Having already declared that he would do something “quite radical” if given the opportunity to pursue a sequel, Expendables director, writer and star Sylvester Stallone may have that chance now that his movie is a box office winner.
Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, Stallone revealed that he’s tinkering with ideas for an Expendables sequel, saying: “It’s plotted out in my mind’s eye. I believe this group has to continue to evolve; it just can’t become the same people. So how do you get new people introduced into the group, and how do you have some of the other people leaving? Those are the challenges.”
Stallone also discussed the success of The Expendables, which earned a $35 million first place finish at the box office in its opening weekend.
“I never thought we would win this weekend, as we were up against some tough competition,” he said. “Most action films tend to rub people the wrong way. This is not to disparage critics, but the more physical and brutal an action film is, the least well it is received. It’s actually a barometer I use. That, and how many times I hurt myself.”
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