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Mel Gibson In Talks For Expendables 3
In talks to play the villain

10 June 2013  |  Written by Phil de Semlyen  |  Source: Showbiz411

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How I Spent My Summer Vacation

As the Expendables franchise dodders with stubborn muscularity towards its third instalment, the casting options seem to be dwindling. By our back-of-an-envelope calculations, the only remaining '80s action stars still mobile and capable of wielding weaponry are Michael Biehn, Mel Gibson and Jet from Gladiators. Well, Showbiz 411 is reporting that one of them has got the call on the Stallonephone. It's not Jet.

It's Gibson who's said to be in talks to play The Expendables 3's big bad. If this comes together it'll represent a possible first step on the long road to public rehabilitation for Gibson, adding Martin Riggs to a Planet Hollywood-esque cast roster that already boasts John Rambo, Ivan Drago, John McClane and John Matrix (there were a lot of Johns about in the '80s). Also on board are Nicholas Cage, Steven Seagal, Milla Jovovich and possibly Wesley Snipes and Jackie Chan.

Gibson, long seen as something of a pariah in Hollywood after a series of PR catastrophes, would be the man standing between Stallone's Barney Ross's soldiers of fortune and the cause of general righteousness and hand-grenade tossing. Australian director Patrick Hughes is directing with the whole shebang scheduled for US release on August 15, 2014.


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RE: Hold Gibson off for the next one
L: darkarius As much as it will likely be fun seeing Gibson playing bad guy, I for one would rather see them hold him off for the next one. The reason... Bat shit crazy Nic Cage. Let Cage loose as the main bad guy and we'd be in for loads of fun. ow about having them BOTH as bat shit crazy villains? Heck, bring in Danny Glover too! More

Posted by Cool Breeze at 19:55 on 11 June 2013 | Report This Post

Awsome!
Mad Mel is mental but you cannot deny that he's awesome in action films. I'd love to see him locking horns with Stallone and the gang. This has awesome written all over it. Screw the penance, bring the pain, El Gibbo! Frreeeedom! More

Posted by Silvio Mugabe at 14:35 on 11 June 2013 | Report This Post

Hold Gibson off for the next one
As much as it will likely be fun seeing Gibson playing bad guy, I for one would rather see them hold him off for the next one. The reason... Bat shit crazy Nic Cage. Let Cage loose as the main bad guy and we'd be in for loads of fun. More

Posted by darkarius at 13:40 on 11 June 2013 | Report This Post

Has Sly become the Saint of Lost Actors?
Rouke, Snipes, Dolph JCVD and now Gibson! The rate he's going he'll be the next Pope! Well, he is Italian! More

Posted by combourg at 10:27 on 11 June 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Mel Gibson In Talks For Expendables 3
I'd be very happy to see Mel do this. But he's got some serious penance to complete. More

Posted by DancingClown at 09:50 on 11 June 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Mel Gibson In Talks For Expendables 3
I don't think Mel should of sold himself so short!!. His How I spent my summer vacation was a decent little movie!. Maybe he simply isn't getting offered the decent roles, shame. More

Posted by Dannybohy at 09:13 on 11 June 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Mel Gibson In Talks For Expendables 3
L: MonsterCat Craig has an actual career and can act. I don't think he'd fit in. :D] More

Posted by UTB at 01:51 on 11 June 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Mel Gibson In Talks For Expendables 3
Craig has an actual career and can act. I don't think he'd fit in. More

Posted by MonsterCat at 01:31 on 11 June 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Mel Gibson In Talks For Expendables 3
Hows about Daniel Craig for casting in Expendables 3? Im serious.Iv always thought hed make a good Bond villain.How about having him play a baddie in EX3? More

Posted by Cool Breeze at 00:52 on 11 June 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Mel Gibson In Talks For Expendables 3
Don't forget Colin Farrell. He'd be great. More

Posted by rawlinson at 22:43 on 10 June 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Mel Gibson In Talks For Expendables 3
And Daniel Craig. Daniel would like totally have Sly in a fight. More

Posted by MonsterCat at 22:38 on 10 June 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Mel Gibson In Talks For Expendables 3
L: Cool Breeze Sly has mentioned previously that the third movie could be a '' passing of the torch '' kind of story.Hes said on Twitter that they are looking for younger guys to fill out the cast. onathan Rhys Meyers would be excellent. More

Posted by rawlinson at 22:29 on 10 June 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Mel Gibson In Talks For Expendables 3
Sly has mentioned previously that the third movie could be a '' passing of the torch '' kind of story.Hes said on Twitter that they are looking for younger guys to fill out the cast. Personally i hope he doesnt go too far on this.I think the Expendables cast is large enough already.Unless of course if that along with Mel, the likes of Snipes, Jovovich, Seagal, and Biehn fill out the Gibbos team of baddies. More

Posted by Cool Breeze at 22:25 on 10 June 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Mel Gibson In Talks For Expendables 3
L: matty_b I'm aware he's claimed that he's blocked me, so someone needs to quote me until he takes notice. serious, not even joking. cerely love to hear how he's not being a massive, massive hypocrite with these statements. I would dearly love to read his explanation, but suggest he'll either a) ignore it or b) weasel out of it. hat are you, a twelve year old girl? mg rofl More

Posted by MonsterCat at 22:20 on 10 June 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Mel Gibson In Talks For Expendables 3
None of which should really be taking place on the Board, because pointing out the blatant hypocrisy with regards to attacks on the personal lives of actors being shown by another user is, basically, a personal dispute. o could this please go back on topic? Thank you. More

Posted by elab49 at 22:18 on 10 June 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Mel Gibson In Talks For Expendables 3
L: matty_b I'm aware he's claimed that he's blocked me, so someone needs to quote me until he takes notice. And I'm serious, not even joking. I'd sincerely love to hear how he's not being a massive, massive hypocrite with these statements. I would dearly love to read his explanation, but suggest he'll either a) ignore it or b) weasel out of it. r c)accuse you of trolling. More

Posted by DancingClown at 22:18 on 10 June 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Mel Gibson In Talks For Expendables 3
I'm aware he's claimed that he's blocked me, so someone needs to quote me until he takes notice. And I'm serious, not even joking. I'd sincerely love to hear how he's not being a massive, massive hypocrite with these statements. I would dearly love to read his explanation, but suggest he'll either a) ignore it or b) weasel out of it. More

Posted by matty_b at 22:15 on 10 June 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Mel Gibson In Talks For Expendables 3
L: Cool Breeze Although known for playing '' heroic '' roles in 80s action films, He gave a terrific performance as the crazy Lt. Coffey in The Abyss. e most certainly did! More

Posted by DancingClown at 22:12 on 10 June 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Mel Gibson In Talks For Expendables 3
Matty and Breezy sittin' in a tree... More

Posted by MonsterCat at 22:12 on 10 June 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Mel Gibson In Talks For Expendables 3
If Mel does indeed get cast as the villain, they could cast Michael Biehn as his second in command or henchman or something. Although known for playing '' heroic '' roles in 80s action films, He gave a terrific performance as the crazy Lt. Coffey in The Abyss. More

Posted by Cool Breeze at 22:12 on 10 June 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Mel Gibson In Talks For Expendables 3
L: matty_b L: Cool Breeze We definetly need Mel back on our screens in action movies.True, he has gone off the rails quite a bit but hopefully he ( and the audience ) can put that behind him.The man is a great actor and action star.Seeing Sly and the team beat the crap out of him on screen could be a good way of him cinematically atoning for his sins. Heck they can call it Expendables 3: The Passion Of The Mel. h, really? So where's your high-and-mighty moral stance now when More

Posted by DancingClown at 22:10 on 10 June 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Mel Gibson In Talks For Expendables 3
L: rawlinson L: MonsterCat I do think it's interesting that an man with violent, misogynist, racist and anti-Semitic tendencies gets a pass, though. eah, but I can forgive Matty anything. :D] Well played, sir. Well played. L: MonsterCat L: matty_b L: Cool Breeze We definetly need Mel back on our screens in action movies.True, he has gone off the rails quite a bit but hopefully he ( and the audience ) can put that behind him.The man is a great act More

Posted by matty_b at 22:09 on 10 June 2013 | Report This Post

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Posted by MonsterCat at 21:58 on 10 June 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Mel Gibson In Talks For Expendables 3
L: MonsterCat I do think it's interesting that an man with violent, misogynist, racist and anti-Semitic tendencies gets a pass, though. eah, but I can forgive Matty anything. More

Posted by rawlinson at 21:56 on 10 June 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Mel Gibson In Talks For Expendables 3
I do think it's interesting that an man with violent, misogynist, racist and anti-Semitic tendencies gets a pass, though. More

Posted by MonsterCat at 21:55 on 10 June 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Mel Gibson In Talks For Expendables 3
L: MonsterCat L: matty_b L: Cool Breeze We definetly need Mel back on our screens in action movies.True, he has gone off the rails quite a bit but hopefully he ( and the audience ) can put that behind him.The man is a great actor and action star.Seeing Sly and the team beat the crap out of him on screen could be a good way of him cinematically atoning for his sins. Heck they can call it Expendables 3: The Passion Of The Mel. Oh, really? So where's your high-and- More

Posted by rawlinson at 21:48 on 10 June 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Mel Gibson In Talks For Expendables 3
L: matty_b L: Cool Breeze We definetly need Mel back on our screens in action movies.True, he has gone off the rails quite a bit but hopefully he ( and the audience ) can put that behind him.The man is a great actor and action star.Seeing Sly and the team beat the crap out of him on screen could be a good way of him cinematically atoning for his sins. Heck they can call it Expendables 3: The Passion Of The Mel. Oh, really? So where's your high-and-mighty moral stance now More

Posted by MonsterCat at 21:46 on 10 June 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Mel Gibson In Talks For Expendables 3
I think they should cast Jonathan Rhys Meyers. More

Posted by rawlinson at 21:46 on 10 June 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Mel Gibson In Talks For Expendables 3
L: Cool Breeze We definetly need Mel back on our screens in action movies.True, he has gone off the rails quite a bit but hopefully he ( and the audience ) can put that behind him.The man is a great actor and action star.Seeing Sly and the team beat the crap out of him on screen could be a good way of him cinematically atoning for his sins. Heck they can call it Expendables 3: The Passion Of The Mel. Oh, really? So where's your high-and-mighty moral stance now when it comes to an More

Posted by matty_b at 21:14 on 10 June 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Mel Gibson In Talks For Expendables 3
We definetly need Mel back on our screens in action movies.True, he has gone off the rails quite a bit but hopefully he ( and the audience ) can put that behind him.The man is a great actor and action star.Seeing Sly and the team beat the crap out of him on screen could be a good way of him cinematically atoning for his sins. Heck they can call it Expendables 3: The Passion Of The Mel. More

Posted by Cool Breeze at 20:32 on 10 June 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Mel Gibson In Talks For Expendables 3
I am SUPER STOKED to see Mel is joining the gang for the next one. Since the first I was wondering why he wasn't in them yet. Mixing Westley Snipes and him will be interesting. Mel has hd a struggle to get back, but I have always been a fan of his acting abilities. Many knock the expendables for is cheesy story and over the top kill counts and such, be you need to remember these movies are a throwback to the time in which that was what was popular in films, he is not trying to re-write the game More

Posted by bydabeachman at 18:34 on 10 June 2013 | Report This Post

did ANYONE like the first 2
why are these films so very very bad....woeful to be honest....can someone not come up with a good script for these guys More

Posted by Paddy Kieran at 17:16 on 10 June 2013 | Report This Post

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