Expendables 3: Bruce Willis Balks at $3 Million

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Imagine what your life would be like if you were paid $3 million for four days work. Pretty nice, right? 

Not for Bruce Willis. 

Bruce Willis in Expendables 2

As we reported the other day, Harrison Ford has taken over for Bruce Willis in Expendables 3. At the time, the only information anyone had came from Sylvester Stallone's Twitter feed, in which Rocky proclaimed how excited he was about Ford's involvement followed shortly by:

"GREEDY AND LAZY ..... A SURE FORMULA FOR CAREER FAILURE."

Turns out, Stallone was calling out Willis for his reaction to contract negotiations. Willis was offered $3 million for four days work on the action film sequel, but he wanted $4 million. 

Yes, a million dollars per day. 

That offer was turned down and Willis decided to walk. The Hollywood Reporter caught up with an insider who said: "I think Willis was pretty surprised he was replaced in 72 hours by Harrison Ford. A better actor, a much nicer person, and a more interesting direction for the film."

So there you have it. Twitter is no longer just for the pre-teen hysterics and ridiculous reality TV melodrama. Nope, it is now the sounding board for behind the scenes ongoings involving millions of dollars. 

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The Expendables trilogy might go down as the worst in the history of all movies. Bruce Willis wanting a million a day to ruin his career as a serious actor seems fair. Stallone needs to get off the sauce and retire everything does these days just negatively affects the way people will remember him.

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Sylvester Stallone is a REAL TRUE MAN. He has made the right choice, to replace the crazy greedy man with Harrison Ford. I can't wait to watch this great Expendables 3.

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Oops! My Apologies to Ms Denton(and all concerned)for getting after her, about what she said, about Mr. Willis(a day or so ago). I honestly thought a whole lot more of Bruce than that. I figured after making like 3-movies almost back-to-back that he just wanted to take-a-breather...See what happens when you 'assume'? I was Wrong...
I have been before,and no-doubt---will be again(at some point). You see---anybody can be wrong. The thing is,when you Know that you're wrong---admit-it...I have no trouble doing so,when it happens...
This is one of those times...My Apologies all around...
I believe whole-heartedly that what Mr. Stallone said,is an absolute fact: "Greed and Lazy...A Sure Formula for Career Failure." I have not one doubt that this can ruin you---with-a-quickness!
Somehow I doubt,that you will EVER see the day when I would turn-down $3,000,000 for 4-days work...Very few are 'irreplaceable',in a franchise as large as 'the Expendables' (Its very title says it all,LOL!)
If you'll note all the changes from the first to the second Expendables---about the only one's that Aren't 'Expendable' are---Stallone and Statham...The rest of the crew could be explained or shown being removed,and it would seem that much more like real-life. Ask a team of actual Merc's, and you'll find-out that as good as they are--thing's still happen. Surviving Combat is 'guaranteed' to no-one...When it's 'your time'---you're gone---end of story...
I've been fortunate enough to live through way too-many 'incidents' for real. I've seen several I thought were better than me---not make-it...
So considering that Sly' has a very 'liquid' and adaptable formula to work with here---I am very surprised to hear that BW thought he was irreplaceable. It's not at all like the 'Die Hard' series,where Willis IS 'John McClain' and no-one else would look right doing the part. In 'The Expendable's, Stallone could swap, and integrate---At WILL...And, it would still be---Just as GREAT...
With the right parts written for them,Sly' has an ENDLESS LIST of Iconic stars from the past(like several he's already shown:Arnold S. Mickey Rourke,Eric Roberts,Chuck Norris,Jean-Claude Van-Damme,Jet-Li,and etc.) and,even some of today's new talent,if he wants. I am hopeful for several to make an appearance(mostly my fave's from the past,but,maybe some from now,too) like: Steven Seagal,Wesley Snipes,Michael Jai White,Mark Whalberg,The Rock,James Ryan,Mark Decoscos,and---wouldn't Sho Kosugi be vicious in at least one of these vehicles? If you remember 'Revenge of the Ninja'(or his impressive list of Martial Arts films)---you know that he would! LOL! But, that's just a few! How about 'convincing Military types',such as Tom Berenger(Sniper' ring-a-bell? He was very believable in the first one,and lest we forget--'Platoon'?) Tommy Lee Jones('The Park is Mine' 'Under Siege'??) R. Lee Ermy(actual Military,and, 'Full Metal Jacket','On Deadly Ground' and etc.) And we haven't really touched on a list of 'bad guy's yet. I mean,some of these mentioned,could make some great bad guys(Van Damme and E. Roberts certainly did,LOL!) but---that's my point---The list is Incredible! The Expendables,if they stay as great as so far,will no-doubt,bring Joy to Action Film goers for at least the next couple of decades---If Sly' decides to take it that far! And this one prediction,I don't mind standing behind! YEAH,BUDDY!!!
Well,I think I'll just go and dream about all the possible combinations for a while(LOL!)
Later all; Hollywood---out.

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