"I don't think there's much left for me in The Expendables unless they were to cast me as the ultimate bad guy which I'd love to be."
We've said before that Hogan could make a great bad guy and that any new additions to EX4 should definitely be villains. Personally I'd love to see Hulk Hogan in the movie with his "NWO" look, if not as the main villain then as the top henchman.
You can hear the interview below, he also guarantees that having him in the movie would boost the box office...What do you think, want to see Rocky vs Thunderlips again in EX4? Let us know in the comments.
“I can’t talk about the plot – I’ve signed documents to say I’m not allowed to – but I play John Connor. Do you know the story?” he asks, somewhat unnecessarily. Yes, we know the story. “He’s Sarah Connor’s son, who’s supposed to save the world against Skynet. They’ve written three films, so it’s a trilogy. The script’s fucking super-cool, and that’s what I was drawn to when I first read it. [Producer] David Ellison and the Skydance team have brought on some fantastic writers and they’ve worked their arses off to come up with something that’s original but also plays within the world that exists.”
“...It’s an iconic role,” he enthuses. “It’s got a lot of paths and a lot of history to it, but I think we’re going to bring a lot more to this time round. John really features very heavily, particularly in this first one, and it’s going to surprise a lot of people with where it goes. The character of Arnold is written back into it, too, and it really works. It’s a big, massive epic, a huge film. Some of the sequences are the biggest things I’ve ever read.”
"While the film is still early in pre-production and without a director officially attached, STARLOG has learned that ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK will be, as per our source, “more team-based, as Snake Plissken traverses through a treacherous New York landscape with a rogues gallery of criminals who look to leave the island-turned-prison in exchange for the rescue of the captured U.S. President.”
According to our source, while the script had always had a team-dynamic to it, the emphasis has almost turned these supporting characters into co-leads. And while Snake Plissken is still looking to be the de facto leader of the team, it seems these characters will be a mix of the old and the new:
“Plissken’s team consists of Mina, a warzone journalist framed for murder and living in the shadows of New York as a scavenger; Cabbie, a schizophrenic travel guide who serves as comic relief; Gareth, the last surviving member of the President’s security detail who harbors a dangerous secret; and The Brain, Plissken’s former partner-in-crime who left him to die after a botched robbery."
"But just who might be donning the eyepatch as Plissken, you may ask? According to STARLOG’s source, Silver Pictures has a shortlist of actors narrowed down to three: Charlie Hunnam (PACIFIC RIM), Jon Bernthal (THE WALKING DEAD) and Dan Stevens (THE GUEST). While our source confirms none of the three have read for the role, he does confirm an offer will be made “any day now” and that “Hunnam is currently the top contender now that his run on SONS OF ANARCHY has concluded, although it is unclear if his commitments to PACIFIC RIM 2 will leave the actor unavailable.”
"while Silver Pictures still aims for ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK to jumpstart a trilogy for the character(s), the origin story aspect for the first film will be played down. “Snake’s past will be seen in brief glimpses throughout the film, blending into his reality via Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder,” adds our source."