Sylvester Stallone Says The Expendables 3 His Version Of The Avengers Posted by Joseph Lee on 04.16.2014
It's an event movie...
In an interview with IGN, Sylvester Stallone spoke about The Expendables 3, which he said was his attempt to make an "event movie". Here are highlights:
On how this is his version of The Avengers: "The hardest thing is to find an action star. I don't give a damn what anyone says, stars they come and go. An action star, you can count on one hand." Or, given the size of this cast, presumably two or three. So to get them together," he continues, "is an Event. That's the key word. We're trying to make an Event Movie – like The Avengers. And I think we've accomplished it."
On Harrison Ford's character: "Harrison is a new character, Drummer, who's sort of the government side behind the scenes. He brought a sort of elegance and class."
On Mel Gibson's Conrad Stonebanks: "Mel's a fantastic filmmaker, a great actor. He and I are going to have a real one-on-one fight that's going to be pretty violent and interesting. And he's getting into some very physical shape for this, he's not taking it lightly at all. I'm getting worried!"
On the stigma of action movies: "Everyone has this conjecture that action films are somewhat… less prestigious than dramatic films. Nothing could be further from the truth. I've done them both and this is hard and dangerous. I mean, Jason here nearly drowned to death – lucky he's a great swimmer."