While The Expendables 3 isn’t a sure thing (though it will be if the sequel makes bank), casting is already ramping up and getting super, super awesome. That vast bastion of genius insanity, that crazy-bones pile of ACTING TALENT that we all know and love that is Nicolas Cage is now attached to join the bursting-at-the-seams cast of the Expendables franchise. Obviously, there’s no word on the role he’d play or any details of the proposed third film, but I have my own little suggestion. Nicolas Cage plays a Fu-Machu-esque gunfighter, possibly Jet Li’s father, and he’s trapped behind enemy lines in whatever Asian country the Expendables decide they need to decimate for a paycheck.
Additionally, and almost more badassed-ly, the film’s producer Avi Lerner is looking to further expand the cast by adding Wesley Snipes, Harrison Ford, and the Man with No Name himself, Clint Eastwood. Look, at this point in their careers, I could take or leave Snipes and Ford in an action role. If they could get Clint Eastwood as the grizzled former commander with a penchant for six-shooters? Lord-a-mercy, the very idea of such a situation is making me overcome with the vapors.[Via Collider]