Plans for a fourth “Expendables” film might really be falling apart now as Arnold Schwarzenegger says he no longer wants to do the movie either!
“There is no Expendables without Sly,” Schwarzenegger said. “I would never do the movie without him, no.”
That said, it may not all come down to Stallone’s movements for Schwarzenegger. He also commented that he wouldn’t appear in the movie unless he was happy with the script and his character.
“You know, I think the first and second one were terrific,” he said of the first two “Expendables” installments. “But, the third one, I thought my part was not written well. It was also not playing well in the movie, as far as I was concerned. Maybe other people believed differently. But I didn’t believe that I had any value in the movie. I love the franchise, by the way. I think it’s a spectacular franchise, The Expendables. I think that Sly has good ideas, what he wants to do with it, and I think if they write a really good script [in] which my part is very well-developed, I would do it. If not, then I won’t do it.”
He added “I have not seen the script; I don’t even know if there is a script, even though they want to shoot in August again, like they usually do.”
News of Stallone’s dropping out first broke at the end of last week. Word has it he and Nu Image/Millennium chief Avi Lerner couldn’t find common ground on a new director, on the script, and on certain qualitative elements of the film.