After playing a bit of a guessing game with his followers, Sylvester Stallone confirmed that Australian filmmaker Patrick Hughes will direct The Expendables 3. Here are a few of the tweets that Sylvester Stallone sent out over the past few days.
Found an EXCITING director... Things sometimes happen for a Reason....Okay?— Sylvester Stallone (@TheSlyStallone) April 20, 2013
My best PURE ACTION FILM-The last RAMBO- I want this one too top it and I believe it will with NEW BLOOD...— Sylvester Stallone (@TheSlyStallone) April 20, 2013
Ok .. Last HINTHe is NEW.. the last film he didwas more RED than BLUE...— Sylvester Stallone (@TheSlyStallone) April 23, 2013
RentRED HILL.Great Movie!!500,000 budget 20 day shoot, Amazing - ROCKY was 850,000 and 25 days , Good OMEN!!!— Sylvester Stallone (@TheSlyStallone) April 23, 2013
Aside from Sylvester Stallone, who is returning as Barney Ross, no other actor has been confirmed for the sequel. Wesley Snipes and Jackie Chan have been mentioned as possible new additions, but nothing is set in stone yet. Dolph Lundgren revealed in January that production may begin as early as this fall.