Sly Stallone is Apparently Writing Wesley Snipes Into The Expendables 3 as I Type This

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Wesley Snipes

Well, not really, but pretty close, if rumors are to be believed.

Now that he’s a free man, Wesley Snipes (remember, kids, always bet on black!) is looking for work. Or at least, he will be soon. According to the NY Daily News’ Confidential, a Hollywood insider tells them that Stallone already has a role gift-wrapped for Snipes if he wants to make “The Expendables 3″ his comeback film after a 2-plus-year stint in federal prison for tax evasion.

According to this unnamed insider:

Sly wants to help Wesley get back on his feet. He sees him as a super addition to ‘The Expendables’ in what will be their biggest adventure yet. The script is being processed and Sly wants Wesley to jump on board. Filming is likely to start late this year.

Snipes is still a young pup compared to the rest of the Expendables, at a fresh 50 years old. He’s also got the same Big Screen Action Hero lineage as Stallone, Willis, and Schwarzenegger, and would fit in nicely.

Though I’m still holding out hope he does another “Blade” movie first. The last “Blade” movie, “Blade: Trinity” was barely a “Blade” movie, what with the studio trying to spin-off a movie for Jessica Biel and Ryan Reynolds.

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  • X_p

    wesley and nic cage? o hell ya!

  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

    No, No, No. Pass the torch, reboot or whatever but Michael Jai White for Blade!!!!! Snipes can do whatever he wants I don’t care but time to move on from that character. He’d be a good addition to Expendables though!!

    Hell I still say have Banderas as the villain, with White and Batista as his muscle. then you could even have a Snipes vs White fight!!!

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

      Nah, he’s only 50. He can still do Blade.

      • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

        Not about the age. I just think that White would bring something new to the role and make it fresh again. I love Snipes in the role (I own the tirlogy) but I think that he’s prety much done all he can with it.

        • Stark

          I prefer Snipes back as Blade and White back as Spawn.

          • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

            I definitely want White back as Spawn, but I really think he’d brin it as Blade. Watch Blood and Bone and Never Back Down 2 for the attitude and wit. I really like Snipes and all, but I just don’t see him doing anything new or different with the character. After watching the Blade Anime I’d really like something closer to that, less with the guns (the man’s nom de guerre is Blade) and more with the swords, knives and stakes. As good as Wesley is at Martial Arts, White is better.

          • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

            All it takes is the right director/writer to make Blade fresh again. Putting someone else in the role really doesn’t accomplish that beyond the aesthetics.

          • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

            This is very true, but I think the aesthics need some changing too. The Bald Blade looked decent in the series, and even better in anime. And if not bald, a very close cut like White always has. Also I thought about it and unless it’s his LAST Blade flick, Snipes really is getting to old. Between development and filming and such it wouldn’t be til he was like 55 before a movie started getting made.

  • http://twitter.com/kiababe2008 kia+sassy+toy

    We need Wesley for one more Blade movie then Expendables but he cant do anything until after July 19th