Nicolas Cage to join 'Expendables 3'

MANILA, Philippines - Nicolas Cage will be joining "The Expendables 3" according to pop culture blog Bleeding Cool.

The blog posted a quote from "Expendables" scriptwriter and star Sylvester Stallone that declares Cage being part of the 3rd "triple ex" movie.

In the spirit of preserving Mr. Stallone's supposed words, we are also reposting his quote, as is: 

"THE EXPENDABLES 3: We are preparing the film with the same passion and commitment as the previous two.

We have confirmed Nicolas Cage, a master actor who gives a veneer intellectual group. Hopefully we can realize to Harrison Ford, Wesley Snipes and Mickey Rourke. That is the great mission of the producer.

We will continue with the same narrative scheme, the agility and the frenzy, which are inherent to the saga. What will definitely be the last? I can not guarantee.

In principle it would be two deliveries, but the affection of the people encouraged us to work on a third. I guess as long as we amused ourselves by offering fun and people, we can continue playing ‘The Expendables.'

For now we are not as expendable as it should and as some critics want."

(Read the original post in Sylvester Stallone’s Facebook page. Bleeding Cool suspected it had been translated into a different language and then back to English; then they found a report in Spanish website El Pais.)

Cage is best-known for playing dark comic book hero Johnny Blaze in "Ghostrider." Before that, he rose to action star status in 1997 via the films "Face Off" and "Con Air."

Other than "Expendables 3," Cage is also rumored to be starring in "National Treasure 3."

What's your favorite Nicolas Cage movie? What role do you think suits him best?

Let us know by posting your comments below. - Rappler.com