‘The Expendables 3’: Top 10 Facts You Need to Know

6. Jean-Claude Van Damme Was Also Set to Make a Return from the 2nd Film

Jean-Claude Van Damme

Actor Jean-Claude Van Damme.

Jean-Claude Van Damme’s character from the 2nd film was KIA (Killed in Action), but there were plans to bring him back under a new name for The Expendables 3. Instead of playing the deceased role of Jean Vilain, he was reportedly in talks with Stallone to play Jean’s brother Claude Vilain. This character addition never came to be, though.

7. Another Action Move Hero from the 2nd Film Also Won’t Be Making His Return

Chuck Norris.

Actor Chuck Norris.

Chuck Norris’ brief scene introduction scene was undoubtedly one of the coolest, fan-service worthy parts of The Expendables 2. Sadly, Mr. Norris won’t be returning to star in The Expendables 3.

8. The Film’s Director Happens to Be Working on an American Remake of Another Action Flick

Expendables 3 director Patrick Hughes is also working on the remake of an international action movie (The Raid) for Sony and Screen Gems. Creighton Rothenberger, Katrin Benedikt and Sylvester Stallone all contributed to teh film’s script.

9. The Rating Was Lowered in Order for it to Reach All Kinds of Action Move Fans

Expendables 3 Poster

While speaking with Deadline, Sylvester Stallone gave his reasoning behind The Expendables 3 PG-13 rating:

We want to reach as many people as possible. It’s very close to an R, believe me, it’s right there. But I think we owe it to the next generation. We thought we’d join that club for a while. Directors and actors are giving audiences what they want. I think we are exactly where we should be. Arnold, Mel and I, we belong to a different generation so we do what we understand… I believe it’s all a matter of evolution and eventually it will revert back.

10. A 4th Expendables Film is Reportedly in The Works Already

This news should come as no surprise – a 4th film is already in the works. In March 2014, former James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan announced that he will star in the film per an agreement with series producer Avi Lerner. Former pro wrestler Hulk Hogan even went on to say that he’d be starring in the 4th film, too.

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