Harrison Ford will join the brawny cast of Sylvester Stallone’s Expendables 3, Deadline has confirmed. Stallone announced the surprise casting news today – along with an apparent dig at Expendables & Expendables 2 cast member Bruce Willis. “WILLIS OUT… HARRISON FORD IN !!!! GREAT NEWS !!!!! Been waiting years for this!!!!” he Tweeted Tuesday. Stallone, who wrote and starred in the Expendables films in addition to helping nab the franchise’s line-up of ’80s and ’90s action stars, subtweeted five minutes later without naming the subject of his scorn: “GREEDY AND LAZY …… A SURE FORMULA FOR CAREER FAILURE.” Coincidence?
Willis had a cameo in the first action pic as Mr. Church and reprised the role with expanded screen time in the 2012 sequel. Jackie Chan, Wesley Snipes, Nicolas Cage and Milla Jovovich are among the new faces joining the franchise. Patrick Hughes is directing the threequel which Lionsgate has already set for an August 15, 2014, release. Ford is repped by UTA and next stars in Paranoia, which opens August 16, then Summit’s November 1 sci-fi adaptation Ender’s Game.