Stallone Tweets Himself: Wesley Snipes To Join Expendables 316.04.13 # News # 3 Comments
Don’t think The Expendables can get any more badass? Wesley Snipes wants a word with you, now that he’s been announced as the latest recruit for the ensemble’s third outing.
That’s the word from director Sylvester Stallone, who tweeted himself with the following:
@theslystalloneWesley Snipes is BACK!!!! … …with US.
— Sylvester Stallone (@TheSlyStallone) April 15, 2013
Great stuff Sly, you’ve really nailed this social media melarky, huh? He then followed up with a clarifying comment: “Wesley Snipes joined the crew tonight and that makes me damn happy. Hope Snipes brings his A-Game.”
The tweets were later deleted, not that it really mattered as the news that Snipes will be appearing in The Expendables 3 had already spread around the web.
We already knew that the studio wanted to bring Wesley Snipes in so it’s certainly not a shock announcement. However, Snipes has been serving a three-year prison sentence for failing to file taxes, and was only released on April 2.
It won’t be the first time that Snipes and Stallone have teamed up, either. The pair co-starred in 1993’s Demolition Man. Meanwhile, Stallone has been crowdsourcing opinion on whether Mel Gibson might be a good fit to direct the third movie. As you can imagine, the response was pretty divided, but while Stallone made it sound like he was just spitballing, he could well be interested in getting Mel onboard. We’ll have to wait and see.
Oh, and is it a coincidence that Sly tweeted this on America’s Tax Day? Because that’s kinda hilarious.