Thursday 26 April 2018

Bruce Willis appears at Comic-Con

Bruce Willis made a surprise appearance at Comic-Con
Bruce Willis made a surprise appearance at Comic-Con

Bruce Willis surprised fans at Comic-Con when he popped by the San Diego Convention Centre to thank Sylvester Stallone for casting him in The Expendables.

Stallone was also joined by his cast of tough guys to present the film on Thursday at the pop-culture convention. Steve Austin, Terry Crews, Randy Couture and Dolph Lundgren appeared alongside Stallone - the film's writer, director and star.

As Crews was introduced, he unbuttoned his shirt and made his pec muscles dance. He later did the same with his biceps. The former American football star described the film as "the manliest movie ever made" in which the actors did their own stunts and the fight scenes were real.

Austin broke Stallone's neck during one scene, sending the star to the hospital for surgery.

Lundgren, who sent Stallone into intensive care when they made Rocky IV together, said he was thrilled to work with the film-maker again and be part of such a big, tough cast. He said: "It was a great experience for me - one that only comes along once in your career."

Earlier, Will Ferrell kicked off the convention in costume. The funnyman stepped onto the stage decked out as his villainous animated character from the upcoming Dreamworks superhero tale Megamind.

Ferrell - donning blue facepaint and a bulbous helmet - also brought breakfast for the attendees, which numbered more than 6,000: a box of doughnuts and a jug of orange juice.

"I didn't think there would be so many of you," Ferrell joked.

Ferrell was joined by his costumeless co-stars Tina Fey and Jonah Hill.

When asked to name his real-life arch rival, Hill teased that Mel Gibon's ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva was his nemesis. "I just want to come out and officially support Mel," Hill deadpanned.

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