Harrison Ford joins 'Expendables' as Willis exits
August 7th, 2013
02:31 PM ET

Harrison Ford joins 'Expendables' as Willis exits

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."

Noted, Stallone.

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.

Filed under: Bruce Willis • Casting Chronicles • Celebrities • movies

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  1. 9500


    August 9, 2013 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
  2. J.C. Hutton

    Danny Trejo from Machete is a perfect choice as a replacement

    August 9, 2013 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
  3. M.A.P.

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    I hope you like my new summer "hit". It's called – "Smeared Lines".

    August 9, 2013 at 8:05 am | Report abuse |
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    August 8, 2013 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Flooby

    Those movies are HORRIBLE at best; I mean really stupid. How can Harrison Ford destroy his career with this Hollywood schlock? (Okay he had a good start with 'Crystal Skull', but I'm sure people have somewhat forgotten about that POS) Bruce Willis also doesn't need another black eye on his career...he's the smart one for dropping out. I can't believe 'The Expendables' actually makes money. Wow, people will buy ANYTHING! SUCK SUCK SUCK!!

    August 8, 2013 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
    • tuckerblane

      Actually, The Expendables is a perfect fit for the "guy flick" genre of action movies that has been lacking in Hollywood over the last 10+ years. It gives us what we want. Gun fights. Explosions. Suspense and thrill. Now if they could work in some brief nudity, it'd be the ultimate "guy flick." What it doesn't do, however, is try to make a statement on politics or society in general. It provides a great escape and allows us to leave it all in the theater. We walk out entertained and can say we had fun over the last 2 hours. In my opinion, that's what a movie should do.

      August 26, 2013 at 3:39 am | Report abuse |
  6. M.A.P.


    August 8, 2013 at 5:59 am | Report abuse |
  7. Peace ☮

    Is he still wearing an earring?

    August 7, 2013 at 8:28 pm | Report abuse |
  8. MT Vessel

    I didn't like the 2nd nearly as much as the 1st. The 2nd was just a whole lot of standing around in front of a green screen and firing weapons. I hope the 3rd goes back to the basics and puts in a good story line to support the action!

    August 7, 2013 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  9. For a slow poke state...

    they were pretty d-m diligent in this movie project.

    August 7, 2013 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Bud

    One actor doesn't make or break a group like the "Expendables." It'll still be good!

    August 7, 2013 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Older Hunk

    yes–i am sooooo there

    August 7, 2013 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |

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