[Movies] Kurt Russell Explains Why He's Not In The Expendables 3 Posted by Joseph Lee on 02.14.2014
And the shooting schedule for Fast & Furious 7...
In an interview with IGN, Kurt Russell revealed why he passed on The Expendables 3. Here are highlights:
On the shooting schedule for Fast & Furious 7: "I've been told April, maybe May, maybe Dubai, maybe Atlanta, maybe LA."
On if he'll return for future films: "That's going to be interesting. Because the character has been purposely been treated in a certain way so that he can or can't. The 'can' will be an interesting stretch. It works, because I understand what it is and we came up with it. It's like, 'Oh, wow! That's cool!' If he doesn't, then he doesn't. If he gets killed, he gets killed. That will be for them to determine. I just wanted to be able to work with them making the best possible character to either be sad he doesn't move on or say, 'Yeah, I want this character to move on -- we need this character to move on.' That sort of thing. I don't know what the situation, with Paul dying, does to that. I don't know."
On doing Fast & Furious instead of The Expendables: "Yeah. I mean, I'm glad Sly's done well with this. He's a great person. The fellas all seem to have a good time. I've never seen any of them. It's not a beat I get. It's like looking backwards to me. There's something about Fast & Furious. It has that mystery to me -- and it's for a funny audience, you know? It's for a 15 to... 30? I think now you can take that from 15 to 45, and I think that's what's interesting about that. I like the way Vin talks about it -- it's a saga. It's not a series, it's a saga. I think that Paul dying is a part of that saga."