Harrison Ford is stepping in to play a new character in "The Expendables 3," much to the delight of Sylvester Stallone, apparently. On Tuesday, he tweeted the Ford news, along with the fact that Bruce Willis won't be returning for the third installment.
When casting news broke Tuesday, Stallone took to Twitter to "celebrate":
WILLIS OUT... HARRISON FORD IN !!!! GREAT NEWS !!!!! Been waiting years for this!!!!-- Sylvester Stallone (@TheSlyStallone) August 6, 2013
GREEDY AND LAZY ...... A SURE FORMULA FOR CAREER FAILURE-- Sylvester Stallone (@TheSlyStallone) August 6, 2013
Stallone's rep told the Huffington Post that the actor's "greedy" and "lazy" comments were directed at Willis. So far, no word from Willis, but this sounds like bad action-star brawl just waiting to happen. According to The Wrap, Ford won't replace Willis' character, but will have a new role. And although he's taken on various parts through the years, Ford has had some action movie experience with the "Indiana Jones" franchise, "Patriot Games" and "Clear and Present Danger."
"The Expendables 2," which hit theaters last summer, starred a slew of action stars, including Stallone, Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Chuck Norris, Jet Li, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren and Jean-Claude Van Damme. "The Expendables 3" will begin shooting this month with familiar "Expendables" actors Schwarzenegger and Stallone, along with new addition, Ford. There's talk that Mel Gibson could join, too, but that hasn't been confirmed. Wesley Snipes and Milla Jovovich are also attached the project, which is excepted out Aug. 15, 2014.