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50 Cent is out! Who is in THE EXPENDABLES? Stallone says...

Hey folks, Harry here... It is Saturday, the second SXSW Saturday of the year - and yes, I'm about to head out to see more movies. It has been a wonderful, yet taxing week of cinema. But throughout this week - there's been the update on the casting of HALE CAESAR. For quite some time, the role belonged to Forest Whitaker, but a push in the schedule made it impossible for the Ghost Dog to continue with the film. Then I received a call, informing me that rapper, 50 CENT aka Curtis Jackson, had stepped into the role. Then Sly sent me an email regarding that casting, that I updated the story with. Well... today, I get woke up with a very enthusiastic call from Stallone, who has recast the role of Hale Caesar for a final (hopefully) time. So... who is Hale Caesar? First off - he's 6'2 & a half" and BIG. He's a former San Diego Charger. He made his screen debut with Arnold Schwarzeneggar in THE 6TH DAY. And his most recent film will be this summer's Arnie-less TERMINATOR SALVATION. He is TERRY CREWS. Not necessarily a big name, but a big man to take his place among other big men. As I said, Sly seems very enthusiastic about this fella and I look forward to seeing what Terry Crews has in store for us.

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  • March 21, 2009, 1:09 p.m. CST

    Better than Fitty

    by Mastastic

    I actually like Mr. Crews...pretty funny guy.

  • March 21, 2009, 1:10 p.m. CST

    Better than 50 Cent anyway

    by kwisatzhaderach

  • March 21, 2009, 1:10 p.m. CST

    Better than 50 Cent anyway

    by kwisatzhaderach

  • March 21, 2009, 1:11 p.m. CST

    50 cent = Plank

    by pdennett316

    I've seen cat shit with more charisma, 50 Cent is awful. Glad he's out.

  • March 21, 2009, 1:13 p.m. CST

    Crews is awesome

    by Tin Snoman

    Not the most iconic choice, but the guy is awesome in everything he's in. He needs to be in more films.

  • March 21, 2009, 1:14 p.m. CST

    Dude's awesome in Everybody Hates Chris

    by CreatureCantina

    Don't I know I just wasted $.03 in electricity typing and submitting this thing?

  • March 21, 2009, 1:15 p.m. CST

    President Camacho!

    by Cyrusk

    He's clearly part 3 of Stallones 3 part plan to fix everything.

  • March 21, 2009, 1:19 p.m. CST

    YES!!!! FUCK YES!!!!!

    by DerLanghaarige

    He is not just hilarious in pretty much every comedy he did, he also is intimidating enough to be an action star!<br> Thank you Sly! If I were gay, I would suck your cock. But...whatever *slurp*,

  • March 21, 2009, 1:20 p.m. CST

    BTW, why did nobody tell me that he is in Terminator 4?

    by DerLanghaarige

  • March 21, 2009, 1:20 p.m. CST

    FUCKIN CAMACHO!?!?!?!?

    by LHombreSiniestro


  • March 21, 2009, 1:31 p.m. CST

    One of my favourite Terry Crews moments:

    by DerLanghaarige

  • March 21, 2009, 1:33 p.m. CST

    Break it down, Camacho!

    by milesdyson

    I hope Crews keeps this role for more than a week.

  • March 21, 2009, 1:33 p.m. CST

    ok...this role is being recast more than BATMAN!

    by ABking

    I hope this is final:)

  • March 21, 2009, 1:34 p.m. CST

    And seriously: If there is a reason to watch White Chicks...

    by DerLanghaarige's Terry "Scenestealer" Crews!<br> Okay, I don't expect him to goof around a lot in 'The Expandables', but I'm sure he will steal a scene or two in this movie too.

  • March 21, 2009, 1:36 p.m. CST

    Good call, Sly.

    by The Reluctant Austinite

    Somehow I'm thinking Sly must be reading our comments. Terry Crews just seems like he'd be a lot more fun to hang out with during shooting than 50 cent. He was great in "Idiocracy," a movie that I can't seem to shake. I find myself quoting it all the time: "It's what plants crave. It's got electrolites." Or, "Tonight on 'Ow, My Balls'--."

  • March 21, 2009, 1:39 p.m. CST

    Now that's kick ........... ass!

    by Big_Bubbaloola

    Being Brit, never knew him from his sports career, only from the films and the Chris Rock series.<p><p>Thought he showed some acting chops in Street Kings, till he got shot in the back by Ted then drilled like all hell by the crooked cops.<p><p>Now Sly, strap him into a chain gun, and it'll make me into a sexual tyranasaurus.

  • March 21, 2009, 1:41 p.m. CST

    Why Not Apollo Creed?!?

    by joegiant

    I saw him just a couple years ago and he's still a big/imposing dude. Sly, there's GOTTA be room for one more!

  • March 21, 2009, 1:43 p.m. CST

    thank GOD



  • March 21, 2009, 1:44 p.m. CST



    Glad to see that everyone is in agreement, Terry is awesome:)

  • March 21, 2009, 1:44 p.m. CST

    Terry Crews rocks. Good call on the casting

    by Col. Tigh-Fighter

    Sorry, Curtis was just plain wrong in an otherwise exceptionally cast film :) <p> Cant wait now

  • March 21, 2009, 1:45 p.m. CST

    by decoy18

    As far as I'm concerned, he will always be T-Money from Battledome.

  • March 21, 2009, 1:45 p.m. CST

    wow. Now question is why is 50 cent out?

    by Talkbacker with no name

    Sly listening to the fanbase or another reason? Because wasn't that %100 confirmed by sly himself? weird. It's all well and good to listen to fans, but pandering to them can be very dangerous. That said I did think 50 was a terrible idea and gave the whole thing less cred than more, but don't listen to me Sly, I'm an idiot fanboy.

  • March 21, 2009, 1:51 p.m. CST

    Stallone Definitely Needs to Avoid Pandering to Fanboys

    by Acquanetta

    If fans actually knew anything, we wouldn't be fans. We certainly wouldn't be posting in a talkback. The great thing about Watchmen is that it proved filmmakers shouldn't pander to fanboys.

  • March 21, 2009, 1:53 p.m. CST


    by Outlaw

    Next time, remember to tickle our balls while you're blowing us!

  • March 21, 2009, 1:56 p.m. CST


    by Vern

    I think this thing really is being cast by talkbacks. I guess we better request Oleg Taktarov. But I applaud Sly for choosing President Camacho, who deserves roles like this and who in my opinion is more worthy of being presented as a peer with Stallone, Lundgren, Li, Trejo, Rourke, Roberts, etc.

  • March 21, 2009, 2 p.m. CST

    Now post the script.

    by JohnRyder

    We might want to do some rewrites. :)

  • March 21, 2009, 2:01 p.m. CST

    This movie will destroy all competition

    by I_am_the_ultimate_product

    I see a couple of romantic comedies maybe releasing that weekend, but all other film releases would be wise to stay far, far away.

  • March 21, 2009, 2:06 p.m. CST

    I don't hate 50 Cent or him being cast

    by liljuniorbrown

    But I fucking looooove the fact that Terry Crews is in this now . I can't think of one movie that he's been in that he didn't steal it flat out.He was awesome in Idiocracy, Friday After Next, and evn that shit storm of a Longest Yard remake.

  • March 21, 2009, 2:08 p.m. CST

    AICN has NO credibility whatsoever

    by Stengah

    I expect another follow up of this in aprox 24-48 hours, depending on whether harry gives a shit about his website today or not. fitty cent, FUCK YOU.

  • March 21, 2009, 2:11 p.m. CST

    "I know shit is bad right now"

    by Kraken

    This movie just got a thousand times cooler. Terry Crews rules the world. Way to go Sly... excellent choice!

  • March 21, 2009, 2:12 p.m. CST

    Sharon Stone as Double O Pussy

    by scriptgirl_nipples

    Make her the badass female infiltrator.

  • March 21, 2009, 2:15 p.m. CST

    sharon stone would be great as agent diane lickson

    by coltrautman

  • March 21, 2009, 2:15 p.m. CST



    Back in 2005 this fucking faggot got paid 500,000 to perform like the trained money he is at a fucking 13 year old girls bar mitzvah. The worst part is that her father David H. Brooks, who spent 10 MILLION FUCKING DOLLARS on the bar mitzvah, was a military defense contractor who's company manufactured faulty bulletproof vests for soldiers in Iraq. Last time I read he was being hauled off for a vacation at CLUB FED where he is no doubt getting all the internal rectal massages anyone could want in life from.

  • March 21, 2009, 2:15 p.m. CST

    Michael Caine as The General

    by scriptgirl_nipples

    A small role for the original boss, giving Stallone his orders to ELIMINATE the BASTARDS.

  • March 21, 2009, 2:17 p.m. CST

    No idea who he is, but I expect a "charger" means some sport...

    by JackPumpkinhead

    Which at least makes it better than a rapper. Plus, a sportsman should usually be good in a movie - I mean, just look at O. J. Simpson... ooops.

  • March 21, 2009, 2:17 p.m. CST

    So I take it 50 Cent is now...

    by seppukudkurosawa

    Out da club.<p> (Can somebody give me a rim-shot...either kind will do).

  • March 21, 2009, 2:19 p.m. CST

    Dan Fouts as man in beard w/ beer belly and suit.

    by Sal_Bando

    He'll fit the role well trust me.

  • March 21, 2009, 2:20 p.m. CST

    Terry Crews....

    by Docbrowneye

    Possibly cinema's greatest presidential performance? That is so awesome that President Camacho replaced 50.

  • March 21, 2009, 2:22 p.m. CST

    seppukudkurosawa....50Cent is literally Expendable

    by coltrautman

  • March 21, 2009, 2:22 p.m. CST


    by antonphd

    The President from Idiocracy. How can you beat that for cool.

  • March 21, 2009, 2:23 p.m. CST

    that's what I'm talkin' about!

    by Jesiah

    Even in a movie like Serving Sara (pretty decent flick imo) he really did well as a cowboy bounty hunter type. Goes to show Stallone was testing out fiddy and when he saw the negative reaction he knew he had to change it. Supposedly TC is a good Christian dude, so I approve of this casting; then again, anything's better than the last Hale Cesar cast by Stallone

  • March 21, 2009, 2:24 p.m. CST

    Speaking of Idiocracy

    by antonphd

    That film deserves to be released in theaters.

  • March 21, 2009, 2:25 p.m. CST

    Excellent!! Love this guy!

    by MaxTheSilent

    He was hilarious in that fetid pile of shit FRIDAY AFTER NEXT.

  • March 21, 2009, 2:27 p.m. CST


    by thecomedian

    Come On, He can't be THAT old. Come on, Sly. You were gonna go with Forrest Whittaker's fat outta shape ass why the fuck not cast Carl Weathers. ROCKY AND APOLLO TOGETHER AGAIN. BOX OFFICE GOLD.

  • March 21, 2009, 2:27 p.m. CST

    and Harry and or/Sly....

    by Jesiah

    Why did Terry Crews get cast into this role after that little speechy email about no one initially bought Dolph Lundgren as Drago and Carl Weathers as Creed? Could it be he succumbed to the fans? Let's face it, the only 2 flicks Stallone's had as hits were from his old Rocky and Rambo franchises, this is the first new one he's done in a while so he knew he had to please the hardcore; speaking of hardcore, this flick better be R!

  • March 21, 2009, 2:28 p.m. CST

    TERRY CREWS' casting is on a genius level

    by NivekJ

    His "Cheeseburger Eddy" is the best thing about The Longest Yard. He's the best thing in the Get Smart Bruce and Lloyd DVD. He's the best actor in Everybody Hates Chris! He's simply the best thing since sliced Hawaiian Bread. <p>This movie is going to kick ass.

  • March 21, 2009, 2:30 p.m. CST


    by br1947

    Anything is better than 50 Cent. Crap, Michael Jackson would be a better pick than 50 Cent. Actually... that'd be kinda funny. All these badasses and the one scrawny creepy guy they all beat up and rag on.

  • March 21, 2009, 2:30 p.m. CST


    by C Legion

    Thank fuck Sly listened to the backlash and kicked that cunt out of the film.<p>Don't know much about this new dude, but he looks the part, and he seems to be a real actor.<P>Who cares anyway? A turd on a stick would have given a better performance than that cocksucker "Fiddy".<p>Well done Sly.

  • March 21, 2009, 2:30 p.m. CST

    Likable for being so intimidating in appearance

    by oh_riginal

    And a good actor to boot. Even with his small part in "Street Kings" he was good. "Idiocracy was a great film... but it was straight-to-DVD" DUN, DUUUUN!

  • March 21, 2009, 2:35 p.m. CST

    Why don't they get Carl Weathers?

    by DivisionPost

    Because Carl Weathers is a fucking pussy. When he was in the ring with Lundgren during Rocky IV, Weathers cowered in the corner and said - dead serious, mind you - "If he touches me, I'll get my lawyer."<p>I mean, there's not wanting to get fucked up by Dolph Lundgren, and then there's pissing your pants in fear of getting hit by Dolph Lundgren. Carl Weathers doesn't deserve to be an Expendable.

  • March 21, 2009, 2:36 p.m. CST

    Ah Terry Crews, the greatest American President

    by Mysterious_Volvo

    so glad i dont have to sit through this awesome sounding movie having to cringe every time i see 50 pence. Crews is an inspired choice for any movie.

  • March 21, 2009, 2:37 p.m. CST

    heh, so thats a resounding positive reaction from us talkbackers

    by Mysterious_Volvo

  • March 21, 2009, 2:41 p.m. CST

    Sly, come on buddy...PLEASE...

    by ABking

    Hi Sly, hopefully you know what you are doing casting TERRY. While the guy isn't a bad actor, 50 Cent could have been better for the role (maybe) and a bigger box-office pull. Also, Terry sometimes comes off like a big FOOL in plenty of the roles he's played. I won't judge too much since you must have test screen the guy. But for the love of god...and for the love of the fans, the love of regular audience members, for the love of guys that grew up with you in the 80's...PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE write a great juicy cameo ICONIC role for ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER! I can't stress this enough! DON'T let Arnie play himself because it would come off stupid that Barney knows actor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Then that means Stallone (the actor) must exist in this movie world also, which looks stupid. If Arnie is to play a small, small role, please give him a gun, some bad ass lines, military fatigues and let him be pumped like you. The fans deserve something ICONIC for the first film with STALLONE & SCHWARZENEGGER!

  • March 21, 2009, 2:49 p.m. CST

    So the cry babby little girls won!

    by ganymede3010

    Oh well.

  • March 21, 2009, 2:49 p.m. CST

    Terry Cres is ok...

    by Phimseto

    ...but he should have gotten Michael Jai White.

  • March 21, 2009, 2:52 p.m. CST

    50 Cent is OUT!!!

    by MonkeyManReturns

    There is a God and his name is STALLONE!!! I soooo hate that mofo 50 Cent! He can't act and he is a product of a wonderful marketing machine...he has zero talent! 50 cent - A box office pull? What the fuck? People will see this movie for Stallone and Li and the other studs! NO-ONE WILL COME AND SEE THIS MOVIE FOR 50 CENT!! Seriously ABKing...that was a dumb comment.

  • March 21, 2009, 2:54 p.m. CST

    Ha ha. Now he can go back to selling crack

    by brock landers baby

    Or whatever the fuck the buck-toothed gimp fucking does. Btw doesn't he look like Bingo from the Banana Splits?

  • March 21, 2009, 2:57 p.m. CST

    Sam "the man" Jackson

    by MoviePirate


  • March 21, 2009, 3 p.m. CST

    Wasn't Crews in Harsh Times??

    by Reckoner

    If that is who I'm thinking of, he was great in Harsh Times, very natural. This is much more promising than 50 fuckin' Cent.

  • March 21, 2009, 3 p.m. CST


    by Thrillho77

    "All these badasses and the one scrawny creepy guy they all beat up and rag on." <p> They need to get STEVE BUSCEMI in this thing!!!

  • March 21, 2009, 3:05 p.m. CST

    President Camacho > Shitty rapper

    by howzah


  • March 21, 2009, 3:06 p.m. CST

    No more casting ideas please.

    by C Legion

    Now that 50 pence is out, Sly has a very solid cast, perfect for this kind of film.<p>So let Sly get on with it. Start filming!

  • March 21, 2009, 3:07 p.m. CST

    You're right Thrillho77!

    by br1947

    Buscemi would rock beyond measure!

  • March 21, 2009, 3:09 p.m. CST

    much better casting

    by bacci40

    why stallone thought 50 cent would be good is beyond me

  • March 21, 2009, 3:16 p.m. CST

    Talk About A Major Upgrade...

    by KISSman24

    I didn't know the guy by name until I Googled him. Terry Crews is one cool dude. MUCH better choice than 50 Cent. Big win for Sly.

  • March 21, 2009, 3:16 p.m. CST

    Terry Crews

    by lostmykilt

    Met him a few weeks ago @ a charity event. He was kind, gracious, and generally awesome. Mentioned he's writing a script for the Camacho character. The guy's been married for 20 years, has 5 kids, and comes across as a total class act. I love to see good people succeed-go Terry!

  • March 21, 2009, 3:21 p.m. CST

    Terry Crew is FUCKING AWESOME

    by blindambition238

    Scary looking SOB who happens to be totally hilarious.

  • March 21, 2009, 3:22 p.m. CST


    by C Legion

    Sounds like a cool bloke. What a huge difference between him and the despicable 50 pence.

  • March 21, 2009, 3:24 p.m. CST

    Script for The Expendables

    by seppukudkurosawa

    Act 1, Scene 1:<p> Rourke: Hi, my name's Emanuel.<p> Stallone:Hey, I'm Barney Ross. Meet my friend, Lee Christmas.<p> Statham:Alright, mate.<p> Terry Crews: Yo.<p> Jet Li: Lei ho!<p> Charisma Carpenter: Why hi there!<p> Ah-nuld: Hi, I am Ah-nuld. I am a friend of...<p> Dolph: Gunnar. Hi...<p> Trejo: Hola.<p> ONE HOUR OF GREETINGS LATER.<p> Don LaFontaine: And they are the EXPENDABLES!!!<p> Fade to black.

  • March 21, 2009, 3:31 p.m. CST

    Charlie, Over. Over, Under. Under, Done.


    I'd still see if it were just greetings.

  • March 21, 2009, 3:32 p.m. CST


    by Fenrisulfr

    I don't know what truely motivated this decision, but you did the right thing !

  • March 21, 2009, 3:34 p.m. CST

    Great choice.

    by Stuntcock Mike

    The only thing better would've been Christian Bale in blackface

  • March 21, 2009, 3:35 p.m. CST


    by Devilman666

    Thank you Sly for kicking out that wortless piece of shit 50cent... I was disgusted when I read the news of his casting in the movie, but now that he is out, I look forward, again, to see it..

  • March 21, 2009, 3:35 p.m. CST

    Hire ABKING to be in it.

    by Sal_Bando

    You need a raving loony so why not go w/ the best-?

  • March 21, 2009, 3:36 p.m. CST

    Rambo pandered to the talkbacks. The result..............

    by Stuntcock Mike


  • March 21, 2009, 3:36 p.m. CST

    Nice Work Sly

    by Turd Furgeson

    Would have trusted your judgement on Curtis Jackson but based on all the TB's, he was not a popular choice. You've got everyone back on the band wagon.. Now go bench press something!

  • March 21, 2009, 3:40 p.m. CST

    Good Riddance to Curtis Jackson. These slime shouldn't succeed.

    by Alfie Boy

  • March 21, 2009, 3:41 p.m. CST

    Good news.

    by judge dredds fresh undies

    Hope Slys not taking talkbackers TOO seriously though heheh.

  • March 21, 2009, 3:45 p.m. CST


    by Harold-Sherbort

    Will there be titty?

  • March 21, 2009, 3:51 p.m. CST


    by supercowbell4therequestformorecowbell


  • March 21, 2009, 3:52 p.m. CST

    Good Ridance Curtis

    by raystevensonwarzone

    Being a rapper does not entitle you to be in movies.

  • March 21, 2009, 3:53 p.m. CST

    even in a lame movie terry crews stands out

    by supercowbell4therequestformorecowbell

    white chicks and the longest yard? hes easily has the funniest parts.

  • March 21, 2009, 3:55 p.m. CST

    Sly - please post the definitive 100% accurate cast list

    by MaxCalifornia.

    Seems there are a lot of people still "rumored" to be in this flick with no official word - Danny Trejo, Robert Knepper, David Zayas etc. How about we get an official breakdown of who's who?

  • March 21, 2009, 3:57 p.m. CST

    Sly - please post the definitive 100% accurate cast list +1

    by Fenrisulfr

    I second that. I really hope Dolph is still in there.

  • March 21, 2009, 4:01 p.m. CST

    Terry Crews

    by Titus05

    just Google'd him...damn the guy's built like a tank...has the perfect look for this movie

  • March 21, 2009, 4:05 p.m. CST

    NFL representation COMPLETED!

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Could Sly be any more cool??<BR> You cannot deny the rare level of awesomery exhibited here!<BR><BR> And I don't think there's a "definitive" list...more like a chalkboard list with circles and arrows pointing everywhere....a "floating" cast list so to speak, which is fantastic!

  • March 21, 2009, 4:06 p.m. CST

    Terry is brilliant in Everybody Hates Chris, And genius in Idioc

    by Col. Tigh-Fighter

    One of my fav silly movies that one. Loved the chief Justice called Beef Supreme lol, and it has the best line of dialogue ever <p> Idiot 1: I like sex. I like money <p> Idiot 2: Hey, I like sex and I like money! We should be best friends <p> lol

  • March 21, 2009, 4:06 p.m. CST


    by BurntRectum

    is great. Loved him in everything he's done so far.

  • March 21, 2009, 4:09 p.m. CST

    Ok, but Charisma Carpenter in this movie is awesome!

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • March 21, 2009, 4:13 p.m. CST

    "pandering to fanboys"

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Speak for yourself! Not for the rest of us! I don't consider myself a fanboy. I post here mostly for action movies n stuff. Look at the last talkback...imo it was CLEARLY not just fanboys was all these fans coming from everywhere geographically and demographically. Sly's Q&A brought vast cross-cultural people. So maybe a lot of the regulars here think of themselves as movie "fanboys", please dont make assumptions about da rest of us, sucka! :P

  • March 21, 2009, 4:17 p.m. CST

    add Carl Weathers!

    by darwinmayflower


  • March 21, 2009, 4:19 p.m. CST

    i liked him in "idiocracy" - and he is a real actor

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

  • March 21, 2009, 4:26 p.m. CST

    50Cent = STALL'OWNED!!!

    by onemanarmy

    Hahahahahaha! <p> Now I'm not sure if I want to see the movie itself, or the outtakes first. <p> Sly, big are setting the standard with this cast. One big actor? No. Three or Four? No! LETS SKULLFUCK THE MASSES WITH AWESOMENESS! YEAAAAAAAA!!! <p> Dwayne Alezando Mountain Dew Herbert Comacho is the only politician I've ever seen on screen and absolutely adored. Well done Sly. This is a decision you won't regret.

  • March 21, 2009, 4:27 p.m. CST

    This guy is awesome

    by Norm Cascade

    EXCELLENT casting, Stallone. Hope you nail this movie.

  • March 21, 2009, 4:29 p.m. CST


    by maluquiro

    i saw it in theaters. it wasn't dtv.

  • March 21, 2009, 4:32 p.m. CST


    by ballsxcrew

    the 50 cent hating. seriously the WORST thing to happen to rap/hip hop in the past couple of decades. vanilla fucking ice knew more about hip hop than this clown. ive come to the conclusion that he was shot due to the fact that he is a giant poseur. very glad this joke is out of the picture.

  • March 21, 2009, 4:36 p.m. CST

    Crews response to Sly's decision...

    by onemanarmy

    "I knew you couldn't resist my shit! I got the shakes that'll make you quake. I got the fries that'll cross your eyes. I got that burgers that'll... I just got burgers." <p> Mr. Jackson wasn't too pleased with his replacement, and swore on his "mamma grave" that an entire diss CD was in the making and scheduled to release as soon as possible. <p> T.Crews reportedly proceeded to keep things to the point and simply asked 50Cent why he was being "such a McAsshole" & informed him that the McRib was coming back this summer and he knew who wasn't getting the "hook up." <p> Crews then reminded him to sit his "monkey ass down" because he had some other important shit to say. <p> This has been an imaginary AICN Awesome Mode Exclusive. You keep praying for an Edit button Talkbackers. And I'll keep forgetting to use Spell Check.

  • March 21, 2009, 4:37 p.m. CST

    terry is great in everybody hates chris

    by supercowbell4therequestformorecowbell

    and im all up for adding carl weathers

  • March 21, 2009, 4:39 p.m. CST

    Excellent News

    by John-Locke

    Crews has been great in everything I've seen him in, especially Harsh Times. Seems like a really nice guy too. Nice one Sly

  • March 21, 2009, 4:43 p.m. CST


    by geek molester

  • March 21, 2009, 4:45 p.m. CST

    Thanks Sly!

    by JethroBodine

    What else is there to say? I like to think that you listened to us.

  • March 21, 2009, 4:53 p.m. CST

    My guess on what happened.

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    (phone rings) <BR><BR> Curtis: "Hello?" <BR><BR> Secretary: "You've been Stall'owned." <BR><BR> Curtis: " Aw shit!"

  • March 21, 2009, 4:57 p.m. CST

    "This! Is! Freddy Fingers!

    by otm shank

    AAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!<p> Good casting.

  • March 21, 2009, 5:03 p.m. CST

    Stall'owned should be a section in the credits............

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    The upward credit scroll should read as follows:<BR> <BR><BR> CAST (in order of appearance: <BR>) Sylvester Stallone<BR> Jet Li<BR> Jason Statham<BR> Randy Couture<BR> Steve Austin<BR> Terry Crews<BR> Eric Roberts <BR><BR> STALL'OWNED (in order of Stall'owning)<BR> Forrest Whittaker<BR> 50 Cent<BR> <BR> DISTRIBUTOR<BR> Lionsgate

  • March 21, 2009, 5:07 p.m. CST

    Welcome to The Expendables Jr.

    by onemanarmy

    Would you like to try our ULTRA BIG ASS ACTION CAST!? <p> Another shameless Idiocracy plug I know, had to do it though. <p> On this pandering to fanboys thing, from my point of view movies are my therapy. In the military and/or shitty employment in general just getting the chance to sit back, relax, & pretend you're at home watching *MovieNameHere* is that happy place (if you will) that gets me from one shitty day in the desert to the next. Hell we look forward to the chance to kick back and live in THAT moment no matter how long or short the movie is. <p> If whoring the TB's with my silly banter, and pleading to an action movie ICON I grew up watching that could or couldn't even be reading all this silly shit...well if that makes me a fanboy so be it. I can live with knowing that movies are my happy place. And a movie like this, coming out of present day Hollywood (read: SHIT) could potentially be spoiled by a millionaire poser...damn right I'm going to raise hell. <p> Again, well done Sly. Your film deserved a better actor anyway. <p> /rant

  • March 21, 2009, 5:16 p.m. CST

    10 years from now...

    by onemanarmy

    There will be a hidden camera show. This show will be hosted by none other than the Man, the Myth, the Legend himself. <p> It will be called STALL'OWNED! <p> And Sly will "Punk" the shit out of Hollywood actors on and off sets. <p> Gibby will make millions after he takes credit for TradeMarking the phrase, and we will have our revenge on Hollywood for all of the bullshit it has remade, messed up, and remade & revisioned again. Furthermore convincing the general public that originality is unnecessary, and turning Joe Moviegoer into a mindless $50 popcorn eating robot. <p> Dibs on the 50Cent episode though, I gotta see it in person.

  • March 21, 2009, 5:23 p.m. CST

    This is all just a cover for a bigger movie...

    by br1947

    Justice League: No 20 somethings. Set with a cast of true bad-asses, no freaking underwear model here!<br> Sylvester Stallone: Superman<br> Randy Couture: Batman<br> Charisma Carpenter: Wonder Woman<br> Jason Statham: Green Lantern<br> Eric Roberts: The Flash<br> Steve Austin: Hawkman<br> Terry Crews: Martian Manhunter<br> Eric Roberts: Green Arrow<br> Jet Li: ....still working on that one... Namor?

  • March 21, 2009, 5:26 p.m. CST

    and Mickey Rourke as fuckin' LOBO!!!

    by br1947

    oh yea...

  • March 21, 2009, 5:31 p.m. CST

    I just want me some Dolph

    by TheGoon6

    Seriously. If Dolph Lundgren is out, I'm out. Gimme some filthy Russian. Btw, Jet Li eats dick.

  • March 21, 2009, 5:31 p.m. CST

    All right! Terry Mountain Dew Crews. Great...

    by SID 8.0

    choice. Definite bright spot in some bad movies. White Chicks in particular. "Great game sunday Latrell." "That's what I do baby." Hell yeah! was already looking forward to this now I really can't wait. To those who say Sly is pandering to fanboys would you rather see another piece of shit movie where the filmaker isn't even trying? I'm looking at you X3.

  • March 21, 2009, 5:32 p.m. CST


    by Nobody_Touches_Buddy_Revell

    Do you fucking know anything before you report it???

  • March 21, 2009, 5:33 p.m. CST

    This site retracts almost every story it puts out

    by Nobody_Touches_Buddy_Revell

  • March 21, 2009, 5:36 p.m. CST

    Penelope Cruz, Tom Cruise... Terry Crews

    by YackBacker

    They should all make a movie together- call it Menage a Cruise

  • March 21, 2009, 5:37 p.m. CST

    Hey, AICN is awesome.

    by TheGoon6

    You don't like it, go to Russia.

  • March 21, 2009, 5:40 p.m. CST

    Whycome No Bruce Campbell?


    Come on, Sly! Throw us another bone!

  • March 21, 2009, 5:45 p.m. CST

    Every movie in 2010 will be PWNED BY STALLONE...

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    ...through TOTAL FUCKING DESTRUCTION!<p>Casting does not matter in this case. You heard it here first.

  • March 21, 2009, 5:48 p.m. CST

    Might as well cast Harry...........

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    He can play the role of the giant human shield as Sly, Jet, Jason, and Randy push behind him up the millions of arrows come flying down.

  • March 21, 2009, 5:50 p.m. CST

    About Stallone and Carl Weathers

    by P2Rock

    If you ready the Rocky talkback a few years back you'd know that Stallone and Weathers are no longer fast friends after Weathers held out on him for more money for some cut outs or whatever in ROCKY BALBOA. In those tB's stallone called out Weathers for being a chicken and being scared of Dolph etc. Not very classy, but he was obviously pissed at Weathers. I doubt that he would want to throw Weathers a bone after that but it would be quite a classy move to reconcile. I hope Arnie and Dolph are in this.

  • March 21, 2009, 5:54 p.m. CST

    Hell yes

    by Hamish

    TC is awesome. I hope this is it for casting. Don't want to see this thing become a revolving door. And remember, Indy was supposed to be Tom Selleck, and look how well that turned out in the end...

  • March 21, 2009, 5:57 p.m. CST

    Don't Blame Me, I Voted For President Camacho!

    by Raymar

  • March 21, 2009, 6:03 p.m. CST


    by hairyeggs

    Whoop whhop

  • March 21, 2009, 6:24 p.m. CST

    THE inventor of Euro-Training!!!!!

    by ZoeFan

    Great casting move. I love me some Terry Crews!!!

  • March 21, 2009, 6:26 p.m. CST

    Youtube it if you don't believe me

    by ZoeFan

    Keyword: Euro training

  • March 21, 2009, 6:30 p.m. CST


    by muri71

  • March 21, 2009, 6:32 p.m. CST

    NEWS FLASH: Stallone is OUT!!!

    by Nosferatu Jones

    Stepping in: His brother Frank.

  • March 21, 2009, 6:36 p.m. CST

    sly Stall'owned it!:)

    by muri71

    anyone would have been better as fitty...thx sly for listing 2 the fans! god i mean sly, is the only guy in hollywood who gives the fans what they want or at least he trys like with jcvd, wesley, kurt etc! WE LOVE YOU DUDE!!!

  • March 21, 2009, 6:58 p.m. CST

    Shoud've been Bill Duke


    It doesn't get much more bad ass than that.

  • March 21, 2009, 7:01 p.m. CST

    An even better choice than Whitaker

    by Hollis_Mason

    Since Camacho can definitely provide some comic relief.

  • March 21, 2009, 7:10 p.m. CST

    we´re back in 4 STALLONEINATION!!!!:)

    by muri71

    this is going 2 be the execution of excellence or the...

  • March 21, 2009, 7:10 p.m. CST

    Frank Stallone song over the credits?

    by Thrillho77


  • March 21, 2009, 7:10 p.m. CST

    slycution of stallonellence!:)

    by muri71

    this movie will rock again!:)

  • March 21, 2009, 7:15 p.m. CST

    Thank Fucking God


    How about Charles Dutton, or Lou Gosset Jr. Is he still alive? Or fred williamson. Anyone but a rapper.

  • March 21, 2009, 7:16 p.m. CST

    about 50 as a money maker watch Righteous Kill

    by muri71

    this movie made dom. something about 40 mil. with a budget of 60 mil. didnt sounds like fiddy is a movie money maker isnt it?! and hell it had de niro & pacino in it! well better said he had the honor 2 be in a movie with de niro & pacino, allthough he is a talentless prick!

  • March 21, 2009, 7:17 p.m. CST

    Terry Crews is the Man!


    He was really good in street kings.

  • March 21, 2009, 7:20 p.m. CST

    YES!!! Dreams Do Come True! :D

    by DrTobiasFunke

    I must admit, I was with a lot of others with a big, "Oh my god, no!", for 50 Cent's casting. Putting Terry Crews in saved this movie for me. He's a great actor and seems to have great chemistry with almost every other actor he appears with. My faith has been restored!

  • March 21, 2009, 7:21 p.m. CST

    now give me JENSEN ACKLES!!!

    by muri71

    and i´m happy like a baby!:)

  • March 21, 2009, 7:25 p.m. CST

    survivor & ennio 4 soundtrack WHAT DO U THINK?

    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!!!bands: 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! what do u think guys?

  • March 21, 2009, 7:30 p.m. CST


    by DrunkyMcLush

    is better than 50 Cent.

  • March 21, 2009, 7:44 p.m. CST


    by Motoko Kusanagi


  • March 21, 2009, 7:44 p.m. CST


    by muri71

  • March 21, 2009, 7:44 p.m. CST

    Oh wait I know who that guy is

    by CherryValance

    He'll be a massive improvement. Oddest reason I know is because I was watching a live feed of the Watchmen premiere and the one interviewer guy was in love with him. Can't tell you what I know him from, but he'll do. :D</p> <p>For the record the reason 50 Cent was so bad for me is that a) I hate it when they put a rapper in a movie just for the box office because I haven't really seen any evidence that it even works, and b) there is something that is so repugnant about him in my opinion. Maybe it's that image that he has that they sell to the children, but I just want him and the other rappers of his ilk to go away and stop bringing about the fall of western civilization. Other people like Will Smith and LL Cool J aren't even remotely the same thing. They're normal people.

  • March 21, 2009, 7:47 p.m. CST

    "You actin like a real McAsshole"

    by Willie_Watkins

    Run 100,000 copies

  • March 21, 2009, 7:48 p.m. CST


    by Mullah Omar

    It worked for IDIOCRACY. <br> <br> Seriously, though, this is a HUGE upgrade. Crews has charisma to burn and is right in every way that 50 was wrong. I still would have liked Bill Duke, Keith David, or Adebisi/Eko (it's tough to get the guy's name right so I won't bother), but Crews rocks and I can't argue against casting him. <br> <br> FYI, whether he admits he backtracked or not, I give props to Stallone for recognizing a casting mistake and fixing it ASAP.

  • March 21, 2009, 7:52 p.m. CST

    Wow, what a stupid name

    by waynefoolx

    "Hale Caesar." C'mon.

  • March 21, 2009, 7:58 p.m. CST


    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    ....No idea who this fucker is, but anyone else is the best choice for this role. He's got a cool 80's name too.

  • March 21, 2009, 7:58 p.m. CST

    What, wait...Its fucking Commancho!?

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    Why did the article not mention this!?

  • March 21, 2009, 8:02 p.m. CST

    Pushin, gettin ready for the fight

    by C Legion

    pushin, every day and night<p> Pushin, gettin ready for the fight<p> pushin, every day and night<p> Pushin, gettin ready for the fight<p> pushin, every day and night<p> One on one, me and you<p> got the moves, and I got you<p> on the night of the fire, it's just you and I<p> Theres no where to run, nowhere to hide<p> in the heat of the night, it when you deny<p> theres nowhere to run, nowhere to hide<p> Pushin<p> ready<p> pushin<p> gettin ready for the fight<p> Pushin<p> ready<p> pushin<p> gettin ready for the fight<p>

  • March 21, 2009, 8:03 p.m. CST

    Anybody think of...


    Ving motherfuckin Rhames? He woulda done it for me. And I agree with most everyone, fuck 50 cent.

  • March 21, 2009, 8:04 p.m. CST

    Sly, get your bro to write a tune.

    by C Legion

    Also I agree with the Ennio Morricone suggestion for the score, the man is a legend.

  • March 21, 2009, 8:09 p.m. CST



    put some machoman randy savage in there as the post tortured ex-expendable they all feel sorry for and visit out of pity and revenge laden anger and im complete.

  • March 21, 2009, 8:17 p.m. CST

    "his head's like a peanut!"

    by The Amazing G

  • March 21, 2009, 8:25 p.m. CST

    50 out!! thats stallonicious!:))

    by muri71

    still happy as a bee about that!:)

  • March 21, 2009, 8:33 p.m. CST

    I was thinking Van Halen

    by CherryValance

    for the score. Am I crazy?

  • March 21, 2009, 8:34 p.m. CST

    I think Stallone really visits this site.

    by OgreYouAsshole

    Maybe our negative feedback made a difference?

  • March 21, 2009, 8:35 p.m. CST

    lets hope its not SLY-FICTION?

    by muri71

    cus maybe he recast hale with chris tucker?! just kidding!:) SLY I LOVE YA DUDE!!!

  • March 21, 2009, 8:40 p.m. CST

    Love me some Terry Crews!

    by OgreYouAsshole

    Thanks Sly! Now maybe just one more addition? Either Kurt Russell or Michael Biehn? It can even be a smaller role. Big fan, big fan.

  • March 21, 2009, 8:40 p.m. CST

    van halen would rock...but not 4 the score!

    by muri71

    a killer song like "jump" or "panama" ok with better! ennio must score the movie!!!!! i would prefer a guns n roses in terminator 2 or a mötley crüe kick ass song...bon jovi if its a kick ass rock anthem like "its my life"!

  • March 21, 2009, 8:49 p.m. CST

    Sly rules!!!

    by OgreYouAsshole

    Thanks for not giving a thug a chance!

  • March 21, 2009, 8:58 p.m. CST


    by secretcylon

    Welcome to cosco's. I love you.

  • March 21, 2009, 9:05 p.m. CST


    by Pompoulus

    I never know who the hell Terry Crews is if I read about him, I can never put the name with the face. But I LOVE that guy. He won my heart all the way back in Sixth Day and has never let me down since. Over 50 Cent? Not even a contest, Crews wins.

  • March 21, 2009, 9:07 p.m. CST


    by muri71

    and after that ur free 2 sweat in the gym sir sylvester stallone!:)

  • March 21, 2009, 9:16 p.m. CST

    The dad from Everybody hates Chris?

    by Cotton McKnight

    I like him. Good choice.

  • March 21, 2009, 9:20 p.m. CST

    Oh yeah, he was president camacho!

    by Cotton McKnight

    Honestly, we need a man like that in the white house right now. I argue his state of the union was more inspirational than anything Barry has said lately:<br><br><br>Shit. I know shit's bad right now, with all that starving bullshit, and the dust storms, and we are running out of french fries and burrito coverings".<br><br><br>And I have a feeling Not Sure would do a better job, too.

  • March 21, 2009, 9:29 p.m. CST

    Thanks for caring about your fans Sly!

    by OgreYouAsshole

    I'm excited again!

  • March 21, 2009, 9:33 p.m. CST

    that is one funny name

    by HaterofCrap

    someone has a sense of humor!

  • March 21, 2009, 9:34 p.m. CST

    Cast Russell Brand

    by scriptgirl_nipples

    as some annoying fucker who get's repeatedly gang raped and beaten by the Expendables.

  • March 21, 2009, 9:36 p.m. CST

    Fiddy pence stallowned by Prez camacho pic!

    by coltrautman

  • March 21, 2009, 9:39 p.m. CST

    thats about 5mins of my work haha

    by coltrautman

  • March 21, 2009, 9:39 p.m. CST

    Crews IS Luke Cage.

    by monolithik

    And - I've just realized - possibly my favorite actor ever. He saves every piece of shit movie he's in. I hear his name and immediately think, "Awww shit. This is gonna be awesome!" Yep. Pretty sure he's my favorite, ever. Frickin' sweet.

  • March 21, 2009, 9:41 p.m. CST


    by hamslime

    This just made my day.

  • March 21, 2009, 9:41 p.m. CST

    great pic of... stallowned!

    by muri71

  • March 21, 2009, 9:51 p.m. CST

    Should've been Tiny Lister!

    by Itto Ogami loses Daigoro

    But hell anybody was better than Fiddy! Thumbs up Sly!

  • March 21, 2009, 10:17 p.m. CST



    Id go with some Danzig

  • March 21, 2009, 10:29 p.m. CST


    by Darth Thoth

    This is great news. Terry is the man. It's great to see hardworking and talented good guys get a break. He is an excellent actor and a great choice for this role. Sly, good stuff brother. You are the man!

  • March 21, 2009, 10:29 p.m. CST


    by Series7

    FUCK YES! That guy is awesome!

  • March 21, 2009, 10:32 p.m. CST

    Plus Terry Crews

    by Series7

    Looks like he could kick serious ass. Terry Mt. Dew Crews.

  • March 21, 2009, 10:38 p.m. CST

    'Rambo' was fucking AWESOME!

    by Unfilmable_Blue_Dong

    I just wanted to say that, what a piece of art! Also, how about some Sven Ole Thorsen in the background of this movie? I miss my Sven Ole Thorsen non-speaking characters.

  • March 21, 2009, 10:44 p.m. CST


    by Jaka

    ....I would not have paid to see this (EVER!) if Half Buck was in it. Too bad Forrest couldn't do it, though.

  • March 21, 2009, 10:48 p.m. CST

    Now, who will play Agent Will Sands?

    by OgreYouAsshole

    Michael Biehn or Bruce Willis? Place your bets gents.

  • March 21, 2009, 10:56 p.m. CST

    Fucking Professional!!!!!

    by conspiracy

    If he is Man, and professional, enough to work with Christian "trashing shit" Bale..thats good enough for me! No more Amateur shit for Sly. and me we done professionally.

  • March 21, 2009, 11:02 p.m. CST

    michael Biehn would be great for agent will sands! i say bruce w

    by coltrautman

  • March 21, 2009, 11:03 p.m. CST

    bruce willis for Church

    by coltrautman

  • March 21, 2009, 11:09 p.m. CST

    Terry Crews for Luke Cage = Perfection

    by Spifftacular Squirrel Girl

    If there's anyone who deserves top billing in a movie it has to be Crews. He almost steals every other movie he's ever been in so why hasn't he been the lead in anything yet?

  • March 21, 2009, 11:11 p.m. CST

    This news made my day!

    by pomofo

    Terry Crews deserves a high profile role like this one. He's always consistent and steals every scene he's in.

  • March 21, 2009, 11:20 p.m. CST

    great character actor

    by LeviDTinker

    Terry crews is a great character actor, looking forward to seeing him in this.

  • March 21, 2009, 11:40 p.m. CST

    Terry Crews was funny in...

    by Banzai Rootskibango

    ...The Benchwarmers. Glad to hear this news.

  • March 21, 2009, 11:45 p.m. CST


    by D.Vader

    Sure he'll do fine, but damnit I want some classic action hero badass actor for this. How about Bill Duke? Or Apollo Creed?

  • March 21, 2009, 11:45 p.m. CST

    Once more, BILL DUKE

    by D.Vader

  • March 21, 2009, 11:46 p.m. CST

    I take it back, I just realized who Terry Crews is

    by D.Vader

    He's friggin' hilarious. Anyone remember "Malibu's Most Wanted?" <p> "We can't! They too strapped!" <p> Awesome.

  • March 21, 2009, 11:47 p.m. CST

    Cheeseburger Eddy

    by gringostar

    I got the fries that will cross your eyes...

  • March 21, 2009, 11:53 p.m. CST

    Terry Crews! Fuckin awesome!

    by Delagoya

    We also need Bruce Willis, Jean Reno, and Sigourney Weaver somewhere in this kick ass movie! I really can't wait to see this shit! Oh yeah, and CLINT MOTHERFUCKING EASTWOOD!!!

  • March 21, 2009, 11:54 p.m. CST


    by Delagoya

  • March 22, 2009, midnight CST

    Ah Charisma Carpenter

    by D.Vader


  • March 22, 2009, 12:12 a.m. CST

    Michael Biehn, Michael Biehn, Michael Biehn

    by OgreYouAsshole

    Michael Biehn, Michael Biehn, Michael Biehn, Michael Biehn, Michael Biehn, Michael Biehn, Michael Biehn, Michael Biehn, Michael Biehn, Michael Biehn, Michael Biehn, Michael Biehn, Michael Biehn, Michael Biehn, Michael Biehn, Michael Biehn, Michael Biehn, Michael Biehn

  • March 22, 2009, 12:13 a.m. CST

    We need a petition!

    by OgreYouAsshole

    Sly, your casting has been outstanding, but we really do need one more 80's icon.

  • March 22, 2009, 12:27 a.m. CST

    This is GREAT news. How many more aces is Sly holding? Damn!

    by bigbaldpapa

    Crews has range as an actor. You can imagine him as different characters. You can only envision 50 Cent as.... 50 Cent.

  • March 22, 2009, 12:29 a.m. CST

    Is Expendables the only movie in production?

    by My friends call me Killjoy

    Can we stop with the casting back and forth on this (admittedly cool) flick until the cameras roll? Just wait the two weeks, or whatever, and give us the actual cast. <p> No movie since Episode I has had this much casting back-n-forth.

  • March 22, 2009, 12:32 a.m. CST


    by My friends call me Killjoy

    No movie since Episode I has had this much casting back-n-forth ON THIS SITE. That is all.

  • March 22, 2009, 12:36 a.m. CST

    The Rock could use the exposure from a movie like this...

    by bigbaldpapa

    I think he is one solid movie from being one of Hollywood's best action stars.

  • March 22, 2009, 12:41 a.m. CST

    Is he going to claim this is an upgrade, too?

    by ides

  • March 22, 2009, 12:42 a.m. CST

    Is he going to claim this is an upgrade, too?

    by ides

    It definitely is an upgrade from Curtis Jackson, but claiming Forest Whitaker to 50 cent was an upgrade is laughable.

  • March 22, 2009, 12:44 a.m. CST

    Just familiarized myself on the youtubes.

    by digitalcos

    And, I'm now fully prepared to throw in a "Hell Yeah".

  • March 22, 2009, 12:50 a.m. CST

    Worth more than 50 cents.

    by JDanielP


  • March 22, 2009, 12:53 a.m. CST

    Now, just cast an old fart like Clint Eastwood.

    by JDanielP

    Even for just a bit part, how cool would THAT be?!

  • March 22, 2009, 1 a.m. CST

    Sly is the man...lookit him go!

    by sonnyfern

    I really do think 50 Cent would've put a damper on the film, the second he would've been on screen it would've just been "uuggghhhh, he's so out of place." Because that's how I feel WHENEVER a rapper comes on screen. The movie will be much better for it.

  • March 22, 2009, 1:37 a.m. CST

    sly WTF! man

    by stanstheman777

    dude you were making the best comebeack ever! you made rambo! that was sick! but this movie was gonna top that . then u exchange an oscar winner for 50 cent? r u kiddin me? dude that is wrong... he cant talk straight n ever if it is a rapper to movie he is no 2pac shakur... yeah he was shot but at least 2pac made somew movies thatwe could acutally understand,,,,, sly please reconsider

  • March 22, 2009, 2:02 a.m. CST

    Get Carl Winslow

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Reginald a "support from HQ" role...and make sure in the movie his name is "Carl".

  • March 22, 2009, 2:07 a.m. CST

    Good cal, Sly,

    by Playkins

    Good call. I am once again looking forward o this movie.

  • March 22, 2009, 2:08 a.m. CST

    cast reb brown and michael dudikoff, sly!

    by Gorgomel

    the guy from Strike Commando (best Rambo 2 Rip-off ever)and the american ninja!

  • March 22, 2009, 3:01 a.m. CST

    Everybody Loves Terry

    by Det. John Kimble

    Rock on.

  • March 22, 2009, 3:28 a.m. CST

    fresh fish on the line, aint nuthin like that shit.

    by s0beurself

    This guy's fkin hilarious. Awesome awesome casting. Please for the love of god keep him. . . for quote, youtube: Money Mike vs. Damon

  • March 22, 2009, 3:50 a.m. CST

    Sly does read AICN

    by sho_me_da_money

    Not long ago I read something about Sly paying attention to what happens on AICN - I think it was around Rambo time. Anyways going from Forrest to 50 was going from an Expensive Beer to Piss. Going from 50 to Terry is going from Piss to a Beer (not an expensive one). Anyways the decision on the cast change is good for the Brits. The key now is to combine a great cast without over-complicating the story. I'm sure most of these dudes will want their Limelight but they really shouldn't be thining about "I". There is no "I" in team. Hope it goes well. It may not be the best movie ever. But if it can stick to a fairly believable story, maintain the momentum and compliment each character, then we may be in for another Stallone success.

  • March 22, 2009, 3:55 a.m. CST

    by sho_me_da_money

    Not long ago I read something about Sly paying attention to what happens on AICN - I think it was around Rambo time. Anyways going from Forrest Whitakher to 50 Cent was like going from an Expensive Beer to Piss. Going from 50 to Terry is going from Piss to a Beer (not an expensive one). Anyways the decision on the cast change is a good one for this Brit. The key now is to combine a great cast without over-complicating the story. Most of these dudes will want their limelight but to make this work, they need to conform to this motto - There is no "I" in team. Hope it all goes well. It may not be the best movie ever. But if it can stick to a decent story, maintain the momentum and compliment each character, then we may be in for another Stallone success.

  • March 22, 2009, 4:04 a.m. CST

    AICN talkbackers got 50 Cent kicked off a movie

    by zooch

    That's awesome.

  • March 22, 2009, 4:24 a.m. CST

    The key to Stallone's success....

    by sho_me_da_money

    Is that he actually cares to consider the thoughts of the average movie goer. He can give me the old "Believe in my talent as a director" etc. But as history has proven, even the greatest directors have had a bad day (Nolan is yet to dissappoint me though). Ultimately the movie is being made for our viewing pleasure. We the audience have the power to dub flicks a hit or miss. Paying attention to what WE are saying is a sensible thing to do. I'm not saying the fans are always right there are difference of opinions. But you have to weigh up the balance of them opinions. I would guess that over 80% (if not more) of fans have said 50 Cent was a bad choice for this movie. With figures like that, it should be a no brainer for movie makers. I applaud Stallone for his efforts to consider our thoughts. Could you imagine if Spielberg and Lucas did the same?? AHEM...

  • March 22, 2009, 4:29 a.m. CST

    It aint easy being a legend...

    by bigdwun

    Stallone has the eye always has, I bet 50 would've been good in this, but crews fits the cast better, 50 would've taken away from the overall cast dominance because of his love hate relationship with the range of demographics...Good luck to Crews and the cast, Stallone is notorious for finding diamonds in the rough (ie Carl Weathers, Talia Shire, Milo Ventimilia) even with all the stars in this I expect some of the "Unknown" actors to step their game up and really be the glue holding together a beautiful masterpiece, because they will want to show they have confidence is his faith to direct them and that they belong among the best! Rock on Rock!

  • March 22, 2009, 5:08 a.m. CST

    Not Will Smith?


    Aw hell naw!

  • March 22, 2009, 6:11 a.m. CST


    by ABking

    Now let the ACTION BEGIN...

  • March 22, 2009, 6:31 a.m. CST

    zooch: Maybe, maybe not.

    by Playkins

    But it would make me happy if it's true.

  • March 22, 2009, 7:56 a.m. CST

    Great news.anyone else would have been better

    by ominus

    than 50cents.

  • March 22, 2009, 8:02 a.m. CST

    Hey yeah i know him,i have seen him in

    by ominus

    white chicks and get smart.yeah the dude is very funny,i am glad sly replaced 50c with him.really great news.

  • March 22, 2009, 8:28 a.m. CST

    You guys really fucked this up, 50 would have been perfect.

    by dr sauch

    Vern, you don't know what the fuck you're talking about. Some fucking ex-football player? Yeah, a lot better then 50.

  • March 22, 2009, 8:31 a.m. CST

    Oh wait, actually I'm totally wrong.

    by dr sauch

    I like 50, but I didn't realize Terry Crews was that guy. He's awesome. I

  • March 22, 2009, 8:34 a.m. CST

    Crews is great and I pity da foo'

    by dr_buggerlugs

    ...who doesn't think this guy would be the perfect BA Baracus...

  • March 22, 2009, 8:44 a.m. CST


    by bodisattva

    I hope he plays this exactly like Augustus Cole....

  • March 22, 2009, 9:04 a.m. CST

    Terry Crews is Hilarious, Versatile and Rock Solid

    by nexxus7

    Actually, one of my favorite roles with him was the Ping Pong movie. I can't remember the name right now. The problem with that movie was the lead actor and some of the script for the short time Crews was onscreen, he was fantastic. Someone nailed it earlier, he is a scene-stealer.Actually when I clicked on I was kinda hoping for the nostalgic choice of Carl Weathers. But realistically Apollo is not much of an actor.

  • March 22, 2009, 9:13 a.m. CST

    Didn't Dolph Lundgren "Retire"

    by nexxus7

    Actually looking forward to seeing him in this. And Let Li. Nice casting, Sly. This is gonna be the testosterone-fueled movie of the... whenever it comes out.

  • March 22, 2009, 9:29 a.m. CST

    Stallone should not listen to fanboys but follow his VISION!

    by ABking

    I agree that Mr. Stallone should not follow all the nuttiness of all these crazy fanboys and their endless suggestions of everyone in the action book. The one thing I want is no role of "Govenor Arnold" in THE EXPENDBALES! If I wanted to see Schwarzenegger play Governor, I would watch the news in California. But if fans and the general public goes out and spends $10.00 to watch THE EXPENDABLES, then Arnold Schwarzenegger should be playing a serious balls-to-the-walls bad ass cameo role. Make the role "gritty, brutalized, scarred" like once reported on AICN. Maybe Arnie will credit Sly for coming back to Hollywood action films once he is having so much fun on Stallone's set. Smoking cigars, shooting guns and having fun...what more could Sly or Arnie ask for on a movie set. Hey Sly, suggest to your funder pal Avi Lerner to not make a new Conan film and to give Schwarzenegger KING CONAN. What would Rambo be like without Sly. So what would Conan be like without Arnie. KING CONAN could be as cold and brutal and AWESOME as Rambo was!

  • March 22, 2009, 9:41 a.m. CST

    SLY came, listened, and CONQUERED

    by havehope

    Well done, Sly. You did a VERY important thing by getting 50 Cent out. I've seen Friday After Next and Everybody Hates Chris and I don't think there is a scale big enough to say how much Terry Crews is better than 50 dimes.

  • March 22, 2009, 9:45 a.m. CST

    If there is still a role knocking around....GET LANCE REDDICK(Ce

    by havehope

    Trust me on this, Sly

  • March 22, 2009, 9:57 a.m. CST

    Augustus Cole???

    by ominus

    Crews is the voice of the Cole Train? holy crap. now i am excited for good with this cast.

  • March 22, 2009, 10:06 a.m. CST

    Almost forgot..

    by OgreYouAsshole

    Keith David would fit in quite nicely.

  • March 22, 2009, 10:14 a.m. CST

    Keith David, Keith David, Keith David

    by OgreYouAsshole

    Keith David, Keith David, Keith David, Keith David, Keith David, Keith David, Keith David, Keith David, Keith David, Keith David, Keith David, Keith David, Keith David, Keith David, Keith David, Keith David, Keith David, Keith David, Keith David, Keith David

  • March 22, 2009, 10:41 a.m. CST

    KURT RUSSELL is a two faced piece of shit worst than VAN DAMME!

    by ABking

    After starring in the successful 80's action yarn TANGO & CASH, I couldn't believe this when I read it. It is worst than VAN DAMME Mar 18 Sly on Kurt Russell & “The Expendables” 2009, Celebs, Expendables No Comments » Hey SZoners, Here’s the latest from Sly: 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. So, People, I came, I saw, I failed. Best, Sly

  • March 22, 2009, 10:57 a.m. CST

    Christopher walken should play who hires the expendables!

    by coltrautman

    he should wear an eyepatch too..

  • March 22, 2009, 11:04 a.m. CST

    Gary Busey

    by coltrautman

    should be in this as a commander/general of some sort.. maybe the guy who hires the expendables

  • March 22, 2009, 11:17 a.m. CST


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  • March 22, 2009, 12:28 p.m. CST

    Crews is great! And...

    by onezeroone

    is that an indication of character? Crews has real good comic timing, hope they use it.

  • March 22, 2009, 12:35 p.m. CST


    by onemanarmy

    Could you imagine the crazy shit that's going to go on while they're filming this?! I pray that egos dont collide & make it shitty, but holy shit I want to see how these guys are all together behind the camera. <p> Do it for the little Rambo's Sly. <p> The little Rambo's man...

  • March 22, 2009, 12:47 p.m. CST

    So much muscle in THE EXPENDABLES

    by ABking

    Sly, Arnie, Dolph, Crews, Stone Cold, Statham, Rourke...all these guys are muscle bound dudes. Now that it has sunken in, TERRY CREWS might be a very good choice. In STALLONE I trust, much like JAMES CAMERON. I can't wait for behind-the scenes photos and a teaser trailer. Heck, I can't wait until Stallone talks Schwarzenegger into a decent size cameo role of 5-10 minutes. Make Arnie a pumped asshole prick who wronged Barney:) Give Arnie a tatto of a death skull on his arm and grey hair and a crazy gotee:) LOL

  • March 22, 2009, 2 p.m. CST

    woody allen should make a cameo

    by Gorgomel

    like sly did in allen's Bananas

  • March 22, 2009, 2:38 p.m. CST

    This movie sounds better every day

    by pumaman

    Now if only JCVD would return Sly's calls

  • March 22, 2009, 4:04 p.m. CST

    Make one of the team members have OCD.

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Have him be a neatfreak who's super organized and double checks everything. Make him always do things a certain way, which annoys people, but his so-called paranoia ends up saving the team.

  • March 22, 2009, 4:13 p.m. CST


    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Regarding your line from a few posts up: <BR> "I agree that Mr. Stallone should not follow all the nuttiness of all these crazy fanboys and their endless suggestions of everyone in the action book."<BR><BR><BR><BR> My response:<BR> In my opinion, it's not nuttiness, it's called brainstorming. It's people throwing things out there, sometimes in a joking way (How serious was I when I proposed Carl Winslow?). When people throw out 10 names, imo that doesnt mean they want all 10 names in the movie.<BR><BR> There's a saying in marrketing that goes like this: <BR>Happy customers tell 2 people. Unhappy customers tell 10.<BR><BR> In my opinion the AICN articles here do double-duty: They allow for fan interaction, and they promote happy customers. So when a Sly fan is happily throwing out 100 names and feeling as if Sly just might be reading, let him do so. It's for good things.

  • March 22, 2009, 4:34 p.m. CST


    by BlackJackBauer


  • March 22, 2009, 4:47 p.m. CST

    Just make sure Schwarzenegger is bad ass

    by barnaby jones

    and not the fucking Gov ! Also i'd like you to give The Rock some love, he needs to get his action hat back on, enough with these bullshit family comdies Mr Rock !!

  • March 22, 2009, 5:43 p.m. CST

    AICN FLASH: Sly may or may not be in this

    by Nobody_Touches_Buddy_Revell

  • March 22, 2009, 5:46 p.m. CST


    by OutlawsDelejos

    Now if only we could get Tiny Lister to fight him in the movie.

  • March 22, 2009, 5:49 p.m. CST

    Michael Biehn



  • March 22, 2009, 6:05 p.m. CST


    by muri71

    and vin diesel 4 christ sakes!

  • March 22, 2009, 6:12 p.m. CST


    by muri71

    these pricks tried 2 fuck sly up! jcvd with his bullshit talk about character, but the truth is he didnt wants 2 fight jet li, who is faster and more skillfull! and carl this ungrateful sad man, who only had fame because of sly! carl wanted that much money just for a image in rocky balboa, so be ur not in it carl, good job...i hope ur greed feeds u? we dont need em, we dont want em! shitty egomaniacs without a career should sell autographs at conventions!;)

  • March 22, 2009, 6:14 p.m. CST


    by muri71

    already...another already!:)

  • March 22, 2009, 6:16 p.m. CST

    VIN DIESEL & THE & fast!:)

    by muri71

  • March 22, 2009, 6:23 p.m. CST


    by muri71

    since val kilmer should have been in "the matrix" as morpheus and in "collateral" as the part that later was played by f.foxx...he should play the part for hale cesar. i mean somany roles he didnt take went 2 a.american guys later. i think val somehow must be a black brother in a white skin?! so i want val kilmer 2 play a black dude like robert downey in tropic thunder!;) serious now...val kilmer as fbi agent would own it!!!! chuck norris as pilot who flies the guys in and out!

  • March 22, 2009, 6:30 p.m. CST


    by muri71

    michael biehn, bruce willis (cus k.russell is a no show), bruce campell, vin diesel, jensen ackles, the rock, val kilmer, chuck norris, antonio banderas! wont happen but i try it:denzel washington, mel gibson, russell crowe, clint eastwood, johnny depp, christia bale!

  • March 22, 2009, 6:42 p.m. CST

    "I agree that Sly should not listen to fanboys"

    by Pompoulus

    *followed by a paragraph of bullshit suggestions*

  • March 22, 2009, 7:20 p.m. CST


    by alice 13

    as the chiseled<p>grampa on the farm.

  • March 22, 2009, 7:32 p.m. CST

    JCVD vs Jet Li would have been awesome

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    (as long as Jet Li wins. i mean, come on, Jet was recently defeated by Brendan Fraser in the Mummy. give dude a break...)

  • March 22, 2009, 7:35 p.m. CST

    Hope Sly understands that Jet has now lost to Fraser and Glover

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Jet Li has now been defeated on-screen by noth Brendan Fraser and Danny Glover (with Mel). <BR><BR> Give the guy a break lol. Let him win.

  • March 22, 2009, 7:42 p.m. CST

    PS: SLY WE LOVE U...thx for not taking 50!

    by muri71

    terry crews is a great choice! fan boy talk left or right doesnt matter, u did the best thing listening 2 us. this movie got so much positive feedback/vibes in the last 4-6 months. it was top 5 @imdb in search last year already! besides: tdk and harry potter & twillight etc so thats a good sign right?!with every name added 2 the cast from lundgren over rourke and arnold the hype was getting bigger and bigger, but then 50 came and the first time people felt fukked up. in every talkback i was in, fans and people hated the idea. cus THE PEOPLE ARE SICK OF RAPPERS IN THE MOVIES! rappers already fukked movies up like "exite wounds" "triple x 2" and "assault on precint 13" and the list goes on and on. and it really doesnt matter how good a director is...cus all the others cant be that bad, or can they? the talks about will smith was a rapper once is bullshit! he was always the freaking "prince of bel air" in the first place 4 a tv star who made records and calling will a rapper would be a shame for the rap comunity. man he was even dissed by the only white rapper eminem. will smith is still in my opinion always playing himself, people like him, but he`s a lausy actor, always will be and i dont care if he has 10 oscars at his home! well at this moment he`s the bigget star, even if tom cruise is getting back 2 top him! about 50, fiddy had problems playing him self in "get rich" and this was about himself, damn it! and if rappers were such money makers in the movies, why are those movies a bomb like "triple x 2" and rightous kill" and this freakin movie had de niro and pacino in it? about some people say now, u shouldnt listen 2 the fanboys in the first place...well...this movie is a movie for fan boys!!!!! it really will not be an oscar flick isnt?!;) cus we all wanted something like this 2 happen in years/decades!!! well rourke had no career since "the wrestler" lundgren still has not a career, jet li & statham still at top...but with one feet in dvd hell!eric roberts is a great actor, but also in direct 2 dvd hell since decades. arnold is a no show in movies etc but the thing is...there is this one great talent who puts em together and makes THE BEST ACTION MOVIE OF ALL TIMES out of it! and man u tried on stupid jcvd, wesley, kurt, u tried on sandy, ben and forrest, my respect dude! but if some people now tell ya u cant do a fan boy movie because of "watchmen" well i tell ya, it made 98 mil until today and worldwide 147 mil! 150 mil. budget!!! it will make worldwide at least 200 mil. and on rentals on sells another 200-300 mil. makes 500 mil. minus 150 mil. budget. makes 350 mil PLUS!!!!! this aint a hit?? well i would love 2 have such a bomb in my pocket!;)and thats just about a comic, only the comic community adores. its not like "watchemn" is about a popcorn event hit like "iron man"! this shit anit got sly stallone who made a solid 100 mil with rambo, sad 2 say it... but with a dead franchise and strong rated r! this shit aint got arnold back, rourke, li, statham...this shit aint got all these bad asses togehter in it! we know this is our movie and u know it 2. this movie is for all the action fans, this movie is for all the material arts fans, its for all the 80`s and 90`s fans. this movie is for us geeks, nerds movie lovers and fan boys! so listing 2 us may not be the badest thing 2 do. of course u can not get all from my list or twinky doodles, or antchrist777s list. but on trying 2 please us and of course urself is worth trying. cus one day when u retire sly...u can look back and smile and say 2 urself i did it, what not even this once highly praised (overrated prick)tarantino could. i brought all the possible bad asses in one movie! i made the coolest, best action movie of all just having em in one movie and we kicked ass in it! thx for that and dont listen 2 us anymore, just do what u would do when u were a fan of movies. wouldnt u want 2 bring all ur idols together in one movie? mix it up with some hitmakers and fan choices and u have something for eternity besides rocky and rambo! thx for being a different filmaker, one who listens 2 the fans, when needed! these are the moments, a reminder why u were my idol as a kid and the reason why i wanted 2 be an actor or filmmaker...even an amateur low budget one!:) thanks for listening!

  • March 22, 2009, 8:07 p.m. CST


    by havehope

    I'll fall into this call.... MICHAEL BIEHN!!!!!

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  • March 22, 2009, 8:27 p.m. CST

    Add MEGADEATH "Angry Again" to the soundtrack

    by ABking

    Since fanboys want to throw everything and the kitchen sink at Sly, why not have the crew of THE EXPENDABLES walk Michael Bay style to the LAST ACTION HERO kick ass song "Angry Again" by MEGADEATH...right here

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  • March 22, 2009, 8:38 p.m. CST

    Someone informed Sly that 50 cent is a punk ass bitch!

    by Leafar the Lost

    Also, maybe Sly asked 2 Quarters to actually read a few lines from the script, and he then released that the "Snitch" couldn't read. I would like to think that this talkback may have had something to do with Sly changing his mind, and actually hiring a black actor to play the part of a black character. Now I can go see this movie.

  • March 22, 2009, 10:06 p.m. CST

    Why Am I An Asshole?

    by Ogre

    ... I mean there are plenty of reasons. I just want you to narrow it down for me.

  • March 22, 2009, 10:18 p.m. CST

    Michael Biehn

    by coltrautman

    yes, a good choice ogr

  • March 22, 2009, 11:56 p.m. CST

    How about another epic Q&A, Mr Stallone?

    by MaxTheSilent

    Especially a since 'WalterB' bitched out of his when DIE HARD 4 actually made money...

  • March 23, 2009, 12:15 a.m. CST

    Stallone, Do Not Make This Film

    by Acquanetta

    I've decided that you shouldn't make this film. It's the one move that no one is expecting.

  • March 23, 2009, 12:43 a.m. CST


    by im_a_lead_farmer_muthafucker

    I will beat you like a redheaded stepchild if your dream comes true!

  • March 23, 2009, 2:34 a.m. CST


    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Just for fun. :)<BR><BR> <BR><BR> - The Expendables is scheduled to open next year. <BR> However, Sly's last two movies released on the '0', Rocky in 1990, and Get Carter in 2000, were not his biggest hits. Uh oh? <BR><BR> -It's better not to release a Sly movie in yrs ending in the low numbers, 0-1, as these movies include the above mentioned along with Oscar and Nighthawks (in terms of commercial success). <BR><BR> -Yrs ending in "2" is a 50/50 toss-up. On one side you have Rambo 1 and Rocky III, and on the other you have D-Tox and Stop or My Mom Will Shoot. It's 50/50. <BR><BR> -The safest bet is to release a Sly movie in a yr ending in the mid-numbers, 5 or 6, which so far include Rocky, Rocky IV, Cobra, and Rocky Balboa. <BR><BR> -Yrs ending with high numbers, 7-9, are pretty solid. These include Over the Top, Copland, Rambo III, and Tango & Cash. Arguably these are great movies but arguably not as dependable as yrs 5-6.

  • March 23, 2009, 2:34 a.m. CST its basically a shape of a bell curve.

    by GibsonUSA Returns

  • March 23, 2009, 2:48 a.m. CST

    well not bell curve, more like upside-down Nike logo

    by GibsonUSA Returns

  • March 23, 2009, 2:54 a.m. CST

    The thing about Rocky (1990) and Get Carter (2000)....

    by GibsonUSA Returns that they were both released LATE in the year.<BR> <BR> I'm not dissing Get Carter, I actually enjoyed a good bit of it! I'm just talking in terms of those stupid critics.<BR><BR> If Expendables avoids a LATE year release and gets itself out in the spring or summer or something, it can break the Sly '0' movie trend.

  • March 23, 2009, 4:38 a.m. CST

    kurt is a pussy

    by muri71

    i mean i adore this guy for his work in the 80`s but whats that all about, no ensemble acting? the last 2 movies were ensemble acting and he has nothing going on right now, so why the hell kurt? death proof was shit only he was good, poseidon was big shit, not even he was good! he needs a hit and slys movie is going 2 be a big one! its sad man, the list of cry babies is growing!:( Kurt Russell Nixes 'The Expendables' Casting Offer 23 March 2009 1:10 AM, PDT | From Aceshowbiz | See recent Aceshowbiz news In a new casting report of "The Expendables", director/actor Sylvester Stallone has revealed to StalloneZone that he has offered Kurt Russell to take part in the film, but has been declined. "I know that many people on the site have asked for Kurt Russell. I asked for him too," he fessed up. "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," he furthermore explained. In the end of his message, he wrote down, "So, People, I came, I saw, I failed." Meanwhile, in a new update to 50 Cent casting report, it is claimed that the rapper won't be taking any participation in the Stallone-directed action project.

  • March 23, 2009, 7:45 a.m. CST

    Crews kicked Fiddy's sorry ass out

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    While Fiddy was kickin' back in the suburbs pretending to be tough Crews was keeping it real.

  • March 23, 2009, 8:43 a.m. CST

    GibsonUSA Returns, you have KNOWING on the brain and RUSSELL!!!

    by ABking

    GibsonUSA Returns, you've been watching too much KNOWING, lmao! And KURT RUSSELL is a jackass if it is true he doesn't want to do ensamble acting. What balls it must take for these egomaniac actors like VAN DAMME and KURT RUSSELL to turn down work in Hollywood let-a-lone a BIG BLOCKBUSTER MOVIE!

  • March 23, 2009, 8:59 a.m. CST

    Great casting! However......

    by We_Are_Trapper_Keeper

    Its gonna be hard to see him as a tough guy again after that scene in "Click" where he was singing and dancing in the car next to Adam Sandler's. That was some funny shit!!!!

  • March 23, 2009, 10:01 a.m. CST

    I believe the CASTING IS OVER now that filming is this WEEK!

    by ABking

    Let the camera's roll...

  • March 23, 2009, 10:17 a.m. CST

    Speaking of Michael Biehn

    by Smoke Monster Loves Kate

    He was in the computer game Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun and the ship from the game, The Kodiak, was randomly in a shot in BSG's finale (right after Tyrol talks about plugging Anders in at the CIC).

  • March 23, 2009, 10:42 a.m. CST

    Dwayne Johnson?

    by GetCarter

    Is it me or is The Rock a glaring omission so far? Sly has previously stated that only him and Statham are worth succesors to the Stallone/Arnie crowns.

  • March 23, 2009, 11:14 a.m. CST

    Sayid from LOST

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  • March 23, 2009, 11:16 a.m. CST

    DWAYNE JOHNSON wants a kids audience!

    by ABking

    GAME PLAN, GET SMART and now WITCH MOUNTAIN are making $$$ and then next is TOOTH FAIRY...he is not doing anything to challenge STALLONE and SCHWARZENEGGER. Statham has a nitch audience and his films top out in the 30 million dollar range...but with THE EXPENDABLES he can grow...we will see. SLY and ARNOLD still wear the CROWN (OF IRON) ;)

  • March 23, 2009, 11:41 a.m. CST



    Sly if you have a few more parts to cast get these guys.

  • March 23, 2009, 12:06 p.m. CST

    Dwayne and Statham are a joke

    by Coled Slawter

    The Rock aka Dwayne would ruin it! I haven't watched a movie with him in it since Walking Stupid. Arnie was on crack when he said Dwayne was next in line. And Statham is a joke. All his movies are action comedies. Stallone makes serious action movies and that's what we want more of!

  • March 23, 2009, 12:27 p.m. CST

    President Camacho should add "class act"...

    by El Gooche

    to his list of middle names. About a year ago my brother-in-law went to a San Antonio Spurs game and saw Terry Crews and Eva Longoria hanging out at the stadium bar/restaurant.<p> My niece and nephew went up to them and asked for an autograph and a picture and stupid bitch Longoria said "I can't right now" and gets on her phone. Well what does Mr. Crews do? He not only signs autographs and poses for pictures, he ALSO TAKES A PICTURE OF MY SIS AND BRO-IN-LAW AND THEIR FAMILY! He tells them to hang on to the pic because it is a "Terry Crew original"! Guy is fucking AWESOME. Hollyweird needs more people like this.<p> Side note: Bitchy Longoria was just sitting there the whole time not doing SHIT! She was just being a total cunt, which apparently keeps her from taking pics and signing autographs. I hate that she's from South Texas too.

  • March 23, 2009, 12:50 p.m. CST

    Coled Slawter, I have to disagree

    by El Gooche

    Tango & Cash was a straight up action comedy and so was Last Action Hero. For Statham, IMO only Crank (and also part 2) would fall in that category. Unless we have different definitions of action comedies.

  • March 23, 2009, 1:03 p.m. CST

    TERRY TATE: Office Linebacker

    by DoctorWho?

    Youtube it up in this humpty bumpty.

  • March 23, 2009, 1:07 p.m. CST

    kurt need to retrieve his Balls from Goldies purse.

    by DoctorWho?

  • March 23, 2009, 2:12 p.m. CST

    I love you Sly

    by Abominable Snowcone

    I love you more for rejecting a rapper "actor"

  • March 23, 2009, 2:43 p.m. CST

    Kurt Would've Been The Best Addition To This Cast Thus Far

    by Acquanetta

    Along with Dolph and Arnold, it would've really been the kind of nostalgia/dream project everyone has been hyping. It seems odd that he turned it down, since Kurt is about as far from a Hollywood egomaniac as you can get. A genuinely cool guy. However, it sounds like his agent may be what's standing between me and another Snake Plissken film. Who is this guy?

  • March 23, 2009, 2:46 p.m. CST

    We actually accomplished something?

    by TedKordLives

    That is too fucking cool. I mean, it was probably my post that made all the difference, but we can all revel in this victory. :)

  • March 23, 2009, 3:09 p.m. CST

    TRUE LIES is the mother of all action comedies...

    by ABking

    ...and most action films can't touch TRUE LIES...period! Stallone with just the 4 RAMBO films but all other action stars to shame!

  • March 23, 2009, 3:10 p.m. CST

    TRUE LIES is the mother of all action comedies...

    by ABking

    ...and most action films can't touch TRUE LIES...period! Stallone with just the 4 RAMBO films put all other action stars to shame!

  • March 23, 2009, 4 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Sorry, but fact.

  • March 23, 2009, 4:01 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Rock out with your veiny cock out Sly!!!!!

  • March 23, 2009, 4:08 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    with $700 Million attributable to ABKing and my ticket sales. Can't wait!!!

  • March 23, 2009, 4:22 p.m. CST

    Ill say it again


    Ving motherfuckin Rhames. Put Ving in here with a double barreled shotty some tats and we got a good edition to the crew. I think im watching pulp fiction too much maybe but dudes got my vote. Rhames gotta eat!

  • March 23, 2009, 4:27 p.m. CST

    What About William Powell?

    by Acquanetta

    He was great in those Thin Man movies. Sly, make this happen!!!

  • March 23, 2009, 4:45 p.m. CST

    Hey BSB...

    by DoctorWho?

    Imortal Fish insinuated you were doing an internship on Keith Oberman's show...I assumed he was just being faceteous...fact or fiction?

  • March 23, 2009, 5:44 p.m. CST

    Fred Ward!

    by TedKordLives

    C'mon, the man was Remo Williams!

  • March 23, 2009, 5:45 p.m. CST

    It just goes to show...

    by Demon Disco

    You can't be too careful!

  • March 23, 2009, 5:59 p.m. CST

    I saw THE EXPENDABLES grosses 100 million domestic and...

    by ABking

    BringSexyBack, THE EXPENDABLES will gross about 100 million domestic and well over 300 million worldwide. Stallone and Schwarzenegger will have a huge mega hit with an original title that isn't ROCKY, RAMBO or TERMINATOR. Regarding TRUE LIES, you are in a very very very small minority with "T3 lame"! TRUE LIES is James Cameron and Arnie doing what BOND was suppose to before GOLDEN EYE. "T3 lame"!!!???? Try one of the GREATEST action spectacles EVER! "You're fired" or "I'm going to kill you pretty soon"...

  • March 23, 2009, 6:10 p.m. CST

    Good call Mr Stallone!

    by JAGUART

    Terry Crews is what you want...also Michael Biehn.

  • March 23, 2009, 6:16 p.m. CST

    Theme Song / Soundtrack by:

    by firewhale

    HIGH ON FIRE! Best metal band out there right now. 100% straight up uncomprimising biker metal. Slayer meets Motorhead. Have them record something new or pick anything off Blessed Black Wings. Re: Terry Crews - this is fan-fucking-tastic! I am 100% on-board with Sly and this film.

  • March 23, 2009, 6:23 p.m. CST

    Timothy Olyphant as a Victor Franko-type

    by JAGUART

    Timothy Olyphant in his charismatic "Kelly" role. This guy is so underused and not cast quite right.

  • March 23, 2009, 6:31 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    I'm not surprised you believe him!!

  • March 23, 2009, 7:08 p.m. CST

    Stallone Should Produce, But Give His Role in the Film to Willia

    by Acquanetta

    Search your feelings. You know it to be true.

  • March 23, 2009, 7:09 p.m. CST

    You ask, "Who is Terry Crews?"

    by TheContrarian

    Why, he's the scene-stealing, Vanessa Carlton-singing badass. Take a gander:

  • March 23, 2009, 7:09 p.m. CST

    Stallone Should Give His Role to William Shatner

    by Acquanetta

  • March 23, 2009, 8:34 p.m. CST

    The Get Carter remake failed because

    by scriptgirl_nipples

    it was shit.

  • March 23, 2009, 8:39 p.m. CST

    I've watched two Kurt Russell movies in the theater.

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Executive Decision, which was awesome....and Breakdown, where me and my friend were the only ones in the whole entire theater lol (solid movie though).<BR><BR> Oh yeah, I also watched Miracle (2004).<BR><BR> But yeah I'm not as attached to Kurt as some people here seem to be. (shrug)

  • March 23, 2009, 8:51 p.m. CST

    Remember, Agent Will Sands is still uncast.

    by OgreYouAsshole

    Expect Michael Biehn to be officially announced very soon.

  • March 23, 2009, 9:11 p.m. CST

    Wesley Snipes was offered the role Randy Coutur now has.

    by OgreYouAsshole

    Had to turn it down because he can't leave the country while dealing with the tax situation. Too bad, in my mind Couture is the real weak link in the casting.

  • March 23, 2009, 9:27 p.m. CST


    by muri71

    does anyone knows its true?

  • March 23, 2009, 9:28 p.m. CST

    Didn't say i believed him BSB...

    by DoctorWho?

    ...hence the question.<p> Still, not outside the realm of possibility. I could see him grooming you for the 'big chair'.

  • March 23, 2009, 9:30 p.m. CST


    by muri71

    after u failed on egos of: jcvd and kurt! plus tried on: wesley sandy, forrest and ben! MICHAEL BIEHN IS WHAT THE FANS WANT!!!

  • March 23, 2009, 10:41 p.m. CST

    SCHWARZENEGGER films his role in...

    by ABking the end of APRIL/early MAY...can't wait for HARRY to get exclusive set photos of SLY and ARNOLD in action.

  • March 23, 2009, 11:05 p.m. CST

    Arnold Should Give His Role To James Spader

    by Acquanetta

    Since Shatner will be playing Barney Ross. We need a reunion of Denny Crane and Alan Shore!

  • March 24, 2009, 12:34 a.m. CST


    by JuanSanchez

  • March 24, 2009, 12:35 a.m. CST

    Make sure Arnold is safe!

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Cover that guy in bubble wrap until the cameo filming.<BR><BR> He better not slip on a banana peel or something between now and then, hit is head on the sink and start thinking he's Batman. That would suck!

  • March 24, 2009, 12:43 a.m. CST

    Michael Biehn really would be a great addition.

    by JDanielP

    Want it, Biehn!!!

  • March 24, 2009, 12:46 a.m. CST

    Randy Couture is NOT a weak link in the movie.

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Couture/Lesnar's UFC PPV topped 1,000,000 PPV buys, and was the center of attention during its buildup.<BR> Randy Couture represents the present...he represents the UFC era and what appeals to high school and college kids today. The crowd was cheering for him against Lesnar.<BR><BR> A weak link would be to NOT have someone like Lesnar. A weak link would be to strictly keep it to a bunch of action stars from the 80s and 90s...such that it goes beyond the synergy of appeal into redundancy.<BR><BR> That's an issue that I was worried about for this movie from the beginning...<BR> To have Steve Austin AND Hulk Hogan.<BR> To have Randy Couture AND Kimbo Slice.<BR> To have Jet Li AND Jackie Chan.<BR> <BR> To overlap, be redundant, repetitive. For one to possibly take away from the other, instead of elevating each other. the casting so far has been AWESOME in its avoidance of this. Sly, Jet, Randy, Jason, Dolph, and Terry all have something to give...and demographics in audiences to draw in.

  • March 24, 2009, 12:48 a.m. CST


    by muri71

  • March 24, 2009, 12:51 a.m. CST

    second choice AGENT SANDS=BRUCE WILLIS

    by muri71

  • March 24, 2009, 12:56 a.m. CST

    third choice VIN DIESEL he`s free at the moment!:)

    by muri71

  • March 24, 2009, 12:57 a.m. CST

    Roddy Piper!

    by I_am_the_ultimate_product

    Please, Sly! No matter what though, you already have my 10 bucks (or 20, if I can find a date.) but Roddy Piper!!!!!

  • March 24, 2009, 12:58 a.m. CST


    by muri71

    i really would 2 strangle him hard!:)

  • March 24, 2009, 2:03 a.m. CST

    Hey thats just the way the cookie crumbles...

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Kurt Russell was in Disney's Sky Highh in 2005, but refuses Sly's Expendables extravaganza...<BR><BR> Bill Murray will go Garfield but doesnt seem to want Ghostbusters 3 that much.<BR><BR> Hey, I'm not Hollywood. I dont question it.<BR> Thats just the way the cookie crumbles...

  • March 24, 2009, 2:35 a.m. CST

    Orci & Kurtzman are needed for Expendables.

    by scriptgirl_nipples

    Not as writers, but as target practice.

  • March 24, 2009, 3:44 a.m. CST

    Kurt Russell did Overboard...

    by Jesiah

    The manliest romantic comedy ever...heck I think the only many romcom. And he was Snake Plissken. So while I would love for him and Steve James to both be in this (God rest your soul Mr. James), he has already cemented his status in my eyes. Also wanted to post here cuz is it just me but have all the news posts here been meh lately.

  • March 24, 2009, 5:15 a.m. CST

    Michael Biehn....seriously?

    by onemanarmy

    Maybe I'm missing something here but he has nothing on the awesome level of the cast as it stands...right now it's over 9000. <p> Seriously though, Ringo Star? He kicked ass in Tombstone. He was in Aliens & Terminator which is cool. But he wasn't that awesome in the Grindhouse fiasco....or anything else that I can think of at the moment. <p> I'm all for it if we're going for iconic 1908's films but he only has a couple under his belt & Chris Walken still needs a part. That's all I'm sayin...

  • March 24, 2009, 5:58 a.m. CST


    by OgreYouAsshole

    You make some good points. However, Couture is not an actor. My hope is that he can prove me wrong and give a performance that isn't stale & stiff. I'm not talking Hamlet obviously, this is an action flick, but just SOME degree of range.

  • March 24, 2009, 7:21 a.m. CST

    Vinnie Jones could be fun in this

    by Col. Tigh-Fighter

    Any room for the nose chewing ex footballer? :)

  • March 24, 2009, 8:23 a.m. CST


    by BonafidePaterFamilius

    Cameo as The President. That is all I will say.

  • :) :) :)

  • March 24, 2009, 11:03 a.m. CST

    THE ACTION the next few weeks!

    by ABking

    Time to test the action genre again...we have 12 ROUNDS, CRANK 2 and FAST AND FURIOUS coming...

  • March 24, 2009, 4:37 p.m. CST


    by muri71

    he was better than kurt in tombstone, only val kilmer was better! he was great in "terminator" "aliens" and "the abyss" (remember that flick?)! in "grindhouse" nearly everyone was bad, medi or just "good"! u cant judge him by a "now" thing, cus really dolph wasnt in anything good since, damn "the punisher or mickey since "the wrestler" and a decade in! same goes 2 eric roberts, i think he wasnt in anything good since "the pope..." from that point of view michael biehn has more under his belt than those guys. cus the abyss was in the 90`s!:) james cameron...some of you think he is the living god of directing. james nearly wnated him in every movie he was up 2...james already casted him as peter parker way back in 1994! he also was the first choice in titanic, for the part billy zane played. so he cant be that bad or can he? between 80`s-90`s icons i would always prefer michael biehn over christopher walken anytime. if we are talking about actors of the 80´s-90`s in this list, in which walken would fit in! there are a lot of guys way before walken 2 start with: de niro, pacino, nicholson, oldman, penn...! but we are talking about action icons, bad asses, fan faves etc so after these guys played pussy like: jcvd, kurt russell and wesley has problems leaving the country, he tried on scott atkins, so not much are left. michael biehn is a must and bruce willis! after that those are the guys who should be in, mixed up from 80`s til 00´s: vin diesel, bruce campell, christopher lambert, michael madsen, the rock, michael jay white, jensen akles, bill paxton, chuck norris, steven segal, antonio banderas!

  • March 24, 2009, 5:50 p.m. CST

    Get Gunns & Roses SHACKLER'S REVENGE song for the movie!

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    It's a new song by a classic band with Terminator 2 connections. And its on Rock band 2. :)<BR> <BR> The target audience will know the band but not the song, which is awesome. And just read the lyrics! <BR>Look at how well the CAPS fit in with the Expendables!<BR><BR> Song: <BR><BR> <BR>SONG LYRICS:<BR> "I've got a funny feelin’ there's something wrrong today<BR> I've got a funny feelin’ and it won't go away<BR><BR> I'VE GOT AN ITCHY FINGER AND THERE'LL BE HELLL TO PAY<BR> I'M GONNA PULL THE TRIGGER AND BLOW THEM ALL AWAY!<BR><BR> DON'T EVER TRY TO TELL ME HOW MUCH YOU CARE FOR ME!<BR> DON'T EVER TRY TO TELL ME HOW YOU WERE THERE FOR ME! <BR><BR> I don't believe there's a reason (I don’t believe it)<BR> I don't believe there's a reason (I don’t believe it)<BR><BR> I've got a wicked demon that somehow never fades<BR> I'VE GOT AN EMPTY FEELING I WONT BE HOME TODAY.<BR><BR> Don't ever try to tell me how much you care for me<BR> Don't ever try to tell me how you were there for me<BR><BR> I don't believe there's a reason (I don’t believe it)-4x<BR><BR> NO ONE IS STOPPING YOU FROM DOING WHAT YOU WANT TO DO.<BR> No one is stopping you now, stopping you now." <BR><BR>Perfect fit for movie!!

  • March 24, 2009, 9:24 p.m. CST

    50 no-sense, a thug, and ugly human being

    by crankyoldguy

    with no redeeming value on this planet. Cranky has spoken.

  • March 25, 2009, 12:36 a.m. CST

    How come there was never a scene like this in Rocky?

    by GibsonUSA Returns

  • March 25, 2009, 3:44 a.m. CST

    lol gibson great boxing video!:)

    by muri71

    plus about guns song, great idea!!!!

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  • March 25, 2009, 7:33 a.m. CST

    Carl Weathers would've been great, Bill Duke would've ruled...

    by Darth Busey

    but Terry Crews is an acceptable alternative, and far preferable to Curtis Jackson, whom I like to a degree, but would've been all wrong for this film.

  • March 25, 2009, 12:10 p.m. CST

    Thank you...

    by Samtastic

    When I originally heard '50' was cast... I was worried. But kept strong since the rest of the cast is bad-ass, to say the least. But this new guy seems promising. However, I feel that Tommy Lister would also have been a good choice. Anyway... can't wait for this movie. xox Samantha out.

  • March 25, 2009, 4:56 p.m. CST

    Cast Ed O'Neill.

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    AL. BUNDY. OWNS. ALL. <BR><BR> And he looks different enough, having done NBC's West Wing, such that he can be in a serious movie.<BR> And yet...people will cheer upon his arrival...for. some. reason.

  • March 25, 2009, 5:36 p.m. CST

    To El Gooche - Expendables to be buddy type comedic or Rambo-sty

    by Coled Slawter

    Name me one action movie that Statham has been in that was intended to make you laugh out loud? Besides Italian Job, I can't think of one. I liked Transporter 1, but it included a ton of dry humor. Rambo, Rocky and Cliffhanger were not made to make you laugh. That's my point. I have no idea if Expendables will be have comedic elements in it.

  • March 25, 2009, 5:42 p.m. CST

    I meant "NOT" intended to make you laugh

    by Coled Slawter

    So this is important to know. Has Stallone stated whether EXPENDABLES will be a buddy comedy or strictly serious action drama?

  • March 25, 2009, 7:24 p.m. CST

    Too bad Charles Bronson passed away.

    by OgreYouAsshole

    Christ, he would have been perfect for this.

  • March 25, 2009, 8:41 p.m. CST

    FUCK YES Terry Crews!

    by TheMark

    Oh man! I wanna see this guy play mean again! Who said cast Ed O'Neill btw? Genius! I don't know how he'd work into this, but if we're gonna bring the late 80s/early 90s up, who doesn't think about the Bundy family?

  • March 25, 2009, 8:45 p.m. CST

    If this gets recast, I call for Fat Chris Tucker!

    by TheMark

    I have nothing to add to this.

  • March 25, 2009, 9:56 p.m. CST

    Just in - Crews to be replaced by Michael Cera

    by JuanSanchez

    It may not seem like the most obvious move, but Stallone is psyched and promised a buff, menacing Cera.

  • March 26, 2009, 12:45 a.m. CST

    I saw the awesomest weapon today

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Brass knuckles with knifes that flip from them! It was awesome!<BR><BR> Jet Li should use one of those. Grab one from an enemy and go nuts on one of the major bad dudes.

  • March 26, 2009, 4:16 p.m. CST

    Ah, Mr. Stallone...

    by thebastard

    IF you do read this (I believe its possible), please take everything said on this page with a grain of salt. We from the internets do have some good ideas, most of the time its crap. Regardless, I have really enjoyed your recent movies. Didn't watch Driven and I wasn't impressed by Get Carter...BUT your writing has always made for interesting films and I for one will definately go and see The Expendables on opening night. Please be sure to have it go out nationally, I live in jerkwater,'t forget us. Thanks

  • March 26, 2009, 7:07 p.m. CST

    Terry Crews was the best thing about Friday After Next.

    by polyh3dron

    This guy is good.

  • March 26, 2009, 7:09 p.m. CST

    Oh and how could I forget Idiocracy

    by polyh3dron

    President Camacho FTW

  • March 29, 2009, 3:15 a.m. CST

    That's Some Good News!!!

    by pr1c3y

    50 Cent ruins every film he's in for me. Terry Crews is a like-able fast riser from a small part in Training Day to starring role in Street Kings.