Last weekend, Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis got together for about six hours to shoot a scene for Stallone’s The Expendables. Sly talked to Entertainment Weekly this weekend and revealed even more details about the pivotal, 5-minute scene that sets up the whole movie. Here’s an excerpt:
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.”
Scheduled for a August 20, 2010 release, the film also stars Terry Crews, Randy Couture, Eric Roberts, Mickey Rourke, Jet Li, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Charisma Carpenter, Giselle Itie, Brittany Murphy, David Zayas and Amin Joseph.