Sylvester Stallone has shed some light on whatâ€™ll be going down in the scene he shares with fellow action comrades Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis in his upcoming â€œThe Expendablesâ€.
Stallone tells EW the scene takes place in a church, where â€˜â€™Willisâ€™ nasty antagonist has summoned Stalloneâ€™s macho mercenary to finally meet him face-to-face, take measure of him, and possibly hire him for a death-defying mission. But just as the meeting gets under way and smartass smalltalk is made, in walks another killer-for-hire â€” Stalloneâ€™s longtime rival, who Willis has also invited to this job interviewâ€™â€™.
â€œBruce says â€˜Well, thereâ€™s one other person I want to talk to before I hire you,â€ says Stallone. â€œAnd then Arnold, who plays my old rival, walks in. We have a history together. And we go back and forth and I tell him that I should have shot him a long time ago when I had the chance. Then it goes on from there. And here we are, the three of us trying to man up to one another, playing off of who we are, using our baggage in this one scene.â€
Stalloneâ€™s rapt with the result.
â€œI was just looking at the dailies, saying, â€˜Jesus, this is amazing!â€™ I talked about this scene with these guys for a long time, but I never thought it would come to fruition.
â€œItâ€™s funny because between the three of us, if you add up all the box office and DVD rentals and all of that, thereâ€™s like $15 billion in that one scene!â€
Rumours surfaced a couple of years back that Producer Jerry Weintraub was trying to recruit Sly, Arnold and Bruce for a remake of â€œWestworldâ€. With Weintraub spotted on the set of â€œThe Expendablesâ€ last week, might such a project actually be on the cards? Yeah, I know, pipe dreamâ€¦ somehow I think we’ll have to do make do with the trio’s 5-minute teaming in “The Expendables”.
Meanwhile, if you havenâ€™t seen the latest trailer for â€œThe Expendablesâ€ you can check it out here