THE EXPENDABLES Comic Con 2010 Panel (With Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis & More)
THE EXPENDABLES panel at Comic Con 2010 featured Sylvester Stallone, Terry Crews, Steve Austin, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, and Bruce Willis made a quick appearance since he was around from the RED panel. I have to admit, it was a really entertaining panel, and the guys were fun to listen to.
Here are some highlights from The Expendables panels, as well as some photos:
– The guys were willing to do lots of crazy stuff and action sequences.
– Injuries – Steve Austin broke Sylvester Stallone’s neck. It was a physical fight scene and Sylvester wanted it to look.
Steve – “When a director tells you to kick the shit out of him, you kick the shit out of him.”
– Constrictions and restrictions that come with 3D was just not working. Why not do it old school, especially with the cast.
– Clip shown of a pretty insane fight scene, I admit that I had to look away a few times.
– The film was shot in Brazil, they had crazy security because it wasn’t a secure neighborhood.
– Dolph says that his character is a little edgy and bloodthirty and Sly tries to get rid of him, which he doesn’t like obviously and it leads to a twist.
– Sly spoke of his cinematic influences. Loves Sinbad’s Seven Voyages, he like heroism stories where the hero rises up to defeat the evil people.
– Sly spoke of instances where fight scenes become real like on Demolition Man, Death Race (David Carradine). Sly spoke about wanting to smash the other people after they hit you really hard.
– Guinness World Record rep showed up to give Sly a record certificate acknowledging that Rocky is the Most Successful Sport franchise in cinema history 1.2 billion.
– Sly also praised Mickey Rourke for performing a pivotal scene when he only had 2 minutes to do it.
– Funny Anecdote: In a scene, Steve Austin was running and the special effects guy was running behind him blowing up stuff and at some point he hit the trigger a little too soon. Although Austin wanted to fall, the only reason he didn’t was because he was afraid he would hit on another bomb. And Sly was acting like nothing was happening. Ha!