The Expendables movie series has quickly become the Mecca of action hero roles, from the comebacks (Sylvestor Stallone) to the has-beens (Dolph Lundgren) to the still-kind-of-are's (Jason Statham). It's no surprise then that Clint Eastwood's name has been throne into the mix for The Expendables 3. Sure, Eastwood isn't really an action star in the same way as Stallone and Statham, but I'll take Dirty Harry or The Man With No Name over Rambo any day.
Unfortunately, it doesn't look like Expendables fans are going to see the legendary actor in the series. At least, not in front of the camera. In an interview with ExtraTV, Eastwood was asked about the possibility of him being involved with the project.
He responded with,
Probably not. I'm probably more apt to direct something. Maybe I'll direct 'Expendables 3'.
Short and to the point. Of course, this isn't an absolute statement, and even if it was, Eastwood has gone back on his word before. He originally said that after Gran Torino he wasn't going to act at all, and that turned out to be false (Trouble with the Curve). I'm definitely behind him directing it, though. I wanna see how he'd handle a pure action movie.