While plans are still in the early stages for The Expendables 3, it appears that the third entry in Sylvester Stallone's action all-stars franchise has nabbed yet another A-list entry in martial arts legend, Jackie Chan.
At the Kuala Lampur premiere press conference for his film, CZ12 (aka, Chinese Zodiac,) the actor confirmed that he will join Stallone in the next cavalcade of action icons. However, Chan's involvement in the third film will not be without a caveat. According to Chan:
"Sly had invited me to be in "Expendables 2" but I was too busy filming "CZ12" and couldn't make a commitment to the film. But he did extend his invitation to the third movie, which I agreed on the condition that I will be appearing as more than just a minor role with a few scenes."
While its doubtful Chan will make the same drastic turn that Jean-Claude Van Damme did when he played the villain in the last film, the signature chopsocky stylings and age-defying gymnastics of Chan will no doubt provide plenty of memorable highlights for the upcoming threequel of the unapologetic action series.
When asked of his own popular action franchise, Rush Hour, Chan's outlook was not quite as hopeful. Plans for another buddy action film series, Skip Tracer are in the works. While it's possible that film could still morph into Rush Hour 4, Chan seems keen on the idea of 2007's Rush Hour 3 being left as the final entry.