After turning down an appearance in The Expendables 2 due to scheduling conflicts, Jackie Chan has confirmed that he will star in the franchise’s third installment, according to Yahoo. During a recent press conference in Kuala Lumpur, the action movie veteran had this to say about how this all came to be:

Sly had invited me to be in Expendables 2 but I was too busy filming CZ12 and couldn't make a commitment to the film. But he did extend his invitation to the third movie, which I agreed on the condition that I will be appearing as more than just a minor role with a few scenes

Chan has recently stated that he will be retiring from action movies soon, but with this news, plus his role in a few more upcoming action films, it seems like he has backtracked on that proclamation. It will be interesting to see how The Expendables 3 can fit in Chan on top of all of the other actors already signed up for the movie.

Are there any other old school action stars that you would you like to see join the ranks of Stallone’s testosterone-fueled franchise? Let us know.

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[via Yahoo!]