“Amiko” sent a letter, mostly complaining about Willis, “betraying the action genre”, and expressing hope for other action stars filling in the holes.
For the most part, we can agree with the fact that Bruce Willis could’ve easily taken the job, and please both his fans, and the fans of the Expendables franchise. For some people it still is hard to believe that Willis would be talking money with Stallone (whom he’s known for years) for a film, where he would have only been busy for a few days.
Interesting thing is – Willis has recently done an interview with XLS magazine, where he said it straight.
“Explosions are one of the most boring parts of the my job. When you’ve seen a few fireballs, it’s not exciting any more. I know part of my audience enjoys the explosions, but to be honest, I’m a bit bored of it now. I work in all sorts of films, but the action movies are the ones that generate the most revenue. I like to earn lots of money from those, but I do all types: small productions, mega-projects, medium-sized, even science fiction.”
Willis says he’s “a bit tired” of action movies, yet the next second he says “i like to earn lots of money from those”. No wonder Stallone called him “lazy” some time ago on Twitter.
So here you go – Willis admits the explosions are boring. He openly says he’s got tired of doing action films. That’s a big fat spit in the face of John McClane, who made Willis famous, for the most part.
One must be wondering – if Willis, as he said, is tired of making action films, why did he have to ask for another million for “Expendables”? Just to see how bad Stallone wants him in the third film? He easily could’ve just said he’s tired, and doesn’t want to do it. Anyway…
Good thing is that instead of Willis, “Expendables 3” has already got Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson, Antonio Banderas and hopefully will soon officially get Jackie Chan, Wesley Snipes, Nicolas Cage and Milla Jovovich.
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