All revved up…

ok now that I found my wallet, had a beignet and some jambalaya and found a space in the production office I am ready to roll.  The cast, with the exception of Sly, arrives in NoLa over the next few days.  Next Friday we have all the boys on one set -Sly, Jason, jet, randy, Dolph,Terry and Mickey – should be pretty cool  Mickey works for 2 days.  Arnold will shoot his scene in LA on a date TBD. We start shooting on Monday at the Louisiana Film Studios in Harahan – pretty impressive I must say.  And while many of our locations are practical (in and around NoLa’s central business district) we have several days of stage work as well. Yesterday Sly was on Canal Street where he took possession of his newest baby – a 2006 tricked out to the max Ford Mustang GT convertible.  Sweeet is an understatement.  Some of the folks passing by were shocked when they realized it was Sly standing there admiring his new wheels.  Pretty cool.  I spoke to WWL a local radio station and told them how excited we are to be here in the Big Easy…and we are.  Other than that I am counting the hours til Monday.  Hopefully by then I can release the name of the actor playing Church.  Off to a production meeting then I gotta see Star Trek tonight!!!  oh BTW…Terry Crews character name has reverted to the original – Hale Cesear…bye bye Jazz Gumbo.  And Jet Li’s character name is not Ping Pong…whew.

40 Responses to “All revved up…”

  1. Stuart Says:

    Thanks, Love reading what you got to tell me🙂
    God Bless.
    P.S. Is the Mustang Sly’s, or is it for the movie?

  2. Laura H. Says:

    come on ethelmae. spill it. girl to girl. how can a fan get a glimpse of this movie being made? i am such a fan and already called the studio. they dont give any info. i am planning on heading that direction to see what i can see. any tips?

  3. Hope Says:

    Everyone is thinking that it’s going to be Bruce Willis cast as Church, but I know that you know that we all know it’s either Michael Biehn or Gary Busey…..

  4. Inge Says:

    Are the characters of Sands, Lickson, Emmanuel, and Richard cast now also???

  5. Fake Church Says:

    Will Schwarzenegger being playing an expendable who fired guns and blows stuff up, the president of the United States or himself? The fans want to know. Thanks.

  6. flora caravale Says:

    How can we follow you on twitter? Thanks for all the updates!

  7. Omer Sheriff Says:

    Great Update – when are we gonna see some new images?

  8. Omer Sheriff Says:

    Great Update – when are we gonna see some new images?
    Forgot to write great post! Looking forward to seeing the next one!

  9. Expendable Says:

    Shaping up to be a great shooting.

    We really need that actor’s name who plays Church so people can stop guessing who it’s going to be. I mean it is going beyond ridiculous.

    So far one of these names have been called as “certain”: Kurt Russel (already turned down, but hey, who knows…), Bruce Willis (possible because he’s a Stallone’s friend and I believe a co-owner of one of Planet Hollywood -restaurants with Sly), John Travolta (this I don’t understand at all), Tom Cruise (likewise), Michel Biehn (possible and would be very nice since he hasn’t been in anything I recall since T2) and Dwayne Johnson (this might be the one. I mean he fits in nicely).

    But I guess we have to wait until we have anything official.

  10. marcs101 Says:

    i really hope it is bruce willis because he just needs to be part of this film
    to complete a already awesome hardcore cast of action men.

  11. Hope Says:

    I’m still thinking that it’s Chrisopher Walken. It would be great to get Michael Biehn in there…but we will just have to wait and see.

  12. Fake Church Says:

    Keep up the great reporting for us fans. Do us, the fans, a big favor: Can you whisper in Sly’s ear that the masses DO NOT want to see ARNOLD play either himself of a politician. What we do want is to see SCHWARZENEGGER play a fellow expendable who is all action hero like Sly’s character and who can return for the inevitable sequel. Can you do that?

  13. Mike Says:

    I cant wait to find out whom Church is…will it be Bruce Willis? or could it be someone like John Travolta?!!

    and ya, I 2nd the person who said I hope Arnold doesnt just play himself…maybe a former General/someone sly knew in the military..spitting out one liners..”BAHNEY ROSS WATS DUH MATTUH?? U PUSHIN TOO MANY PENCILS?”

  14. Tony Stalloney (stallonezone member) Says:

    I agree would be a good vehicle for Sly & Arnie to pair up in for the future.

    Also would be cool for Barney to use the line “the goverment got you pushing to many pencils” to arnie as a joke as arnie is in the goverment and a nod to predator

  15. Sheryl’s Tweets and Blog « Statham Fan Says:

    […] Mother’s Day, that filming would be starting today and that she will be on the set.  Her weekend blog post mentioned that Jason would be on the set this Friday with the whole gang of guys.  Since there […]

  16. Tabitha Says:

    Can we do like when Obama was announcing his VP? Sign up for a text or something when Church is announced? Cause I haven’t been this curious since then…

  17. Paul Levy Says:

    Wow…all the guys are ready to shoot! That is great that Terry’s character name is back to Hale Ceaser…way better than Gumbo.

    I gotta say, again, there is this actor in Toronto who has an audition video for The Expendables. He is really good, check out his facebook group:
    http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=78082323825&ref=mf

    If you want a guy to play Church, here he is! A fresh new talent! I hope this can be passed to Stallone!

  18. DUTCH Says:

    Hi Sly, can’t wait until this film makes over 300 million worldwide and gives you a huge mega blockbuster. I will agree with the guy that said Arnold should play someone who holds guns or wears military uniforms. Even if it’s a cameo role, it should be iconic. But no Arnie playing himself. The fans all agree on that!

  19. Fake Church Says:

    Let me be clear. I am 41 years old. Many fans like myself will be seeing EXPENDABLES in theaters just for the cheer fact that both Arnold and Sly are in this film TOGETHER. I know people want to also see Sly paired with Jet and Jason, but the real selling factor is the two original action heroes being in the same film.

  20. Hope Says:

    True. But I don’t think Arnie will be having that many scenes, or even more than one scen. It would SELL LOADS OF TICKETS, if we knew they had multiple scenes together.

  21. Fake Church Says:

    Sly has yet to film Arnold’s scenes and is accomodating him by filming in L.A. I think Sly should have Arnold in at least three seperate scenes.

  22. Tony Stalloney (stallonezone member) Says:

    listen to cheryl’s interview at WWL here
    http://www.wwl.com/pages/4371187.php?contentType=4&contentId=3977221

  23. Tony Stalloney (stallonezone member) Says:

    SO SLY, CHURCH CHARACTER & ARNIE IN A SCENE TOGETHER, MAYBE???

    YOU ARE BUILDING ALOT OF HYPE ON THIS MYSTERIOUS CHURCH, AND YOU KNOW ITS GOT TO BE SOMETHING SPECIAL OR OTHERWISE IT WILL FALL FLAT ON ITS FACE !

    GOOD LUCK !

  24. Tony Stalloney (stallonezone member) Says:

    NOT 50 CENT IS IT? LOL

  25. Tony Stalloney (stallonezone member) Says:

    OK, RUMOUR HAS IT ITS BRUCE WILLIS.

    NOW, IF ITS BRUCE, THEN WE HAVE HOPEFULLY ON THE $$$$, WE HAVE EXPENDABLES 2 WITH BRUCE, SLY & ARNIE….

    OH YES, SMELL THE BACON !!!

  26. Tony Stalloney (stallonezone member) Says:

    OK, RUMOUR HAS IT ITS BRUCE WILLIS.

    NOW, IF ITS BRUCE, THEN WE HAVE HOPEFULLY ON THE $$$$, WE HAVE EXPENDABLES 2 WITH BRUCE, SLY & ARNIE….

  27. DUTCH Says:

    How many days did ARNOLD shoot AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS? I hope that was 1 day because that’s a lot of Arnold for a cameo. I hope Arnie carries huge guns, smokes a stoggie and blows stuff up in his scene(s)! Stallone and Schwarzenegger must have a cool as hell scene together like HEAT did for Pacino & DeNiro.

    Tom Cruise’s role of Len Grossman in TROPIC THUNDER was billed as a “cameo” all the time up until the release of the film. That role was no cameo but more like a supporting role! If Arnie’s role is to be “gritty, scarred, brutalized”, then that can’t be just a walk on or brief cameo.

  28. Hope Says:

    I still say it’s someone that none of us would expect…..

  29. DUTCH Says:

    Clint at MovieHole.net said Schwarzenegger was offered the role of Church once. That would have been awesome, but I hope Arnie’s role is still one of the team “Expendables”.

  30. Mathieu Says:

    You do realise that if Church is played by anyone even slightly less cool than Kurt Russell or one of the Bruces (Willis or Campbell) this is going to a major letdown… you may have over-hyped this!😉

    On another note, I agree that Arnold has to play someone other than himself or a politician. We want the door left open for him to have a significant role in the action in a sequel when he comes back to acting!

    And speaking of sequels, lets get Clint Eastwood in the next one!

  31. Hope Says:

    GARY BUSEY!

  32. DUTCH Says:

    The more you guys say Schwarzenegger should be the lead in The Expendables 2, the more I love it. Stallone, give Arnie a 5-10 minute cameo in this film and have him star along with you in part 2.

  33. jayfan Says:

    What health issues did Jason Statham encounter which delayed production?

  34. Paul Levy Says:

    Willis, Arnie & Sly! McClane, Dutch & Ray Tango in one frame!!! if that is the case, WOW!!!
    April 23 cannot come soon enough!

    Guys, come and show some support to this Toronto Actor and longtime fan of Sylvester Stallone, Steve kasan, in his ambition to be in The Expendables in some capacity. Join his facebook group here:
    http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=78082323825&ref=mf

    In the group there is his link to his audition video for all to see.

  35. Chuck Says:

    the wait is agony but it sure keeps me coming back reading the blog…maybe that’s the point?! are they going to annouce the other actors playing — Sands, Lickson — are they BIG names too??? what’s the latest and greatest on these???

  36. Mike Says:

    When will you be announcing Church? I cant wait to find out whom it is with all this hype around it!!

    this week at least?

    *Crossing fingers for Bruce willis*

  37. DUTCH Says:

    And we all want to know if Arnie plays an ex Expendable bad ass!

  38. marcs101 Says:

    listen up,as much as i want bruce willis to be in this movie as well i dont thik he should play church because i want him to be a man of action aswell so that stallone schwarzenegger and willis can star in the sequel
    together like tarrantino always promised us.

  39. TallGuy Says:

    Pretty sure you should be using either “nola” or “NOLA”.

    http://www.nola.com/

    I’m just saying…

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