Stallone Updates on Expendables

The Expendables, the imminent, sure-to-be-amazing beef-fest being helmed in all senses by Sylvester Stallone has had a number of casting rumours floating about, including bringing in the likes of Arnie, Dolph Lundgren and JCVD to add to the already gonzo cast.

Stallone has now written in to AICN to confirm the cast members, giving us some updates on the change from Forest Whitaker to Curtis Jackson (aka 50 Cent) and the replacement of Ben Kingsley with Eric Roberts. Both seem pretty poor on paper although Sly has gone to lengths to defend all choices in his letter. To give a quick rundown, the casting is like this: 

Hale Caesar is Curtis Jackson
Toll Road (new character) is Randy Couture
Monroe is Eric Roberts
Tool (an ex-Expendable) is Mickey Rourke
Bao is Jet Li
Lee Christmas is Jason Statham
Lacy is Charisma Carpenter
Sandra is Giselle Itie (famous Brazilian actress)
And
Barney ‘the schizo’ Ross is Yours Truly.

Whether it turns out good or not, just considering the possibilities of this cast, including Jason Statham playing Lee Christmas and Mickey Rourke as Tool, is good enough for me.

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One response

  1. This is weird. I mean how do you get from Forest Whitaker to 50 Cent? Even ignoring the difference in their acting abilities, the age gap is pretty wide…

    If they wanted a decent replacement, I think the world would have loved Sly to have brought Carl Weathers on board. I’m fairly certain the two aren’t the best of friends, but to see Rocky and Apollo go at it again…that would have been awesome! And Carl Weathers probably needs the cash!

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