It seems almost laughable at this point what the franchise The Expendables has been able to do for old action stars, as the movies play like a mix tape of action movies gone by. From Sylvester Stallone to Jett Li, Bruce Willis, Chuck Norris and even Harrison Ford, if you were in an action movie between 1977 and 2005, it’s a rite of passage to be in an Expendables movie.
We can now possibly add a James Bond to the mix, as Pierce Brosnan hinted that he’s going to be joining the cast of the next movie that comes out. Brosnan spoke to ShortList Magazine and noted that he had been offered a role in the next movie.
Oh, the offer has come in for the next Expendables. I just worked over in Bulgaria with Avi Lerner who makes them. He said, “Would you like to be in The Expendables? I’d love to have you,” and I said, “Why not?” So we’ll see.
It’s hard to say if this was a tongue in check answer or if there’s real legitimacy to it, but casting a former James Bond actor in The Expendables almost makes too much sense to not happen. A fourth movie needs to be green-lit before we take these Piece Brosnan rumors seriously, but given the path that the films have taken so far we wouldn’t at all be surprised if James Bond joined the fun.