Kelsey Grammer gets Nicolas Cage's Expendables 3 role

News Simon Brew 18 Sep 2013 - 06:56

Nicolas Cage won't be in The Expendables 3. But Frasier himself, Mr Kelsey Grammer, will be...

For some time, it was widely rumoured that Nicolas Cage was to be a recruit for Sylvester Stallone's now shooting The Expendables 3. So much so that a role was apparently earmarked for the beefighter in the screenplay.

However, Cage never signed up for the movie, and as such, the role of Bonaparte in the movie, described as "an ex-mercenary who helps the Expendables in their mission" (or: the man filling in the Chuck Norris gap) has been recast. Thus, the role has now gone to Kelsey Grammer, himself also set to appear in next year's Transformers: Age Of Extinction.

Grammer joins a cast that includes Sylvester Stallone, The Statham, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Harrison Ford and Mel Gibson. The Expendables 3 lands next August.


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Ah, another old action hero from the 80s. Wait... what?'re getting him confused with David Hyde Pierce.
Easy mistake to make...


Kelsey Grammer filling the Chuck Norris gap?
Er, no.

They need to bring Ralph Macchio into this franchise. His unbeatable crane kick is badly needed to help defeat the next round of bad guys.

OMG, I saw this on Twitter and thought it was a joke! Hahaha, love it :D Looking forward to seeing how this will even work on-screen.

Love the idea. While all mayhem is going on around him -- fist fights, knives being thrown, machine guns firing, grenades exploding -- he's just standing one-legged on a milk can hoping some never-do-well passes by in kicking reach.

Like the taxi guy on airplane. He gets in the position at the beginning and is promptly ignored. And in the end credits Jackie Chan is revealed as the next villain... Only to be crane kicked by Macchio Man Ralph! Savage!

"That's for the Karate Kid remake!"

Bring Roger Moore in as an ex British Spy who has been kidnapped!

He could be the villain, Kelsey's evil younger brother!

As someone who knows a few things about 80s action films, I think the Expendables movies are sadly missing the services of a certain Mr Al Leong.

Wow, we might actually get to see some acting in this movie.

"Crane" kick - Heh heh, good one.


This was the Whiskey Tango Foxtrot moment when I heard the movie described ...

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