Lionsgate’s star-studded action flick The Expendables 3 will be opening nationwide in six weeks or so, and assuming that it does as well as most people think, we can probably expect a fourth installment in the franchise sometime next year.
Of course, Sylvester Stallone would be back, but who might join him next time around? One name that’s been mentioned is that of Pierce Brosnan, who is best known for being the 5th actor to play James Bond in four hit movies starting with 1995’s GoldenEye.
Back in March, Brosnan mentioned that he’d been asked to appear in a future “Expendables” movie, so when talking to Brosnan for his dark comedy A Long Way Down, based on the novel by Nick Hornby, ComingSoon.net asked him about those rumors and if he still had interest in taking a role in the action franchise.
“I said to [producer] Avi Lerner, ‘If it works out and you have a good script, Avi, you know where to find me if you still want me.’ It’s as simple as that really,” Brosnan confirmed. “I had a grand time in his company. Sylvester Stallone is the one that’s given us these wonderful platforms for actors who have and had careers to go play and have fun and to entertain. To bring a bunch of guys together who saved the world, fought the bad guys, and put them all on the same stage, that’s crazy good.”
Brosnan defended his fellow actor Kelsey Grammer (who appears in The Expendables 3) when we joked that we don’t remember him saving the world that many times in the past. “He’s a fantastic actor, Kelsey Grammer. You don’t have that kind of career without having a talent, without having something to say and to give to an audience.”
Brosnan then added, “It’s just about entertainment. Avi is somebody I’ve heard about and his movies always have big brash entertainment value to them. You can really change the world and that’s great, but ‘The Expendables’? Yeah, I’d love to do ‘The Expendables.’ It’s just a kick in the pants.”
Look for the rest of our interview with Brosnan sometime next week before the theatrical release of A Long Way Down on Friday, July 11. (It’s also playing right now on VOD for those who can’t wait for their Brosnan fix.)
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