Sylvester Stallone Wants Bruce Willis to Play a “Super Villain” in THE EXPENDABLES Sequel

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Per the source of any/all relevant breaking news, Twitter, Sylvester Stallone is not only already planning The Expendables sequel, he is wining and dining Bruce Willis as a potential cast member.  Stallone recently tweeted:

“Had dinner with Bruce Willis last night. I want him in EXPENDABLES II as a super villain. What do you think?”

What do I think, Sly?  For starters, I think you should stop boasting about having dinner with Bruce Willis.  No one likes a braggart.  In regards to the film, I’m all for Bruce Willis doing whatever the hell he wants to do (the dude’s Bruce Willis).  That said, isn’t there an aging WWE star and/or Ultimate Fighting Champion that “acts” on the side and who would probably keep the film’s overhead lower (the ten year old kid in me votes for “The Undertaker”)?  I mean, it’s not like The Expendables sequel isn’t going to rule the box office for a couple of weeks or so regardless of its antagonist.

This, of course, is just my opinion.  What are your thoughts on a sequel to The Expendables and its “super villain?”  Sly wants your input directly so feel free to leave it in the comments.




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  • Jacob

    It’s hardly name-dropping for Sly to say he’s had dinner with Bruce Willis. They’re both A-listers, man.

  • Anonymous

    “Braggart”? You do realize the man used to be business partners with Willis from the Planet Hollywood restaurants? Tweeting he had dinner with Willis is as much bragging as me tweeting I had dinner with a friend of mine.

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  • J.J.

    The term “super villain” seems like hyperbole but I can see Willis playling the villain role. A CIA “hatchet” man with a score to settle seems like the way to go. A goverment funded Lex Luther type (not a crack on the bald thing, I swear). What would be completely bad ass is if Stallone can convince Sean Connery to come out of retirement and have him play the villain. A former superspy of the cold war era who now leads a team of master assassins. The Expendables vs The Exterminators.

  • Gatortade_guzzler

    Christopher Walken…..end of story

  • NYCKHW

    Christopher Walken,Chuck Norris,Vandam,Rudy piper

  • Angmal

    Yes, glad I’m not the only one who was disappointed by the bitter tone of this entire article. Just because one film was more commercially successful than another that this site has been promoting endlessly, there’s no need to be such sore ‘losers’. Stallone has been a has-been for a decade – let the guy enjoy his comeback for Pete’s sake. Plenty of people liked The Expendables and are looking forward to the next one, which will hopefully fulfill the potential of the action all-star concept. Considering one of the primary grumbles was that Willis and Ahnuld only had cameos, the fact that Sly is planning on giving Willis a proper, substantial part in the next one surely indicates he is listening to criticism and trying to deliver a better sequel?

  • http://www.collider.com Jason Barr

    They absolutely are. I was comparing/contrasting Sly’s awesome tweets about doing amazing things w/ my own less spectacular tweets.

    At worst, a poor attempt at humor.

    • Lex

      I got that immediately and laughed. Funny.

  • http://www.collider.com Jason Barr

    Please see above reply.

    Thanks for reading!

  • Brockybalboa

    Actually, it would make more sense to the storyline if Bruce Willis’s character, Mr. Church to become the main villain for the sequel. Mr. Church was the one who gave the Expendables the job to take down the dictactor. Maybe in the sequel, Mr. Church betrayed Barney Ross over something in the storyline. I like the idea of Bruce playing the villain for the next one.

    Sly and Bruce have been friends for years. They never starred in a movie together until now. You critics needs to stop being so negative against, Sly.

  • Marz

    Im happy with this whole event im 43 my pals and i talked about this for years and Sly did it (aside from the fact Van Damme acted like a dick and said no, maybe he’ll smart’en up this time and join the fun) what about Wesley Snipes and Carl Weathers that would really go over the top, ther way the roster was great and im excited to see whats next.

  • Marz

    oh yeah !!! Willis can do whatever, just keep it coming and show’em we better as we get older

  • http://twitter.com/Nathan_Stamper Nathaniel Stamper

    im excited about this. normally isnt my kind of film but i love sly’s boldness to make an action film thats homage to the 80′s action stars. it wont win any oscars but it will be great for his loyalist. i should prolly see the first film

  • Anonymous

    “For starters, I think you should stop boasting about having dinner with Bruce Willis. No one likes a braggart.” – Subjective, private opinion in the article. Idiot.

  • Anonymous

    It’s not the “bitter tone” as you called it, it is the perfect illustration of reterdization of an internet journalism sadly.

  • Dustin Mac

    I think the majority here has the right Idea. I for one am all about ol Brucy being a villain. Check this idea out…
    The movie picks up right where it left off…Sly and his team are back home. Word gets back to Mr. Church that they actually were successful, when in all reality he thought it a suicide mission, or a mission to make a point, then to be successful. Sly’s team is now a liability. Now Mr. Church hires Schwarzenegger’s crew to take out Sly’s crew, amazing bad assery ensues.
    This allows a whole new list of action hero’s to fill schwarzeneggers team, and the ultimate battle at the end, well that would be one for the ages. To see Sly and Arny slug it out with each other, my head my exploide, but it would be a risk I’d be willing to take!

  • dylanosaur

    The Expendables vs. Predator!!!

  • Farmasingh

    wesley snipes! Bring back simon phoenix!

  • Jacob

    I started the brickbats flying, but let’s cut Jason a break here, folks. He explained he was just making a joke. I feel dumb for not getting it!

  • ThomasTye

    Would love anything and everything with Sly and Bruce…

  • Eric_trunk99

    Would be a nice change for Bruce, Sly is always the greatest, and I think they should have some other different action stars come in to spice up the new villains they should have.

  • Guest

    I know sarcasm and such is hard to present in writing, but still… this kinda seems like one of those situations where you catch flack and then say “oh hey I was just kidding”. Collider on the whole has been rather bitter towards this movie when it whomped their pet Scott Pilgrim so I’m more inclined to expect said comment to have been a nasty remark rather than a really obscured attempt at humor. Still, I don’t think there’s a need for some of these nastier remarks.

    I can’t see Bruce Willis as a bad guy, if you ask me the right course of action would be to create a dream-team roster of bad guys for the sequel.

  • Zieg77

    Vin diesel, daniel craig, Clint Eastwood (Im aware hes old but hes The man w/ no name.) Chow Yun Fat would be awesome, but make his role better than poor Jett Li’s role in E1.
    If charles bronson was alive hed be great too.
    perhaps if big mouth mel gibson behaves for a while maybe hed work . (and cheap)
    I’d enjoy seeing some celebrity cameos, but I’d want to see them die.
    (kevin costner, Tom cruise, John travolta) – if these guys made it in i’d hope they have under 4 lines each and die close to the begining.

  • TT

    Well Sly, go out get Wesley, Carl, Van Damme, and Christopher Walken. Round out that group with maybe Clint Eastwood, Jackie Chan, and Vin Diesel. Top that by adding Chuck Norris, hell get Chuck Liddell…..set it up as one crew against another, good against bad. It would be nice to see some these do good guys play seriously evil bad guys. Spend the money to entertain the people, ’cause all but a select few don’t need it!!! Do the damn thing!!!

  • RomeoRomance

    What about Alan Rickman?

  • RomeoRomance

    What About Bolo Yeung and Carl Weathers?

  • Squatdude

    I love the idea of Willis becoming the bad guy. By the time this movie begins filming, Schwarzeneggar will be out of office. I think it would be great if his crew and the Expendables had to overcome the differences between the Schwarzeneggar and Stallone characters and combine efforts to subdue the Willis villian. Schwarzeneggar could reprise his role as John Matrix from Commando. His smart-alec performance in his cameo would fit that role.

  • Ron

    I say throw Dwayne the Rock Johnson in the mix of people who should come out in the sequal. what do you think?

  • Darkerider

    NOw your talking, get all of them!

  • http://www.collider.com Jason Barr

    Agreed. I actually think Johnson is a solid actor. I’m not saying I love every film he has done, but you can’t deny his charisma.

  • tj

    Wow. You’re one bitter man.

  • Dustin Mac

    Dude, you are right about Colldier hating on this movie. Its starting to get rediculous. I gave Matt Goldberg a bunch of crap about keeping Scott Pilgrim afloat and trashing The Expendables, where were you when I was commenting on the pilgrim posts!?! I got NO love when I said anything contrary about Scot Pilgrim. The super fans of that movie were super pissed off lol. Yeah, they need to stop talking about that film, im sure its good and all, but America didnt want to see it.

  • Deimantas

    If Bruce will play a role of villain then it will be awesome… :O coz it’s little bit boring when only movie stars are in good side ….and i think when people watching this kind of movie they want to see movie stars doing role of good and bad guys

  • Bratt99_

    any sequel needs van damme, snipes, and seagal

    • Anonymous

      VanDamme declined Sly’s generous offer. Snipes should be in jail (tax evasion), and Seagal won’t do it because the producer of The Expendables screwed over Seagal in the past. ALL great (and obvious) suggestions. But Karma says ‘no’ to these 3.

  • Dmrfilms

    JEAN CLAUDE VAN DAMME NEEDS TO BE IN THE MOVIE

  • Jarrod

    A sequel with an A-list group of bad guys vs. the already amazing bunch of heroes would be an amazing way to take this movie.

  • Barbarandroid

    I say let the group of washed up, talentless hacks enjoy their overhyped, awful action flicks. The first film was a cross between watching a pile of dried up dogshit, and ”The Losers.” Of course, the only positive thing I can say about ”The Losers,” that I can’t say about TE – the acting was above average.

    Enjoy, Sly.

  • Adolph

    Bruce Willis in Expendibles 2 sounds sweet!

    Jason Barr you sound like a Douche Bag. You and the “The Undertaker” can go make some Douchie gay babies together.

  • John Sawyer

    Oh, yeah! A second part of The Expendables will be so great! and more if Bruce had a major paper as a villain! Yes… they two are of the greatest actors ever… yeah!

    Our always hard guy Bruce do it like a bad guy… great… and more if fight againts Stallone… SYLVESTER STALLONE, YOU MUST BE DO THE SECOND PART…

  • Joe (aka a Screenwriter)

    and if Kurt Russell or Mel Gibson (who i dont thing so) was in the movie, that be mayor yet… or Chris Walken… come on, WALKEN do Dogs of War and hundreds of movies of action more… even he was on Pulp Fiction… Maybe Samuel L. Jackson be a nice guy for the movie… or Danny Trejo, or Steve Buscemi, or Michael Madsen like a villain… the great Madsen always is great…

    but, what i mean, is than WILLIS & STALLONE, must be do, at least, one movie more… dont your think so?

    • Ransomedavis

      hey lets not forget that guy from the original highlander, he has a psychotic look about him dont ya think ? great bad guy,

  • Orson Welles

    It should definitely be like a buddy comedy with Arnold and Sly. The two leaders have to team up together and fight Willis. That would be amazing. Arnold si really whgo should be in the next film. That’s what all action fans want.

  • Bwalsh012

    Gerard.

    FUCKING

    Butler.

    That is all.

  • Rackem

    bruce willis would be good as a super villian or kurt russell, but i would like to see chuck norris,van damme and stevan segal in the sequel

    • Ransomedavis

      the problem with van dame is he genuinely thinks he,s a bigger star than all these guys put together, i mean come on, the guys a legend – – – in his own mind !
      he gets the chance to star alongside real legends like sly, arnie, willis and other guys that are flavour of the moment statham and jet li and yet he shows dis respect to stallone with arrogance over the phone as claiming he,d only do it if given the scale of role given to statham oh and by the way he wasnt allowed to be beaten in a fight with anybody,
      come on dush bag ! know what side side your bread is buttered, stallone through him a lifeline and he delined and not politely, he must like his straight to dvd career lol.

  • Punktu8

    dude totally get Connery out of retirement to play the head of the organization in the shadows and Willis as his badass mercenary killer dude and throw Jackie Chan a small cameo as a weapons dealer who supplies them through Jet Li’s character as a contact I haven’t seen the movie yet but hopefully he didn’t die or anything….I know I know I haven’t seen it don’t throw my ideas out but damnit i’m gonna see it this weekend when my 5 year old is at grandmas

  • Dougpickering5

    Willis as the villain? That would be interesting. It’s been a while since I’ve seen him painfully over act. He’s done a lot of good movies over the past decade. Guy could make or break the movie. I say throw those dice!

  • TheWatcher

    What you’re saying is absolutely true, however, from another point of view: fuck that dude, I mean, common! Bruce Willis as the “super-villain”, like in sunglasses and shit? This needs to happen, right now. And give aHrold another couple of scenes, for fan service?

    - if you do that, and make aHnold say something subliminal about the Terminator, I will love you until the day I die.

  • TheWatcher

    What you’re saying is absolutely true, however, from another point of view: fuck that dude, I mean, common! Bruce Willis as the “super-villain”, like in sunglasses and shit? This needs to happen, right now. And give aHrold another couple of scenes, for fan service?

    - if you do that, and make aHnold say something subliminal about the Terminator, I will love you until the day I die.

  • TheWatcher

    holy shit, that is an awesome idea! have snipes play simon phoenix in the movie, which should be set in the time-line to before he got frozen by a different stallone in demolition man. really- screw continuity, just do it and fuck the details.

  • TheWatcher

    I think Seagal will be an excellent addition to The Expendables, he starred in Machete so that means he’ll do this – he sure as hell needs the exposure.

    • Ransomedavis

      with his expanding waist band he has plenty of exposure my friend lol

  • Social Faux-Pas

    Hey Jason Barr, stop whining like a little girl when someone disagrees with your article. You don’t always have to be right. You wanted peoples opinions, so here they are. Shut up, quit whining, and listen/read.

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