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20 Kick Ass Casting Suggestions For Expendables 3
Action veterans Sly must consider…

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With Sylvester Stallone tweeting some thoughts and updates on Expendables 3 last week, our thoughts turned to possible (and a few impossible) casting choices. We’ve kept this old school, so you won’t find a Rock or a Diesel here, but a few of our candidates still have action careers that survived post-'90s. Others… not so much. Sly also mentioned a desire for a young, sexy female star (who can blame him?) and some sort of Q-like young, male, geeky type. But suggestions for those are for another list… Here then, are our own thoughts – give us yours in the comments.

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20 Kick Ass Casting Suggestions For Expendables 3 | Wesley Snipes
Wesley Snipes

Who's that? A fine actor and a credible martial artist, Snipes made his action breakthrough in Passenger 57, and worked opposite Stallone on Demolition Man. He’s probably best known now for the Blade movies, although most people prefer to forget the third one. Snipes is currently serving a three-year jail sentence thanks to some tax issues, but should be out in July this year, and a project like the third Expendables would be just the thing to get him back in the game.

Last seen: Lots of straight-to-video stuff, but his supporting role in Antoine Fuqua’s Brooklyn’s Finest felt like a bit of a comeback.

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21 my list was better
I did a similar thing to this way back in August last year. Honestly, i think Empire has missed a few corkers. http://whatculture.com/film/15-badasses-we-would-like-t o-see-in-the-expendables-3.php More

Posted by hawaiiboy on Friday March 22, 2013, 16:46

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Come on Sly, get an awesome script together about a car load of drugs being smuggled in from Marseille and lure Gene Hackman out of retirement. Give him the bad guy role - what I would give to see Mr Hackman have just one more crack at the title. More

Posted by kojaksmoneybox on Friday March 22, 2013, 15:45

23 Reb Brown
Starred in virtually all direct-to-video knock-offs of major action hits during the 80's. Forgotten by virtually everyone on the Earth except for cult internet ranter The SpoonyOne. More

Posted by alsybroth on Friday March 22, 2013, 15:27

24 ONE MORE THING..
JACK...MOTHER F*** BAUER. *drops mike* More

Posted by dao_d8z on Friday March 22, 2013, 15:09

25 wow shitty list..
um..WESLEY SNIPES is the only viable option here..except maybe CAGE and TRAVOLTA as villians.. and where the hell is ANTONIO BANDERAS ?! come on guys...lol lol More

Posted by dao_d8z on Friday March 22, 2013, 15:01

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What about Mr Knightrider himself David Hasselhoff? if the expendables was intended to be cheesy, who is more cheesy than Michael Knight and KITT? definately agree Mr T needs to be in this. More

Posted by kopite on Friday March 22, 2013, 14:32

27 This list needs to be fatter..
Chow Yun Fat-ter! Charismatic, funny, heroic and let's be honest... one of the most expendable heroes in cinema, the guy often dies or is more than willing to die... he would bring genuine humour to these films... ship out dead weight Couture and bring in Chow! Or Anthony Wong as an insane villain... be great to see him in Western cinema! More

Posted by owenyunfat on Friday March 22, 2013, 14:26

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Definitely agree with both Empire's suggestion of Snipes and the above suggestion of Michael Biehn, both should appear at some point if they're doing this big action get together properly. Would also like to see Mark Dacascos (Drive, Crying Freeman) in a villainous role. I like most of the ideas in the article bar Connery (stay retired), cameos by Ford and Eastwood (perhaps as opposing figures in whatever conflict the Expendables are involved in) would be amazing, but Eastwood will never do it, Ford would have been a definite no as well, but I would have said the same about him appearing in Anchorman 2! More

Posted by Craigmustdie on Friday March 22, 2013, 13:40

29 Mr. T?
We've had one of Sly's main opponents, you've suggested Carl Weathers, so why no the other main Rocky foe? More

Posted by chapmancmc on Friday March 22, 2013, 13:08

30 Michael Beihn??
Surely the Beihn-ster, should be on this list too? Terminator, Aliens, The Rock? More

Posted by TPM007 on Friday March 22, 2013, 12:43

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