“Soon, I hope so”: Jackie Chan May Have Turned Down Sylvester Stallone’s ‘The Expendables’ Offer, But He Has Been Hopeful to Work With The Rocky Star For Years

"Soon, I hope so": Jackie Chan May Have Turned Down Sylvester Stallone's 'The Expendables' Offer, But He Has Been Hopeful to Work With The Rocky Star For Years
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The Hong Kong actor Jackie Chan has come a long way since he first received the offer to star in a movie as a child actor. During an interview with Stephen Colbert, the actor shared that he was cast in his first movie role after a filmmaker visited his school and chose him to feature in his movie. Moving past decades after that, he has starred in hundreds of films and has become one of the most recognized faces all around the world.

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Being one of the prominent global stars, he has worked with several big names in the film industry. However, fans are still looking forward to his and Sylvester Stallone’s collaboration on the screen. Chan also shared that he wishes to work with Stallone as he joined Stephen Colbert on his late-night talk show.

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Jackie Chan Turned Down Several Offers to Work With Sylvester Stallone

Jackie Chan and Sylvester Stallone are among some of the biggest action stars in the film industry. However, they have still left fans wondering what their on-screen collaboration would look like. The two actors have been reportedly planning to work together for years.

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Jackie Chan and Sylvester Stallone

Chan even got several offers to star alongside the Rocky actor. However, there have been several conflicting factors that led the Rush Hour star to turn down these proposals. According to his book Never Grow Up (as per Screen Rant), Chan turned down the offer for Stallone’s 1993 sci-fi action Demolition Man, as he did not want to play a villain.

It was also the reason he denied the offer to star in the fourth installment of the Rambo franchise, for which he was offered the role of a drug dealer. Years later, the Police Story actor was once again approached to star alongside Stallone star for The Expendables sequel.

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This time, however, schedules got in the way. He was also offered a role in The Expendables threequel, but he reportedly turned down the offer as his role in the movie was too small. The actor specified what he would like to work with Stallone on, as he stated that he’s still hopeful to work with the Hollywood star.

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Jackie Chan Looks Forward to Star Alongside Sylvester Stallone

Jackie Chan joined The Late Show With Stephen Colbert to promote his 2017 action thriller, The Foreigner. During the interview, the actor shared his global filming experiences. Discussing the same, he shared that he once visited an island that only had a population of 20,000 people.

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He shared that as he drove past the street, he could hear people chanting his name. When the Drunken Master star asked his driver how they knew him, he told him that “they only know two people,” Jackie Chan and Sylvester Stallone.

When the host asked if he’s doing a movie with The Expendables star, he said, “Soon, I hope so.” Chan was also offered a role in Stallone’s latest The Expendables 4, but he reportedly turned down the offer as he wanted to do a movie with him only, instead of joining a huge star cast alongside him.

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Jackie Chan with Sylvester Stallone

I said, ‘Sly, can’t we just do you and me? Not just a bunch of people and me only coming out for five minutes,” he said during an interview with Dan of Geek (as per Cinemablend). Both Chan and Stallone are reportedly good friends and have been planning to work together since the 90s and hopefully, they would be able to make it happen soon.

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Source: The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

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Laxmi Rajput is a writer at Fandomwire. She finished her Post Graduation in Broadcast Journalism and worked as a Business News writer for a year. But her interest in entertainment and pop culture compelled her to find a way towards Entertainment Journalism. She has worked across various fields and has 2 years of experience in content writing. She likes reading, music, movies, and traveling. She aspires to become a fiction writer in the future.