Pierce Brosnan Expected to Join Next ‘Expendables’ Film

By: Rachel Kolman - July 5, 2014

Pierce Brosnan, the actor most famous for portraying James Bond in a string of 007 movies, just might be featured in the next Expendables film. With Expendables 3 still not even released, Brosnan says he’s already been approached to appear in future films in the action franchise.

“I said to producer Avi Lerner, ‘If it works out and you have a good script, you know where to find me if you still want me.’ It’s as simple as that really,” Brosnan confirms with ComingSoon.net.

The biggest draw? Starring opposite Slyvester Stallone. “I have a grand time in his company. Slyvester Stallone is the one that’s given us these wonderful platforms for actors to go play and have fun and to entertain. To bring a bunch of guys together who saved the world, fought the bad guys, and put them all on the same stage, that’s crazy good. It’s just a kick in the pants.”

If the deal gets sealed (which all signs point to yes), Pierce will be the first former Bond to sign on for the series, but he’ll have good company amongst action stars Jason Statham, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Jet Li.

In the meantime, there’s Pierce’s new film, Long Way Down, out on limited release July 11th. The film, an adaptation of the Nock Hornby novel of the same name, also stars Toni Collette and Aaron Paul. “Nick Hornby always gets it right as a writer,” Brosnan says about why he chose this project. “He has the vernacular and passion. He is adroit and dry, and balances humor with the humanity of life. I was confident we would tonally hit a high mark,” Brosnan gushes.

Pierce also admits he hasn’t read the reviews of the film, which have not been kind. “I don’t read [reviews]: good, bad, or indifferent,” he says. Good thing for Pierce if he’s expected to join the Expendables cast, which is often reviewed as stale and underwhelming, despite the huge movie star names. Perhaps Pierce can breathe some life into the franchise?

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Rachel KolmanRachel is a contract writer for WebProNews. She also likes to write fiction, essays, and satire. She loves stand up comedy and the Legend of Zelda. She doesn't know if she needs either beer or coffee more to survive. You can watch her try to cope with adulthood on Twitter: @bestthingaround

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    • fashionistaky

      You must be awfully young!

    • http://ms1.gotdns.com/ ClintonsTart

      ya, and he’s coming to kick your ASS!

  • asadamerican

    The Expendables movies are not the greatest, but I still like to watch them because they are fun and I love seeing the heroes from the 80’s and 90’s kicking ass again. Too many of todays men/boys are so wimpy looking that anything they do that requires “manly” action is sort of a joke. The “sexiest man alive” has been a joke for more than a few years now. I feel sorry for the young women trying to find a man, at least in the movies.

  • Soulcatgirl007 .

    I’ll be there for Pierce any day…;)) It’ll be a hoot…

    • http://ms1.gotdns.com/ ClintonsTart

      i wonder if he is gonna be the main mean guy?

  • Slappy

    “Good thing for Pierce if he’s expected to join the Expendables cast, which is often reviewed as stale and underwhelming, despite the huge movie star names.”

    The Expendables movies accomplish what they set out to do — entertain audiences with action. The plots are pedestrian and far-fetched but the flicks provide a rush of nostalgia since you’re seeing some of the biggest names in action movies over the past 30-35 years together in one film. Thus, the novelty of seeing so many known action stars together is the real value of it, even if some of them, like Stallone and Schwarzenegger, are about 10-15 years older than the should be to credibly be in these types of movies.

  • Bonita

    LOVED Peirce in Remington Steel and as James Bond. He is one of the good guys. As for the Expendable movies, only Stallone could get a roster of old fart action heros together to fight the bad guys. My late husband always wanted a movie with Stallone, Schwartzenegger, Chuck Norris and Bruce Willis together. Too bad he never lived to see them. While they aren’t exactly my cup of tea, I sort of watch them with my husband in mind, as a tribute to what HE would have loved to watch.

  • maxsam 6

    I love these films. Keep them coming. Most people don’t care about reviews anyways.