Last Saturday, Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger were finally in a movie together. While you’d think with their incredible resumes they’d have previously worked together, the fact is, the biggest action stars of the 80’s have never done a film together. But thanks to schedules finally coming together and a bit of luck, the three have filmed a cameo for “The Expendables” and the movie gets released next August. While we already knew they filmed in a Church in Los Angeles, we didn’t know how their characters knew each other. But thanks to Stallone doing a recent interview, the info has been revealed. If you’re trying to stay spoiler free, do not hit the jump. But if you want to know more…take a look:
According to Stallone (from Entertainment Weekly), Bruce Willis is the one who hires Stallone’s group for the mission and Schwarzenegger plays another killer for hire. While they only filmed for six hours on one day, their scene is going to be around five minutes in the movie.
Here’s part of what he said in the article:
“Bruce says ‘Well, there’s one other person I want to talk to before I hire you. And then Arnold, who plays my old rival, walks in. We have a history together. And we go back and forth and I tell him that I should have shot him a long time ago when I had the chance. Then it goes on from there. And here we are, the three of us trying to man up to one another, playing off of who we are, using our baggage in this one scene.”
“It’s probably going to be about 5 minutes of screen time.”
“We only had them for that one day and then Bruce had to go off to Istanbul and Arnold had to go back and do his governmental stuff. But I was impressed because they got up at 5:30 in the morning to do this.”
While the scene is only going to be a small part of the final film, I cannot wait to finally see these guys together on a movie screen. If you’re not with me on this…you’re dead on the inside. Seriously.
For those just tuning in, here’s a brief synopsis:
After years of coruption , murder of american hostages and betrayal of foreign policies, The US with the help of other Nations secretly put together a squad of its most trained millitary personal to finaly over throw the dictator who has caused devastation in South America for over 20 years. The team sets out on its mission to complete the assasination but with little help from the nations as they try to keep the mission secret. After they realize that there will be no outside help they rely on their own sources to fight not only the dictator’s army but also the Governments that set them up.