"Last Saturday, Lionsgate hosted a press conference for the movie and a reporter asked Stallone if he planned on continuing to add Asian actors to the cast in future Expendables sequels. Stallone replied by saying “YES!” and that he really wanted Jackie Chan to be a part of the third film’s cast, but unfortunately, Chan’s schedule was so booked that he did not have as few as three days open in his schedule to do any filming. Stallone added that he will try his best to have him on board for the next film."
Chan was interviewed by denofgeek and the subject of Expendables 4 came up,
It’s just possible, then, that if Stallone writes a beefy enough role for Jackie Chan, then the venerable action star could finally make his debut in the franchise - assuming a fourth Expendables happens at all, of course."
What do you think guys, do you want to see Chan in an Expendables 4? Let us know in the comments below!
Here's the plot for those interested,
“A Midwestern farmer stays by the side of his beloved teenage daughter even as she slowly turns into a cannibalistic zombie, in this daring, genre-bending debut feature.”
Our Shawn Gordon wrote this as a tribute to the man,
"I thought that I would share some thoughts about the movie producer and filmmaker who was so much a part of 80's action cinema.
It is with a heavy heart that I report the passing of the legendary Menaham Golan, on August 8, 2014, he was 85. I would have to give Golan, credit for helping develop my taste in movies at a young age, he bridged the gap between high art and low brow, which are still the sort of movies I enjoy today. Undoubtedly learning a think or two about mixing art and schlock under his apprenticeship for Roger Corman.
Along with his cousin Yoram Globus, they purchased an ailing British company called Cannon Films, which became instrumental in the early development of the home video revolution. Golan’s movies did live long at the box office, but where immortal on home video. Many of his titles can still be purchased easily at stores like Wal-Mart.
Most famous for producing Charles Bronson and Chuck Norris “classics” of the 80’s, not to mention star vehicles for Sylvester Stallone, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren, Christopher Reeve and Mickey Rourke, as well as directing the likes of “The Delta Force” and “Over the Top”. Golan also a writer, produced “art” films for John Cassavetes (Love Streams), Robert Altman (Fool For Love) and Jean-Luc Godard (King Lear). Some of my favorite Golan-Globus productions like “Runaway Train”, “52 Pick-up” and “Street Smart”, fall somewhere in between.
Perhaps one of the last B movie moguls, schlock master doesn’t really apply, that negative term is reserved for the hacksters at companies like The Asylum. Today’s “B” movie makers seem to be unfamiliar with the idea of a good time, they just mealy want product to dupe customers with. Golan, first and foremost, was a movie lover and it showed in his body of work. Golan left many lasting memories with those of us who grew up in the generation of VHS tapes.
What follows is a list of “the essential Menahem Golan”, it reflects only my personal opinion, but one that tries to get to the heart of what the great man was all about and why he holds a special place in my and others hearts.
Operation: Thunderbolt (1977), also director), Death Wish (1982), That Championship Season (1982), 10 to Midnight (1983), Ninja III: The Domination (1983), Missing In Action (1984), The Naked Face (1984), Maria’s Lovers (1984), Love Streams (1984), Grace Quigley (1984), Death Wish 3 (1985), Missing In Action 2: The Beginning (1985), Runaway Train (1985), Invasion U.S.A (1985), Lifeforce (1985), Fool For Love (1985), The Delta Force (1986; also director), Murphy’s Law (1986), Cobra (1986), The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986), Avenging Force (1986), 52 Pick-up (1986), Street Smart (1987), Barfly (1987), Tough Guys Don’t Dance (1987), Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987), Masters of the Universe (1987), Bloodsport (1988), Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects (1989), Cyborg (1989), The Phantom of the Opera (1989), Night of the Living Dead (1990)"
Also R.I.P Robin Williams