Stallone talks Schwarzenegger-Willis scene
Sylvester Stallone has been talking about the scene he just filmed with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis for his upcoming The Expendables, and in it he reveals who the two are playing.
To alleviate any final concerns, Schwarzenegger is not playing himself, the Governor of California, he's back to acting, or at least appearing, and alongside Stallone and Willis no less.
I think that's great news, and while my heart can't be overjoyed because they aren't doing a complete film together, I can be excited because this scene could be around five minutes, if uncut.
Here's Stallone talking to Entertainment Weekly through Collider, and if you want to see these scenes without knowing anything, I'd walk away from the screen now. Mind you, I don't really class these as spoilers.
Here's the background before we hear from Stallone. The Expendables sees a team of mercenaries heading into a South American country in order to overthrow a dictator, in the opening they are hired for the job, and the man that's hiring them is played by Bruce Willis, cue Stallone:
”Bruce says ‘Well, there’s one other person I want to talk to before I hire you. 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.
It’s probably going to be about 5 minutes of screen time.
We only had them for that one day and then Bruce had to go off to Istanbul and Arnold had to go back and do his governmental stuff. But I was impressed because they got up at 5:30 in the morning to do this.”
Now if you know the opening to Predator, that does seem a lot like the dynamics of that scene, and it's a great scene so why not replicate it? What's going to happen to Arnold Schwarzenegger's character though? If he's another mercenary, is he just not hired, or do they lose him on the way?
So let's not be unfair to the rest of the cast here, it's a superb line-up without these guys, but I am so excited that they're going to be in it. It's the dream that many of us fans of eighties through early nineties action films had, the three of them in films together.
In the back of my head though there's something nagging away, can't we hope that this is a prelude to them acting in a complete film together?