The Expendables 3 has been a sequel rife with disinformation, especially in regards to the cast. Fans are anxiously awaiting news on which legendary icon this third film in the franchise will dust off next. In /nicolas-cage-confirmed-for-the-expendables-3-harrison-ford-wesley-snipes-and-mickey-rourke-in-talks/early November, Sylvester Stallone confirmed that Nicolas Cage would be taking on a role, and that Harrison Ford and Wesley Snipes were also being considered for the cast. Then, /nicolas-cage-not-confirmed-for-the-expendables-3-says-sylvester-stallone/one day later, Sly revealed that an imposter had leaked that news and it wasn't true.

Now, we have word that Jackie Chan has been confirmed for a fairly substantial role in this franchise sequel, the actor himself announcing the news.

"Sly had invited me to be in The Expendables 2 but I was too busy filming Chinese Zodiac 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."

It's rumored that Jackie Chan has requested that this next film be a buddy-buddy movie, and that Sylvester Stallone has agreed to that request. This part sounds a little iffy, but apparently the screenplay is being rewritten to meet this specified criteria. The two previously appeared together in a spoof of buddy-buddy action movies alongside Whoopi Goldberg in the box office bomb An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn, which itself was directed by Alan Smithee.

Jackie Chan also revealed that his next film after The Expendables 3 will be another buddy comedy similar to Rush Hour, which will team him up with a counterpart from the West. Chris Tucker is interested in the script, tentatively titled Skip Tracers, but Chan isn't keen on teaming up with his pal for a new franchise, and he's not that interested in turning it into Rush Hour 4, either.

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"The script is currently [being] viewed by Chris Tucker. Personally, I feel that if he were to pick it up, it would be better if we turned it into Rush Hour 4 but I do think that three movies for the franchise is a perfect ending. It would be better to start a new buddy movie with someone new."
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