Last year one of the biggest box office surprises was Sylvester Stallone’s The Expendables. People came out in droves to see the campy send up of eighties action movies, causing it to earn an impressive $274 million worldwide. That was more than enough to compensate its $80 million budget, and it has the studio contemplating making another one. One of the many stars of the film was Jason Statham who recently gave an update on the pending follow up to the ass-kicking fest.
When Statham spoke to the folks over at Collider, he was asked about the sequel and whether or not he would be interested in reprising his role.
“I’d be the first to say yes to a phone call from Sly. I mean, we spoke about it as soon as the movie started to do really well and he says, you know, it would be great to do this again, and if there’s anyone who can do a good sequel it’s Sly Stallone! He’s done a fair amount. Yeah, we had a good time. It’s something I’d like to repeat.”
He’s right. If anyone can milk a film it’s Stallone. If Rocky and Rambo can do it, The Expendables should be given a shot. Let’s make this happen!
Who do you think should join The Expendables sequel?