The 66-year-old star is currently working on the third installment of the action franchise – in which he appears alongside Jason Statham, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Liam Hemsworth, Dolph Lundgren and Jet Li – and is hoping to bring in a string of new cast members, with veteran martial arts movie star Jackie Chan at the top of his wish-list.
However, one star who won’t be cast is Steven Seagal.
Stallone tweeted: “Writing EX3 at the moment…
“EX3 needs NEW blood and more humor
“No S. Seagal, sorry ,but maybe we get lucky with J. Chan! And some young bloods!!!
“By young I mean 22 to 27. Not big bruisers but tech wizard, super brains and a young woman who is not a sex symbol but funny ,tough,REAL (sic)”
And the ‘Rocky‘ star – who has seen the first two ‘Expendables‘ movies gross $274 million and $312 million worldwide respectively – has promised the film will have plenty of humour.
He also tweeted: “there are going to be mountains of surprises.
…. The films were always meant to be more on the humorous side with moments of drama (sic)”