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I feel so out of touch. It turns out that 64-year-old Sylvester Stallone is on Twitter and I’m not. At least he’s using his fledgling account in service of the greater good. One of his first posts not only dealt with the inevitable sequel to “The Expendables”, but it hinted at who Sly would like to play the villain. He wrote,
Had dinner with Bruce Willis last night. I want him in EXPENDABLES II as a super villain. What do you think?
Here’s what I think, Oh hell fucking yes! Even though the previews gave away most of the scene with Stallone, Schwarzenegger, and Willis, that didn’t stop me from giggling like a schoolgirl the entire time they were onscreen together. I’d love to see Rambo and John McClane face off again.
Willis doesn’t play bad guys often, but this would be a perfect opportunity. He was already established as a shady CIA spook, and who better to be a super villain? I liked the “The Expendables” a lot, but one issue I had with it was that Eric Roberts, as the ex-CIA spook, wasn’t as bad a bad guy as he should have been. Don’t get me wrong, I love me some Eric Roberts, and he was rad, but his character could have been used better, and apparently Stallone wants to rectify that situation. This would also take some of the residual “Cop Out” stink off of Willis.