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Stallone wants Rock in Expendables

Published 12/08/2014 | 13:20

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Sylvester Stallone reckons Dwayne Johnson would be a good addition to The Expendables cast

Sylvester Stallone has said he would welcome Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson into The Expendables.

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The Hercules and Fast And Furious star has hinted he would like to join the action franchise, but as a rival to Sly's team of mercenaries, which includes Jason Statham, Terry Crews and Dolph Lundgren. He previously said in a Reddit Ask Me Anything chat: "I don't want to be on their team and be buddies with them. I want to hunt every single one of them down..."

Sly said: " The Rock would be fantastic. I think he would be more of a guest villain or he would have his own group like Arnold (Schwarzenegger) - Arnold's like a competitor mercenary."

The filmmaker, who co-wrote and co-produced the films, already has some ideas for The Expendables 4.

He teased: "There seems to be a lot of unrest in certain hotspots in the world. That's what we'll focus on."

Harrison Ford, Antonio Banderas, Wesley Snipes and Mel Gibson have joined the star-studded cast of The Expendables 3, alongside a younger generation of stars such as Kellan Lutz, Ronda Rousey and Victor Ortiz.

"It's a circus, it really is a high concept," said Sly. "And the thing now is, what's next? Do you keep raising the bar? Pretty soon, there'll be no room on the poster. It should be a fold-out poster."

The Rambo actor said there could be a number of spin-offs featuring the young guns, Terry's character Hale Caesar and Antonio's alter-ego Galgo.

"The young Expendables could go on their way, Antonio could have his brief and Hale Caesar... Then you bring us back for the 'big' event. That was a pipe dream. It may still come to fruition, it may still happen," he said.

:: The Expendables 3 opens in cinemas on August 14.

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