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Learn Who Schwarzenegger And Willis Play In THE EXPENDABLES!!

Merrick here...
Yesterday we received confirmation that Bruce Willis would be taking a role in THE EXPENDABLES (details HERE). SlashFilm now has word who Bruce will be playing, as well as what role Schwarzenegger will inhabit. MINOR SPOILAGE BELOW. Not plot, just character info.
Bruce will play Mr Church, the man who hires the Expendables, a highly-trained team of deadly combat mercenaries, to go on a mission to South America to overthrow and execute a villainous dictator. Interestingly enough, the role of Church was originally offered to Schwarzenegger, who declined in favor of a smaller cameo part due to political concerns. Schwarzenegger will now play a retired Lieutenant General of the Expendables.
...reveals SashFilm HERE. Also, here's a Randy Couture-centric promo reel for an upcoming UFC fight which features some on-set material from THE EXPENDABLES. This comes to us by way of FightingWords

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  • Aug. 19, 2009, 11:40 a.m. CST

    Repeat please...

    by Ashen Shugar

    Repeat please...

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 11:40 a.m. CST

    Once more with feeling

    by God's Brother

    didn't quite catch it

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 11:40 a.m. CST


    by Philvis

    Hoping for a meatier role for the two of them. Give them some action dammit!

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 11:42 a.m. CST


    by Ashen Shugar

    Statham looks 3 Inches smaller than Stallone, he must be a real midget???

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 11:44 a.m. CST

    Can't wait

    by Denty420

    I can understand Arnie's part being somewhat small, he's the Guv. I hope Sly fleshes out Bruce's role in this. Can't wait to see this.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 11:44 a.m. CST

    Perhaps Lt. Gen. Arnold...

    by Zahaladeen

    ...can hire the Expendables to fix the CA economy.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 11:46 a.m. CST

    my eyeballs

    by richardphilip

    still dont feel raped or fisted in anyway.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 11:48 a.m. CST

    My friends wont even help me move.

    by WalkinDead

    Pretty much the roles I figured on. Clearly just doing sly a solid. Move should rock though.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 11:53 a.m. CST


    by SkidMarkedUndies

    Can't wait.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 11:54 a.m. CST

    Was hoping Arnold would play the president.

    by Nice Marmot

    I get elected to lead, not to read.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 11:54 a.m. CST

    I want to see this movie...

    by BigCZee

    Right now!

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 11:55 a.m. CST

    If this is half as batshit insane as Rambo...

    by The_Floating_Skull_of_Robert_Loggia will be the greatest action film ever. It, however, Sly goes for the previously hinted at PG-13, it will be gayer than Clay Aiken in a room full of erect penises with furniture made out of penises, and penises in his mouth, eyes, and ears. In summation. Penis.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 11:57 a.m. CST

    dude, i PRAY A.I.C.N. gets Stallone back

    by idrinkyourmilkshake

    for anoter glorious round of 10(or 20) questions.To this day, I've never read anything online that was as riveting as Stallone and his answers to fan questions.THAT SEGMENT got me through the first 4 days of my new job-and MADE me fall in love with AINT IT COOL NEWS. Please, bring that back.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 11:59 a.m. CST


    by idrinkyourmilkshake

    Stallone had me sold on this since the day it was accounced.The cast? that dude is smart....he knows if you cram 10-12 of action movie badasses-you will bring in the fan love and the fan cash!I hope it does very well, and I'll be there...Perhaps A.I.C.N can do another MIAMI screening with Ozy for this??

  • Aug. 19, 2009, noon CST

    Always knew Arnie would play an ex- EXPENDABLE!

    by ABking

    For those pussies that wanted Arnie to play himself, you can now officially FUCK OFF. Arnie is playing second in command to Stallone's Barney Ross and thats how it should be. This film is gonna own 2010 and when the sequel comes out starring Sly and Arnie, it will become a bigger hit than TITANIC and THE DARK KNIGHT! J/K

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 12:03 p.m. CST

    Was hoping Ah-nuld would be dictator


    I always thought he should have played more bad guy roles.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 12:04 p.m. CST

    The first decade of the 00's end with THE EXPENDABLES!

    by ABking

    It was about time Sly and Arnold (and Bruce) made a film together. This film will make alot of $$$.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 12:04 p.m. CST

    I hope arnold wears camo and chomps on a cigar!

    by coltrautman


  • Aug. 19, 2009, 12:04 p.m. CST

    Oh man those posters are awesome!

    by Series7

    Oh wait you guys haven't said anything about them.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 12:06 p.m. CST

    Nice Marmot

    by just pillow talk

    Nearly spit up my water...thanks.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 12:07 p.m. CST

    Could Arnie as LT. General greenlight him in COMMANDO II

    by ABking

    Maybe Fox will reboot COMMANDO with Arnie and Allysa Milano for COMMANDO II. The idea is alive at Fox and after they see THE EXPENDABLES, why not get Schwarzenegger to play COL.JOHN MATRIX again! What do you guys think?

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 12:08 p.m. CST


    by Anything But Tangerines


  • Aug. 19, 2009, 12:11 p.m. CST


    by D.Vader

    Can this movie get any better in the casting department?

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 12:12 p.m. CST

    How about a part for Carl Weathers? And Bill Duke?

    by D.Vader

    Seriously, there's gotta be a part one of them can play. A badass driver or a bodyguard for Arnie. Something!

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 12:12 p.m. CST

    There must be an obscenely long and lingering hand slap..

    by ImMorganFreeman

    Between all 3 men at some point in this movie. There also needs to be footage of the entire cast dancing to Motown in a kitchen and singing into wooden spoons during the end credits.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 12:19 p.m. CST

    ARNOLD's first movie role since 2003!

    by ABking

    It took Sly to bring Arnold back to films. They are best friends...but the fact is Sly is a smart bastard (not an inglorious one) for having the idea to not only put him and Arnold together, or him Arnold and Bruce together...BUT to have the cast made up of some of the top action heroes around! Sly is making history here. Always thought it would be Jerry Bruckheimer, or James Cameron, or Steven Spielberg or someone else to get Arnold and Sly in the same movie! THANK YOU STALLONE!

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 12:21 p.m. CST

    The president needs to be played by...

    by the_beard_of_Chuck_Norris

    Chuck Norris. Search your feelings, you know this to be true. However... as I am sure Sly knows, if you added Chuck to this cast it could lead to catastrophic events of epic proportions. For once a theater projects the image up on the screen it would be equal to opening up the Ark of the Covenant and all our faces would be melted off.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 12:23 p.m. CST

    They Need the FX Department

    by niccageshairpiece

    To fix the ears on the MMA fighters. That is all I can stare at during the clip. Other than that this should rock.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 12:33 p.m. CST


    by damiz707

    I retract my previous statements of this movie being R rated. Just look at the fight scenes. See when Randy punches Stone Cold. Looks like fucking Suburban Commando. Is Sly really gonna do this to his fans? PG-13 for sure. We'll all go see it, he knows that. But now all the kiddies can go with their dads and not worry about too much violence or tits. Its like knowing your gonna get a blowjob thats gonna end halfway through. THIS SUCKS

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 12:36 p.m. CST

    IF it is PG-13...that would suck

    by just pillow talk

    Surely he wouldn't go that route, because he doesn't have to. The cast sells the movie, so a 'R' rating can't possibly hurt it, right?<p>I'd rather have my face melted than my eyeballs fucked.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 12:37 p.m. CST


    by just pillow talk

    You have no soul.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 12:38 p.m. CST

    Chuck and Carl

    by Fettster_uk

    I'm soo excited about this film and I'm sure it's gonna be AWESOME! But.... I'd love to see Chuck Norris and especially Carl Weathers in this movie. I met Carl a few years back and he was such a great guy. He also said he'd love to work with Stallone again. Come on Sly, I know you take interest of what we say. How about it, huh?

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 12:38 p.m. CST

    James Cameron 3-D

    by technotranceporter

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 12:43 p.m. CST

    I'm sure the 'political concerns' are...

    by kevred

    ...simply that California's in a pretty serious financial bind at the moment, lots of heavy issues, and anything more than a cameo would create the wrong impression--that he was taking time off to 'have fun' while CA's in trouble. Some political opponent will still say that no matter what, but sounds like he's just being smart PR-wise.<p>But having him and Willis in roles like these is such a huge tease, when they're both easily capable of being in the thick of it along with all the other guys. Sequel?

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 12:43 p.m. CST

    Arnie and Bruce will play twins, respectfully.

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 12:46 p.m. CST


    by damiz707

    Wow, I just has an awesome thought. A tinted hummer pulls up to the Expendables, who are gathered around chatting. Carl Weathers steps out of the passenger side and Arnie out the drivers. Carl slowly walks up to Dolph and gets in his face. Some tension from their troubled past maybe. Jet Li's little ass comes between them and slowly nudges them apart. AWESOME..

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 12:48 p.m. CST


    by BurnHollywood

    ...Are now waiting with baited breath for every new development regarding THE EXPENDABLES!

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 12:50 p.m. CST


    by ABking

    If it's R, great! If it's PG-13, fine! END OF STORY...MOVE ON! When the trailer comes out you naysayers will keep quiet!

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 1:05 p.m. CST

    Childhood movie dreams DO come true!

    by xcornealiousx

    I think my face WILL melt when I see this. My only complaint is, while I agree we need more Carl Weathers, I think we also need Mel Gibson. Dude used to rock it in the 80's...Mad Max, RIGGS! I just wish he was in this movie too. Also, I would die for more Commando (BEST ACTION MOVIE EVER) its so untouchable, I can't stomach a remake. Its 80's kitsch cant be duplicated although Rae Dawn Chong, has been waiting for this gig!

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 1:06 p.m. CST

    If I was gay

    by Darth Busey

    I would totally suck Sly's cock now. What a fucking cast. I CANNOT WAIT FOR THIS MOVIE. I will schedule a week's worth of festivities around its release. This is the cast that Tarantino should've gotten.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 1:06 p.m. CST

    now, now ABking...

    by just pillow talk

    You know you really want something hardcore like Rambo coming out instead of Die Hard 4.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 1:07 p.m. CST


    by Darth Busey

    You son of a bitch!

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 1:07 p.m. CST

    The Lt. General SHOULD of been

    by scriptgirl_nipples

    Michael "Fucking" Caine!

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 1:08 p.m. CST

    Are they going PG-13 with this?

    by Darth Busey

    If this is as hardcore as RAMBO was, I will beat up my kid in jubilation.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 1:09 p.m. CST


    by ABking

    The COMMANDO remake will be a joke much like the new CONAN re-boot and the 3rd PREDATOR movie. The producers might as well make a COMMANDO 2 and get the fans behind it. As for Carl Weathers, he and Sly had a falling out when Carl wanted alot of money for just his image to be used in ROCKY BALBOA. He's a greedy prick that should be so lucky Sly even cast him in ROCKY in the first place. So you will NEVER see him in an EXPENDABLES sequel.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 1:11 p.m. CST

    It'll be Rated R, Trust Me

    by My_IQ_is_135

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 1:13 p.m. CST

    just pillow talk, unlike other people...

    by ABking

    I can see this film either way. Of course with Sly and the cast this can be a hard R movie. On the other hand it can also be a hard PG-13 film as well. You guys seem to forget that Sly got the MPAA to give his NC-17 RAMBO movie an R (make no mistake RAMBO should never had gotten an R) what makes you think he won't get away with getting a PG-13 for what will probably really be an R rated cut. Sly has the pull and power in Hollywood much like Lucas, Spielberg and Jerry Bruckheimer.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 1:13 p.m. CST

    Also Sharon Stone SHOULD be cast as the

    by scriptgirl_nipples

    Sexy undercover Expendable. Code name: Double O Pussy.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 1:14 p.m. CST

    Harry and Quint star in a parody called "THE EXPANDABLES"

    by ZombieHeathLedger

    Make it so.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 1:14 p.m. CST

    The Expendables...

    by WavingFlagsInSpace

    ...will be the world's most testosterone fuelled daisy chain.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 1:17 p.m. CST


    by Darth Busey

    This movie will make 100 billion dollars.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 1:18 p.m. CST

    Seven Pounds

    by Jews4Jesus

    Oh and Will Smith dies in that movie and a fucking blind guy gets his eyes bitches! Meh.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 1:18 p.m. CST

    Wrong Talkback

    by Jews4Jesus

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 1:19 p.m. CST

    hey, if he were able to do that ABking...

    by just pillow talk

    then yeah, the rating goes out the fucking window and it's a moot point.<p>And we would be talking about one hell of a 'R' rated movie masked as a PG-13 one. <p>And Warwick Davis should be in this. He could be some prop or something, like Sly's left nut.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 1:20 p.m. CST


    by the_beard_of_Chuck_Norris

    This needs Carl Weathers, Sonny Landham, Bill Duke, Jesse Ventura, Kurt Russell, Teri Hatcher, Wesley Snipes, Linda Hamilton, Michael Biehn, Joe Morton, Michael Rooker, Janine Turner. Damn... Brion James died in 1999 of a heart attack. Now I'm saddened by this.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 1:21 p.m. CST


    by Darth Busey

    Because that's what the fans want. Carl needs to be given a sizeable role in THE EXPENDABLES 2. Just kill off everybody except Sly, Arnold, and Willis, and have them try to eliminate a terrorist cabal led by ALAN RICKMAN, STEVEN BERKOFF, and VERNON WELLS. This resulting movie would be so unbelievably awesome that Sly would win the Nobel Peace Prize afterwards.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 1:22 p.m. CST

    I predict

    by Ditch Brodie

    Stallone, Willis and Shwarzenegger will share a scene together at the end in which one of them offhandedly mentions opening a restaurant someday. A light bulb goes off in the heads of the other two men. They look at each other with knowing smiles and raised eyebrows and go "Hmmm..." The first guy will look cluelessly at them for a few moments before asking "What?" Cut to black. End credits. Frank Stallone song.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 1:44 p.m. CST

    if arnold could run for president

    by StonedWriter88

    i would vote for him. hooray for america.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 1:45 p.m. CST

    Arnold needs to...

    by elwood_p_dud

    ditch politics for the rest of his life. He's turned into such a dripping douche bag since becoming the Governor of CA. Get your balls back before you die Arnie. It's time.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 1:51 p.m. CST

    The trailer is in 2 weeks!

    by ABking

    THE EXPENDABLES trailer will hit the net early September crashing AICN and every other website like AVATAR did LOL Once the trailer comes out, fans will go nuts and the real hype will begin. I still can't believe Stallone got Arnold to play his second in command in the movie. I wanted an iconic role and got one. Now, if only AICN could break the scoop on what JAMES CAMERON/SCHWARZENEGGER film will start filming in 2011...we know it can't possibly be COMMANDO 2! :)

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 1:59 p.m. CST


    by idrinkyourmilkshake

    THE scene with Arnold,SLY and Bruce.In it, Arnold is apprently a teacher...and complians about a headache, then at the same time, Sly and Bruce ask" is it a tumor?" and in a lmao moment, arnold responds "ITS NOT A TUMOR!" man, I am SO looking forward to this!

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 2:02 p.m. CST


    by idrinkyourmilkshake

    what? Are you bullshitting?

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 2:07 p.m. CST

    The only movie I'm excited about seeing...

    by fiester this one!

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 2:12 p.m. CST

    abking isnt bullshitting

    by coltrautman

    the Expendables twitter says that sly is cutting a teaser trailer for the Venice film festival that starts september 2nd...

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 2:12 p.m. CST

    idrinkyourmilkshake, bullshitting about what?

    by ABking

    If you are going to direct a question at me, be more specific! How glib can you be!

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 2:16 p.m. CST

    I'm so very glib

    by idrinkyourmilkshake

    anyhow, the only new "statement" you made was bout some secret project in 2011.SO OBVIOUSLY I was referring about that.Didn't realize you were on edgr.Relax stranger!

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 2:22 p.m. CST


    by andrew coleman

    This is like my dream movie. Thank God let the 80's return please! Movies need a wake up call and this might be it.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 2:36 p.m. CST

    If they do remake 'Commando'...

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

    it'd be ashame cause Freddy Mercury can't reprise his role as Bennet.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 2:42 p.m. CST

    Get Back to the Chopppaaa!!

    by RosebudsStarfish

    How many more iconic lines can we expect from *this* film.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 2:58 p.m. CST

    There will never be another Schwarzenegger....

    by TheWaqman

    seriously. He's churned out the best one-liners. And he's a much better action star than ANYBODY. Stallone aint got shit on him.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 3:03 p.m. CST

    It is confirmed that Schwarenegger's only line will be...

    by Reckoner


  • Aug. 19, 2009, 3:04 p.m. CST

    Paging David Patrick Kelly

    by Darth Busey

    Slimeball midget needed on set.

  • Come next year, Schwarzenegger will tell his fans what his first starring role will be and it's a new film JAMES CAMERON is writing and directing. There was confusion because of Tom Arnold and his True Lies comments, making websites talk the "never will happen" True Lies 2... but Tom was talking about the new film Cameron WILL direct in 2011 with himself and Schwarzenegger. I hope it's BATTLE ANGEL or WESTWORLD. Tom Arnold and Schwarzenegger could play the two tourist visiting the theme park in WESTWORLD when all hell breaks loose. It would give Cameron a chance to do "robots" again with Arnold!

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 3:16 p.m. CST

    Tom Arnold prays every night...

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

    crucifix between his jelly man tits for a 'Trues Lies' sequel. After prayers, he brushes his teeth with colgate total. Then his dad, John Goodman tucks him in. Then he jacks off to Rosanne Barr. Then he dreams of 'True Lies 2.'

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 3:17 p.m. CST

    Baby boii gotta eat.

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 3:30 p.m. CST


    by ominus

    cant wait for this friggin movie.btw i was expecting that Arnie wouldnt want to do the guy who hires the mercs,because of political reasons.i dont blame him <p>NOW BRING IT ON

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 3:37 p.m. CST

    Expendables Trailer

    by Klytus_I.m_Bored

    Because you DEMANDED it:

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 3:38 p.m. CST

    The movie INGLORIOUS BASTARDS should have been

    by HarryBlackPotter

    See you athe party Richtor!

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 3:41 p.m. CST

    Jet Li has nicely combed hair.

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Looks like he could go for a job interview right after kicking ass.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 3:54 p.m. CST


    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 3:55 p.m. CST

    He combs it 500 times...

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

    to make sure it's just right.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 3:57 p.m. CST

    Get your lips off Stallone's butt, ABking!

    by Kal Reeve

    Stallone was lucky to have Carl Weathers in Rocky. If not for Weathers' charismatic, magnetic, and larger-than-life performance, Rocky would not have been nearly as powerful and excellent as it was. <p> But you are so obsessed and fixated and Stallone that you can't see that. Here's some advice: SEEK HELP. You are disturbed and are not capable of rational thought.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 3:58 p.m. CST

    The 1980s in me is so excited for this movie

    by WickedJester

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 4:07 p.m. CST

    Hey dip-shit (Kal Reeve)...

    by ABking

    Stallone made Rocky what it it writing, ghost directing, choreographing etc. etc. etc. and helping pick the cast. Sure the actors brought the roles to excellent life and they should be greatful (at the same time) to be apart of history and a BILLION DOLLAR series. So when Stallone askes one of the "Rocky actors" to do something, they better be greatful and do the FUCKING THING ASKED OF THEM. Now, since Carl Weathers is a dip-shit like yourself, he demanded a fortune from Sly just to use his image in ROCKY BALBOA! WTF! That pussy should have told Sly GO FOR IT!

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 4:08 p.m. CST

    No Michael Beihn?

    by YO MOM'S GOAT

    How can anyone make an all-star 80s action star flick without Kyle Reese or Cpl. Hicks? Seriously! Cast Beihn in this thing and I promise to bring 10 friends with me to the first midnight screening.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 4:17 p.m. CST

    And for the record, Stallone is an ego-maniac!

    by Kal Reeve

    Don't confuse him with lovable Rocky Balboa. The guy's quite a bit of a jerk. <p> This is hard for me to say because I have loved Rocky all my life and been a huge Stallone fan. As a kid I watched Rocky III everyday. I cried during Rocky Balboa. And I watched Rocky IV every Christmas. <p> But more and more I come to see Stallone for what he is: An actor with an enormously swelled ego. <p> Who is he to bad-mouth Carl Weathers. There is nothing wrong at all with Weathers wanting to be compensated for use of his likeness. His character is a major part of the Rocky mythos and he is within his rights. And it is not as if he refused to donate to charity. <p> I also have problems with a guy who had a statue of himself built and pesters the City of Philadelphia to keep it standing. <p> Stallone is a notorious ego-maniac and there are scores of stories of him acting like a diva. So when someone like ABking comes on here and defends Stallone like an apostle defending Christ, I get a little sick and annoyed.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 4:20 p.m. CST

    Wow, ABking, you really are warped, aren't you?

    by Kal Reeve

    Do you actually have so little personality and identity that you live to obsess over Stallone? <p> Get a sense of perspective, pull yourself back to reality, and stop regarding a deeply flawed individual as a deity.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 4:20 p.m. CST

    I've heard the same shit...

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

    but I'm a Philadelphian (please don't hold it against me) and motherfuckers are proud of that statue.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 4:22 p.m. CST

    Tom Arnold and True Lies 2

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    He's the only one lobbing for it because it's the only thing that can bring a heartbeat to his "career". Similar to Dan Akryod the only one seriously lobbying for Ghost Busters 3 considering Murray has a career and Ramis makes movies.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 4:22 p.m. CST

    Carl Weathers

    by WickedJester

    "Is there room for me to jump on that tab?"<br><br>That about sums him up.<br><br>Who would've thought the CW you saw in Arrested Development WAS the real Carl Weathers, right?<br><br>Fuck you Apollo!

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 4:24 p.m. CST

    True Lies 2: Chunky Loser leaves the van

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 4:27 p.m. CST

    Tom Arnold looks like the kind of turd...

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

    who'd spill coffee at his mom's house, purposely slip on it and then slap a law suit on her.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 4:27 p.m. CST

    Weren't they, along with Adam Sandler...

    by pokadoo

    ...originally slated for Basterds, years ago? Sandler should be in this!

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 4:29 p.m. CST


    by WickedJester

    Sandler was to play some guy named the Zohan, that nobody messed with.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 4:34 p.m. CST

    The scene with the three of the them

    by ominus

    at the end of the film.its night and they are playing cards alone in a room,maybe in an old,secluded bar where old military buddies use it as place to hang out. <p>they are smoking,drinking,they throw jokes and they talk for their past glories,while playing cards.and their adventures are references to our beloved movies we have grown with.something like this: <p>-hey bruce,remember the time you yourself in the middle of that hostage situation having only one gun? (says arnie with a fake mocking voice) <p>-and with no shoes. (says sly while laughing) <p>-well having to kill without wearing shoes,adds to the style.(replies bruce smiling) <p>-or killing someone with an explosive arrow,i might add (says sly with a hint of amusement in his voice) <p>-now killing someone throwing a pipe into his chest,thats style (answers arnie with an experssion of fake arrogance in his face) <p>-u mean that guy who was like freddy mercurys twin brother.. (says bruce looking) <p>-and was wearing chain mail vest and leather trouser? (continues sly looking bruce) <p>they both burst into laughing,while arnie replies,a bit annoyed but cheerful: -fuck you guys,fuck you. <p>they keep playing cards, talking and laughing,three buddies ,three old dogs,veterans of a lifetimes nonstop action,treasuring their memories,while the movie starts closing.the end.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 4:38 p.m. CST

    Kal reeve, I love Carl weathers BUT

    by coltrautman

    why should he ask for more $$??? Mr. T, Dolph lundgren agreed to have their footage in there...

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 5 p.m. CST

    Awesome. Is there any better word for it?

    by JuanSanchez

    Not unless you come up with a new word like outstawesome, but that would just be fucking stupid.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 5 p.m. CST

    Apollo is more important to the ROCKY mythos than...

    by Kal Reeve

    Clubber and Drago. I can't blame him. <p> And let's be honest, not enough roles are coming Mr. Weathers' way. Despite being a talented actor and great personality, Mr. Weathers is under-utilized and under-appreciated. I'm sure he could have used the paycheck. <p> Stallone, of course, can't relate because he has millions and millions in the bank. So it takes quite a warped sense of self for Stallone to accuse Weathers of greed. The man's only trying to make a living.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 5:17 p.m. CST

    Kal Reeve, SO STALLONE has an EGO, you're point is?

    by ABking

    So what if Sly has an EGO, he has earned the right to have one! The man has earned the status and pull to be a littly cocky. His ego is not out of control though. He is a bit humble. I hate it when people say Sly has an ego, Madonna has an ego, Arnold has an ego...WHO GIVES A FUCK! If you have accomplished what they have maybe a worm like yourself would have an ego too. As for the PUSSY Carl Weathers...take a look at all the HACK work he has done as of late (all those "great" comedies). That pussy is basically taking shit work to survive, and yet when Sly asked him to use his image in a great quality film, he basically says not unlesss I get paid so and so ($$$$$$$). And I hear is basically asked for the farm just for his image. Imagine if Talia Shire was a pussy as cunt like Weathers and asked for 5 million for her image? I bet you would be ok with that KAL the clown!

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 5:19 p.m. CST


    by lockesbrokenleg


  • Aug. 19, 2009, 5:25 p.m. CST


    by garybuseys_incisors

    ...What this movie will do for America. Finally this country will have a spine again. No longer will people in America, nay even the world, be fat, lazy, and weak. The following is a list of things that this movie will destroy: -emo people -metrosexuals -Ben Affleck -Michael Bay -the rising obesity rate -testicular cancer -men wearing tight pants -Andy Dick -yoga -the country of France.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 5:27 p.m. CST

    This movie also needs

    by garybuseys_incisors

    Christopher Lambert and Mario Van Peebles. If Sly casts Lambert then this movie has potential to be better than Highlander III.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 5:29 p.m. CST

    If Lambert is in a sequel

    by ominus

    he should kills the baddies with a sword.or a flamethrower/machine gun weapon.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 6:03 p.m. CST

    Stallone is the fucking man

    by jaysin420

    for putting this together.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 6:07 p.m. CST

    I wonder when he got this COOL IDEA!

    by ABking

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 6:11 p.m. CST

    The Stallone Ranger

    by Jedibobster

    While I wouldn't go as far as ABKing in his admonsihing of Carl Weathers (although maybe ABKing knows more than most on the matter) I fully support his statements about Stallone. The man has earned the right to have some 'ego', one of the few (Lucas and Chan can be in that club too) Not that I think his is massively out of control at all. Massively looking forward to The Expendables, only a cretin wouldn't be.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 6:24 p.m. CST


    by garybuseys_incisors

    Is dead on in my book. Long live Sly!!!

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 6:27 p.m. CST

    ABKING is in da house.

    by Sal_Bando

    Someone hose the boy down.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 6:44 p.m. CST


    by nomihs

    This is a battle shaping up to be as EPIC as Balboa vs. Creed. <p> Well, I agree with ABKING, not that anyone gives a shit. I'm on board the "Stallone can have an ego" bandwagon. I know nothing of Mr. Weathers, except that he hasn't worked much since the days of Rocky and I think that's indicative of his whole attitude towards the perception of his own self worth. I think that everyone should think highly of themselves, but it seems that his own opinion of himself puts him on Hollywood's "black list" (no pun or racist remarks intended). <p> Stallone has earned his Tinsel town credit, and is cashing it in with films like Rocky Balboa, Rambo, and Expendables. I'm can't wait for his next opus. Carl Weathers, I can certainly wait for however.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 6:58 p.m. CST

    First off, ABking

    by Kal Reeve

    You don't know anything about me or my accomplishments. So your speculation speaks to your ignorance, but I'd expect no less from a creep who puts blind fan devotion before reason and consideration. <p> I once loved Stallone very much, not to the psychotic extreme that you do, but I was indeed a true fan. But sometimes you have to grow up and see a person for who and what he really is. <p> I don't care how many movies the man has made, the fact remains that this is a man with a thunderous ego who imposes said ego on others. It disgusts me that there is a statue of Rocky Balboa conceptualized by Stallone himself in the city of Philadelphia. There's plenty of other great Philadelphians worthy of such a statue, certainly more worthy than Stallone, who does not even live in Philadelphia. <p> And I can delve into more tawdry aspects of Stallone's character and history, but that would all be lost on you. <p> Regarding Carl Weathers, I think he did plenty for Stallone. His performances did more than enough to help legitimize Stallone's Rocky films, and he even tucked away his ego to die on screen in Rocky IV. That's more humility than I can imagine Stallone would ever show in a film. <p> To everyone else, I'm sorry to be a killjoy. But ABking is full of crap and I had to say something.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 7:37 p.m. CST

    Kal Reeve, know what you're talking about before typing!

    by ABking

    KAL had this to say: "Regarding Carl Weathers, I think he did plenty for Stallone. His performances did more than enough to help legitimize Stallone's Rocky films, and he even tucked away his ego to die on screen in Rocky IV.": TUCKED AWAY HIS EGO TO DIE ON SCREEN YOU SAY? You must think Carl Weather had any say as to dictate what happened to Apollo Creed in Rocky. Listen here CLOWN, Whatever Stallone wanted to happen to CREED would have happened to him, no ifs ands or buts about it. Those are his characters, creations and he calls the shots. STALLONE runs the show, got that! That's like saying Mark Hamill of Star Wars fame put aside his ego in STAR WARS so that he could have his hand cut off! ARE YOU THAT FUCKING STUPID. LUCAS runs that show. Bottom line is CARL WEATHERS is a nobody now and he didn't have to end up that way. He even had arguments on the set of PREDATOR with SCHWARZENEGGER. He should be thankful Arnold had him as his co-star in that amazing film. As for the fact that you seem to take personal offence in Sly having a statue of himself, GROW THE FUCK UP! So what if he has a statue. The people of Philadelphia love it; they love ROCKY and STALLONE. Stop being a PRICK and just see STALLONE for what he is...A LIVING LEGEND who continues to give the fans what they want and churn out KICK ASS MOVIES. The same cannot be said of your lover boy CARL WEATHERS. Again, Stallone does have an ego, I never said he didn't...but like his character Cobra said in the movie COBRA "it's just a little one" ;)

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 8:04 p.m. CST



    I dont give a shit about the politics or the actors. Im sure theyre all pricks anyway. Its not like they care about any of us, but what I do care about is this movie ass kicking my chest cavity into my spine and my eyes into orgasms.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 8:08 p.m. CST

    Entertainment tonight...


    is probably on now. maybe you celebrity gossip hounds can find your digs there.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 8:17 p.m. CST

    Anyone read PATIENT ZERO?

    by BitterMan23

    Great book... strangely, I kept imagining Bruce in the role of the hardass who brings the hero into the team... and his name is Mr. Church.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 8:36 p.m. CST

    What they need to do is...

    by Disco_sucks

    ...hire Biehn, Weathers, Seagal, Van Damme, Rothrock and the rest to play an evil Expendables team in the sequel. That would be incredible.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 8:48 p.m. CST

    Does no one remember Action Jackson?

    by beane2099

    Had Craig T Nelson as the villain? That was Carl's attempt at a solo. As I understand it, Weathers acting was rather banal in Rocky. Stallone had to do a lot of coaxing to get that performance out of him. Coaching that benefited him in later movies, I might add. Also, Weathers was tired of doing the Rocky movies as was Burgess Meredith. That's why Mic died in 3, and why Creed died in 4. And as for the guy that wants to pick on one person for their love of a particular actor, get a life. Who are you to tell someone who they can and can't be a fan of or how much of a fan they're allowed to be? What are you, the fan police? I didn't read a single comment (until you started in on the guy) that said "Stallone is my god". You don't like Stallone, that's cool. You're entitled to your opinion, but so are the folks that like him. Stallone gave the fans some of the best movies of the 80's. The Rambo trilogy and the Rocky quintology were a mojor chunk of 80's greatness. His movies have something few others do, kick ass action and heart. When compared to the souless (yet entertaining) works of the likes of Bay and McG, is it any wonder that many of us film fans are ecstatic that Stallone has gotten a second wind in the 00's? Who cares what the man's like in real life? And for the record, the things I've read about Sly don't paint the picture of the egomaniac you seem to think he is. And in conclusion, if I could have a statue made of me and put on display I'd totally do it too.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 9:04 p.m. CST

    The problem with ABking...

    by Kal Reeve

    is that he regards Stallone as a deity and disparages anyone who has had conflict with Stallone, such as Carl Weathers. And, beane, clearly you do not know ABking's long, notorious history of Stallone worshiping. Admiring, even loving an actor is one thing, but taking to the point of bashing others who disagree with you or Stallone himself is problematic. <p> And to you, ABking, yeah Rocky is Stallone's baby and that is well and good. But there have been instances when Stallone has appeared in films and insisted on changes to the script and flaunted a diva attitude. I'm sure you've heard of stories up his behavior on the "First Blood" set. <p> As for the statue, no it is not right that there is a statue of Stallone in Philly. I have a prime reason why, but I'm not going to get into that now. I'm going to explore that in a more poignant way in the future. <p> I would love nothing more than to continue love and admiring Stallone as I have for 25 years. But recently some things set in about the man's character. And part being a grown up is calling people on their garbage and not giving them a free pass because they are a celebrity or movie star.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 9:05 p.m. CST

    beane2099, unlike Kal, you make sense.

    by ABking

    Kal seems to think Carl Weathers is this god. He's not. He should consider himself lucky to had been in ROCKY-ROCKY IV and PREDATOR. The only decent film he made outside those was ACTION JACKSON.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 9:15 p.m. CST

    About FIRST BLOOD!

    by ABking

    The novel by David Morrell is AMAZING by its own right, but then again so is the movie. Stallone might have had a ego (Kal you need to let that go and move on with your life) on set, but he did change the ending and gave us RAMBO: FIRST BLOOD PART II, RAMBO III, and RAMBO. His next movie is the 5th RAMBO movie with Nu Image. Had he not had an ego, he would not have changed the "Rambo dying ending" in FIRST BLOOD and we would not have been given one of the BEST ACTION SERIES OF ALL TIME!

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 9:18 p.m. CST


    by garybuseys_incisors

    So the guy loves Stallone? I'm sure we could dig up just as much dirt or find just as much of an ego on your favorite actor. If he wants to worship/rant about Sly--just let him!

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 9:25 p.m. CST

    Carl Weathers can't be in this

    by CherryValance

    He's got a stew goin'.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 9:32 p.m. CST

    Kal, I'll concede that point

    by beane2099

    I haven't been posting on here for very long, so I dont know the who's who and all that. Also, when I mentioned Action Jackson, I was not referencing it as a good movie. Cause it wasn't. And let's be frank. I love Stallone's movies, but it ain't all a string of endless gold here. Lockdown? Over the top? (a movie about arm wrestling? really?) Stop or my Mom Will Shoot? Staying Alive? (the sequel to Saturday Night Fever he directed, yeesh) Daylight? I could list a few more. I still love the guy though.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 10:01 p.m. CST

    STALLONE & ARNOLD : Contra movie.

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    That would be awesome.<BR> The game is based off them to begin with.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 10:03 p.m. CST

    BTW, I played the new RAMBO ARCADE game like a mofo today

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Go into RAGE mode and become invincible with infinate bullets LOL. It rules! I want one of these arcade units in my house!

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 10:09 p.m. CST

    Sly, Arnold, and Bruce should casually trade lines in their scen

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Arnold: So do we get to win this time?<BR><BR> Sly: Yippie kai yay! <BR><BR> Bruce: Hehe, I'll be back. <BR><BR> ...and they all drink Lipton ice tea.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 12:34 a.m. CST

    Fuck that, ACTION JACKSON is a classic

    by Vern

    yes it's ridiculous, but in a good way. Full of funny lines, a great villain, a man vs. car chase, Al Leong, a car driving up stairs into the villain's bedroom, Vanity as the hottest crackhead of all time. Not as good as Baxley's STONE COLD but almost.<p> Not to mention Carl Weathers in PREDATOR. AB King, I'm with you on Stallone but I cannot tolerate this anti-Carl Weathers crusade.<p> Also, this is much earlier in the thread, but I can't believe I saw more than one person saying Jet Li doesn't belong in this movie. What do you know him from, WAR? I know kids today don't grow up on the Hong Kong action anymore, but if this is supposed to be movie nerds here you boys gotta start doing your homework. I mean, SHAOLIN TEMPLE, ONCE UPON A TIME IN CHINA, SWORDSMAN 2, FONG SAI YUK, FIST OF LEGEND, MY FATHER IS A HERO... none of this means anything to you? Hell, even if you just go by his later movies you got HERO and FEARLESS in there. I'm excited about the whole cast, even the guy from SCORPION KING 2, but Jet Li's earned the action hero status more than most (maybe all) of them.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 12:45 a.m. CST

    Jet Li is the greatest.

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    If anything, for Fist of Legend alone. I think even Mr. Statham and others would say that Li is probably one of the biggest names on the cast. Didn't he make like 4 movies in 1993...something like that? Awesome.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 1:38 a.m. CST

    Action Jackson is awesome.

    by DocPazuzu

    The cast, score and one-liners are mind-boggling and Weathers is the fucking MAN. Ultimate 80s action cheese -- in the best possible way. <p> My fave bits? The fake rubber leg they whip in front of the camera to simulate Craig T Nelson's kung fu kicks. Fucking hilarious. <p> "How do you like your ribs?"

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 1:50 a.m. CST

    "I'll leave you here you one-shoe cocksucker!...

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

    All the shit we been through, you think I'd really kill ya? Yeah, I do. *Hysterical Laughter*"

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 1:58 a.m. CST

    this rocks!

    by ironic_name

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 2:12 a.m. CST

    Clint Eastwood must be in this!

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 2:21 a.m. CST

    Sly refusing CW $$$s

    by onezeroone

    You know what I found interesting about Sly refusing CW? It is a movie about a washed up boxing legend looking for one last shot at glory. Somehow, of all key actors part of Rocky mythos, CW fits that best. So, I just found it somewhat ironic, considering the plot of the movie. <p> How different is CW today, doing those shitty movies, from Rocky posing for photographs with patrons of his restaurant? Isn't CW in a way living the life that Rocky is living at start of the movie?

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 2:24 a.m. CST

    Chuck Norris is so stong

    by MillaJovovichsArmpitSmell

    that his greatest moment was being defeated at the hands of bruce lee

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 3:13 a.m. CST

    What Vern said

    by ominus

    he is totally right

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 3:19 a.m. CST


    by WavingFlagsInSpace

    You, sir, are fucking hilarious. AB-solutely fucking hilarious. You are Stallone, aren't you? Either that or his mother.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 3:21 a.m. CST

    Please do an EXPENDABLES car for giveaway or display.

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Such a badass action movie cast does not come along every day.<BR><BR> They should produce a EXPENDABLES car for a sweepstakes giveaway or display.<BR> A new Dodge Challenger custom painted with Expendables logo, custom interior colors, and pictures of the whole team on the outside, autographed. That would rock so hard.<BR><BR> It could be a promotional giveaway, or if not that, displayed at a theme park or something.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 3:34 a.m. CST

    Sly, dont ever retire.

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Just keep going like the Energizer rabbit and producing awesome movies!

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 7:23 a.m. CST

    Did Willis ever do his Live Hard

    by stvnhthr

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 7:24 a.m. CST

    Did Willis ever do his Live Hard Talk Back?

    by stvnhthr

    I don't remember seeing where he answered the questions submitted by AICN posters.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 8:28 a.m. CST

    chuck norris should cameo as president norris!

    by ironic_name

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 8:58 a.m. CST

    carl weathers is outside grauman's in a lando outfit.

    by ironic_name

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 10:13 a.m. CST

    Enough with the Carl Weathers hate

    by Darth Busey

    There's two to three men out there at the most. Fucking lizard.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 11 a.m. CST

    Chuck Norris should cameo as God...

    by Cletus Van Damme GD hilarious would that be?

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 11:11 a.m. CST


    by ABking

    I don't hate Carl Weathers. The man helped Dutch fight the PREDATOR for god sakes! LOL...The man made ACTION JACKSON, which to me, is awesome 80's cheese (I own it). He also help train Rocky to beat Clubber/Mr.T, so the man did some things right. What he did wrong was to try to demand what he should get paid on Sly's BALBOA. Lets say he asked for a million dollars but Sly said 600,000, he would actually be that dumb to turn it down? Like I said, he helped Dutch and Rocky fight the Predator and Mr.T!

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 12:04 p.m. CST

    This will fuck my eyeballs next year.

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    I'm pretty sure about that.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 12:05 p.m. CST

    and not Avatar Motoko?

    by just pillow talk

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 12:31 p.m. CST

    I'm going to come

    by Abominable Snowcone

    when this movie arrives. I'm going to sprout a montrous raging hard-on, which will simply spew forth a geyser of pearly effluence

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 12:55 p.m. CST

    R or PG-13

    by Jason93

    It doesn't really bother me either way. I've seen some pretty good PG-13 action movies in my lifetime. Now lets get a teaser trailer out.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 12:56 p.m. CST

    I have no doubt Abom...

    by just pillow talk

    That you will blow your own head off with the geyser. Fuck, what a way to go...

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 1:26 p.m. CST

    Schwarzenegger Needs to Deliver His LInes...

    by Aquatarkusman

    ... in the style of Rainier Wolfcastle. "Go, pennies! Help the puny children who need you!"

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 3:30 p.m. CST

    Bruce Willis is a chumguzzler

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    coming in here saying Live free or die hard will be just like the first one. he actually said this himself, no PR people to make up bullshit while he was innocently uknowing, HE SAID IT HIMSELF. i never liked his screen persona either what a fuckstick.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 3:33 p.m. CST

    A ...chumguzzler?

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 4:47 p.m. CST

    3D movies fuck my eyeballs.

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    I have a headache the next day.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 6:26 p.m. CST

    This movie

    by Cujo_Fugate

    is going to bash in your fucking head! TakingScorpiosCalls-->Bruce Willis will fly a helicopter up your fucking asshole!!!!!

  • Aug. 21, 2009, 1:09 a.m. CST

    Willis will give Arnold a Happy Ending

    by Bumpasses Dawg

    To the sound of a pump action shotgun

  • Aug. 21, 2009, 10:18 a.m. CST

    Thanx Vern


    Action Jackson is the shit!'How do you like your ribs'LMAO;He was also the perfect a-hole soldier in predator

  • Aug. 21, 2009, 2:18 p.m. CST

    Alright, I'll rescind on my Anti-Action Jackson comment

    by beane2099

    I rewatched it after making that comment (cause Lord knows there isn't an action flick I don't have...even Under Seige II. I'll admit it) It's better than I gave it credit for. And I agree on the votes for Chuck Norris. He's as much an action icon as any of those guys. Maybe they can write him in the sequel.