The Expendables is pretty much the Love Boat for action stars: A place where the washed up can still get a gig. And yes, Harrison Ford may be past his glory days, but we are genuinely surprised to learn he’s coming aboard the Sly Stallone franchise, replacing Bruce Willis.
As the Hollywood Reporter tells us, a new Expendables movie will be out in August 2014, and like a lot of news these days, the word got out via Twitter, via the Italian Stallion himself: “WILLIS OUT…HARRISON FORD IN !!!! GREAT NEWS !!!!! Been waiting years for this!!!!” Stallone also took Willis to task via Twitter several minutes later: “GREEDY AND LAZY ….. A SURE FORMULA FOR CAREER FAILURE.”
Also along for the next Avengers film are Jackie Chan and Nicolas Cage. Again, we’re surprised at the turn of events that Ford is coming aboard Stallone’s aging action star franchise, especially considering he’s going to have Enders Game and the next Star Wars movie in his future. But on the other hand, until very recently Bruce Willis was part of the franchise as well, so if Ford wants to let his geezer flag fly, who are we to knock ‘em?