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Sylvester Stallone is an interesting figure in Hollywood. An action movie icon for so many years, people were shocked when he slid behind the camera for 'Rocky Balboa' and 'Rambo.' However, Stallone had been writing and directing movies for years, but, prior to 'Rocky Balboa' hadn't helmed a film since 1985. Now, he's putting together a cast for the third installment of 'The Expendables' franchise. What's interesting about this is that he's been very vocal on Twitter about the process; seemingly keeping fans in the loop at all times. It is for that reason that this latest tweet is so interesting. For a while Stallone himself has been talking up the possibility of adding Wesley Snipes to 'The Expendables 3,' but it was never a certainty. Over the weekend, Stallone posted something that many are claiming might just in fact be confirmation of that casting...
"Wesley Snipes is BACK!!!! ... ...with US."
I hate to be the guy to throw cold water on everything, but I don't believe this tweet has anything to do with Snipes being cast in 'The Expendables 3.' One week before Sly posted this update, Snipes was released from the Pennsylvania prison where he had been incarcerated since his 2008 conviction on tax charges. When Stallone expresses excitement that Snipes is "back with us," I have a feeling he just means "us" on the outside; his return to society. I read this as a tweet merely congratulating Snipes on his release. I mean, Snipes was never in any of the previous 'Expendables' films. If this not about his exit from prison, who on the production would he be considered "back" with? All of this being said, I do hope Snipes turns up in 'The Expendables 3.' I think he's another important figure in American action cinema, for better or worse, and now that he's free the odds of his joining the cast have definitely greatly improved.
What do you guys think? Is this a confirmation of Snipes' involvement or is it being read too much into? If it is confirmation, how do you feel about Snipes joining the cast?