The Expendables presented the idea of assembling the world’s most noteworthy action heroes in one franchise. Nevertheless, a significant number of the on-screen characters in the series are past their prime. However, that is a piece of the charm. Be that as it may, imagine a scenario where Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger had collaborated for a film in the 80s playing their most notable characters. Kurt Russell wished it to happen and even pitched it.
During the promotion of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Kurt Russell talked with Fox 5 DC. At a certain point, the subject of Snake Plissken collaborating with the Guardians came up. While Russell rushed to reject that thought, he revealed that he wanted Snake to collaborate with John Rambo and John McClane in a motion picture. Here is what he said;
“Years ago I did think, back then nobody would listen to me, I thought it would be great to sort of take a bunch of the guys, the guys like Bruce Willis, Stallone, Schwarzenegger. They all had one best character that I thought would be interesting, in the action world, to put those guys together. That would have been a realistic version of what Marvel did, but it was like talking to a wall. I thought it would have been cool. Let them be the characters that they are. My thing about that was, if I was going to be Snake in that, the only problem was that I’m going to have to produce the movie because all Snake’s gonna do is walk in, look at them and leave.”
The 80s was a monstrous time of action films and the four names specified here would have made for an incredible group. Sylvester Stallone featured in First Blood, which would go ahead to make a long run as the character of John Rambo. Bruce Willis was most outstandingly in Die Hard, which is viewed as one of the best action films. With regards to Arnold Schwarzenegger, he was in many different action films right from The Terminator to Commando. Therefore, there are a few characters he could have played in this action hero shared universe film. However, since Kurt Russell says he would have wanted this to be a “realistic” form, we can presumably discount the T-800.
There are many calculated issues that would arise when putting these folks together on screen. However, there is truly no reason why a few of these characters couldn’t exist in a similar world and a similar universe. Truly, it is Kurt Russell’s Snake Plissken, who the actor played in Escape From New York and Escape From L.A. This may make things dubious, since those films and that character exist in a dystopian reality. On the other hand, folks like Rambo exist in a world that appears to be substantially more genuine.
None of that truly matters since this Expendables style team-up never happened. What’s more, it didn’t appear to go any more distant than the pitch. Yet at the same time, that was some groundbreaking idea from Kurt Russell. You can look at the full interview for yourself beneath.