FROM COMBAT ASIA
Jean Claude Van Damme was at Lumpinee Stadium last night to see Somluck Kamsing’s decision loss to fellow veteran Jomhod Kiatadisak and made it clear that he still hopes to fight the Olympic Gold Medalist. Van Damme was in Kamsing’s corner for the fight with Jomhod and also offered a few words of encouragement to his prospective adversary backstage, apologizing that the much anticipated fight had yet to materialize. Speaking exclusively to Combat Asia he said,
“The only reason the fight didn’t happen was that I was filming the Expendables 2. I want to fight him next December in either Thailand or the Middle East and we will film episodes of me and him training for a website and the fight itself will also be shown live on the website so we should get 50 or 60 million viewers.”
One potential stumbling block could be Expendables 3 which is being filmed next year and, according to Van Damme, might mean the fight with Kamsing won’t happen until January 2014. He said he had no idea where he would be training but was adamant he was serious about getting in the ring with Kamsing and that had it not been for Expendables 2 the fight would already have taken place.
Well definitely don't take this as definitive confirmation but if JCVD is of the belief that he's returning for EXPENDABLES 3 then maybe it will happen. As for EX3 filming next year, I think that's extremely likely as I believe August 2014 is when EX3 will arrive. But time will tell, Sly is the one who will determine when it all comes to pass.
Al Pacino Up For EXPENDABLES 3?
On the question of 'Espress.de' if he would join 'Expendables 3' grinned the Oscar winner: "I stand at the ready Sly [. Sylvester Stallone , 66, who produced the films], I'm ready. " However, the Americans would have to back a gun in your hand, and so it has its difficulties. "No, I have no interest in weapons, if I have to use in the movie, I forget again and again afterwards, how can fire them and must For each role relearn. "
The film was handled terribly by Warner Bros and has had a lot of controversy surrounding it from the very beginning. I'm not saying it will be a bad film, I'm looking forward to it, but I believe it will do badly.
Bullet to the Head
- Sylvester Stallone has experienced a resurgence is his popularity in recent years with The Expendables films, Rambo and Rocky Balboa.
- Audiences aren't anywhere near as likely to line up for a Stallone film that isn't part of a pre-existing franchise or that doesn't have some sort of additional must-see element to it.
- Opening during Super Bowl weekend seems like the worst possible timing for an action film aimed at older male moviegoers.
- Being delayed by nearly a year typically isn't a good sign.