Sylvester Stallone announced on Twitter that Bruce Willis is leaving the Expendables movie franchise and Harrison Ford will be appearing in 'Expendables 3'.
Sylvester Stallone announced via Twitter that Indiana Jones star Harrison Ford would feature in Expendables 3. The Rocky actor criticised Bruce Willis, describing him as "lazy" and "greedy" following his decision to leave the film franchise.
Sylvester Stallone at the premiere of Bullet to the Head in New York.
Posting his comments on Twitter on Tuesday (6th August), Stallone first announced the casting arrangements for Expendables 3, simply stating: "Willis out. Harrison Ford In!" It seems the relationship between Stallone and Willis has been tense for some time, as Stallone added he'd "been waiting years for this!"
WILLIS OUT... HARRISON FORD IN !!!! GREAT NEWS !!!!! Been waiting years for this!!!!— Sylvester Stallone (@TheSlyStallone) August 6, 2013
Stallone went on to claim Willis is "lazy" and "greedy" and that he was doomed to "career failure" as a result of his decision to leave the franchise. Although the tweets were not directly addressed to Willis, Stallone's representative later confirmed (to the Huffington Post) his remarks were aimed at the Die Hard actor.
GREEDY AND LAZY ...... A SURE FORMULA FOR CAREER FAILURE— Sylvester Stallone (@TheSlyStallone) August 6, 2013
Lionsgate Studios, who are financing Expendables 3, have not commented on the casting for the film or on Willis' departure. If Harrison has indeed been cast, he will appear alongside Nicholas Cage and Jackie Chan. The film is due to start filming next month and will be released on 15th November 2014.
Bruce Willis at the premiere of After Earth, held at the Ziegfield Theatre in New York.
Harrison Ford at the 2013 CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards, held at Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas.