Sylvester Stallone has hit out against his former “Expendables” cast member Bruce Willis via Twitter, expressing his happiness at Willis leaving the third installment of the franchise.
“WILLIS OUT... HARRISON FORD IN !!!! GREAT NEWS !!!!! Been waiting years for this!!!!” Stallone tweeted on Tuesday.
Willis seems to have left the ensemble star cast on a bad note, going by Stallone’s tweets.
“GREEDY AND LAZY ...... A SURE FORMULA FOR CAREER FAILURE,” Stallone wrote, hinting at why the “Die Hard” actor’s stint with the series ended.
Willis appeared in the first two movies in the Expendables action series along with actors such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Statham and Terry Crews, among others. Shooting of the third installment is expected to begin sometime this month, and Ford’s role in the movie is yet to be revealed.
According to reports, Ford will be joining action heroes such as Schwarzenegger, Mickey Rourke, Wesley Snipes, Dolph Lundgren, Jackie Chan, Jet Li, and Jason Statham in the upcoming installment.
“Twilight” actor Kellan Lutz, who enacted the role of Emmett Cullen in the vampire series, is also expected to join the cast. And, if he comes on board, Lutz will play a member of "a younger group of tech-savvy action heroes who initially clash with the older crew, though they eventually team up to save the day," according to TheWrap.
The second installment in the action hero series --“Expendables 2” -- released in August 2012, and in its opening weekend, the Stallone-led movie raked in $28.8 million, beating out other flicks such as "The Bourne Legacy" and "ParaNorman". However, it failed to measure up to its own predecessor, "The Expendables," which when it released in 2010, drew in $34.8 million over the opening weekend.
Keerthi Mohan is an IBTimes reporter covering entertainment and human interest stories.