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Sylvester Stallone talks on 'The Expendables 3'

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08-05-2014 20:11 BJT

Hollywood hard-man Sylvester Stallone was in London's West End on Monday, for the World Premiere of 'The Expendables 3'. And he was joined by some of his other Expendables, on the red carpet in Leicester Square.

Hollywood hard-man Sylvester Stallone was in London

Hollywood hard-man Sylvester Stallone was in London's West End on Monday, for the World Premiere of 'The Expendables 3'.

The Premiere of The Expendibles 3 came on a busy day in London during centenary events marking the start of World War One. Star of the film, Sylvester Stallone was asked whether the timing was deliberate or coincidence.

"I had no idea that it would fall on this date so I'm kind of ambiguous about it because it's such a solemn important day and it's such a day for celebration but the one thing is that every one of us is here today to pay their respects to the honoured fallen heroes, for sure," Stallone said.

'The Expendables 3' brings most of the team from the previous films back together - with the exception of Bruce Willis who quit following a public fall-out with Stallone.

There are some new additions this time round, including Kelsey Grammer, Antonio Banderas, Kellan Lutz and Mel Gibson.

"When I started out with 'Rocky' I had no idea it would end up with six. The thing is if you keep adding to the story and bring in new blood and some cool old blood and keep stirring it around, there's an old saying that if you keep moving your feet fast enough they won't notice your shoes ain't shined so we just keep it going, keep mixing it up. And it gets harder every time. We're running out of guys," Stallone said.

Hollywood hard-man Sylvester Stallone was in London

Hollywood hard-man Sylvester Stallone was in London's West End on Monday, for the World Premiere of 'The Expendables 3'.

And then, with perfect timing, the Hollywood hardman bumped into the UK's own hardman actor and former footballer Vinnie Jones. A candidate for the next movie, perhaps?

The film's producers, Avi Lerner and Kevin King Templeton, have said that a spin-off, 'The Expenda-belles', about an all-female squad of action heroines, is looking likely for a 2015 release.

Like the other Expendable movies, Stallone is taking a major part in the writing process.

"So I was talking to the producers and said that maybe it was something that happened out of a divorce. I was married to, like, Sigourney Weaver and in the settlement I had to give her half the mercenaries too and The Expenda-belles so it's the other half of my company. I don't know. Something. But it's really a challenge, it really is," he said.

'The Expendables 3' which sees the team go up against ex-colleague Conrad Stonebanks, played by Mel Gibson, begins its global roll-out next Wednesday.

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