And according to Stallone, it won’t be a blink-and-you’ll-miss cameo, either. Or one of those silly after the credits stunts, which forces you to sit through five hours of credit listing and really Godawful music to get to the “easter egg”. Instead, the scene will take place early in the film, and will last for more than five minutes. Here’s what Stallone told EW by phone about the scene featuring the three biggest abusers of squibs and set explosions of all time:
Stallone said the superstar-summit scene takes place in a church, where Willis’ nasty antagonist has summoned Stallone’s macho mercenary to finally meet him face-to-face, take measure of him, and possibly hire him for a death-defying mission. But just as the meeting gets under way and smartass smalltalk is made, in walks another killer-for-hire — Stallone’s longtime rival, who Willis has also invited to this job interview: Ah-nuld.
“Bruce says ‘Well, there’s one other person I want to talk to before I hire you,” says Stallone. “And then Arnold, who plays my old rival, walks in. We have a history together. And we go back and forth and I tell him that I should have shot him a long time ago when I had the chance. Then it goes on from there. And here we are, the three of us trying to man up to one another, playing off of who we are, using our baggage in this one scene.”
Meanwhile, here’s that extended “Expendables” trailer that the studio keeps pulling, but people keep releasing online anyway. You gotta wonder what’s keeping them from officially releasing the damn thing already. Sheesh. Talk about taking the slow bus on this.