"The next one, I am telling you Justin Bieber is coming for The Expendables 4. That is for real."
We reached out to Crews to find out if there was any truth to this and he said it was just a joke.
So there you have it, you can stop panicking now! Justin Bieber will never join this franchise. (At least we hope not)
Dolph Lundgren as Max Gatling
Melanie Zanetti as Jude
Matt Doran as Reese
David Field as Duke
Jen Sung as Elvis (as Jen Kuo Sung)
Lydia Look as Lynn
"Cinematographer Eric Haase admits that the original idea for Welcome to the Jungle, an action comedy that stars Jean Claude Van Damme as Storm, an off-kilter ex-mercenary who leads an office teamwork leadership retreat, was to have L.A. double as an uninhabited tropical.
“That was less than ideal,” Haase smiles. So [director] Rob Meltzer and [producer] Justin Kanew did a little exploring and found the tax incentives in Puerto Rico would allow for this epic quality we wanted. Some of the humor is very absurd and we didn’t want the tone to get too broad. The movie goes to a dark place and I wanted the visual style to go right along with it and support this tone. Think Tropic Thunder.”
Welcome to the Jungle begins in a rather bleak office world dominated by bully Phil (Rob Heubel), which Haase decided to de-saturate – cool greens and cyans. “It’s not a happy place for Chris [Adam Brody],” Haase explains. “When the group gets to the jungle, however, he is able to take charge and we change to a much more rich and saturated look. Then, things start to devolve, as everything goes wrong and they get stuck on the island. Phil gains power and I introduce the cool tones again as he establishes his camp and tribe. By the end, the palette is again rather bleak and cool, until Chris and Phil fight in ‘the pit of destiny.’”
The film has been completed and should be available in the coming months!
As for Expendables 3, we got some young blood as the director, a very good Australian director called Patrick Hughes. So it’s back in L.A.. being edited. The first cut is four hours long. I told them, ‘Don’t touch a frame!’ (Laughs)
Check out our brand new Coming Soon page for Arnold Schwarzenegger's upcoming Terminator: Genesis! This page will constantly be updated as new information for the movie is released. To view the page click here
We also created a page for Skin Trade! Check that out here
In a sad note to end on a fellow Expendables news site announced it was closing it's doors yesterday and shutting down. The following is their final post,
Unfortunately, and with great sadness, I must announce that EXBlog is shutting down. While we’ve had great success in reaching a broad audience, it’s been challenging to sustain the resources needed to keep the Blog going.
Since the departure of the original founder and his main associates we have not been able to stay connected to the Expendables franchise with the latest updates, exclusive stories, or write compelling articles for the fans. The Blog is no longer serving its mission and has already lost some of its readers. With the popularity of the EX franchise there are many valuable fan sites out there that are doing a good job at bringing daily news to the fans, so we should not be missed.
They say all good things must come to an end. I suppose EXBlog now falls in that category as it is time to close this chapter and move on.
EXBlog was only able to launch and stay afloat through the contribution of dedicated fans who I would like to thank from the bottom of my heart - Jeff & Andrew.
And last but not least, thanks to all the fans of this blog who kept us going and gave us the motivation to make time in our busy lives to keep the news on EX3 flowing.
If you'd like to look back on our stories & articles, please note that this website will stay up. So, if you ever need your dose of the EX franchise, you can always take a moment and read one of our posts.
We will really miss you. I wish you, always, peace, love and "good action" in your lives, and enjoy EX3!"