August 7th, 2013
02:31 PM ET
One thing is clear about the new casting shakeup in "The Expendables" franchise: star Sylvester Stallone is pretty thrilled about it.
The 67-year-old actor, who's appeared in the first two films about a team of mercenaries hired by the CIA, tweeted on Tuesday that Harrison Ford is joining the project. Here's the twist: his fellow franchise star Bruce Willis won't appear in the movie.
"WILLIS OUT... HARRISON FORD IN !!!!" Stallone said. "GREAT NEWS !!!!! Been waiting years for this!!!!"
It isn't clear what led to Willis' departure from the project - or what prompted Ford's commitment - but some have (perhaps wrongly) looked to Stallone's follow-up tweet as a hint.
After tweeting out his exclamation-laden casting announcement, the actor posted, "GREEDY AND LAZY ...... A SURE FORMULA FOR CAREER FAILURE."
The third "Expendables" film is slated to debut on August 15, 2014, and will also star Jason Statham, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Mickey Rourke. The first two "Expendables" movies have been a nice summer cash cow, with the last installment earning $300 million worldwide.
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