Sylvester Stallone also Tweeted the following about Bruce Willis,
GREEDY AND LAZY …… A SURE FORMULA FOR CAREER FAILURE
— Sylvester Stallone (@TheSlyStallone) August 6, 2013
According to THR Stallone was referring to a demand by Willis for $1 million a day to appear in the film. Willis was reportedly negotiating over a four day shoot in Bulgaria and refused the offer from Stallone and co. of $3 million, demanding $4 million or he'd drop out.
Within seventy-two hours Willis was replaced with Harrison Ford.
The Wrap reported today that there is still a chance Willis could appear though, no matter how unlikely that now seems.
Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer said that deals were being negotiated right up until the last minute and even though he didn't name Willis his comments seemed to suggest that he was talking about him.
You just never know… Even on that part.
I'm sure if Willis did come back for Expendables 3 that would be a frosty 4 days filming.
It sounds like a lot of contracts are being finalized for the film though, as EW confirmed today that Mel Gibson will be playing a bad guy in Expendables 3. Gibson seems to be embracing playing villains right now, with the star also appearing as a pretty cartoonish bad guy in the upcoming sequel Machete Kills.
Also confirmed today for Expendables 3 was Antonio Banderas, who Stallone described in the announcement as "a consummate actor and a gentleman".
That's a consummate actor and a gentleman not greedy and lazy.
Expendables 3 is currently scheduled for release on the 15th of August 2014.