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BREAKING NEWS: Stallone confirms he won’t be directing “The Expendables” sequel!!!

There were a lot of rumors and speculation that Sly Stallone will go back to directing “The Expendables” sequel. Well the man himself, confirms he won’t be helming the flick. However, he will still reprise his leading role as Barney Ross for the sequel.

The plan for the next film is that they want Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger to play leading roles for the next one.

It is not known whether or not some of the other cast members will return, but Dolph Lundgren and Jason Statham still want to return to the film. Plus, I’m sure the next movie, will add a bunch more action movie stars.

Deadline, reports.

I still say that Sly’s director replacement should be Dolph Lundgren. I still stand by it.

Kev

Report: “The Expendables 2” slated for August 17th, 2012 release date…

Lionsgate Studios, have confirmed a release date, for “The Expendables 2” sequel. It will come out, August 17th in 2012. Stallone announced a while back that he wasn’t going to write and direct the next film but he still IS going to star the leading role as his character, Barney Ross. I’m sure Sly will still help out with the casting ’cause only he knows the right tough guys for a movie like this.

I hope they get a good director for the next movie.Who do I think the director is gonna be? I think the director is gonna be none other than Dolph Lundgren. Here is why… 1) Sly and Dolph have been best friends for years 2) Sly directed Dolph two times, Sly would want to give Dolph the opportunity to direct him. How much do you want to bet the director will be, Dolph? Dolph has so much directing experience and this would be a great opportunity for Dolph to direct a movie for the big screen, instead of direct-to-DVD. Dolph starred in the first “Expendables” movie, so he would know so much about it already. Plus, Dolph would make it great.

Looking forward to the sequel, hope it will be better than the first.

Kev

Congratulations Sly!!!

Well, “The Expendables” is still the no. 1 movie in the box office. Whether you think the movie is good or bad, you gotta be happy for Sly that he finally has a hit movie after all these years. We can now celebrate with Sly, by getting a glass of champagne and giving him a “cheers” with the song “Gonna Fly Now” playing along.

Sly worked so hard to get where he is today. Love him or hate him, you gotta give him credit and respect. Most everything he did in the past were failures but he finally does something very successful! Congrats Sly!

Kev

Report: “Expendables” casts wants Justin Bieber and Jean Claude Van Damme for sequel…

The cast of the “Expendables” is already speaking out about their ideas for casting for “The Expendables” sequel. Who do they want for the next film? They want Justin Bieber and they plan to try asking JCVD again.

Sly also says he’s already talking with Arnold and Bruce to reprise their roles.

MTV Movies Blog reports:

http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1646076/20100819/bieber_justin.jhtml

I’m not sure if they are joking or serious about their choice with Justin Bieber, but if they are serious on Justin, who would he play and what would they use him for? Barney Ross (Sly’s character) has a son? I hope they’re joking about Justin Bieber, ’cause if he was casted, they might have to make “The Expendables” PG-13 rated so all the tweens can see their hero in the film. I don’t think we’d want that do we? Judging by the video MTV posted, I think they are joking.

Terry should be more careful when he says, “I want Justin Bieber’s ass”. I know Terry meant to say he wants to fight him, but some might take that out of context since Justin is a young kid.

Kev

Report: Finally, here is the truth of why JCVD and Steven Seagal turned down, “The Expendables”…

Everybody wanted Steven Seagal and JCVD for “The Expendables” but both of those men, turned the movie down. Why? Because JCVD was originally written to have a fight scene with Jet Li, but Jean Claude didn’t want to lose a fight to a short guy. Steven Seagal, however, wasn’t into this whole action comedy thing.

More on it here:

http://www.cinematical.com/2010/08/17/van-damme-seagal-the-expendables-stallone/

To be fair to JC, I’m kind of on his side. People may hate JC turning down the movie because of his huge ego problem, but hey, all movie stars have egos right? Sly is the biggest ego here and he admits it. It would be kind of silly for JC losing a fight to Jet Li. JC is a martial arts expert, well, Jet Li is too but having JC losing to Jet would be a little embarrassing. Really think about it. It was better for Dolph to do it instead.

Who knows, maybe Sly will actually try to get JCVD for the sequel? Maybe they can negotiate and make a deal. Bury the hatchet, so they can make fans happy that JC should be in the next movie. The internet wants JC in “The Expendables”, everyone wants him, but don’t get your hopes up. Maybe Jean Claude will agree to star in “Expendables 2” after the huge internet popularity with him wanting to be in it.

Sly doesn’t  like JC too much, I don’t know. We’ll have to wait and see what happens. Sly might try to talk him into the sequel again. I always wanted to see Sly and Jean Claude work together myself. We’ll just have to cross our fingers for now.

Kev

Film Review: The Expendables

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Dolph Lundgren, Jet Li, Jason Statham, Randy Couture, Terry Crews, Eric Roberts, and more.

Directed by: Sylvester Stallone

Yes, so I finally got my chance to see, “The Expendables” today. I didn’t do much shopping for myself at the mall today. All I bought was Dave Mustaine’s new book, that was about it. Anyway, on with my review…

Plot/Synopsis: A group of Mercernaries has been deployed to Somalia to stop pirates from killing hostages. After that brief incident, Barney Ross (Sly’s character) meets with Church (Willis) and Trench (Schwarzenegger) to give Barney a mission that he needs to take the Expendables group to Vilena (a fictional South American country), to take down a dictator.  However, the dictator has henchmen to protect him and the Expendables must fight there way to take down the dictator.

My thoughts on the film? It was nothing mind blowing and nothing amazing. Just your typical popcorn action movie. The plot was simple and kind of silly. The dialogue spoken in the movie was short and simple like most Sly movies are. The writing wasn’t the best, but I loved the action. The action scenes were a fun ride. While I did enjoy the movie a lot, I had a few disappointments.

Lets get the disappointments out of the way before I start talking about what I liked about the movie:

  • No sex scenes and no female nudity – Ok, I know Sly’s goal with the movie was that he wanted this film to be for strictly men. There were hot babes in the movie, yes, there was Giselle Itie, Charisma Charpenter and Mickey Rourke had a hot blonde chick in the flick, but there were no make out scenes at all. No naked tits & ass, no nothing. Time out Sly, if you’re going to make a movie for men, consider a few sex scenes and naked boobies! It’s not a complete man film without that stuff! Sorry Sly, consider this for the sequel please?
  • Jet Li had very little screen time – Jet Li’s character, Yin Yang was the ultimate bad ass out of all the characters! It’s a shame he wasn’t used much. Jet Li was used for the shooting scene on a truck and he had a fight scene with Dolph Lundgren, that was it.
  • Jason Statham had too much screen time more than any other character. It seemed that this film was more about Jason’s character, Lee Christmas, he was the leading character and not Barney Ross?
  • Blood was CGI. The blood in the movie was so fake and cartoonish looking.
  • Eric Roberts wasn’t a good villain for this movie. I was kind of bored of that role.

What I liked about the film?

  • The Arnold, Bruce and Sly scene.
  • The action was pretty good. Plenty of explosions, gun shooting, and car chases.
  • Stone Cold’s villain character was better than Eric Roberts. Stone Cold was the real badass. It made you really want to hate the guy. It reminded me back when Stone Cold was heel back in his WWE days. Stone Cold didn’t talk much in the movie either, he just stared at the camera throughout most of the movie and when he did speak he seemed like he really was in his Stone Cold character. Awesome!
  • Sly goes shirtless in the tattoo scene with Mickey Rourke. Sly didn’t go shirtless in “Rambo”, but he did in this movie. Sly’ is in impressive shape for a guy his age.
  • Seeing Dolph Lundgren on the big screen again. It was so weird seeing Dolph on the big screen again but awesome at the same time. I’m very happy to see Dolph back where he belongs. Hopefully this film will help Dolph get more big screen movies and no more straight to DVD. I always liked Dolph. It was good to see him and Sly team again. Dolph’s acting in this film was pretty decent too.

Not a bad flick, but it could use some improvements. Hopefully Sly will make the sequel better!

Score for “The Expendables” = *** (3 stars as in “good”)

Kev

“The Expendables” is Sly’s biggest opening weekend film ever!!!

Check it out:

https://secure.boxofficemojo.com/people/chart/?view=Writer&id=sylvesterstallone.htm

Turns out that “The Expendables” ended up being Sly’s most successful film ever for the opening weekend in box office mojo. Well, look like we’re definitely getting a sequel on the way for sure.

I still haven’t seen the movie yet, I plan to see it tomorrow afternoon.

I’m very happy for Sly. He’s worked so hard for his entire film career to get a huge hit and he finally has one. I bet Sly is out of his mind and speechless right now. He’s probably celebrating his ass off with his wife and kids at home.

We’ll wait to see how this film does world wide when this film hits overseas internationally. This is really amazing for Sly. For years, muscle guys in action movies has always been an easy target by haters and media. This time muscle guys in action movies is a success. A lot of people didn’t think Sly could make a hit movie on his own with him writing and directing, but he certainly did prove everyone wrong! Take that Sly haters!

Kev

Report: As expected, “The Expendables’ is a HIT! Congrats Sly!!!!

This is no surprise to me and I’m sure this is no surprise to everyone else. “The Expendables” is a hit. The film made around 13.3 – 13.5 million in the box office Friday, beating “Scott Pilgrim” and Julia Roberts new movie. The Expendables was marketed heavily everywhere, even on sports and ppv channels!

Like usual, the film is getting mixed reviews by movie fans. Some love it and some hate it. It’s like that every time Sly releases a new film. I still haven’t seen it yet. I will probably see it Monday on my day off of work. Sly finally has a huge hit after all these years!!!

I’m sure they’ll be quick on announcing the sequel soon. Can’t wait to see the movie!!!

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/news/e3id4800d851700dee91f54c4cd252a9d9a

Kev

Report: Sly already planning “Expendables” sequel if first one does well in box office…

Stallone says, he is already planning a sequel to “The Expendables” if the first one does well in box office. He also says, he already has an idea for the story for the next movie. If “The Expendables” does well in box office, don’t be surprised if “The Expendables 2” could be Sly’s next project.

More on it here:

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/movies/2010/08/stallone-has-sequel-idea-ready-as-expendables-heads-towards-big-opening.html

What actors would you like to see in the next, “Expendables” movie? I’m sure Sly will try to bring back Jason, Dolph, Jet, Randy, and Steve Austin for the next movie. Hopefully when Arnold’s done with governor, Arnie can play throughout the whole movie next time. Maybe Bruce Willis can get more screen time too.

What about other actors? I’d like to see Kurt Russell get added to the cast. I also want to see George Clooney, Robert Deniro, Nicolas Cage and maybe Mark Wahlberg. What about muscle guys? I’m thinking Tyler Mane might be good. Tyler Mane is the huge big guy that plays Micheal Myers in Rob Zombie’s Halloween and he was also in the “X-Men” movies for a few films. Maybe WWE superstar, John Cena. John Cena has been doing a lot of acting in films as of late, he might be a good addition to the Expendables cast. For another UFC guy, I’d say, Quinton Rampage Jackson? Quinton did a good job in the A-Team movie, so why not add him to the Expendables?

Can’t wait to see the movie soon!

Kev

How Sylvester Stallone saved his almost destroyed career….

So Sylvester Stallone is in the mainstream of Hollywood again. Before the film, “Rocky Balboa”, Sly’s career was almost dead. It seems that everyone forgot who the man was. Before “Rocky Balboa” Sly’s last big screen movie, was “Driven”, a movie about race cars that was directed by Renny Harlin. The film “Driven” was a failure, a box office flop. Why did it fail? Simply because the movie was bad and Sly didn’t star the lead in it, Sly was only in “Driven” for a small role. After “Driven” was released, Sly began doing movies for the independent industry of film aka indie films for straight to DVD. His next few straight to DVD films, were “D-Tox/Eye See You”, “Avenging Angello”, and “Shade”. Those films really didn’t go anywhere either.

So what could Sly do to save his dying career? That’s right, star in a movie for children, which he starred in, “Spy Kids 3D: Game Over”, he played the main villain, the Toymaker. Sly played several different roles at once in that film as a matter of fact. “Spy Kids 3D” was obviously a huge success as it helped bring Sly back in the mainstream just a little bit. Shortly after the film, Sly announced shocking news that he had plans for a “Rocky 6” which is now titled, “Rocky Balboa”. Sly had a long battle against MGM to release “Rocky Balboa” ’cause they wouldn’t work on it because of Sly’s age. They felt like he was too old for the character. Now that Sly and MGM are on good terms, they released the film. “Rocky Balboa” did well in box office, but it wasn’t a huge hit as everyone hoped it would.

Next, Sly decides to try and bring Rambo back to the big screen for the fourth time. The film “Rambo” did pretty well in box office, did a little better than “Rocky Balboa”. After the success of Rocky and Rambo being back, Sly got a deal with Nu-Image Milllenium to make a few more films with them. So Sly came up with an idea of making an action movie full of other action stars, which is “The Expendables”. Sly’s been working on “The Expendables” for the past couple of years, and now it is finally here. Will the “Expendables” movie do better than the new “Rocky” and “Rambo”? Sly making “The Expendables” is just his way of seeing what he can do outside of Rocky and Rambo.

I predict that “The Expendables” will be Sly’s biggest film, since “Rambo: First Blood part II”. It’ll be bigger than “Demolition Man” and “Cliffhanger” as well. Will the “Expendables” top Christopher Nolan’s movie, “Inception”? Definitely. Could “The Expendables” top the “Dark Knight” or even, “Avatar”? I don’t think it’ll go up that far world wide, but maybe “The Expendables” can actually make the top ten.Sly doing Spy Kids was a good move. It may have been silly and goofy for Sly to star in a kids film like that, but if Sly didn’t star in Spy Kids at all, then Rocky and Rambo wouldn’t have came back, and the Expendables wouldn’t have been made. Sly would still be doing straight to DVD movies if he didn’t do Spy Kids.

You gotta ask, what’s next for Sly after, “The Expendables”? I’m not sure yet. Sly hasn’t announced his next project yet, although he has talked about doing the Gotti movie, the Death Wish remake, and the Edgar Allan Poe biopic. He also talked about an “Expendables” sequel at times as well. Nothing’s been confirmed yet. Will Sly continue to be box office king after “The Expendables”? I think he will.

This movie will especially help Dolph Lundgren’s career as well. Dolph directed straight to DVD stuff for most of his life, and maybe his future films will get big screen treatment because of the “Expendables” movie. The “Expendables” film will give all actors in the film good opportunities for their future. Steve Austin retired from wrestling so he can focus on an acting career. Steve appeared in films such “The Longest Yard” and “The Condemned”. He starred in a few straight to DVD movies as well, such as “Damage” and “The Stranger”. “The Expendables” will help Steve Austin’s career get bigger as well. The same with Randy Couture. Other than Randy’s UFC career, Randy does star in a few films here and there, but mostly independent films such as “Red Belt” and “Scorpion King 2”. I think “The Expendables” will help Randy get into more big mainstream films in the future. Jet Li has always been known as a huge icon. Mickey Rourke is well known too, but with his movies like “The Wrestler” and “The Expendables” helped him get into “Iron Man 2” and many other big films. Jason Statham has always been well known, he’s done action movies such as “The Transporter’, “Crank” and others but they weren’t as big and mainstream. “The Expendables” will help Jason become a household name like Sly. Terry Crews is an underrated actor that no one knows about, and now that guy is everywhere in the media.

I can’t wait to see, “The Expendables” movie, I’ve been waiting a long time to see this. Sly is finally back to where he is, doing action movies with him as the leading star. I’m sure Sly will announce his next project when ever he’s done promoting, “The Expendables”. I think Sly will announce his next project sometime this fall. Looking forward to seeing the film this weekend!!! 🙂

Kev