So says Jason Statham in an interview with Ain't It Cool News!! I've put the Expendables portion of the interview below but you can check it out in it's entirety HERE!! Let's hope this is true!!
The Kidd - I know that there’s been a lot of talk about doing another EXPENDABLES...
Jason Statham - Yeah...
The Kidd - ...and there’s rumors all over the place... Jackie Chan’s name has been brought up, Nicolas Cage has been brought up, John Woo’s name has been brought up to possibly direct it. And I know Stallone has been trying to figure out the pieces and the producers are trying to figure out what is going on with it next. Have they given you any type of indication about when they’re looking to do EXPENDABLES 3, or what type or story, or who’s going to be a part of it? Because you have a ton of projects that are all lined up, and I’m just curious about where it would slot in.
Jason Statham - That’ll be done over this summer... Somewhere, no one knows, this summer, is EXPENDABLES 3. The names that are bandied around are the ones that you just mentioned right then. Sly’s got such a way about him, and people want to work with him. You can’t say no to this guy because he’s so respected and so loved. For me he’s one of the great filmmakers. He’s a writer, director, actor...
The Kidd - Well yeah, you’re doing HOMEFRONT, which he wrote.
Jason Statham - Well yeah! He wrote that for himself, so I’ve got that... I’ve got the watchful eye of Sly putting that together. He just understands filmmaking. Y’know, you work for him and you’re just... You come away, you get so much experience by working alongside him. For me it’s... There’s no one made more of an impact on me than Sylvester Stallone. He’s just... you learn so much from him. He just knows how to do it. He’s fuckin’... He’s constantly writing... He’s a creative machine that just doesn’t stop, and he’s just fucking great at what he does.
The Kidd - Does that help you in terms of doing action films then? Especially doing THE EXPENDABLES, because you have all these guys that did action films before. Are you able to, when you come off the set or when you come off the project, are you able to learn almost in a kind of mentorship way from these guys about like, how the genre works a little bit better, how to improve it, how to make it better for the audiences...? Are there things that you’re able to take away from them?
Jason Statham - Yeah, you do. You listen and learn. You’ve gotta have ears when you’re working about these people otherwise you’re fuckin’ ignorant and stupid. Yeah... I bring a lot of things that just rattle around in my head just from being in the company of these guys. They’ve been there and done it and they’re still doing it. You’ve gotta learn from the best, right?
SYLVESTER STALLONE SEEKING COSTS OF THE EXPENDABLES LAWSUIT:
Jennifer Lopez heaps praise on Statham (Parker)