With the third movie heading into cinemas soon, Sylvester Stallone and several other Expendables were in London to promote The Expendables 3. While answering questions about the future of the franchise, Sly hinted at treating The Expendables like The Avengers model of making movies.
“We’d like to continue this because it’s an ongoing experiment,” the veteran action star said. “You have great franchises like The Avengers where they can branch off and do other things. And really, I would love to see some of these other characters like Antonio [Banderas] and these young Expendables in their own movies. I know that may be a pipe dream. But then they come together for the big festival of violence. But yeah, that would be the idea.”
“But it all depends on [The Expendables 3],” he added. “But I could easily see us doing… one and a half, maybe two more [Expendables movies].”
Producer Avi Lerner confirmed during the press conference that The Expendabelles, an all-female spin-off of The Expendables, will start shooting next year.
The press conference will be available on the Flickering Myth Podcast this Wednesday. Subscribe via iTunes here and RSS here.
The Expendables 3 opens on August 15th with Patrick Hughes (Red Hill) directing a cast that sees returning Expendables Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Terry Crews and Jet Li and franchise newcomers Harrison Ford (Star Wars), Wesley Snipes (Blade), Mel Gibson (Lethal Weapon), Antonio Banderas (Desperado), Kellan Lutz (The Legend of Hercules), Kelsey Grammer (X-Men: The Last Stand), Glen Powell (The Dark Knight Rises), Ronda Rousey (Fast & Furious 7), and Victor Ortiz. Watch the final trailer here.