When we saw some footage from Jackie Chan‘s forthcoming action thriller Chinese Zodiac, the stuntman and action veteran revealed that Sylvester Stallone asked him to take a part in The Expendables 2, but he couldn’t partake because of his commitment to the aforementioned personal project. But the good news is, fans who have been waiting for Chan to show up in the ensemble action franchise have finally gotten their wish. However, rather than having a small cameo role like Chuck Norris had in the second film (and he’s apparently not returning for another one), Chan wanted a bigger role in The Expendables 3. Read on!
Yahoo says Jackie Chan revealed this while at a press conference for Chinese Zodiac:
“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.”
In addition, apparently Chan asked Stallone if the third film could be more like a “buddy-buddy” movie (which I assume means that Stallone would have more of a sidekick in addition to a whole team), and he obliged. So does that mean Chan is Stallone’s sidekick in the film? I guess we’ll have to wait and see. Now if we could just find out if Harrison Ford, Wesley Snipes and Nicolas Cage are going to get in on the fun, that would be great. As of now, we’re still waiting to hear when The Expendables 3 might get off the ground, so stay tuned for any further updates and developments.