Ever since it debuted in 2010, The Expendables franchise has become the retirement home for aging action stars to prove that they still have a little gas left in the tank. Now, in a passionate essay about the series on his Facebook page, Sylvester Stallone has confirmed that Nicolas Cage will be joining the cast of The Expendables 3. Check out what he said below:


We are preparing the film with the same passion and commitment as the previous two. We have confirmed Nicolas Cage, a master actor who gives a veneer intellectual group. Hopefully we can realize to Harrison Ford, Wesley Snipes and Mickey Rourke. That is the great mission of the producer. We will continue with the same narrative scheme, the agility and the frenzy, which are inher ent to the saga. What will definitely be the last? I can not guarantee. In principle it would be two deliveries, but the affection of the people encouraged us to work on a third. I guess as long as we amused ourselves by offering fun and people, we can continue playing 'The Expendables'. For now we are not as expendable as it should and as some critics want.

Sly Stallone

While the inclusion of Cage always makes for an interesting movie, Sly is still holding out hope for Harrison Ford, Wesley Snipes, and Mickey Rourke as well. With that much age and testosterone in one film, this could be the type of movie that old school action junkies have been hoping for since the first Expendables was announced. We just hope the producers have enough Metamucil to go around.

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