6 Nov – 68th Academy Awards Best Actor, Nicolas Cage, has been confirmed to join Sylvester Stallone and other A-list action veterans in "The Expendables 3", according to Screen Crave.
Stallone announced on his Facebook page that Cage, 48, will provide his "veneer intellectual" to the hunky "Expendables" squad in the third instalment of the successful action franchise, which started back in 2010.
"We are preparing the film with the same passion and commitment as the previous two. We have confirmed Nicolas Cage, a master actor who gives a veneer intellectual group," said Stallone, who directed "The Expendables" and wrote the screenplay for "The Expendables 2".
The "Rocky" star also expressed his eagerness in inviting "Indiana Jones" himself, Harrison Ford, Wesley Snipes and Mickey Rourke to the star-studded line-up in the new film.
He said, "Hopefully we can realize to Harrison Ford, Wesley Snipes and Mickey Rourke. That is the great mission of the producer. We will continue with the same narrative scheme, the agility and the frenzy, which are inherent to the saga. What will definitely be the last? I cannot guarantee. In principle it would be two deliveries, but the affection of the people encouraged us to work on a third."
"I guess as long as we amused ourselves by offering fun and people, we can continue playing "The Expendables". For now we are not as expendable as it should and as some critics want," Stallone added.
While there is no word on Cage's role, various sources are speculating that he is likely to play some type of eccentric villain. However, "The Expendables 2" cast member Chuck Norris has decided not to continue his role in the film franchise.
"This is it for me. Oh, yeah. This is very special," Norris said at the premiere of "The Expendables 2" in August.