Ok, this is getting serious! I mean, just in case the previous rumors weren’t enough for you, I’m here to give you another one! Apparently Ip star, Donnie Yen, has been offered the role in the upcoming The Expendables sequel.
Now, how about that? Just imagine this for a second, we have the original cast, we have some rumored (crazy) additions, and now we have even crazier possibility – Yen in the whole thing!
So, if everything works out fine, martial artist, film director and producer, action choreographer and world wushu tournament medalist (yes, I’m still talking about one person), Yen will join the original stars of The Expendables which includes Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Mickey Rourke and Terry Crews, as well as rumored guys Bruce Willis, John Travolta, Chuck Norris, Jean-Claude Van Damme and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
But, while I’m still here at the cast list, let me just add that Jet Li (you see he’s missing) has reportedly turned down the opportunity to co-star in the upcoming sequel.
Why? I have no idea! Does this mean Yen will actually replace Li? Scheduling conflicts? Or another bad joke?
I already saw all those reports where some smart guys are actually arguing about Yen and his possible involvement in the upcoming sequel. I just can’t believe that somebody out there actually thinks Yen should not take this job.
And even worse, their explanation is – he’d (somehow) be overshadowed. Please, grow up!
After all, Chinese tried to copy Chuck Norris, but it came out smaller and weaker, so they named it Jackie!