While admitting that he had heard only "rumours" about the third film, the actor expressed his excitement at the film's new cast members, including Jackie Chan.
"Stallone hasn't said anything but I hear rumours," Statham told Collider. "I should never go with rumours because they're often not correct, but I hear Jackie Chan might be coming to the party and that would make me very happy because I do like Jackie Chan."
"I like Jackie because I've been a friend of Jackie's forever," he continued. "He's broken every bone in his body for his commitment and dedication to doing his own stunts. So he's the real deal."
Clint Eastwood is also rumoured to be in talks for a role, alongside names including Nicolas Cage, Harrison Ford, Mickey Rourke and Wesley Snipes.
"There's a ton [of rumours]," agreed Statham. "But the thing is, the magic wand comes from Sly. He will either 'yes' you or 'no' you. So yeah, Expendables 3. Here we go. Strap yourselves in!"
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