Bruce Willis Wanted $1 Million Dollars a Day for The Expendables 3


Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone and Bruce Willis in The Expendables 2 (2012) Movie Image

Ah, so now it all makes sense.

As you’ll recall, yesterday Sylvester Stallone tweeted the addition of Harrison Ford to the cast of “The Expendables 3″, while also tweeting that Bruce Willis was “out”. He then followed up that announcement with this very rather interesting tweet:

Most people naturally assumed that the above tweet was aimed squarely at Willis, and as it turns out, most people would be right.

A source “close to the production” of the upcoming sequel (Stallone himself, perhaps?) recently told THR the inside story. Apparently Willis and Stallone clashed over Willis’ fee for the movie. Namely, Willis wanted a cool $1 million a day to reprise his role from the first two movies, and since he was scheduled to shoot for 4 straight days, that would mean a $4 million dollar pay day … for four days of work.

As my guidance counselor would say, beats digging ditches, I guess.

Stallone, of course, balked, and 3 days after that dust up, replaced Willis with Harrison Ford.

I guess there will be no Planet Hollywood reunion for this two. I wonder how the third wheel in the Planet Hollywood triumvirate feels about this little splat. Then again, Arnold Schwarzenegger has always been a rather shrewd businessman, so I’m guessing he’ll side with Stallone and keep his “Expendables 3″ gig. I’m assuming, of course, that he returns for the third movie…

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone and Bruce Willis on the set of The Expendables 2 (2012) Movie Image

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    Tsk. Tsk. It won’t be the same without Willis. But I’m looking forward to Harrison Ford…

    • ErickKwon

      Me, too. If nothing else there should be a few jokes now re: Han Solo, Indy and maybe even Richard Kimball

  • Dedpool

    Can’t really say he was replaced as he’s not playing Willis’ part. That said bringing Ford will actually add some more cred to the film.

  • Babylon

    Good job too, Everything he has done of late has looked as if it’s just for the money, Just watch the last Die Hard for proof positive.

  • John Kimball

    I remember an interview where Kevin Smith was saying the same thing about Bruce Willis. I gave Willis the benefit of the doubt, but I guess it really was true. That’s too bad, love Bruce Willis, but it might explain why you see him less and less.

  • gomugomu

    Bruce Willis is a black hole.