, 9:08 p.m. CST

    VERN: ABKing agrees! 50 is a turd in this ACTION GEM!

    by ABking

    Here's hoping for the best.

  • March 18, 2009, 9:24 p.m. CST

    Wow, that's the worst exchange I've ever heard of

    by CherryValance

    Unless someone traded the Hope diamond for a gigantic pile of shit once. *doubts it*

  • March 18, 2009, 9:44 p.m. CST

    No Whitaker makes me sad, but...

    by samuraiwahoo

    I'll take Bolo Yeoung. Oh HELLS YES I WOULD!!!

  • March 18, 2009, 10:10 p.m. CST

    50 Cent sucks cock...

    by Banzai Rootskibango

    ...Stallone's just doing this to attract the people that listen to 50 Cent. You know that demographic, 14 year-olds that wear their pants too low, shave designs into their eyebrows and say things like "I'm funna splak dat bitch in de azz"

  • March 18, 2009, 10:12 p.m. CST

    WHAT WAS THAT?

    by TOTAL FUCKING DESTRUCTION

    sounded like Harry said TOTAL FUCKING DESTRUCTION.

  • March 18, 2009, 10:49 p.m. CST

    Which Forrest Whitaker would've appeared?

    by Jesiah

    I first started noticing him when I was a kid when he was some paranormal type dude in Species. I've seen him in plenty of softspoken roles since, heck he even hosted The Twilight Zone utilizing that aspect of himself. So when I saw him in Fast Times at Ridgemont High playing this big burly badass it was kind of a switch for me. But at least he pulled it off. I'm used to David Arquette playing a goofy dumbass, and when I saw him on an old episode of 90210 or some piece of shit like that trying to be a badass in a leather biker jacket I completely didn't buy it. But Whitaker would've been coo' in Expendables. They should get SASHA MITCHELL from Step By Step and the Kickboxer flickes (after Van Damme). I always thought he could've been a bigger star, you know if he hadn't allegedyly kicked his pregnant wife in the head that is.

  • March 18, 2009, 10:50 p.m. CST

    50 Cent? Way To Fuck Up The Cast There Sly...

    by DrTobiasFunke

    Seriously? There aren't any talented black actors out there? You settle for 50? Get the fuck out. :(

  • March 18, 2009, 10:55 p.m. CST

    Mullah Omar - U do realise why Weathers isn't in Rocky VI right?

    by The_Genteel_Gentile

    I'm guessing you were just joking, but if not **SPOILER ALERT** Apollo Creed died in part IV.

  • March 18, 2009, 11:23 p.m. CST

    With a cast like The Expendables

    by scriptgirl_nipples

    It really should be directed by Michael Bay.

  • March 18, 2009, 11:30 p.m. CST

    What The Expendables really NEEDS is...

    by scriptgirl_nipples

    Jeff Bridges. People see his name. They say subconsciously, "If he's in?... I'm in!" Simple as that, it's FACT!

  • March 19, 2009, 12:33 a.m. CST

    Why not Kimbo Slice?

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Nothing against 50 Cent at all (best to him), and I had previously said we already had Couture so no need for Kimbo....but in my opinion Kimbo would have resulted in more cheers, just my opinion.

  • March 19, 2009, 12:37 a.m. CST

    On second, thought, 50 Cent is probably for the best.

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    American action star - Stallone. <BR><BR> English action star - Statham. <BR><BR> Hong Kong action star - Jet Li. <BR><BR> MMA star - Randy Couture <BR><BR> WWF star - Steve Austin <BR><BR> Rap star - 50 Cent <BR><BR><BR><BR> This is covering the basis for cross-demographic appeal. When you think about it, its kind of awesome!

  • March 19, 2009, 12:39 a.m. CST

    But still no NFL star....

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Maybe should have picked Lawrence Taylor or Michael Irvin something...Or Terrell Owens lol. That'll get attention.

  • March 19, 2009, 1:13 a.m. CST

    FUCK Fiddy Cent..Get Mutha Fucking Kimbo Slice!

    by conspiracy

  • March 19, 2009, 1:28 a.m. CST

    Vern..Dude..hate to break this too ya...but in HipHop circles..

    by conspiracy

    "Stupid" sells. The more outlandish, idiotic, slutty, thuggish, ignorant someone is..the more the fans eat that shit up.</p><p> This is true of most modern entertainment mediums, not just Hip Hop...people today like things that don't challenge them and appeal to their base instinct. Hence the shit like Beverly Hill Chihuahua and Transformers making Bank, and fucking Hanna Montana, Pussycat Dolls, Katie Perry and Jonahs brothers being multi-platinum. Face it dude..the retards are in charge.

  • March 19, 2009, 1:30 a.m. CST

    Between Sly and Fiddy

    by OutlawsDelejos

    This movie is going to need fucking subtitles.

  • March 19, 2009, 2:10 a.m. CST

    Fiddy!?!

    by MaxTheSilent

    That mush-mouthed fool has no place on a screen where he has to speak.

  • March 19, 2009, 2:14 a.m. CST

    Who's playing the evil dictator villain?

    by scriptgirl_nipples

    Who exactly can pull off the role of Robert Mugabe?

  • March 19, 2009, 2:16 a.m. CST

    Charisma Carpenter

    by Quin the Eskimo

    AHHHHHHHHH

  • March 19, 2009, 2:25 a.m. CST

    I say again. Stallone really should cast...

    by scriptgirl_nipples

    Jeff Bridges, as the small but show stealing crazy machine gun wielding character.

  • March 19, 2009, 2:27 a.m. CST

    Eric Roberts

    by Zoviet Squid

    Curtis Jackson is fine, IMO - the guy bleeds charisma when he's inspired. What really sells this to me is replacing that bitch Kingsley with Eric FUCKING Roberts, though. Sly, I love you - your casting this is impeccable.

  • March 19, 2009, 2:39 a.m. CST

    COUNT ME IN SLY!!

    by ckone

    This sounds like one hell of a ride, and I am sure looking forward to it, keep up the positivity and KICK OUR ASSESS IN THE THEATRE!!!

  • March 19, 2009, 2:39 a.m. CST

    Why did Whitaker drop out?

    by Bass Ackwards

    Just curious.

  • March 19, 2009, 2:45 a.m. CST

    How was he in "RIGHTEOUS KILL"?

    by BenBraddock

    I didn't dare see it... Anyone?

  • March 19, 2009, 2:56 a.m. CST

    not quite as excited now...

    by billyhitchcock

    ...i hate statham and 50 cent but sly and rourke should kill it!

  • March 19, 2009, 3:21 a.m. CST

    there were a ton of guys sly couldve gotten before

    by bacci40

    50 cent<p> shoot, why not get ice cube (stop making family fucking films)<p> snoop, or ice-t<p> and how the fuck is jean reno not in this?

  • March 19, 2009, 3:23 a.m. CST

    Bad move

    by Darth Thoth

    Now, I'm actually think 50 may pull off a good performance in the flick but this is still a bad move Sly. I give you the benefit of the doubt but in my opinion, this is a bad move. There are literally a 1000 other actors who would do better in this role, many of them already listed in this talkback. Going from Forrest to 50 is like going from Pacino to Justin Timberlake. Or better yet, the Limp Biscuit dude. Or better yet, going from Pacino to Eminem. Really. And from another angle, it sucks that once again, we have rappers filling in acting roles. Listen, I bleed hip-hop. Real hip-hop. Not the crap that's out in the mainstream today. So I have nothing against rappers acting. But I do have a problem when Hollywood overlooks black actors. Not MCs turned actors. Black actors. Shawn Wayans joke about it in Don't Be A Menace While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood summed it up perfectly. But it's true. Again, I trust Sly. And I wish 50 the best (even though I think he's a total scumbag). But in my opinion, this is a HORRIBLE HORRIBLE move. And another thing, why can't we have more than one black actor in the flick. I'm just saying...

  • March 19, 2009, 3:24 a.m. CST

    MICHAEL DUDIKOFF should star in this

    by Gorgomel

    the American Ninja has to be in it!

  • March 19, 2009, 3:26 a.m. CST

    50 Cent sucks

    by Toby_FN_Wong

    In fact, I can't stomach most of today's rappers. If you needed a rapper take Ice Cube or Ice-T. Them I can stomach. But 50 Cent? I still watch the movie though, but the 50 Cent scenes will ruin it. There is no way in hell 50 Cent will be cool.

  • March 19, 2009, 3:28 a.m. CST

    btw, roberts over kingsley is a vast improvement

    by bacci40

    who the fuck complained about roberts getting cast?? its about time this guy started getting roles

  • March 19, 2009, 3:33 a.m. CST

    If Kimbo Slice is hired....

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    ...there has to be a scene in it where someone's trying to punch him to no effect and he's like "HIT ME MUTHAFUCKA! HIT ME!"...and he has to be wearing those white shorts...lol just kidding.

  • March 19, 2009, 3:33 a.m. CST

    I trust Sly

    by Davidia

    The guy is in touch with his fanbase more than any other action star today. He knows what we want, just check out Rambo and Rocky Balboa. I let this slide and see how it turns out.

  • March 19, 2009, 3:38 a.m. CST

    Just lost interest...

    by Mr. Profit

    Fuck I'm no fan of Wonky McFatso. But to replace him with the crybaby Curtis Jackson, an egomaniac who needs to start beef with another rapper in order to sell records is fucking lame. Curtis is a sucker. His CD is in Interscope jail right now because bitch can't release a single people like. People are tired of his ass. He fell off. So why give him any fucking chance at being apart of throwback 80's badassery. Fuck Stallone for this. Shit if he was going to cast a rapper, cast Common. Or replace Wonky with Michael Jai White, or Boris Kodjoe, or any other black ACTOR who will put African American butts into those seats. Curtis? You should see the reactions the mutherfucker incites now. People hate him.

  • March 19, 2009, 3:39 a.m. CST

    eric roberts is the man!

    by Darth Thoth

    give the man respect!! he was awesome in the dark knight btw

  • March 19, 2009, 3:43 a.m. CST

    I'd like to say that Sly is awesome making up names.

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Here you got guys named Toll Road, not to mention previous ones like Mason "The Line" Dixon...and of course Apollo Creed! I'm guessing Sly must have some method in making up these names but its so Sly...it's like his signature style of name and its cool! <BR><BR> How about a character named CASH?? <BR> A person named Cash has to be a badass. Nobody fucks with a guy named CASH!! lol.

  • March 19, 2009, 3:47 a.m. CST

    Also I'm not someone who hates rap...

    by Mr. Profit

    I'm a dude who grew up in the South Bronx in the 80's and listen to Rap/Hip Hop daily. Not that my opinion matters, but I see people getting attacked about for "not knowing about rap". 50 Cent's musical career was over when Kanye destroyed him in 1st week sales when they went head to head. After that Curtis has been struggling to remain relevant. And his "beef" with rappers like Rick Ross is laughable. The dude is so fucking desperate. Again Stallone, why even cast him? It can't be a studio decision because if any studio head knew anything, they'd know the kiddies ain't checking for Curtis anymore. They've moved on. Recast the crybaby before it's too late with a better fucking actor or a less polarizing rapper with real acting skills. Fuck I'd even settle to hear LL Cool J replacing him. He's a throwback from the 80's that's still in incredible shape. It fits the film.

  • March 19, 2009, 3:49 a.m. CST

    Cash "Registered" Grant. lol.

    by GibsonUSA Returns

  • March 19, 2009, 3:59 a.m. CST

    Li's name.

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    I am glad Li's name is not apparently Bao, instead of that Kung Kao or whatever his name was before (I forget). It needs to be a name that Dolph can yell right?....as in..."buhhhhhh-OOOOOOOOOWWWW!!!!!"

  • March 19, 2009, 4 a.m. CST

    typo

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    I am glad Li's name is NOW apparently Bao

  • March 19, 2009, 4:25 a.m. CST

    The director makes the actor?

    by hamslime

    I agree with that. Anyone can be a good actor if the director has the patience and talent to get that out of them. Tarantino is a great example of that and if 50 Cent has the ambition to work hard and make it happen and more importantly Stallone believes in him then the best of luck. But I stand by original statement...MARIO. VAN. PEEBLES. He doesn't have to have to have Forrest's part, but he should at least be the key-grip, soldier #2, caterer or something. Just put that guy in there. I also second, third, fourth, to infinity any suggestion of Dudikoff. That guy has untapped potential that could land him an Oscar if given the right part.

  • March 19, 2009, 4:27 a.m. CST

    Bad.. ass.. overload..

    by SuperJim17

    She cant take much more captain! That said- I would kill to see Hulk Hogan, Mr.T, Michael Ironside, The Rock, Keith David.. Oh my god i think i just jizzed!

  • March 19, 2009, 4:30 a.m. CST

    FIddy was pretty good in his own movie

    by Barl

    So i have faith, that he will work in this role as well

  • March 19, 2009, 4:30 a.m. CST

    Mike Tyson as the cook

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    "Dinna time everyyyyone!" <BR><BR> Just imagine. You know it to be awesome.

  • March 19, 2009, 4:36 a.m. CST

    I should also point out...

    by hamslime

    ...as Vern said, 50 Cent is all about business. He doesn't seem to care about art in any form. I know it may sound out of place to bring this up in about an action movie, but just because it isn't an indie movie about gays, politics, or homelessness doesn't mean there's not passion behind it. I just hope that Stallone has the balls to give Mr. Cent the boot if he's not willing to prove himself. ...Oh! And cast Mario Van Peebles.

  • March 19, 2009, 4:37 a.m. CST

    DICK,PUSSY,SNOT AND SHIT

    by zbobroberts

    nuff said.

  • March 19, 2009, 4:45 a.m. CST

    SpawnOfAchilles!!! RE5

    by onezeroone

    I am (: Just took a break to catch up with Lost.

  • March 19, 2009, 4:45 a.m. CST

    50 Cent is a big girls blouse

    by Captain RawBeard

    in the UK there was a festival where 50 Cent was playing and we bottled him off stage within 10 minutes. Gangster my ass, he even cried stop it down the Mic. haha. Crap rapper and an even worse actor. I hope Sly can pull a miracle with 50 otherwise he has already handicapped this film.

  • March 19, 2009, 4:57 a.m. CST

    Mike Tyson as the cook

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    "I'm Bobby Flay. I'm Ming Tsai. I'm from their cloth. There's no one that cooks like me. My style is impetuous. My souffle is impregnable. My chili's ferocious!" <BR><BR> Just kidding :)

  • March 19, 2009, 5:04 a.m. CST

    Mike Tyson as the cook

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    "Put on those oven mitts you punk ass staff boy! Overcook that again you punk ass staff boy! You fool! You can't satay you're not man enough! You can't last two minutes in my kitchen bitch!" <BR><BR> just kidding :)

  • March 19, 2009, 5:12 a.m. CST

    No mention of Dolph? Please say hes still in this!?

    by judge dredds fresh undies

    Yours sincerely Concerned from London

  • March 19, 2009, 5:33 a.m. CST

    50CENTS IS IN THE MOVIE

    by ominus

    INSTEAD OF WHITAKER?????????? <P>WHAT THE FUCK SLY???? <P>REALLY WHAT THE FUCK?????????

  • March 19, 2009, 5:38 a.m. CST

    But eric roberts instead of ben kinglsey

    by ominus

    is a better cast improvement. not that sir kinglesy would have benn terrible,but he is more fitted to gangster movies like sexy animal: <p>i know a bloke,who knows a bloke,who knows a bloke,who knows a bloke.

  • March 19, 2009, 5:43 a.m. CST

    Lay off 50 Cent

    by Mr. Zeddemore

    It's hardly cynical casting at any rate - 50 Cent's films hardly break the bank, so if he's been cast it's because he brings something to the table that we can't see.

  • March 19, 2009, 5:46 a.m. CST

    Owned by Stallone indeed!

    by Boba Fat

    I like his style,

  • March 19, 2009, 5:47 a.m. CST

    Who the fuck is Craig?

    by Autodidact

    Who in the loving fuck is Craig?

  • March 19, 2009, 5:48 a.m. CST

    Did somebody just shit under my Christmas tree !?

    by thepicaroony

    There is a toilet in the house so please use it ..... and by toilet I'm referring to all the movies I don't watch that despicable shams like 50p and Paris Hilton usually show up in ....floaters ....clingons .....begone! As conspiracy said, the retards are in charge ...they are not merely in the building, they own the building ....but we gave it to them. 50p could get up there and put on a command performance but its not about that ....its about who he is, what he is and what he represents. Once the movie wraps he'll be back in his crib harping on about pimpin ho's, smackin bitches and capin fools while admiring his many pairs of bling encrusted dream-come-true sneakers. Its a crying shame.

  • March 19, 2009, 5:48 a.m. CST

    Well, count me as less excited.

    by OgreYouAsshole

    Is Stone Cold still in it?

  • March 19, 2009, 5:57 a.m. CST

    Bass Ackwards

    by ominus

    i dont think that whitaker left the cast.i believe that the movie's producer persuaded mr sly,to get a well-known rapper in his cast in order to widen the movies target group. <p>thats holywoods practice for the last decade at least.u get a well-known rapper in an action movie,his name works as a PR factor for the movie,in order to make it know to his fandom and on the other,the movie acts as a PR factor for the rapper,so that the rest of the audience who goes for the action,will learn about this rapper. <p>so its a deal that works well for both sides. <p>ofcourse that doesnt mean that the movies quality wont suffer from this.especially when the rapper cant act his shit. <p>its obvious that its all about a publicity stunt by stalonnes part.otherwise,as everyone else mentioned,there are hundres of good black actors who can fill this black character in the movie,so why stick to someone who doesnt act as an actor but rather as a diva. <p>i understand that sly and the studio need to make this movie well known and make money of it,they are not making art ,they just entertain,but jesus christ why the fuck should cast 50cents???

  • March 19, 2009, 6:04 a.m. CST

    I'm confused here....

    by DCPete

    I cannot for the life of me understand the negativity shown with any casting decision regarding this film. With all the positivity shown across the board at the earliest stages of dripfed info, The names Statham & Li were enough for people like myself to think Sly had made a very wise & interseting move going into his next motion picture (one I wasn't even sure we'd get from him) and the subsequent additions of Dolph(some of you guys jumped through the roof at this announcement) & then Rourke & Roberts & so on....the point is, he had most of us at the point of signing on to do another action movie....especially with the Stath & Li involved, it made for an interesting film. Some great names have come & gone but really, we were onboard from the get go & should take time out to reflect on that & wish him well with whatever decisions he sees fit in turning this potentially awesome movie into a reality.

  • March 19, 2009, 6:37 a.m. CST

    Eric Roberts will play the same character he did

    by ricarleite

    in TDK. You know it.

  • March 19, 2009, 6:45 a.m. CST

    SLY PLEASE!!!!BIEHN, ACKLES, RUSSELL & WILLIS

    by muri71

    should be in this! all the fans want kurt russell, michael biehn and bruce willis in it, please sly try another call for one of those and we march 2 the cinema and never again after that!:) denzel washington would be beyond awesome!:) if u cant get one of them try bruce freakin campell, christopher lambert, chuck norris! PLUS: we need a young dude, a chick magnet who has the dramatic & funny side in him like jensen ackles, he`s great or josh halloway! do ur best...about fitty...i have no bad feelings about fitty, even if i would prefer dmx over fitty!

  • March 19, 2009, 6:52 a.m. CST

    Sorry Sly

    by Nivek666

    But this is like casting Katie Holmes in Batman Begins. Great cast, with one exception... Sorry to be negative, but like many others, this is the first bit of casting for your movie I really don't like.

  • March 19, 2009, 7:01 a.m. CST

    I couldn't care less

    by Genre_Baby

    As long as everyone delivers and the film is fun, I don't care who is cast. But I'm wondering why Dolph isn't mentioned in that list Sly provided? Over and out.

  • March 19, 2009, 7:02 a.m. CST

    To make up for the loss of Whitaker...

    by OgreYouAsshole

    Sly needs to create, in the short amount of time before production, ten new characters so every last 80's action icon can come aboard. I want Biehn AND Bill Paxton, Kurt Russell, Willis, Norris, Seagal, throw in Keith David because he's so goddamn cool, & how about Arnie's nemesis in Commando? Just a few ideas, you can fill in the rest.

  • March 19, 2009, 7:14 a.m. CST

    Don't post things like "Ghost Dog" when you mean an actor...

    by JackPumpkinhead

    I thought it was about some goddamn rapper rather than Whittaker. There are probably 50 of them with names like "Gawzt Dawg" or similar babble.

  • March 19, 2009, 7:17 a.m. CST

    I smell cat piss!

    by thepicaroony

    Did Sly choose 50p ? will we ever discover the reasoning behind the choice ? AND ....Harry hasn't really formed any opinions on 50 Cent aka Curtis Jackson ..... CAT PISS!!!

  • March 19, 2009, 7:19 a.m. CST

    By the way, I'm glad I don't live in that Bizarro Universe...

    by JackPumpkinhead

    ...in which Will Aw-Hail-Naw Smiff is the biggest movie star in the world. What a horrible universe that must be. But even in this universe the damn (c)rappers should stick to what they can do, i.e. shouting out obscenities and showing "booty". Otherwise we end up with "A-list stars" like Smiff and Mahky Mahk.

  • March 19, 2009, 7:22 a.m. CST

    CHUCK NORRIS!

    by Tell_Your_Mom_I_Said_Hi

    Get that man in! How about Michael Duddikoff (sp?)?

  • March 19, 2009, 7:27 a.m. CST

    50 will be great in this...

    by cripeman

    *scraaaaaatch*.... or die tryin'.

  • March 19, 2009, 7:28 a.m. CST

    Hey, where's Dolph?

    by MattFini

    He's not in the above casting breakdown. He's still definitely a part of this thing, right?

  • March 19, 2009, 7:41 a.m. CST

    Yeah, where's Dolph?

    by pomofo

  • March 19, 2009, 7:48 a.m. CST

    Harry should address this Sly,concerning Dolph

    by ominus

    indeed where the hell is in the list??

  • March 19, 2009, 7:50 a.m. CST

    Does 50 Cent (aka Curtis Jackson) know how to read?

    by Leafar the Lost

    I am not joking. I know he can't act, but I wonder if this former drug dealer (and snitch) even knows how to read. 50 cent may not even show up on time to the set. There are easily 100 other well known African-American actors who could have replaced Forest Whitaker. This ia a huge mistake, Sly, and it may have ruined an otherwise great project. Wasn't Kimbo Slice available?

  • March 19, 2009, 7:57 a.m. CST

    Seriously, I dont care about cast or what you all say

    by Crow3711

    This movie is going to fucking terrible, unfortunately. Just look at their fucking names. Toll Road! What the fuck man, that isn't OTP funny, thats just fucking stupid. Hale Caesar? Tool? Lee Fucking Christmas? Come on man. Get real. Just because all you 80s junkies are jerking off the casting of this doesnt mean its going to be any good. The world stopped making horribly shitty action movies like this for a reason.

  • March 19, 2009, 7:57 a.m. CST

    all of the 50 haters here, including vern, would do it in a seco

    by dr sauch

    you would do exactly what he's done, given the opportunity. my god, the amount to sanctimonious nonsense around here is staggering. you're all so fucking full of shit.

  • March 19, 2009, 8:01 a.m. CST

    So Sandra is in this for sure. Nice.

    by Stuntcock Mike

    This is already my favorite film of the next 5 years.

  • March 19, 2009, 8:02 a.m. CST

    Nobody wanted Eric Roberts over Ben Kingsley?

    by Stuntcock Mike

    Sly, my man, a lot of us did.

  • March 19, 2009, 8:07 a.m. CST

    And yeah, the casting of this Fiddy whatever thing is terrible.

    by JackPumpkinhead

    It's a carbuncle on Sly's body. Cut that Filthy Cent off now, before its head has fully formed and filled with pus that will infect the rest of the project. <p> I barely know who he is, but even I don't need to read the comments revealing that he is worthless, moronic, illiterate criminal scum. It's enough to know that he's a damn "gangsta rapper"; that spells out all of the above things, and worse. I do hope a) that it wasn't Sly's decision; b) that it can be reversed; c) that if it can't, Sly will be able to marginalize the presence of this crapper and give him a fifty second "role".

  • March 19, 2009, 8:09 a.m. CST

    Finally, if Sly needs to hire rappers...

    by JackPumpkinhead

    ...he should get that sad thing from the 90s, the "Vanilla Ice". And make him assistant dolly grip.

  • March 19, 2009, 8:11 a.m. CST

    ********** HENRY SIMMONS **********

    by JDanielP

    He was great on NYPD BLUE.

  • March 19, 2009, 8:12 a.m. CST

    Too bad it's gonna be PG-13

    by JohnRyder

    damn shame... damn shame...

  • March 19, 2009, 8:15 a.m. CST

    Common is good

    by MANNZILLA

    wasnt he the one in street kings.

  • March 19, 2009, 8:17 a.m. CST

    And by the way

    by JDanielP

    If Henry Simmons would have been hired, I suppose the added testosterone would cause a mushroom cloud. So maybe it was a better choice, after all.

  • March 19, 2009, 8:18 a.m. CST

    dr sauch ....

    by thepicaroony

    some of us may be full of shit but not all of us have jizz for blood.

  • March 19, 2009, 8:24 a.m. CST

    Get the RZA

    by Stuntcock Mike

  • March 19, 2009, 8:31 a.m. CST

    PG-13? Hopefully not.

    by Stuntcock Mike

    This needs Rambo-style gore.

  • March 19, 2009, 8:33 a.m. CST

    I trust Sly

    by T 1000 xp professional

    Michael Jai White would've' been a good contender as well. :) .. but once again, I trust you Stallone. Show these fellas what it's like to be men again!

  • March 19, 2009, 8:40 a.m. CST

    Charisma Carpenter

    by secretcylon

    Stallone also had Darla in Rambo. He seems to like the Buffy actresses.

  • March 19, 2009, 8:42 a.m. CST

    Seriously Sly.....

    by We_Are_Trapper_Keeper

    This film had more fanboy support than anything i've seen lately, but to me, casting Randy Couture, Stone Cold, and especially 50 has greatly reduced my interest. There are plenty of badass ACTORS out there, we don't need real-life badasses who cant act. What's next, casting Bernie Madoff as the main villian?

  • March 19, 2009, 8:44 a.m. CST

    Sly, the only people who hate rappers

    by ganymede3010

    Are nerdy white hypersensitive internet fanboi's. They feel rejected on alot of levels because they weren't accepted when they were trying to be cool, by listening to rap music, wearing baggy clothes, while trying to talk and act black. Once they were ridiculed for being a wangsta, this is how they react when they're reminded of their social failures. So fear not Sly, the average inner city movie goer is going apeshit over this casting. It's only cold blooded suburban rejects who're pissed. And as you can see, this demographic is already sold on the concept. So who cares what they think. That's why you shouuld of cast more then one Black actor you fucking guinea.

  • March 19, 2009, 8:46 a.m. CST

    The movie biz is all luck

    by tuttle300

    It would have been nice to see Forrest in the film but crap happens. Truth be told- every single movie made is a happy accident (even the bad ones) But the "classics" that we love (like the Rocky and Rambo films) all fall under the same catagory--absolute luck. Once the script is written, EVERYBODY has an opinion and depending on how much power they have, their opinion has weight that has to be considered, weighed, and taken in and then the script is rewritten and it starts all over again. Then there are actors who are chosen and they may want a few script tweaks or (more importantly)they may want to know what other actors (who they may or may not like personally) are involved or being considered when they are thinking of taking the role or not. All actors want the work and they all want those incredible paychecks but sometimes the film experience (for two, three or even four months) isn't worth it if you have to work side by side with someone you can't stand. (which I should think is rare, but it is still a part of the process that may or may not affect the final product) After the script is completed, we're talking multiple fingerprints on the work and multiple opinions and timelines that clash and then the three month shoot (with minimum safety issues) and then the all important trailer, which also is a huge factor in "selling" the product and then finally, the fans themselves who decide wether or not to plunk down their 9 bucks (instead of the easier more convenient method of getting the film off the streets for 5 bucks) Then they themselves pass the word to their friends if they liked the film or not for that all important second weekend that gives the film"legs" After all of that-- the film moves into it's rightful place in movie history for better or worse. Then of course, depending on the bottom line, we might get lucky and Sly will be offered a chance at "Expendables II" In which case, the script will be written and it starts all over again. And maybe next time, luck will help us out and Forrest might return. Either way-- thanks Sly for the effort and patience you've put up with so far (in this process you know so well) I for one am looking forward to this.

  • March 19, 2009, 8:52 a.m. CST

    So

    by JethroBodine

  • March 19, 2009, 9 a.m. CST

    ok so I fat fingered the keyboard...

    by JethroBodine

    and accidentally posted a "so" and now I have decided to wait until later to post my talkback reply. Sorry.

  • March 19, 2009, 9:04 a.m. CST

    Sly, look up LANCE REDDICK, from the Wire.

    by havehope

    I REALLY don't want 50 Cent in this movie because I LOATHE the idea of having rappers in roles that other actors can play. But, if Sly can see something; I'll give the old timer a shot. But Sly, you should really consider and look up Lance Reddick first AKA Cedric Daniels from The Wire.

  • March 19, 2009, 9:12 a.m. CST

    Nobody wanted Eric Roberts over Ben Kingsley?

    by Drebin

    Did this sentence even need to be typed?

  • March 19, 2009, 9:13 a.m. CST

    Rza of the WU-TANG > Fitty

    by onemanarmy

    Any fucking day of the week. <p> Curtis needs to redeem himself after that insulting performance in Home of *VOMIT*....Home of the *VOOOOOOOOMIT*.......Home of the Brave *VOooooooooooooooooooooooooOmiT.*

  • March 19, 2009, 9:16 a.m. CST

    tuttle30 -- thank you for reality

    by Freakemovie

    Somebody who's not whining and actually knows what he's talking about: in Hollywood, you never know what's going to work out and what's not. My favorite recent what-if story is regarding Superman. When Brett Ratner was going to do Superman, he offered Josh Hartnett an absurd amount of money. Hartnett turned the role down --> which led to Ratner leaving the project --> which led to Singer taking it --> which led to Ratner taking X-Men 3. Fanboys would've whined about Hartnett playing Superman at the time, but then X-Men 3 might've actually been good. Point is, you never know where the chips are going to fall and what actions will pay off down the road.

  • March 19, 2009, 9:22 a.m. CST

    And for the record, Common wouldve been smarter

    by Crow3711

    The guy is actually talented.

  • March 19, 2009, 9:22 a.m. CST

    Bud Spencer and Terence Hill need to be in the movie

    by Toby_FN_Wong

    How could I forget those 2 asskicking dudes? They might be a bit older, but they are action stars. I still don't like the fact that 50 Cent is in the movie. I won't enjoy the scenes he is in. Replacing Whitaker with 50 Cent is like replacing ice cream with shit. And Eric Roberts is badass. Roberts instead of Kingsley is a no-brainer.

  • March 19, 2009, 9:24 a.m. CST

    Oh, and Jensen Ackles

    by Toby_FN_Wong

    Wishful thinking to have him in the movie, but it would be great. Dean Winchester is a badass character and Ackles has some acting chops.

  • March 19, 2009, 9:28 a.m. CST

    Ya know...upon thinking about this...I'm not worried...

    by conspiracy

    Dumb ass Fiddy is gonna be "The" only Black guy in an otherwise mostly Caucasian 80's style Action film...</p><p>Meaning he'll be killed off pretty damned quick...but in epic bad ass'ed style. I bet he won't have 5 lines this whole film...he'll just stand there looking...well...angry, troubled and "Black".</p><p>I can see the death scene now.... he catches an RPG mid-air as it is flying towards a bus full of recently rescued young teen asian sex slaves, que flashback to college football game where he drops what would have been the game winning catch..revealing the source of his self doubt and anger, and shouts "Not this time Motherfucker"; and making the catch takes the blast as he spikes it, hence saving said girls.

  • March 19, 2009, 9:30 a.m. CST

    Ving Rhames for fuck's sake...

    by Zino

    Job done.

  • March 19, 2009, 9:30 a.m. CST

    FUCK..I just realized...I can conceptualize a scene better than.

    by conspiracy

    Bob Orci! Thank God that motherfucker isn't writing this.

  • March 19, 2009, 9:35 a.m. CST

    It's not as if he's been cast as Othello....

    by Righteous Brother

    fucking relax you idiots. If Sly's got faith in him, that's good enough for me. I mean lets face it non of the actors in it are exactly thesps are they? And I love Stallone, and the Stath. And why do so many fanboys go on about Jensen Ackles??

  • March 19, 2009, 9:38 a.m. CST

    Ben Kingsley, fire your agent

    by zooch

    Lately all were in was The Love Guru and that Uwe Boll movie.

  • March 19, 2009, 9:47 a.m. CST

    In Stallone I trust.

    by Johnny T Williams

    Fuck the haters. I'll wait til I see this onscreen.

  • March 19, 2009, 9:53 a.m. CST

    "the average inner city movie goer is going apeshit over this ca

    by Mr. Profit

    Dumbest shit I have read today. You obviously don't know the deal. The average inner city movie goer is over 50 Cent's bullshit. Hence the reason why his album has been pushed back more than Jaime Foxx's real hairline. <p>Go to any barber shop in NYC and you will find out that homeboy is DONE.</P><p>50's time in the spotlight has past already. And he fucked it up by beefing with EVERYBODY while he was on top.</P> <P>Then he got put on blast for claiming to be a real street dude, but some of his songs called out real life Queens NY drug dealers and put their business out there. That's why the whole "Stop Snitching" campaign hit NYC with a lot of hardcore rap fans wearing the T Shirts with that slogan. <P>People got sick of his "Pop Shit when my CD is coming out" routine. And it's hard to rap about killing and dealing drugs and being a REAL gangster when you live in Tyson's old extravagant mansion and have a huge entourage of body guards 24/7. That's why he's done. He originally thrived on authenticity, now he lacks it. People now found out he was only shot 3 times. And now claim it was only because he was snitching. <P>He allegedly got his ass kicked by Ja Rule in a recording studio back in the day when he was fat and wasn't all roided up like he is today. <P>The dude is garbage now. And that's why his fucking CD won't see the light of day anytime soon because Interscope deaded it in favor of letting Eminem come back first. <P>This is the dumbest casting decision. Of all the rappers (Common, LL Cool J) they go with the idiot who can't act and is polarizing. If this was a studio decision, I'm glad they don't know the real popular rapper of the moment is Lil' Wayne. Because that would have been waaaaaaay worse. But damn Stallone, cast a real fucking African American actor, or a rapper with real skills and a fanbase. 50 is washed up and done.

  • March 19, 2009, 9:56 a.m. CST

    Bad Actors vs Bad Directors

    by NoahTall

    I believe that the directors control 90 percent of the acting capability of the cast. They are the ones who tell an actor how to react and they are also the ones who decide if a take during a particular scene is good enough.<p> <p>Look at Segal. In a couple of his movies it actually appears that he can act. Others it seems he has a fifth grade comprehension level and is reading off cue cards.<p> <p>And look at Mark Wahlberg, Zooey Deschanel and John Leguizamo. All of them have turned in great performances in the past. However when I was watching The Crappening by M. Night Shyamalan they all seemed about as talented as the actors from the various Sci-Fi channel movies of the week. In other words not at all.<p> <p> So half a dollar's performance will live or die by Mr. Stallone's ability.

  • March 19, 2009, 9:56 a.m. CST

    NO DOLPH LUNGREN!!!

    by PITCHPERFECT

    I thought Dolph Lungren was in this film? He's not on that list, has he been taken out of the film and replaced with another character?

  • March 19, 2009, 9:58 a.m. CST

    And most people on here...

    by Mr. Profit

    Hate Rap for the sake of it. That's not me. Many rappers have crossed over and become good actors. From the old school like Will Smith, Ice T, Queen Latifah, and LL Cool J. To the new guys like Mos Def, Common, Nelly, Xzibit. Rappers aren't all bad actors and don't always ruin films. It's only when you cast the fucktard rappers that you encounter problems.

  • March 19, 2009, 9:59 a.m. CST

    Nooooooooo!

    by Action Hero

    Why?????? There are so many other gifted actors to choose from. Why reward a hack like 50 cent by putting him in this? Come on, Sly, you know better. You've struggled a long way back to the almost "A" list, and now you're risking your rebuilt credibility. Don't go the way of Seagal and blow it all. Next we'll be hearing this is going straight to DVD.

  • March 19, 2009, 10:03 a.m. CST

    Since You Guys Are In Contact With Sly Ask Him...

    by PITCHPERFECT

    Why aren't Jean Claude Van Damme, Carl Weathers, Steven Seagal and Bruce Willis not in this movie? Did he offer them roles? Did they turn him down? Did they want more money? I'm sure a lot of people here like myself would like to know if these stars were considered or not.

  • March 19, 2009, 10:06 a.m. CST

    Wow, first a fake wrassler

    by Ebolarama

    Now a fake actor. I really don't understand why people still have hope for this movie. The concept was great, Sly should have stuck with an 80's action star reunion... instead of turning this into a made for TV movie.

  • March 19, 2009, 10:08 a.m. CST

    Instead of Fiddy

    by Ebolarama

    Sly should have cast Lawrence Fishburne, Delroy Lindo, or KEITH FUCKING DAVID!!!!!

  • March 19, 2009, 10:11 a.m. CST

    VIN DIESEL

    by PITCHPERFECT

    Is it too late to cast him in a role?

  • March 19, 2009, 10:13 a.m. CST

    50 Cent

    by Hipshot

    Cannot act. Even when he was playing himself. Ugh.

  • March 19, 2009, 10:15 a.m. CST

    Ebolarama

    by PITCHPERFECT

    I agree with you Sly should have stuck to the idea that this could have been an 80's action star reunion, maybe throw in a few modern day action stars into the mix as well. The thing is though the people at AICN haven't asked the important questions when they have spoekn to Sly like... Did he offer roles to those 80's actions stars and did they turn him down?

  • March 19, 2009, 10:21 a.m. CST

    Charisma Carpenter nude?

    by White Goodman

    Make it so Sly.

  • March 19, 2009, 10:23 a.m. CST

    I'm sure STALLONE is re-writing the role to fit 50 CENT

    by ABking

    Forrest is a great actor and would have made us all proud with his tough performance...so Stallone obviously knows 50 CENT ani't no Forrest (hell, Curtis Jackson knows he ain't no Forrest), and thats not ragging on the rapper either. Stallone will no doubt re-write the part to fit 50 CENT. Maybe and hopefully give him only a few lines here and there...lines that count so he doesn't make the character retarded and hated on. Maybe make him like Mac in PREDATOR with only a few lines but looking tough as nails. What I obviously want most is for SCHWARZENEGGER to have an iconic character in this if it's only a cameo!

  • March 19, 2009, 10:24 a.m. CST

    "Hale Caesar"?

    by Dr. Chim Richalds

    "Toll Road"? "Lee Christmas"? Good lord (that last one isn't a character).

  • March 19, 2009, 10:25 a.m. CST

    Who knew Sly was such a Buffy fan?

    by skimn

    First Julie Benz in Rambo, now Charisma Carpenter in this...<p>I'm more curious about that, and to see how her bod's been holding up.

  • March 19, 2009, 10:26 a.m. CST

    some good points in this talkback

    by Vern

    I like GibsonUSA's point about how they got an MMA guy, a wrestler, etc. so they should have one rapper. But I agree with Profit that there are many rappers that would've been better. In fact, if Hale Caesar is the same character as in the draft I read then LL or Ice-T would make more sense because he's an old veteran mercenary who has put his money into opening a Mexican restaraunt. Just because 50 Cent's career as a rapper is washed up doesn't mean he's old enough to play a character like that.<p> Also Profit makes a good point that they coulda got Li'l Wayne and then it really would've been a problem. So in retrospect 50 Cent isn't that bad of a choice. I just don't like the guy but oh well, still gonna see the movie.<p> Also I'm glad we got that character list because it clears up some confusion. Whitaker had been reported as "a devious CIA agent" in Variety or something so I always thought he was playing a completely different character than he was.<p> Also, I want to point out that all these people we keep saying should be in there (my choices: Michael Jai White, Mario Van Peebles, Jesse Ventura, Brian Bosworth) could be in a sequel.

  • March 19, 2009, 10:27 a.m. CST

    Fiddy!

    by StatelyWayneManor

    Rapping, acting...whats the difference? I guess Wesley Snipes phone was cut off?

  • March 19, 2009, 10:28 a.m. CST

    Sly If You're Reading This...

    by PITCHPERFECT

    Expendables Cast Wish List Who Are Not Already In The Movie... Arnold Schwarzenegger Bruce Willis Vin Diesel The Rock / Dwayne Johnson Sonny Landham ( Billy in Predator ) Vinnie Jones Jean-Claude Van Damme Carl Weathers Steven Seagal Michael Madsen Rutger Hauer Kurt Russell Michael Clarke Duncan Lawrence Fishburne Keith David Samuel L Jackson Robert DeNiro Daniel Craig Clive Owen Clint Eastwood and yes even Mel Gibson

  • March 19, 2009, 10:30 a.m. CST

    and...

    by PITCHPERFECT

    Jesse Ventura and Wesley Snipes please.

  • March 19, 2009, 10:31 a.m. CST

    Dolph Lundgren IS in the film...

    by coltrautman

    sly didnt mention steve austin either(who is in) he mustve just forgot to mention them

  • March 19, 2009, 10:33 a.m. CST

    I saw someone suggest Snoop over 50

    by TheMark

    Uhh, at least 50 looks like he can carry a gun. I mean, the guy's built like an action star, can we agree on that? I'm not overly thrilled for this casting move, but I have a ton of confidence in Mr. Stallone. I saw someone say Jeff Bridges needs to be a 'crazy machine gun wielding' type, but while i'm sure that was a joke, I could totally go for it. I always love the 'this star is WAY too big for this part' type of part. Have him sell some guns...crazily! Hahaha!

  • March 19, 2009, 10:33 a.m. CST

    Bruce willis, Michael Beihn, Val Kilmer, Sharon stone

    by coltrautman

    ya, those are my suggestions...think you covered everyone else..

  • March 19, 2009, 10:35 a.m. CST

    steven seagal should play the black expendable! like robert down

    by coltrautman

    you know you want to see steven seagal play a black character

  • March 19, 2009, 10:35 a.m. CST

    y Jr. in Tropic Thunder

    by coltrautman

  • March 19, 2009, 10:36 a.m. CST

    Good list dude

    by Ebolarama

    Vin Diesel would actually be a great choice, as 1) he can really act (Carparzo) and 2) he's a legitimate 90's/2000's action star.

  • March 19, 2009, 10:38 a.m. CST

    I just want Sly's movie to succeed.

    by The Reluctant Austinite

    I don't like 50 cent more than any of you; he's just not a very charming human being, esspecially given the current state of the world and the economy. He's more part of the problem than the solutiuon, and seeing him getting a job in this great project is not something to uplift the spirits. However, having said that, he will appeal to a certain demographic and this film is in the process of winning appeal across a broad spectrum (of males anyway). So if he helps Sly knock this one out of the park, so be it.

  • March 19, 2009, 10:39 a.m. CST

    AND

    by Ebolarama

    I guess I shouldn't talk so much shit on wrasslers turned actors... after all, I loved Jessie Ventura in Predator and Roddy Piper in They Live.

  • March 19, 2009, 10:40 a.m. CST

    DANNY TREJO???

    by ABking

    What about this Robert Rodriguez Mexican tough guy??????? No mention of him either by Stallone.

  • March 19, 2009, 10:42 a.m. CST

    Stallone...make Arnie's character a lead in the SEQUEL...

    by ABking

    If Arnie is to be a cameo, PLEASE set him up for THE EXPENDABLES 2! Make him iconic so he's a real bad ass like his COMMANDO charater.

  • March 19, 2009, 10:43 a.m. CST

    agreed on Vin Diesel..

    by coltrautman

    I wouldnt mind seeing him in this...but is his price to high?? eh...hes doing a sequel to xXx how high could his price be??

  • March 19, 2009, 10:44 a.m. CST

    Arnolds cameo to be filmed after Brazil shoot..

    by coltrautman

    according to moviehole, arnie is filming his cameo right after they come back from brazil "- Arnold Schwarzenegger's "Expendables" cameo will be shot in L.A after production on the Brazillian leg of the shoot is complete, says Production Weekly."

  • March 19, 2009, 10:45 a.m. CST

    P.S.S.?

    by broken ring

    He means P.P.S. right? Unless ofcourse it is a post script-script. Whatever that would mean.

  • March 19, 2009, 10:47 a.m. CST

    I've been rocking the shit out of mercenaries in RE5

    by Stengah

    fucuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuyeahhh

  • March 19, 2009, 10:49 a.m. CST

    Michael Biehn Indeed

    by Terry the geek

    It'd be badass to see him kicking ass again.

  • March 19, 2009, 10:56 a.m. CST

    Eric Roberts and Mickey Rourke?

    by IamZardoz

    I bet Roberts got the nod based in part on Rourke's kind words recently. This does sound like a flick Ill be glad to pay $9 to get in and $10 for popcorn and a coke.

  • March 19, 2009, 10:56 a.m. CST

    So will SCHWARZENEGGER be pumping up for his big cameo comeback

    by ABking

    Arnie is only cgi (ala Dr. Manhattan) in TERMINATOR SALVATION, but his first real "acting infront of the camera" after all these years will be THE EXPENDABLES...even if it's only a cameo. So, will Arnie now take the time to pump up for his first real role? I hope his role is ICONIC. I will keep saying that!

  • March 19, 2009, 10:58 a.m. CST

    I'd love to give Sly the benefit of the doubt...

    by m_reporter

    ... but I've seen 0.5$ in a couple of movies and the dude has absolutely no charisma, let alone acting skill.<p> It's like someone threw a log on the set and drew eyes and a mouth on it, and then some woman was reading the lines for the log. Poor log... Wait, what was I talking about?

  • March 19, 2009, 11:02 a.m. CST

    After seeing him clean shaven on Lost last night

    by skimn

    looking all world weary, Jeff Fahey would be a realistic choice. Those dream casts are sweet, but c'mon, really?

  • March 19, 2009, 11:06 a.m. CST

    sly must complete the Planet hollywood tri-fecta on film!

    by coltrautman

    and call BRUNO willis!! even if just for a cameo..

  • March 19, 2009, 11:11 a.m. CST

    coltrautman: GLAD TO SEE YOU ON HERE:)

    by ABking

    Agreed! Maybe for the second EXPENDABLES movie:)

  • March 19, 2009, 11:12 a.m. CST

    Bruce Willis does not exist in The Expendables dojo.

    by Stuntcock Mike

  • March 19, 2009, 11:15 a.m. CST

    BIG BUDGET ACTION MOVIES like this and M-I:4

    by ABking

    Thank god for big action filmmaking like EXPENDABLES, M:I-4 etc...to keep these modern day action films alive.

  • March 19, 2009, 11:26 a.m. CST

    Fitty and Charisma Carpenter?!? EXCELLENT!!!

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • March 19, 2009, 11:27 a.m. CST

    PUNISHER: WARZONE was KICK ASS!

    by ABking

    ACTION MOVIES are alive and well! Just bought PUNISHER: WARZONE and by now there have been three PUNISHER movies --have to say the newest one is the BEST. PUNISHER: WARZONE is a solid action movie that is a must own for action fans. I would rate them like this: PUNISHER: WARZONE THE PUNISHER (Dolph) THE PUNISHER (Tom Jane) WARZONE is full of over the top characters, action and violence. It actually is almost as violent as RAMBO. Too bad it bombed!

  • March 19, 2009, 11:37 a.m. CST

    ABking

    by Stuntcock Mike

    Agreed sir. War Zone is a proper actionfuck.

  • March 19, 2009, 11:37 a.m. CST

    I can't wait for the big tickle-fight climax. Followed by

    by Snake Foreskin

    the down pillow explosions. Oh, this will be one fierce feather-fest of a film!<p> Imagine all these guys wearing pink pajamas and fuzzy bunny slippers, going at it with pillows like they were filming another sequel to Charlie's Angels. Look out Drew, Cameron and Lucy...the boys are back in town!

  • March 19, 2009, 11:40 a.m. CST

    FUCK 50 CENT!!!

    by Docbrowneye

    WHAT A WASTE OF HUMAN LIFE! everything that is wrong with the entertainment industry in all facets. Just a disgustingly ill-talented hack.

  • March 19, 2009, 11:40 a.m. CST

    ABKing......answer me this.....

    by Righteous Brother

    Who is your favorite out of Sly and Arnie?

  • March 19, 2009, 11:41 a.m. CST

    Fitty is a poser

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    He' real from the hood, and he's all scowls. The dude lives in a suburban mansion and is a millionaire. He should be all smiles. Look at Ice Cube. Once he got rid of the hate we see that he's a great actor, comedic and dramatic, and he has a great smile.

  • March 19, 2009, 11:41 a.m. CST

    Fitty is a poser

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    He' real from the hood, and he's all scowls. The dude lives in a suburban mansion and is a millionaire. He should be all smiles. Look at Ice Cube. Once he got rid of the hate we see that he's a great actor, comedic and dramatic, and he has a great smile.

  • March 19, 2009, 11:50 a.m. CST

    It's Fiddy!

    by Righteous Brother

    Are you all dyslexic or something? Yes - I'm looking at you Grammaton Cleric Binks!

  • March 19, 2009, 11:53 a.m. CST

    AICN is the only site that cares about this film

    by SomaShine

  • March 19, 2009, 11:54 a.m. CST

    IDIOCRACY + HIP HOP = 50 CENT!

    by TedSallis

    Come one, this move will be a joke now.....

  • March 19, 2009, 11:55 a.m. CST

    Stuntcock Mike and RighteousBrother: ACTION STARS and ACTION MOV

    by ABking

    Never got a chance to see WARZONE in theaters because of how fast it came and went. But having watched it yesterday I was like HOLY FUCK...the filmmakers finally got the PUNISHER right. I mean DOLPH's PUNISHER wasn't all bad (just kinda cheap), but this new one was BALLS-TO-THE-WALLS KICK ASS and OVER-THE-TOP the way the character was ment to be! As for who I like better out of STALLONE or SCHWARZENEGGER...those two guys are just so fucking AWESOME in the action movie genre of the 80's and early 90's that I could NEVER pick one over the other (SORRY dude). From FIRST BLOOD to THE TERMINATOR, TOTAL RECALL to DEMOLITION MAN, ROCKY to PREDATOR, CLIFFHANGER to TRUE LIES etc. etc. etc....both have left their mark in equal measure!!!

  • March 19, 2009, 12:07 p.m. CST

    Get Chris Brown

    by Porrohman

    and kick fuck out of him!!

  • March 19, 2009, 12:27 p.m. CST

    The only things that kinda wrecked it for me

    by skimn

    in Warzone was a) Julie Benz's Noo Yawk accent. I love Julie in Dexter and her past Buffy and Angel work, but she was pushing too hard on the Noo Yawk. And Dominic West's villian, which was just a shade below Al Pacino's Dick Tracy role for over-the-top. I thought made a fine rental with a cold one at your side, though.

  • March 19, 2009, 12:28 p.m. CST

    Oh my God...Mike Tyson!

    by Azlam Orlandu

    Sly should indeed put him in this! He'd eat our fucking children and fuck us until we loved him!

  • March 19, 2009, 12:28 p.m. CST

    Sly's a weak apologist on steroids

    by axel fff

  • March 19, 2009, 12:32 p.m. CST

    This movie will still FUCKING PWN everything in 2010!!!

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    I can't wait for Stallone's newest cinematic equivalent of TOTAL FUCKING DESTRUCTION! Way to go, Sly!

  • March 19, 2009, 12:35 p.m. CST

    Plus, we need Michael Biehn, Kurt Russell and Michael Ironside

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    in this movie!

  • March 19, 2009, 12:39 p.m. CST

    And shut up about Curtis Jackson, ffs!

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    There are THOUSANDS of MUCH worse rappers-turned-actors out there.<p>I'm looking at you, Ludacris, DMX, Ice-T, Treach, Ja Rule, Kurupt, etc. etc. etc.

  • March 19, 2009, 12:41 p.m. CST

    Sky Marshall 50 cent will stop the bad guys... ordietryn

    by turketron

  • March 19, 2009, 12:42 p.m. CST

    Carl Weathers, Lou Gossett Jr., Zeus from No Holds Barred, etc e

    by The Ghost of Marcus Brody

    cast whoever.

  • March 19, 2009, 12:49 p.m. CST

    Henry Rollins?

    by kmarteconomydrugs

    Henry Rollins? Bull "Mad-Dog" Fayce. Hogg Nexx. Pus E. Katz. Whiskey River Takmemine. Punch Moore Children.

  • March 19, 2009, 1:01 p.m. CST

    Charisma Carpenter is in this movie?

    by ides

    She's great, and I'm very happy to see her in something so high profile, but that's a totally random name to see in the credit list.

  • March 19, 2009, 1:05 p.m. CST

    Who the hell is Ghost Dog?

    by Trazadone

    Seriously.

  • March 19, 2009, 1:12 p.m. CST

    Hey Sly, Cast Carl Weathers!

    by darwinmayflower

    c'mon, you know you want to!

  • March 19, 2009, 1:13 p.m. CST

    ...just watch him on the per diem...

    by darwinmayflower

    we've all seen arrested developement.

  • March 19, 2009, 1:20 p.m. CST

    EXPENDABLES opens APRIL 23rd 2010!

    by ABking

    Mark your calendars!!!

  • March 19, 2009, 1:23 p.m. CST

    Fear Not, Stallone

    by Acquanetta

    You had most of us when you titled this movie, "The Expendables". Whatever you do, you absolutely must keep that title. Also, please remember that The Dirty Dozen was FUN, and not an overly-serious look at war. On a completely unrelated note, Punisher War Zone did indeed kick all kinds of crazy ass. We are fortunate to live in a world where Frank Castle blows some punk's face off with a shotgun at point blank range.

  • March 19, 2009, 1:34 p.m. CST

    Can't wait till Curtis invites Sly up to his candy shop

    by skimn

    and have a lick of his lollipop..wwooaaahhh

  • March 19, 2009, 1:36 p.m. CST

    Inglourious Basterds

    by master_of_realty

    will slay this movie by scalping.

  • March 19, 2009, 1:43 p.m. CST

    50 Cent? That drug dealer!!!

    by MonkeyManReturns

    Why do we celebrate drug dealing criminals like this??? He has NO TALENT!! There are fantastic black actors out there - trained, qualified, and good good men - and Stallone picks this hip-hop-hippety-hop fuck! Ridiculous!

  • March 19, 2009, 1:49 p.m. CST

    ROGER CLEMENS AS THE CHISELED SALAD TOSSER.

    by alice 13

    im disappointed a-fraud hasnt been cast yet. he could play 2 roles- himself AND his lover.

  • March 19, 2009, 1:57 p.m. CST

    Tom Berenger is a good choice

    by ominus

    <p>Don 'The Dragon' Wilson <p>Mark Dacascos come to my mind

  • March 19, 2009, 1:58 p.m. CST

    Hale Caeser? - Toll Road? - hahahahahahahahahaha

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

  • March 19, 2009, 2 p.m. CST

    "A. Neil Fizzure" is the villain

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

  • March 19, 2009, 2:04 p.m. CST

    Seriously the nicknames are terrible

    by ominus

    we should help stallone to think some better ones.

  • March 19, 2009, 2:11 p.m. CST

    MIA www.missinginacting.com

    by SinnerBlack

    I started this website (http://www.missinginacting.com) about 3 years ago, I stopped updating it because it was stressing me out. I just get really upset when I see a mediocre rapper(i.e., Common on Terminator, WillIAm XMEN, Rihanna Charlie's Angels 3, Beyonce) in a film when their a hundreds of out of work quality actors. What do we have to do? how do we get to the casting agents ? When there is ONE Role for a black actor and they decide to cast a Rapper, makes me think that this is why their a very few Black Actors nominated for awards. The quiet conspiracy.

  • March 19, 2009, 2:13 p.m. CST

    Stallone, you kick ass but I think you're wrong here...

    by Darth Macchio

    ...it's not about being negative. It's about this guy having no acting talent much less ability. I saw about 5 minutes of that piece of shit auto-biographical indulgence self-love masturbatory fest "Get Rich or Die Trying" and it was absurdly bad (and he was playing himself! Eminem fared much better playing himself, hell so did Mike Tyson!). I hate the new hip-hop gansta rap 'I got guns, cash, and hoes!!" bullshit but the guy's got talent there presumeably BUT it doesn't at all bleed over into other art forms just because they all sit under the "art" heading. Some musicians transcend them and most don't. Ever hear from Bon Jovi and his acting talent?<p>Will Smith and Mos Def are flukes of multi-media talent but 50 cent isn't. Not yet anyway.<p>Not to mention replacing an Oscar wining actor with a fucking rapper has ass written all over it no matter how you slice it. What about Chiwetel Ejiofor?? The guy's awesome in EVERYTHING!<p>I was not a believer in talent like Smith's and Mos Def's until I saw them doing great work (Smith was even better than the movie he was in at the time!) and Def is great in everything I've seen him in but this Curtis guy is not an actor and looks to be so self-aware on camera that he can only be himself in a movie (much like Eminem, Courtney Love, etc). Time will tell I suppose and I'd love to be wrong on this...but let me be so pretentious as to say that if Brando demoniacally possessed 50cent, it would still be ass compared to Whitaker on his absolute worst days...(Last King of Scotland was amazing solely due to his performance).

  • March 19, 2009, 2:38 p.m. CST

    Covered in Elephants?

    by TedKordLives

    Not enough that it floats a large continent, but the continent is covered in elephants. That's a bit much, Sly. I smell a PLANT! <P> BWAH-HAH-HAH-HAHAHAHAHA!!!

  • March 19, 2009, 2:50 p.m. CST

    Don't say Ghost Dog say

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Ker from Battlefield Earth.

  • March 19, 2009, 3:04 p.m. CST

    Name one of the characters Cash "The Flow" Rivers.

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    And Mos Def was indeed awesome in 16 Blocks. He surprised me. I wouldn't mind him in this movie. Then he could say he was in a movie with Bruce and Sly. Lucky SOB....:)

  • March 19, 2009, 3:05 p.m. CST

    Ghost Dog out- THUNDERLIPS IN BROTHER!!

    by picardsucks

    and Mr. T and Shatner as the crusty General

  • March 19, 2009, 3:10 p.m. CST

    What was that?

    by Lloyd Bonafide the Korean War Veteran

    you eyeballin my peice, 50-cent? Make somephin happen...cause i gaurantee you, i wiw buss you up.

  • March 19, 2009, 3:12 p.m. CST

    Vern

    by Darth Busey

    "Michael Jai White, Mario Van Peebles, Jesse Ventura, Brian Bosworth)" No shit. In a movie called "The Expendables", I expect at least half of the named cast to get killed off in this one. The dudes that Vern named, plus others (Martin Kove really needs to be given a small role as a slimy asshole in this), can be in the sequel. Also, the way he's heading, Arnold can appear in the sequel, "The Expandables". Jesus, will you Californians impeach him already so he can get back to working out and making awesome movies again? Thanks -- The World

  • March 19, 2009, 3:13 p.m. CST

    Go with Common

    by theoyboy

    If you're going to go the route of a rapper-actor, choose Common. The guy does good work.

  • March 19, 2009, 3:14 p.m. CST

    Re: Darth Thoth

    by Darth Busey

    "give the man respect!! he was awesome in the dark knight btw" Eric Roberts is perfect for this kind of flick. Haven't you heathens seen BEST OF THE BEST? If he wasn't sadly departed, Chris Penn would have been in thing, too.

  • March 19, 2009, 3:15 p.m. CST

    Well 50Cent now been in movies w/ Pacino, Deniro, AND Sly

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Dude must be doing something right... <BR><BR> Once you co-star in this movie, you co-star with about half-dozen action stars at the same time lol. Lucky Fiddy.

  • March 19, 2009, 3:17 p.m. CST

    Roberts is awesome cause he doesnt close his mouth

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    all the way when he talks. <BR><BR> Its awesome. Like a free special effect.

  • March 19, 2009, 3:29 p.m. CST

    Roberts was awesome in Entourage....

    by Darth Macchio

    Sure, he didn't upstage The Busey. Who could after all? Gary is a living legend of sheer lunacy without being murderous, it's brilliant and the man surfs right on the thin line between genius and mania.<p>But I think Eric Roberts was so kick ass in Entourage and was perfect in DK that his presences doesn't mean anything bad whatsoever.

  • March 19, 2009, 3:32 p.m. CST

    SLY, please reconsider on 50 cent, NO RAPPERS

    by havehope

    please sly, NO RAPPERS

  • March 19, 2009, 3:39 p.m. CST

    NEEDS to be RATED R or 18...ESSENTIAL

    by havehope

    Let Mcg and Bay have their pg-13 crap. If Sly keeps it raw and adult, he will rake in the money for several guys WAITING for this movie.

  • March 19, 2009, 4:07 p.m. CST

    Eric Roberts

    by pumaman

    Was as cool as fuck as the bad guy in The Specialist. I love that guy.

  • March 19, 2009, 4:34 p.m. CST

    The dialogue will have to be completely rewritten.

    by Stalin vs Predator

    Original version, written for Forrest Whittaker: <p> <p> FORREST WHITTAKER But the worst was... his descent into insanity. The pit of madness. Have your ever suddenly faced a crumbling ruin that you only remembered from your childhood as a magnificent new building? Few things really touch me anymore, but, God, seeing him then... <p> <p> New rewritten version, adapted for the new "star" Half Dollar: <p> <p> HALF DOLLAR: Sheeeeeeyit, dawg, dat shit wuz WACK, mufugga! Mufugga wuz fuckin' CRAY-ZEE an' sheet, knowotamsayen? I mean, bam! Bam! Man, fuck dis shit, man. <p> <p> (Apologies for making Half Dollar's words above more intellectual and linguistically correct than actual rap is)

  • March 19, 2009, 4:41 p.m. CST

    plz no Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson

    by Caylan1976

    why not LL Cool J?!?!!!

  • March 19, 2009, 4:42 p.m. CST

    KEEP GHOST DOG IN! HERES HOW:

    by uberman

    Just script him in. Have Sly's character talk to him from time to time or 'pet' him-just act like he's there, and 'POOFH' he's there. He's a ghost dog, after all. Just pretend like he's real.

  • March 19, 2009, 4:42 p.m. CST

    Oh, and I suppose Michael Duncan was too dumb compared w. Half D

    by Stalin vs Predator

    And if M. C. Duncan asks too much these days, then I suppose Michael Jai White was also considered less intellectually gifted and talented than doctor Half Dollar, too? <p> <p> Hopefully this casting is some cretinous studio manager's idea that can still be destroyed.

  • March 19, 2009, 4:52 p.m. CST

    How about David Bowie

    by MANNZILLA

    God did he rock in the Prestige or what?

  • March 19, 2009, 4:53 p.m. CST

    Mike Tyson as the cook

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    What's on the plate? Don't ask fool. Just eat it.

  • March 19, 2009, 4:57 p.m. CST

    Did anyone of you.....

    by Dr.Zeus

    .....actually watch Rambo?!?! If so, then please give Stallone some credit. In the credits it plainly states "Director", "Writer", "Actor!" And I was quite frankly...amazed...at the quality of the whole film. There were no abrupt or bad cuts in the editing. No stilted moments that didn't work. The whole thing should at least buy Sly some bragging rights. And some "trust" in his judgment. I don't know any other action stars that can say they've done the same. Except for Eastwood.

  • March 19, 2009, 4:57 p.m. CST

    cast Chicago Bears' Brian Urlacher as NFL representative

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Resume: <BR><BR> -Bad ass popular NFL Linebacker. <BR> -Star of numerous commercials: Old Spice. <BR> -Professional wrestling experience: Wrestled for TNA

  • March 19, 2009, 5:02 p.m. CST

    Expendables...

    by TedKordLives

    was my title for a Suicide Squad-esque Marvel team, led by Taskmaster. This was years ago, so I guess I left the idea out in the ether too long. Seriously, tho, this movie cannot possible become more badass. OR CAN IT?

  • March 19, 2009, 5:04 p.m. CST

    Arnold needs to have scars and a glass eye and be...

    by ABking

    ...ready to leave a long lasting impression so that when he gets called back for THE EXPENDABLES 2, it will KICK ASS!

  • March 19, 2009, 5:08 p.m. CST

    REGGIE BANNISTER!

    by TedKordLives

    Seriously, if anyone is curious about my Expendables idea, ask away. Or just laugh at me for even typing this.

  • March 19, 2009, 5:08 p.m. CST

    Arnold needs to be pissed for at least part of this film

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    He can be all happy and charming in his office but he needs to be pissed at least for a second. Like an intern walks up behind him and flicks him on the back of the ear, then he turns around and punches the fool in the face.

  • March 19, 2009, 5:12 p.m. CST

    They should also add

    by manbat33

    Phillip Rhee. I know they already have Jet Li but I always like the way he fought.

  • March 19, 2009, 5:14 p.m. CST

    BRUCE ABBOTT!

    by TedKordLives

    Guy never got any respect. Bring in Jeffrey Combs too, make it a Re-Animator reunion. Barbara Crampton is still pretty hot too!

  • March 19, 2009, 5:26 p.m. CST

    I think this film . . .

    by SkidMarkedUndies

    is going to be the Buckaroo Banzai of this century! BRING IT ON!!!!

  • March 19, 2009, 5:34 p.m. CST

    SKIDMARK

    by TedKordLives

    I don't think this movie is going for a 'Buckaroo Bonzai' kind of vibe. It's a good vibe, but this, I think, has more of kill-crazy massacre kinda thing going on.

  • March 19, 2009, 5:36 p.m. CST

    Oh.

    by TedKordLives

    I guess you mean cast-wise. Well, yeah, I guess so then. "Why is that watermelon there?"

  • March 19, 2009, 5:43 p.m. CST

    Michael Ironside

    by big_twinkie

    Sly, where the fuck is Michael Ironside? Tupac did some great work in Gridlockd. Is he available?

  • March 19, 2009, 5:45 p.m. CST

    Survey Says:

    by TedKordLives

    PETER WELLER FTW!

  • March 19, 2009, 6:02 p.m. CST

    is PREDAOR in this thing yet!?!?!?

    by Joker Gordon Levitt

    C'MON HOLLYWOOD!!!! PLEEEEEZE!!!! PEEZE PUT PREDATOR!!!! I GOT THESE CHEESEBURGERS, MAN....

  • March 19, 2009, 6:45 p.m. CST

    NO ONE SAID DENZEL?!

    by muri71

    if u had forrest and he´s out get DENZEL in the first place man! if u cant get him cus he is the only a. american actor god....get Don Cheadle, if hes busy...get Chiwetel Ejiofor if he aint got time, get Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje! thats about the acting...about cool guys/rappers get michael jay white, common, dmx, mos def! STILL THIS MOVIE NEEDS michael biehn, kurt russell and bruce willis! bruce campell 4 the fan boys and JENSEN ACKLES for everything...he can be funny, a bully and dramatic...chicks and dudes luv this guy!:)

  • March 19, 2009, 6:49 p.m. CST

    carl weathers cant down it...

    by RockLobster800

    he's too busy getting a stew going! (God I love Arrested Development)

  • March 19, 2009, 6:54 p.m. CST

    Dr. Zeus, couldn't agree more. "Rambo" kicked ass.

    by Mr. Waturi

    Stallone's "Rambo" gave us the best action of any movie last year. Stallone knows how to build tension, design shots, and tell a story- even if some of the dialogue was a little flat. I hope for his sake that "The Expendables" lives up to the hype. I'd love to see him direct a movie like "Conan".

  • March 19, 2009, 7 p.m. CST

    I LUV SLY but 50 cent aint a dollar right?

    by muri71

    a dollar would have been denzel washington or at least wesley snipes...who does have problems with court stuff, so he cant be in! we need another dollar sly a dollar like bruce willis, no more wrestlers and rappers! i think fitty might be great guy 2 hang out with, if hes not on drugs, but he cant act his way out of a nutsack and it really doesnt matter if sly would be the greatest director on the planet. i`m a fan of sly since 1982 and he is my idol for many reasons but he did many mistakes in the last 25 years. 1. "stop or my mama will shot u"!:) 2.never did a "tango & cash" part 2 3.never should have made "rocky 5" 4.didnt made a movie with arnie in his prime! 5.never should have married brigitte!:) 6.never should have made "driven"! ...and now fitty!:) like i`ve written i do not have a problem with fitty...ok he cant act...not even himself but this movie aint no "hamlet" right?! but i do have a problem with this, u cant replace a oscar guy with a rapper and if so...u should get will smith right now and really fast!

  • March 19, 2009, 7:05 p.m. CST

    Sly HAS to cast Danny Glover as the Robert Mugabe.

    by scriptgirl_nipples

    Because let's face it. The Expendables is just a rip off, of Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe.

  • March 19, 2009, 7:06 p.m. CST

    we need chuck norris and VIN DIESEL 2

    by muri71

    get VIN DIESEL 4 the part of fitty and make hale cesar a mixed up like vin! and if not them...get THE ROCK and christopher lambert!

  • March 19, 2009, 7:12 p.m. CST

    Jackie Chan???

    by Stryx

    Completely disregarding any feelings I have about this project or any of the movies Jackie Chan has made since coming (back) to America, I wonder if Stallone at any point asked him to be in the cast? I remember years ago repeatedly hearing how badly Jackie wanted to make a movie together with Sly and I still tend to feel he is a better actor than Jet Li.

  • March 19, 2009, 7:26 p.m. CST

    What about

    by manbat33

    Jeff Speakman and Billy Drago, also the bad guy from Invasion USA, the bad guy from beverly hills cop, berkoff or whatever. And Henry Silva, the bad guy from above the law, imagine him telling stallone, "Who the f--k is this cherry?!!"

  • March 19, 2009, 7:26 p.m. CST

    What a great talkback guys!

    by Joker Gordon Levitt

    Just proves adrenaline is still very much in the children of the late 70's early 80's. What great role models we had back then; bad asses who didn't give a fuck about hurting anyone's feelings. <br><br>He-Man and GI Joe in the morning, Chuck Norris and Bruce Lee on the afternoon movie, to R rated Die Hards, Predators, Robocops, Rockys, Rambos, and Terminators, testosterone was everywhere.<br><br>But, we also had free scrambled porn, which inadvertently shrunk our attention spans and altered our perceptions of female sexuality to the point where we could ejaculating over green, wiggly boobs.

  • March 19, 2009, 7:27 p.m. CST

    I can see 50 promoting this movie

    by manbat33

    saying "mwuma mwuma and see ex ex ex ex ex expendables."

  • March 19, 2009, 7:39 p.m. CST

    I'm still gonna see the thing...

    by sonnyfern

    I mean for one thing: Sly is just a fun moviemaker man, he knows how to please and audience and Two: COME ON! He's got an amazing cast! One bad rapper isn't to taint things that bad...

  • March 19, 2009, 7:49 p.m. CST

    i´m the guy who wrote ANRNIE 4 CAMEO 4 month ago

    by muri71

    i wrote down 4 month ago mickey rourke should be in and arnold! now they are in... arnold should play as prez. not as gouverneur! a prez barney has soldier history with and if there will be a part two? arnie should be attacked at the white house in the sequel and sly comes 2 his protection and they both fight againgst terrorist, stuff like that?! i suggested robert knepper 4 month ago on imdb also, sadly sounds like hes out?! chuck norris should be the pilot who flies the guys in and out, that would rock! willis, russell or biehn should play as church! javier bardem would be freaking awesome as garza, or antonio banderas! since sly is a buffy/angel fan (myself 2:)...what about smg herself, or alexa davalos or amy acker? speaking of buffy...supernatural the buffy of this era!:)if sly is at the pulse of time JENSEN ACKLES MUST BE IN THIS!!! this guy is great he can act, is funny, dramatic, bad ass and goofy. chicks love him, guys like him! segal should be casted as a villain, that would be great! vin diesel, the rock one of them should be in this! michael jay white should have been the only one after wesley! i really would love 2 see one guy of "lost" in this: matthew fox or josh halloway (the new eastwood)! some other 80`s/90`s names: bill paxton, christopher lambert, jeff fahey, rutger hauer, bruce campell, harrison ford! DENZEL WASHINGTON OR MEL GIBSON WOULD BE A DREAM COME TRUE! some other names like: cliwe owen, bennicio del toro, eric bana, hugh jackman! so thats it for today sly...until now you pleased us nearly every week, with great names like: rourke, statham, li, lundgren, arnie etc and we know u tried on stupid jean claude van damme and wesley snipes but please one fitty is enough. please not another 50 cent cast anymore! AND SLY THIS MOVIE MUST BE AT LEAST 120 MINUTES LONG! only weak point about rambo it was 2 short. & no freakin wire action like matrix fights and no bourne shit cuts and it must be a rated r movie and ur fans will march singing into the cinemas!:)

  • March 19, 2009, 8:03 p.m. CST

    Mike Tyson as the cook

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    "Can't no cook in here fuck with this. Can't nobody gut fish like me. This is the ultimate, man. That's right, look at you ho! Knock drugs outta your life, just say no." (jk)

  • March 19, 2009, 8:04 p.m. CST

    I think we need some Jeff Fahey in this muv!!

    by baronoblivion

    he's awesome in everything he does.

  • March 19, 2009, 8:34 p.m. CST

    Arnold Needs To Fight One of the Elephants...

    by Acquanetta

    ...that is threatening the continent.

  • March 19, 2009, 8:34 p.m. CST

    Sly is the coolest motherfucker alive

    by lutermanji

    Dude got to be Rocky and Rambo, epic heroes... i trust him

  • March 19, 2009, 8:38 p.m. CST

    Not Sure if it's been said

    by Die_Hardest

    But if we had to have a rapper I would have rather had Ice Cube.

  • March 19, 2009, 8:52 p.m. CST

    Carl Weathers SHOULD be 'Action' Jackson

    by scriptgirl_nipples

    You know it makes sense.

  • March 19, 2009, 8:53 p.m. CST

    Shia LaBeouf can be...

    by scriptgirl_nipples

    Mickey Rourke's crotch bulge.

  • March 19, 2009, 8:55 p.m. CST

    m_reporter

    by CherryValance

    Even the Log Lady's log in "Twin Peaks" could act circles around Mr. Cent. </p> <p>And whoever first suggested Mr. Eko from "LOST" clearly should have been consulted before this decision was made. That's an inspired choice.</p>

  • March 19, 2009, 9 p.m. CST

    FYI Curtis Jackson is 50 Cent's real name

    by jccalhoun

    Just in case not everyone is up on 50 Cent's real name. So 50 Cent is "Hale Caesar."

  • March 19, 2009, 9:16 p.m. CST

    Welcome to the Truth ...

    by ThusSpakeSpymunk

    This is one of the great examples of wishful thinking. When push comes to shove, THE EXPENDABLES probably won't happen. Not the way we think it will. As much as I respect and admire Stallone, I recognize what an uphill battle he fought for RAMBO. And as a result, I recognize that so many stars will probably, sadly, mean that this project will go the way of the aborted JUSTICE LEAGUE movie - a great idea that's too good to be allowed to happen by Fu**upwood.

  • March 19, 2009, 9:45 p.m. CST

    at the end of the trailer say "and ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER"...

    by ABking

    SLY: name the entire cast on the previews and end it with "and ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER"!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • March 19, 2009, 9:49 p.m. CST

    SLY NEEDS TO END THE MOVIE WITH FUNNY OUTTAKES

    by BringingSexyBack

    especially the one with Curtis Cent accidentally shooting himself.

  • March 19, 2009, 10:02 p.m. CST

    Sly's raiding the Whedon stable

    by Melvin_Pelvis

    at least the girls dorm, anyway<br> first Julie Benz and now Charisma Carpenter

  • March 19, 2009, 10:25 p.m. CST

    WHAT HAPPENED TO DOLPH LUNDGREN?

    by Vitter

    wasn´t he supposed to be in it?!!?

  • March 19, 2009, 10:36 p.m. CST

    No, The Movie Needs To End With Stallone and Arnold Fighting ala

    by Acquanetta

    Or both of them fighting an elephant.

  • March 19, 2009, 10:37 p.m. CST

    * Fighting ala Rocky III

    by Acquanetta

  • March 19, 2009, 10:56 p.m. CST

    Adam Baldwin should be in this

    by Melvin_Pelvis

    seriously

  • March 19, 2009, 11:10 p.m. CST

    Predator!!!

    by Joker Gordon Levitt

    Please Sly... please put Predators in this movie! Like, 3 Predators, competing against each other. Please?

  • March 19, 2009, 11:17 p.m. CST

    Sammo Hung should appear as Sammo Law.

    by scriptgirl_nipples

    Just for the lulz.

  • March 19, 2009, 11:18 p.m. CST

    Fitty mutha-fuckin Cent!

    by Lamerz

    I have no idea whether this muthafucka can act or not, so I'll keep an open mind. Some people can surprise you once in a while. I'd have liked Ice-T, LL, or hell even Cube better, but I'll not judge it till I see it.

  • March 19, 2009, 11:20 p.m. CST

    This movie NEEDS Michael Ironside...

    by Lamerz

    Dude is an 80s ICON.

  • March 19, 2009, 11:21 p.m. CST

    jesus all of you have a bloody cry

    by hiperaktiv

    I'm no Stallone or 50 cent fanboy, and am not trying to defend Stallones casting decision in any way (he can do that well enough himself) but all of you crying about 50 joining the cast have to look at the bigger picture. At best this movie will be some awesome popcorn comic book fun. I think someone like 50 cent, not necessarily a good actor, will be good in a movie like this. Lets face it, when have actors like Li or Statham ever really required to do worthy oscar winning performances? This movie will be good wholesome fun with lots of action and killing in it, and someone like 50 will be fun to have in the movie.

  • March 19, 2009, 11:21 p.m. CST

    Sly consider.....ROWDY RODDY PIPER...

    by iwasredempted

    They Live is one of the most underrated movies ever. Piper was the balls in it. get him back in front of the camera. "I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass . . . and I'm all out of bubble gum." search your feelings you know this to be true.

  • March 19, 2009, 11:34 p.m. CST

    Sly, This Movie Should Have Everyone In It!!!

    by Acquanetta

    Think about it: Every person alive today. It would easily surpass Titanic at the box office, because what kind of jerk wouldn't pay to see himself onscreen? Then consider the dvd sales, since the movie would be part and parcel of every actor's filmography. Also note that The Expendables would be the one to finally locate and capture bin Laden.

  • March 19, 2009, 11:46 p.m. CST

    Have additional cameos during the credits!!!!

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Like during the movie, show a bunch of extras in the background and in the distance. <BR><BR> Then, after the movie is all over and during the credits, "reveal" these characters to be MORE stars!! using alternate camera perspectives from movie events!! <BR><BR> For example, during the movie we see a character in the background sitting under a tree. Then after the movie is all over, during the credits he turns around and its RODDY PIPER or something!! <BR>And have like 5 or 6 of those! Thatd be AWESOME!!

  • March 19, 2009, 11:48 p.m. CST

    APRIL 23rd 2010 with MIDNIGHT showings for the fans;)

    by ABking

    SLY, MAKE IT HAPPEN! We know that the premiere will be at the PLANET HOLLYWOOD CASINO where you and ARNOLD will be present:)

  • March 19, 2009, 11:52 p.m. CST

    50 cent? ICE CUBE is the whole dollar bill

    by Chuck_Chuckwalla

    Just kidding, I don't want to see that him either.

  • March 19, 2009, 11:53 p.m. CST

    cameos > outakes

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    I am opposed to outtakes for an action movie. Imagine watching Rambo, then during the credits there are outtakes of Sly in his Rambo outfit laughing with the cameraman. That takes us out of it. <BR><BR> Again I would prefer credits used for Cameo-Mania.<BR><BR> Extras that we barely see during the course of the movie suddenly get closeups and are revealed to be big stars! <BR> We see a guy playing basketball in the distance. Then, during the credits, it zooms to the bball court and its actually THE ROCK playing or something! Thats unstoppable.

  • March 20, 2009, 12:01 a.m. CST

    There needs to be a character named AYAIN JUMUMA

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    "I ain't ya mama!"

  • March 20, 2009, 12:02 a.m. CST

    that can be the girls name...

    by GibsonUSA Returns

  • March 20, 2009, 12:15 a.m. CST

    I'm down for 50 Cent

    by Series7

    He looks like he could kick ass, I never the only thing Forrest could kick the shit out of would be a party size hoagie.

  • March 20, 2009, 12:19 a.m. CST

    trade Bill Cosby for 50c

    by Groothewarrior

    he was awesome in 80s films like Ghost Dad and in Leonard:Part 6

  • March 20, 2009, 12:24 a.m. CST

    I'd rather have Theo

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Maybe Mike Tyson can be AYAIN JUMAMA.<BR><BR> he is the cook...after all

  • March 20, 2009, 12:48 a.m. CST

    the "sidekick" in American Ninja

    by Jesiah

    I believe his name was Steve James? He was the black dude who got embarassed by the American Ninja Joe Armstrong kickin his ass in front of all their army buddies while Joe wore a bucket on his head and then became his bossom buddy for the rest of the flick. He unfortunately passed away from cancer or some other dreaded disease; I think he would've been perfect for Whitaker's role if not just to be in the movie

  • March 20, 2009, 12:56 a.m. CST

    Kurt Russell, Bruce Willis, Kurt Russell, Michael Biehn,

    by otm shank

    Kurt Russell, Keifer Sutherland.<P> Oh, and did I mention Kurt Russell?

  • March 20, 2009, 1:09 a.m. CST

    Steve James' name in American Ninja was

    by Jesiah

    Curtis Jackson. Man I'm tell you guys he should've been in this movie like Brandon Lee should've been in The Matrix

  • March 20, 2009, 1:44 a.m. CST

    Get Kimberly from Power Rangers - Amy Jo Johnson

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Face it, its the reason we watched. <BR><BR> http://www.tinyurl.com/c2tupo

  • March 20, 2009, 3:08 a.m. CST

    Action Jackson > Fiddy + God Mode

    by onemanarmy

    Too lazy to scroll up, but the Carl Weathers suggestion fucking blew my mind. Can't believe I didn't think of that sooner. <p> As much as I laugh at anyone who wants me to pay money to listen to them "rap" about how much richer they are than me, I still can't see him fitting in here. <p> Sly, I'm a lifelong fan. And can I really see this being an awesome film. With all of the actors from different backgrounds, maybe it's an attempt to pull in fans of said actors. But come on boss...Carl Weathers fits the role perfectly. <p> "Yeah, I remember one kid got re-educated so bad, his testicles climbed back up into his belly. Wouldn't come out. They called it a medical miracle. "

  • March 20, 2009, 3:13 a.m. CST

    Steve James was cool

    by Toby_FN_Wong

    First of all, he was a funny dude. He had a legit martial arts background. And he was a Baseball Fury. If he were alive today the Expendables would be great for him. And having 50 Cent play a character called Curtis Jackson is an insult to Steve James.

  • March 20, 2009, 3:20 a.m. CST

    ...and I can really*

    by onemanarmy

    see this being an awesome film. <p> Doh!

  • March 20, 2009, 3:57 a.m. CST

    WHERE THE FUCK IS VAN DAMMAGE???

    by Brody77

    Come on Sly, he HAS to be in on this game. PLEASE!!!

  • March 20, 2009, 4:36 a.m. CST

    Torgo: Big Knees.

    by Sal_Bando

    Big Knees.

  • March 20, 2009, 5:50 a.m. CST

    This is quite the drop-off & totally changes the dynamic of the

    by OgreYouAsshole

    Stallone could have at least went with another actor. Too many tiers down, you skipped Bill Duke, Carl Weathers, Wesley Snipes & Ving Rhames on the way to "Fitty". Oh well, maybe Forest in a sequel?

  • March 20, 2009, 5:52 a.m. CST

    CAST.

    by OgreYouAsshole

    almost made it

  • March 20, 2009, 6:07 a.m. CST

    What the fuck happened to Dolph Lundgren?

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    Is he on board or not?

  • March 20, 2009, 6:31 a.m. CST

    spawnofachilles

    by GetEveryone

    for some reason your comment inspired me to go out and buy it. Now I have too much to play...

  • March 20, 2009, 6:37 a.m. CST

    I think I'll pass on this movie now.

    by OgreYouAsshole

    I'm getting that 'Cradle 2 The Grave' vibe now. Maybe they should hire Steven Seagal now that they have an untalented rapper involved. Hell, they already have Jet Li, another typical counterpart in those awful, direct-to-video action/rap/wire-fu/rap films.

  • March 20, 2009, 6:42 a.m. CST

    Ok, I'll watch it once.

    by OgreYouAsshole

    But I'll be scowling all the while.

  • March 20, 2009, 7:20 a.m. CST

    what about scott atkins & robert knepper in or out?

    by muri71

    tell us sly?!

  • March 20, 2009, 7:28 a.m. CST

    stupid JCVD declined, dont u ever read talkbacks/interviews?

    by muri71

    sly offered but jcvd declined, cus jcvd is now an "oscar" actor and doesnt wants 2 be in good movies only in direct 2 dvd crap like u.soldier 3 and bloodsport 2...he is a stupid egomaniac! hell we know he didnt want 2 fight jet li, cus we all knew how embarrassing it would be for jcvd. jet li is more skillfull, faster and he would have kicked jcvd ass! about wesley snipes...sly asked...but wesley has no permisson 2 leave the country! sandra bullock, ben kingsley and forrest out...sadly!:( what about robert knepper, scott atkins and dany trejo they were rumored...whats the story of those guys, in or out? I WANT KURT RUSSEL MAN...WANT HIM IN AND BRUCE WILLIS AND MICHAEL BIEHN & JENSEN ACKLES!!! about

  • March 20, 2009, 7:31 a.m. CST

    i`ve read jacky chan is better than jet li!LOL

    by muri71

    u gotta be freaking kidding us...jet li is the better actor and the better fighter. the only thing jacky does better is comedy...thats all pal!

  • March 20, 2009, 7:37 a.m. CST

    agree with muri71

    by ominus

    i love jackie but he is a professional stuntman,not a martial artist.but he is an excellent choreographer with a great sense of comedy.

  • March 20, 2009, 7:57 a.m. CST

    Dolph Lundgren IS in!

    by coltrautman

    sly mustve just forgot him like he forgot Steve Austin whom is in it too..

  • March 20, 2009, 7:59 a.m. CST

    You know what pleases me?

    by Flibbertygibbet

    The contempt for 50 Cent. Because we should hate him. He's an appalling human being. The fact that a worthless, morality-vacuum like him has been rewarded so abundantly simply doesn't sit well with people. We all feel it. It's like seeing a criminal win the lottery.

  • March 20, 2009, 8:12 a.m. CST

    Sly... WHAT DON'T U FUCKING UNDERSTAND

    by turketron

    Carl Weathers. CARL ACTION FUCKING JACKSON WEATHERS. Is he not considered for the movie? I will echo many others that say we should be seeing consideration for a bunch of other great actors before Curtis Jackson.<p><p>We want Action Jackson, not Cuuuurtis.

  • March 20, 2009, 8:15 a.m. CST

    Stormy Weathers

    by StatelyWayneManor

    Haven't read the whole thread but didn't Carl hardball Stallone when Sly wanted to use his image in the last Rocky movie? Maybe they can get PantherMan from WMAC Masters?

  • March 20, 2009, 8:33 a.m. CST

    Stallone has it nailed

    by alienindisguise

    Whenever this guy makes a movie, he knows exactly what he's making. He's one of the few actors/filmmakers who does what he feels and not what he thinks will make a billion dollars. I put Stallone up there with Mel Gibson for having the integrity to do what he wants in a land of copycats, remakes and hacks. Kudos to you Mr. Stallone.

  • March 20, 2009, 8:57 a.m. CST

    TIME Magazine sees Avatar footage

    by kwisatzhaderach

    http://www.comingsoon.net/news/avatarnews.php?id=53847

  • March 20, 2009, 8:59 a.m. CST

    Steve James

    by Flibbertygibbet

    Was indeed 'the man'. What a damn shame he didn't make it this far - he would've shone in this. Out of respect for Steve, please Sly, give Michael Dudikoff some screentime ;)

  • March 20, 2009, 8:59 a.m. CST

    Aiming for a PG-13 & Now 50 Cent. Stallone You Just Lost Me-

    by Neoworld

    http://screenrant.com/50-cent-replacing-forrest-whitaker-expandables-rob-6215/ Was hoping for a Rambo-Esque movie with all these great stars but now I read your aiming for a PG-13 rating unlike Rambo. And 50 cent pushed me over the edge. The man can't act. My interest in seeing this movie just majorly dropped. I know you have your issues with Carl Weathers because he wanted money for a small clip to appear in the last Rocky movie, but sheesh for the betterment of your movie go with Carl (or anybody else) and aim for the R Rating.

  • March 20, 2009, 8:59 a.m. CST

    FEMALE CAST should be

    by muri71

    diane lane, julianne moore, angelina jolie, hally berry, kate beckingsale, rhona mitra one of these for agent lickson. a lady whos capable 2 mess with badass guys! sadly sandy bullock wont be doing it! miss carpenter so far i know is just a love interest for statham! about carl weather he was great in te rocky movies besides that he didnt do anything good. action jackson was something like blakula, something the world forgot! there is no point that he tried 2 get more mony from sly for a freakin image in rocky balboa. sly made him famous and he tried 2 fuck him up, we dont need carl!

  • March 20, 2009, 9:01 a.m. CST

    too bad Wesley snipes is in jail

    by coltrautman

  • March 20, 2009, 9:02 a.m. CST

    why not LL Cool J??

    by coltrautman

    if sly has to cast a rapper....LL cool J is better..

  • March 20, 2009, 9:08 a.m. CST

    Sly, Try and get Simon Phoenix out of jail for this!!

    by coltrautman

    the world needs the daywalker back..

  • March 20, 2009, 9:09 a.m. CST

    ll cool j only if he`s not licking his lips!;)

    by muri71

  • March 20, 2009, 9:13 a.m. CST

    BEST IDEA SO FAR GET WESLEY OUT OF JAIL SLY!!!!

    by muri71

    LEAVE SOMEHOW A MILLION WARRANT FOR WESLEY AT COURT AND GET HIM FOR THIS MOVIE

  • March 20, 2009, 9:45 a.m. CST

    muri71. where did you hear SLY asked SNIPES?

    by ABking

    Never heard that rumor. And people, enough with VAN DAMME already! Sly asked that ungreatful TURD to be in his film and because JCVD was so well recieved and that Sly could NOT tell him which character he was going to play, he turned Sly down. Guess he doesn't want to be in a film that is going to gross 100 million in the U.S.

  • March 20, 2009, 9:47 a.m. CST

    FREE WESLEY SNIPES!

    by Leafar the Lost

    Give the brother a fucking break! His only crimes were being black and screwing white women. The Man set the brother up with the not paying taxes shit, and now he is locked away in a federal prison. Stallone should hire Snipes and film his scenes at the prison. Or, you could get another black actor (not 50 cents) to do all of the work in the film, and then digitally put Wesley's face on him. Either way, he is a better choice than that 2-Quarters piece of shit!

  • March 20, 2009, 9:56 a.m. CST

    Why no penis shot in Demolition Man?

    by shonin

    Come on Sly, spill it! Looking forward to this movie, any chance of penis shots?? Makes it easier to convince my girlfriend to come to the movies.

  • March 20, 2009, 10:03 a.m. CST

    FREE SIMON PHOENIX FROM HIS CRYOGENIC FACILITY!

    by coltrautman

    wesleys gotta eat!

  • March 20, 2009, 10:07 a.m. CST

    "You're on TV!!!!"

    by kwisatzhaderach

  • March 20, 2009, 10:12 a.m. CST

    GET AKON, HE'S GOT MAD ACTING CHOPS, YO

    by couP

    wasn't eric roberts in some vid of his

  • March 20, 2009, 11:10 a.m. CST

    PLEASE NO f'ing hip hop soundtrack!!!!!!!

    by shonin

    I'm sick of listening to hip hop in movies, that sheeet is so old now.

  • March 20, 2009, 11:18 a.m. CST

    The reason this is going to be PG-13

    by JohnRyder

    It is not Rambo. The title alone won't sell the movie. It needs wider audience. Fanboys alone won't make this movie profitable. See what is happening to Watchmen.

  • March 20, 2009, 11:20 a.m. CST

    The proof this is going to be PG-13

    by JohnRyder

    50 cent and wrestlers. plus noone said it is going to be R

  • March 20, 2009, 11:24 a.m. CST

    Snakes On A Plane

    by shonin

    I hope this doesn't turn out like that POS, sometimes pandering to web clowns is not a good thing. Go with your vision Sly and hope people like it.

  • March 20, 2009, 11:50 a.m. CST

    Only one man can make or break this....

    by DaBUU

    That man is .....Christan Fucking Bale!

  • March 20, 2009, 12:03 p.m. CST

    samuel L Jackson

    by coltrautman

    cmon sly, you know that when there arent any other black actors available...you call Samuel L jackson this cant be the 1 movie he wont be in!!

  • March 20, 2009, 12:05 p.m. CST

    Expendables 2: Free Wesley

    by coltrautman

  • March 20, 2009, 12:06 p.m. CST

    thx you MURI71

    by Caylan1976

    VOTE for LL COOL J!!!

  • March 20, 2009, 12:29 p.m. CST

    LL Cool J >>>>50cent

    by coltrautman

    dont call it a comeback sly, hes been here for years..

  • March 20, 2009, 12:36 p.m. CST

    STALLONE and the cast will sell this...SCHWARZENEGGER etc...

    by ABking

    Once the trailer hits with all the names appearing on screen...the audience will say HOLY FUCK WHERE CAN I BUY MY TICKET;) People will pay just to see Sly and Arnold on screen together at last.

  • March 20, 2009, 12:50 p.m. CST

    If this is PG13ified I wont be seeing this.

    by judge dredds fresh undies

    So psyched for this film but with this casting which is clearly an attempt to appeal to another demographic I'm worried Sly will make a much bigger mistake by making it PG13.

  • March 20, 2009, 12:56 p.m. CST

    There's only one man...one actor

    by Outlaw

    who will make or break this movie, and I give you Simon Pegg!

  • March 20, 2009, 12:56 p.m. CST

    This movie will still own

    by PornKing

    They could cast Danny Devito shirtless in a fistfight with jet li at the end, and this movie will still own. It's got too many awesome action guys in it now to be stopped.

  • March 20, 2009, 12:58 p.m. CST

    muri71 wins the Talkback

    by onemanarmy

    For even mentioning the name Bruce Campbell. <p> Seriously though...

  • March 20, 2009, 1:08 p.m. CST

    Carl "Goddamn jackpot" Weathers

    by onemanarmy

    For the win. <p> "If they give me any smack, I'll be sure to save some for you." <p> He's more gangster than 50Cent could ever pretend to be. I'm really hoping that this decision was made solely because Sly wants to pull people from all sorts of fan bases (Rappers, wrestlers, Arnie, etc). And not because this fucking buffoon is seen as a decent actor. <p> Action Jackson bitches..

  • March 20, 2009, 1:19 p.m. CST

    Jet Li vs Rhea Perlman

    by Outlaw

    Make it happen !

  • March 20, 2009, 1:19 p.m. CST

    GET OVER IT if it's PG-13!!!!!!!!!!

    by ABking

    It doesn't mean the movie is gonna suck!

  • March 20, 2009, 1:47 p.m. CST

    Two PG-13 action films so bad ass it gives hope

    by ABking

    CASINO ROYAL is PG-13...kick ass action film...MISSION:IMPOSSIBLE 3 is PG-13...kick ass action film! I take it that most want an R rating, but if Sly can push what is needed to come close to R, this film has nothing to worry about. Lets let the film speak for itself first before we condemm it.

  • March 20, 2009, 2:17 p.m. CST

    Sharon Stone as Double O Pussy

    by scriptgirl_nipples

    When I saw this on wikipedia, I laughed my ass off. Fit's in perfectly.

  • March 20, 2009, 2:26 p.m. CST

    Tom Cruise as a Nazi....

    by MamboMan

    Oh...

  • March 20, 2009, 2:32 p.m. CST

    "Yo, Luke Skywalker...

    by TedKordLives

    ...use the force."- John Goddamn Spartan

  • March 20, 2009, 2:49 p.m. CST

    I was all for this movie. Until the mention of 50cent

    by brock landers baby

    It can go and fucking sink now. Why the fuck does every Hollywood film have to have a black rap star in a role? I really don't want to see vulgar assholes like that.

  • March 20, 2009, 2:51 p.m. CST

    No Vern,the REAL 50 cent quote

    by brock landers baby

  • March 20, 2009, 2:54 p.m. CST

    Is this..

    by brock landers baby

    Noel Gallagher was asked about him,he said he was the most offensive man he has ever met in the music biz. And he knows the Appletons.

  • March 20, 2009, 3:01 p.m. CST

    DENNIS RODMAN AS THE BRIDE WITH A GUN.

    by S_Rorschach

    stop or my mom will shot.

  • March 20, 2009, 3:10 p.m. CST

    I am just overjoyed that Eli Roth is not in it...

    by LaneMyersClassic

    50 cent is there to capture another market segment. I understand that. I'll still go see it, you all will still go see it and now the rappers and rapper wannabes will go see it. it's a business decision - you gotta make money!

  • March 20, 2009, 3:45 p.m. CST

    PG-13 Could Be A Problem

    by Acquanetta

    This isn't like Bond, Batman, or Ethan Hunt- where no one goes in expecting a great deal of explicit violence. This is a movie aimed largely at the same male demographic as Rambo. It's going to be heavily dependent on them as well, since this isn't a cast that will excite mainstream audiences. Mickey Rourke, Eric Roberts, Dolph Lundgren, Jet Li, Danny Trejo...these are actors that excite fanboys, but are nowhere close to being household names.

  • March 20, 2009, 4:15 p.m. CST

    The Fanboy Minions Have Spoken

    by onemanarmy

    Carl "It's ACTION!" Weathers <p> Bruce "Boomstick" Campbell <p> Kurt "I have a knife" Russell <P> Bruce "Yippekayay MF'er" Willis <p> Wesley "Fuck Taxes" Snipes <p> & Danny "Shit I'm Scary" Trejo. <p> Expendables, or ex-Expendables whatever...who cares anymore. We're not talking about just an action movie. We're talking about THE ACTION MOVIE. This movie is going to skull fuck the masses, kidnap and gut the offspring only to stuff it with even more AWESOME & smuggle it across the border. <p> With all of the bullshit coming out of Hollywood between remakes, re-thinkings, re-visionings, and cherry popping franchise fucking....WE NEED THIS SLY!!! WE NEED IT! <p> Do it for the little Rambo's. <p> The little Rambo's man...

  • March 20, 2009, 4:59 p.m. CST

    Onemanarmy RE: "I have a knife."

    by TedKordLives

    Great fuckin' line, man. Props to you for pulling that out. I mean, how many great lines are in that movie? <P> "I come with you but-" <P> "I know, there's a problem with your face."

  • March 20, 2009, 4:59 p.m. CST

    Also,

    by TedKordLives

    Jeff Goldblum as the brainy Expendable?

  • March 20, 2009, 5:09 p.m. CST

    PG13???? IS THIS REAL???

    by ominus

    please tell me that that this movie isnt going to be pg13.sly dont u fucking dare to make it a pg13. i can accept 50C,but not this shit.

  • March 20, 2009, 5:28 p.m. CST

    the jeff goldblum suggestion would be good

    by Jesiah

    I rewatched Jurassic Park and jp2, forgot what a cool smartass he was.

  • March 20, 2009, 5:34 p.m. CST

    Also, Jesiah

    by TedKordLives

    He's really bulked up the last few years. Did you see The Life Aquatic? Those guns filled up that Dr.Pepper t-shirt he was wearing.

  • March 20, 2009, 5:51 p.m. CST

    Star Trek World Premiere in Australia April 7th.

    by scriptgirl_nipples

    At the Sydney Opera House. The film is gonna be shit still though like. As JJ Abrams is a fucking nonce.

  • March 20, 2009, 6:39 p.m. CST

    TedKordLives

    by Jesiah

    I didn't know that. I do know he's really tall. And he's beefed up now, too? Sheeeeeeet, with the craptastic casting of "fiddy" an injection of some musculalar Ian Malcolm is just what Expendables needs

  • March 20, 2009, 6:39 p.m. CST

    Good points Acquanetta but RAMBO...

    by ABking

    ...is a whole different beast. Sure, THE EXPENDABLES is sort of a war film, but it's trying to be bigger than your average action film. The cast says it all...even if it's a geek cast. RAMBO might had NC-17 violence, so lets hope Sly puts R rated stuff in the PG-13 EXPENDABLES. Hey, I want an R rating but maybe Stallone can pull a trick over the MPAA's eyes.

  • March 20, 2009, 6:41 p.m. CST

    @ABking

    by muri71

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1320253/trivia The Expendables (2010) More at IMDbPro » advertisement * Jean-Claude Van Damme was originally offered the role that went to Dolph Lundgren. Van Damme's reason for turning down the role was that he thought that there was no substance in his character. * Wesley Snipes was offered the role of Hale Ceasar (now played by Randy Couture) but couldn't accept because, due to his tax problems, he wasn't allowed to leave the United States without the courts approval. * Sandra Bullock was offered role of Agent Lickson. * Ben Kingsley was considered for the role of Monroe. * Scott Adkins was offered the role of Dan Paine.

  • March 20, 2009, 6:44 p.m. CST

    russell turned it down because he actually has a career

    by Nobody_Touches_Buddy_Revell

  • March 20, 2009, 6:47 p.m. CST

    &lol ABking...about jcvd

    by muri71

    i´m with u on this one!:) jcvd...loved him once, now he lost my respect for his bullshit talk about sly! we dont need and want someone who bullshit talks about sly,with no reason at all! cus the man gave him a chance and how does he thanx by dissing him about character go and grow ur self some character in real life and in bloodsport 2!;) jcvd bye bye same goes 2 carl weathers!

  • March 20, 2009, 6:51 p.m. CST

    James Woods needs to be in it.

    by Fenrisulfr

    Brilliant actor, and he proved in John Carpenter's Vampires that he could kick ass and be the meanest, baddest sadistic motherfuckeR.

  • March 20, 2009, 6:56 p.m. CST

    thx @onemanarmy!:)

    by muri71

    bruce is da man right!:)

  • March 20, 2009, 7:25 p.m. CST

    James Woods! Yes!

    by TedKordLives

    I love how in 'Vampires', everytime he kills one he just goes absolutely apeshit on it. I was pissed off the other night and popped in "The Hard Way" just to see someone who was just as pissed as me. Felt great by the end.

  • March 20, 2009, 7:34 p.m. CST

    @TedKordLives

    by Fenrisulfr

    Always loved the scene near the end of Vampires where Woods is being dragged along the vampire chick. First of all he unloads the whole fucking gun in her face, and then stabs her with the stake, as he literally screams his guts out "Diiiiiiiiiiiiieeeeeeeee you fucker diiiiiiiiiiiiiie". Or something like that.

  • March 20, 2009, 7:45 p.m. CST

    Yeah,

    by TedKordLives

    He pretty much was like that the whole movie- "DIIIIEEEE GOD DAMN IT MOTHER FUCKER DIE YOU GOD DAMN SHITTY ASSHOLE" <STAB STAB STAB STAB>

  • March 20, 2009, 7:51 p.m. CST

    To be honest, I dont mind PG-13

    by coltrautman

    If stallone can make it Gritty like Casino royale.....hes already said it wont be a "bloodfest like rambo" and with the huge budget its got...maybe they cant afford to risk it with an R rating.. id rather see this film be successful enough to make an Expendables 2 than to see it flop because of some overzealous for blood fanboys... look how watchment fared being rated R?

  • March 20, 2009, 7:52 p.m. CST

    SLY READ THIS AND U´LL MAKE A BILLION $$

    by muri71

    this awesome cast is what we have now...its gigatestic except the fitty part;) Mickey Rourke as Tool, Jason Statham as Lee Christmas, Sylvester Stallone as Barney Ross, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jet Li as bao, Eric Roberts as Monroe, Dolph Lundgren as Gunnar Jensen, Charisma Carpenter, David Zayas as Garza, Steve Austin, Randy Couture, Aaron Aguilera as Hector, Giselle Itié, Ross Francis as Caleb, James Hébert as Bill Parker, curtis jackson as hale rumored: Danny Trejo, Liam Hemsworth (who the hell ever that might be?) but the fans want one of those guys 2: kurt russell, MICHAEL BIEHN, bruce willis, MEL GIBSON, denzel washington, VIN DIESEL, michael jay white, the rock, val kilmer, BRUCE CAMPELL, chuck norris, christopher lambert, michael ironside, jeff fahey, christian bale, michael dudikoff, ken wahl, JENSEN ACKLES, steven segal, ANTONIO BANDERAS, javier bardem, cliwe owen, russel crowe, kevin costner, viggo mortensen, ed harris, gabriel byrne, rutger hauer, john travolta, matthew fox, josh halloway, dany glover, robert de niro, VAL KILMER, clint eastwood, johnny depp, tom jane, bill paxton, patrick swayze (maybe his last role?) robert patrick, michael madsen, harvey keitel, mark dacascos, liam neeson (wont happen now...rip natasha)hugh jackman, david boreanaz or james marsters (since sly is a buffy fan:)eric bana, don cheadle, robert downey jr, will smith, ll cool j, common...those are the names i´ve read the most in every talkback possible!:) IF SLY COULD/WOULD ADD ANOTHER 3-5 NAMES OF THIS LIST...this movie will go berserk at the box office! PLUS U NEED THIS ALSO...if everything is done right and if sly makes a rough, hard, a no mercy, no bourne, or wire *beep* action flick (with some drama, at some points), like he already did with rambo 4, it will go beyond 150 mil. in the us and on foreign nearly the same.if norris, eastwood and willis could be won for cameos and if kurt russell jumps in also, it will make even more cash with those names included 2 the cast, only then it could sink the titanic again! reason 1: sly already did over 100 mil on his own (with rambo 4)with no famous co stars and it was rated R! reason 2: every fan of the 80`s & 90`s are waiting for someting like this since years, a bunch of our heros put together and they raise hell. like what quentin promised for years and now comes up with a wimpy cast like: mike myers, eli roth! and german no actors like til schweiger & daniel brühl, screw tarantino for all his lies, sly is the man! reason 3: it will be a great mouth 2 mouth thing and every man on the planet, who has a thing for action/war movies & with balls in their pants, is going 2 die 2 see a flick with 3 generations of action heros and on this night, when the movie comes out a lot of ladies will be home alone!:) reason 4: this movie will do great at rental, dvd & blue ray sales...like rambo 4 alone made some record sales, when it was released on blue ray. my guess is this movie will bring every movie fan 2 buy this thing, of any generation, cus it has 80`s, 90`s and 00`s heros. i think this movie will do at least 400 mil. on rentals and sales, plus 600 at the box office world wide, so we have a good billion $ movie! so let it be rated R, no compromising here, its a bad ass movie for every movie geek and action fan PLUS THIS MOVIE NEEDS 2 BE AT LEAST 120 MINUTES...the more the better! the only weak point about rambo 4 it was way 2 short! no fancy wire fights shit, dirty hard and brutal fights. no bourne cutting *beep* a bit of drama like in rambo 4 and a great, great score theme like rambo please. so sly, if u ever should read this, try all in ur powers 2 get WILLIS, NORRIS, EASTWOOD and DENZEL for cameos one day shoots could work, even if they are busy. try 2 get KURT RUSSELL, if this aint working get MICHAEL BIEHN or CHRISTOPHER LAMBERT. this movie needs a real cool black actor...sadly WESLeY could not be in, so get MICHAEL JAY WHITE, or will smith, the really best thing would be if DENZEL would join, maybe its a challenge for him, he never did a full, cool action movie like this!man on fire...was a man on a mission action film! it would be really wise if this movie could add a younger hunk, someone for the ladies, so they would have a reason 2 go in a flick like this...of course i name JOHNNY DEPP cus i like him, but i guess he would never make a movie like that, but we never know, someone has 2 ask, maybe he likes the idea of being full macho for a while?! if that aint working get TV IN/HUNK GUYS like JENSEN ACKLES, WENTWORTH MILLER, JOSH HALLOWAY, they would make some extra female cash!!! if u wanna do great in india/asia & germany (ok i personally hate this idea, cus i dont like this sucker) get Shahrukh Khan, it will bring really extra female cash...but of course u should shut the fukker up, never let him sing and dance and kill him right away in the movie!;) this movie needs a good female choice, girls who look great or get along tough guys good like: KATE BECKINGSALE, JULIANNE MOORE, HALLE BERRY, ANGELINA JOLIE, MILLA JOVOVICH, DIANE LANE, RHONA MITRA, NATASCHA HENSTRIDGE, julie benz ... try 2 get more budget...it should be a 100-120 mil. movie it will in any way make at least 600 mil. but if everything is done right much more! PLUS I WANT SLY WITH A BEARD HE LOOKS GREAT WITH A BEARD LIKE IN GET CARTER OR ROCKY 4!!! PLUS: GIVE SLY A SHOWDOWN FIGHT, at least 3-5 minutes...BUT PLEASE NOT WITH GARZA , someone tough and cool please!!!!!!! this movie will make history in anyway...the hysteria allready won every movie fan on the planet by storm... IN SLY WE TRUST...make it big, make it hard, make it dirty, cus ur the master sly!!! but no more fitty like castings please!

  • March 20, 2009, 7:52 p.m. CST

    Taken was pg-13

    by coltrautman

    and it was still a great action film.. do whatever rating fits the movie sly!!

  • March 20, 2009, 7:53 p.m. CST

    Val kilmer, michael beihn, sharon stone, bruno willis

    by coltrautman

  • fitty or not there is nothing that could safe this besterds shitty flick from bombing big time! screw u tarantino for screwing up basterds and kurt russell in death proof!

  • March 20, 2009, 8:13 p.m. CST

    Kurt Russell was awesome in Death Proof.

    by TedKordLives

    Even tho that movie has the worst second act of any movie I've ever seen.

  • March 20, 2009, 8:21 p.m. CST

    kurt was great in death proof...

    by muri71

    he was the best part of this shit fest, but tarantino fucked him up in the end, by beating the shit out of him from 3 stupid girls i couldnt care less. worsed ending of a movie i`ve ever seen 2!!! stuntmen mike was a beyond cool character (only because of kurt) and then he made him a cry baby wimp, who gets beaten by chicks...no point at all about the ending!

  • March 20, 2009, 8:26 p.m. CST

    I thought it was pretty funny, actually.

    by TedKordLives

    Like no one had EVER had a chance to fuck with him back, so when it happened it totally took him off guard. I think that was the point, but I'm not QT. I love when he "drops" his keys, and he's all "Where are my keys oh there they are." I know QT said, "Do it like Jack Burton.", cause it sounds just like when him and Wang bluff their way into the Wing Kong Exchange in BTinLC.

  • March 20, 2009, 8:33 p.m. CST

    Thanks Muri71

    by ABking

    Thanks for the info with Snipes etc...Forgot that TAKEN was PG-13. I still say if CASINO ROYAL & MISSION:IMPOSSIBLE 3 can pull off hard ass action and still be violent, then Sly will push the bar with THE EXPENDABLES. Hell, he pushed the bar with RAMBO and got an R. Lets all judge the film when it comes out.

  • March 20, 2009, 9:21 p.m. CST

    Another idea of what The Expendables needs....

    by scriptgirl_nipples

    A small role for the original boss, giving Stallone his orders. Played by Michael Caine - shouting his FUCKING ORDERS!

  • March 20, 2009, 9:29 p.m. CST

    Do you have any more gum?

    by kjmad25

    More Gum? More Gum? More Gum? More Gum? Do you have any more gum!?

  • March 20, 2009, 9:31 p.m. CST

    p.s.

    by kjmad25

    muri71 has robot fingers, like luke skywalker.

  • March 20, 2009, 9:49 p.m. CST

    Jason Statham's character...

    by Thrillho77

    Lee Christmas?! <p> If this is Lloyd's brother, then I am SO in.

  • March 20, 2009, 10:34 p.m. CST

    Nobody_Touches_Buddy_Revell

    by C Legion

    "russell turned it down because he actually has a career"<p>He hasn't made a film in over a year, and according to the IMDB, he has no future projects lined up.<p>Kinda blows your fucking theory out of the water.

  • March 20, 2009, 11:57 p.m. CST

    seriously, what the hell else is Russell doing at

    by HarvestsCoolMinerals

    present? or in the near future, for that matter? both he and JCVD need to wake their respective asses up and get on board. after that dreck Death Proof, Russell should be happy to do a cameo on Entourage. and as for JCVD... yeah, let me know how Bloodsport 2: I'll Give You Something to Cry About works out for you. goddamned tool.

  • March 21, 2009, 12:05 a.m. CST

    GOTTA BE A SUPERMAN TO SURVIVE

    by THEFUCKINGCREEPYTHINMAN

  • March 21, 2009, 4:07 a.m. CST

    @s.nipples good idea &lol kjmad25...about robot fingers!:)

    by muri71

    michael caine didnt crossed my mind cus i`m all hyped up 4 bad asses....michael caine as a super duper general would rock!love the caine!

  • March 21, 2009, 4:21 a.m. CST

    @ted...

    by muri71

    i think it was all about showing this guy is all weak without a car...whatever the point might be...u cant create a beyond cool guy and then fukk him up that way. if u in anyway r a movie fan, someone who knows about movies u just cant make "snake" a pantsy that way! & if u do wanna piss on what u`ve created (stuntman mike) than hell let him kick the shit out of him by miachael parks. that would have come with 1% more pride than these chicks, everybody hated! by the way i have some age and life behind by now, but i never have seen or heared of girls like they were created in death proof...full of men talk blabla about cars,movies, parties etc show me one lady who knows about steve mcqueen, cars, movies that way and i`ll tell its not true! this was beyond bullshit!

  • March 21, 2009, 4:30 a.m. CST

    about kurt...

    by muri71

    the only thing i`ve heared is that he and carpenter are talking about a new snake movie?! yeah ur right since death proof no career & no sign at imdb. well like i`ve written quentin fukked his career big time! man i`m happy sly didnt play stuntman mike! until death proof i always dreamed about tarantino work with sly, well i was young and naive!:) I NEVER WANT SLY TO WORK WITH QUENTIN EVER...THIS PRICK TARANTINO IS SO OVER and OVERRATED! if u dont believe watch death proof and a lot of kill bill and the new trailer for shitty tarts i`m mean besterds, whatever?!;)

  • March 21, 2009, 4:37 a.m. CST

    GibsonUSA Returns

    by The_Exterminator

    that is the best idea i have ever heard hahaha do it!!!

  • March 21, 2009, 4:40 a.m. CST

    MY DREAM CAST...

    by muri71

    until so far i wrote about what everybody wants, mixed up with what i want! my dream cast would be if sly would add kurt russell, bruce willis, michael biehn, denzel washington, jensen ackles, bruce campell, vin diesel, mel gibson johnny depp! pick 3 of these sly and if ur once gone 2 heaven, i will come 2 ur grave and light a candle every month, promise!

  • March 21, 2009, 4:44 a.m. CST

    oh and BRUCE CAMPELL!:)

    by muri71

    or did u really believe, spiderman 1-3 was such a hit because of tobey then u really do not of a clue at all!;) i want me some ash dude!

  • March 21, 2009, 5:05 a.m. CST

    if this is not going to be an all star retro action star movie

    by JohnRyder

    nothing ever will be. Sly, you are our ONLY hope.

  • March 21, 2009, 5:53 a.m. CST

    HOLDING OUT FOR A HERO...

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Where have all real stars gone<BR> And where are all the godss?<BR> Where’re the dudes from the 80s<BR> To fight these rising oddss?<BR> <BR><BR> Movies have been pussified, that you must concede<BR> In the theater we toss and turn and dream of what we need<BR> <BR><BR> WE NEED TO BE STALL'OWNED!<BR> We're holding out for the badasses he's gonna invite<BR> They're gonna be strong<BR> And they're gonna be fast<BR> And they're gonna be ready to fight <BR><BR> WE'RE GONNA BE STALL'OWNED!<BR> Even with 50 Cent we know it's gonna be tight<BR> As long as he's sure<BR> And as long as its soon<BR> And as long as its larger than life!

  • March 21, 2009, 6 a.m. CST

    (based off bonnie tyler song of course)

    by GibsonUSA Returns

  • March 21, 2009, 6:11 a.m. CST

    Stall'owned

    by onemanarmy

    Is the phrase of the century. <p> I'll co-sign it. <p> Well played Gibby.

  • March 21, 2009, 6:28 a.m. CST

    Stall'owned...thats a great one!

    by muri71

    i`ll go sign it also!:)

  • March 21, 2009, 6:33 a.m. CST

    oh and oh Lord (sly) no HIP HOP SOUNDTRACK!

    by muri71

    this movie needs only one great rock song/anthem! made by survivor (please a reunion with jim) or a guns n roses in original line up, mötley crüe maybe or bon jovi ( a more about "its my life" kind of thing) one band, one song and the rest score! please not a over all soundtrack with a dozen bands who shit up the movie with a dozen tracks that kills the mood of the movie! NO HIP HOP ESP: NOT 50 CENT!!!!!!

  • March 21, 2009, 7:05 a.m. CST

    about slys casting decisions...

    by muri71

    well u nailed it with talia for all the rocky movies, thats 4 sure and mr. t for rocky 3 and dolph for rocky 4, thats true! but we all know it, in the hearts of the fans... rocky 1-2 and rocky balboa are the movies that captured the legacy of rocky! rocky 3 and 4 were great sport action movies of their time and as a kid i loved them the most, as i grew up rocky 1-2 were/are the real things! thats art, thats drama, its inspiration and rocky balboa carried the legacy 2 a good ending! BUT SLY U DIDNT MENTIONED Antonio Tarver/mason dixon...in my opinion the only weak part about rocky balboa! he was a unbelievable "best champ of all times"! carl/apollo creed in his prime had the best technique and body of all the guys u fight againgst. so it was a little bit lame...as they mentioned in rocky balboa, that mason "the line" dixon" is the best boxer of all time, stuff like that. well his body was more about average, his boxing looked slow, without a punch...anything, he was really a miscast sly!man even tommy morrison looked tougher and he was a miscast as well! rocky 5 should have never been made in the first place! about richard crenna (rip man)...but i would have prefered kirk douglas over him anytime! half of any rambo movie richard was in, i couldnt take him seriously! he had something not so serious about his role attitude, nearly half of the time! it was always for me unbelievable that this character trutman played by riachrd made rambo 2 this killing machine...cus he was never bad ass enough 2 made rambo 2 what he`d become. kirk could have pulled that of, he could have been bad ass, but thats my opinion! about eric roberts...well so underrated...and vanished 2 dvd hell for a decade or 2 BUT NO i take eric before ben anytime and i dont freaking care if ben won a thousand oscars. cus ben only plays ben in a jewish or world conqueror way and in uwe boll hell, he was one of the worsed actors i`ve seen! a lot of the guys most forgot eric was an oscar nominated actor once and has more talent in his little finger than his bloody sister julia in her whole being!

  • March 21, 2009, 7:18 a.m. CST

    a fan boy ending for the expandables...

    by muri71

    just a freaking fantasy!:) imagine sly, jason and jet li survive, they`ve killed garza and all his men and they are on their way back home through the jungle joke about the job. spaceship lands in the jungle...a predator is coming out, the end!:) well this would be fan thing for predator lovers and we could add some dutch schäfer in it!:)) but i`m more with that thing that sly creates another franchise with the expandables and in the sequel he brings guys who he couldnt get for this movie!

  • March 21, 2009, 7:30 a.m. CST

    what do u think, who should make a song for OST??

    by muri71

    like i`ve written one song, one band, nothing more...the rest should be score! a dream would be ennio morricone of course! my bands/artists: ennio morricone= score, survivor, guns and roses, mötley crüe, bon jovi (only a killer "its my life" kind of stuff), bruce springsteen (only a rock song, no ballad! metallica ( no wimpy ballad), if rap...oh dear i hope not?! only EMINEM if its more like "fight music" or "lose urself" the beats are killers!

  • March 21, 2009, 7:46 a.m. CST

    What kind or role does charisma has

    by ominus

    in the movie? is she part of the group as a combatant or something else? an fbi agent?

  • March 21, 2009, 7:48 a.m. CST

    @ominus

    by muri71

    i`ve read she is just a love interest 4 jason?!

  • March 21, 2009, 10:15 a.m. CST

    If there is a hip-hop soundtrack...

    by Fenrisulfr

    ... I will officially boycott this film in theatres. I am not asking for some Viking Death Metal here (AMON AMARTH YEAHHH !!!) but seriously, this has to have a hard rock credit song, or purely orchestral (I thought the music in JOHN RAMBO was visceral and brilliant).

  • March 21, 2009, 12:03 p.m. CST

    Can someone clear this up for me...

    by barrignite

    So no Dolph? Where was his mention? Also Sly, you boxing fan, its Ken NORTON that was supposed to be in Rocky. Not "Naughton".

  • March 21, 2009, 1:06 p.m. CST

    CLegion

    by Nobody_Touches_Buddy_Revell

    Oh sorry my mistakem..Russell turned this down because he still has his fucking dignity...is that better?..

  • March 21, 2009, 1:13 p.m. CST

    Terry Crews is replacing 50cent??

    by coltrautman

    according to the guy who revealed the 50cent bombshell on Stallonezone...

  • March 21, 2009, 1:21 p.m. CST

    looks like sly may have taken heed to the backlash

    by coltrautman

    if this Terry Crews rumor is true....I think hes a much better fit for the role of the gun toting, mexican restaurant owning mercenary hale caesar

  • March 21, 2009, 1:21 p.m. CST

    looks like sly may have taken heed to the backlash

    by coltrautman

    if this Terry Crews rumor is true....I think hes a much better fit for the role of the gun toting, mexican restaurant owning mercenary hale caesar

  • March 21, 2009, 2:02 p.m. CST

    link

    by coltrautman

    http://craigzablo.proboards18.com/index.cgi?board=SlyTalk&action=display&thread=6569&page=1

  • March 21, 2009, 3:45 p.m. CST

    "Gibby"??

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    lol

  • March 21, 2009, 6 p.m. CST

    After Rambo...

    by Batou

    I'll take Sly's judgement. Jensen Ackles would be good in any film though...

  • March 21, 2009, 7:04 p.m. CST

    It has nothing to do with 50 Cent as an actor...

    by Playkins

    It has to do with the fact that I dislike the image and behavior of the guy on every level. His music is horrible, the image he sells is horrible, his game is horrible, and I will never support anything that guy has a part in.<P> Sorry, Sly. I love what you've been doing the last few years, but I won't be seeing this one if that guy is in it.

  • March 21, 2009, 7:20 p.m. CST

    JENSEN ACKLES!!!

    by muri71

    i want him in!!!!:)

  • March 22, 2009, 4:09 a.m. CST

    Reason why 50 cent wont work is...

    by sho_me_da_money

    Because he is a risk that could go right or wrong. Based on the roles he has played, he hasn't done enough for me to involve him with a cast of this magnitude. The same can be said about Randy Couture but Randy as a real life fighter in an all out action flick is believable. 50 Cent as a Rapper with muscles in this movie doesn't make sense. If it was really about 50's acting ability, then would he have been cast if he was as skinny as Jet Li? I'm gonna bet NO. So if Stallone wants a mean machine actor with muscles, then there are much better actors to choose from. Some that have already been named above. The bottom line with Mr. Jackson is that we know he is a risk BUT is it a risk worth taking? Im gonna say No to that.