Late last evening, Sylvester stallone tweeted the following:
Mad Max vs Barney Ross......— Sylvester Stallone (@TheSlyStallone) July 16, 2013
Barney Ross is the name of the character Stallone plays in The Expendables, which is currently prepping a third installment to be directed by Red Hill’s Patrick Hughes. Mad Max is the name of the character Mel Gibson played in either The Man Without a Face or Mad Max, I forget.
Gibson has been rumored as the villain of the upcoming Expendables 3—which has already added Nicolas Cage, Jackie Chan, and Milla Jovovich to its all-star lineup of cinematic butt-kickers—for a while. So either you can consider Gibson a lock for the role and it's time to start brainstorming his hilarious Expendables character name (Jack Hammer? Brick Layer? Slam McBodysworth?) or Stallone is really looking forward to the still-unreleased Mad Max: Fury Road and he’s actually referring to Tom Hardy (which would be kind of fantastic, but quite unlikely).
Is it weird that I’m rooting for a scene where Milla Jovovich kicks the crap out of Mel Gibson? That’s not weird, right?