“The Expendables 3” might be lining up a pretty impressive group of new actors to join the cast, but it turns out that not all of the big names from “The Expendables 2” are planning to return. In a new interview, Chuck Norris said that one “Expendables” film will be more than enough for him.
When speaking with Access Hollywood at “The Expendables 2” premiere, Norris admitted that he has no plans to return for future sequels.
“No, just number two. This is it for me,” he said. “It was special just to be able to do the film with guys I’ve known for many, many years and get a chance to get together and fight with them. It was a lot of fun. Plus getting a chance to meet Terry [Crews], who I hadn’t met before, and Jason Statham, who I hadn’t met. It was fun just to do that.”
At least Nicolas Cage is coming on board for number three, and there’s the possibility that Harrison Ford, Clint Eastwood, Mickey Rourke or Wesley Snipes join the film as well.
During producer Avi Lerner’s interview with Total Film earlier this month, he claimed that “all the existing stars” will return for “The Expendables 3.” It seems like it was Norris who wanted to sit this one out instead of the filmmakers not having a place for him, and we can’t fault the action star for that. After all, there are many other actors who could take his place.
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