Harrison Ford Will Star In 'The Expendables 3;' Bruce Willis Is Out

The Expendables 3 will be out in just about a year. Now, it is adding one of the biggest box office stars of all time. Sylvester Stallone took to Twitter to reveal that Han Solo and Indiana Jones himself, Harrison Ford, is joining the action sequel. It'll be directed by Patrick Hughes.

He also revealed Bruce Wills will not return for a third turn with the series.

Here's the Tweet.

The latest on Expendables 3 is that Kellen Lutz was in talks to join a rival younger group of stars who'd be opposed the main team featuring Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Terry Crews and Randy Couture. Among the other names attached (or, rumored to be attached in most cases) are Mel Gibson as a villain, Jackie Chan, Steven Seagal, Wesley Snipes and others.

Ford was rumored to be part of the film a while back but, as per Stallone's tweet, maybe a deal or schedule couldn't be worked out in time. This marks yet another major sequel for the star: he's in Anchorman: The Legend Continues and all but assuredly in Star Wars Episode VII. That second one isn't confirmed yet, of course, but Ford joining this film certainly will cut into any time he may have to shoot the J.J. Abrams film.

As for Willis' departure, it's not really that big of a loss. He was awesome in the second film but his character was always on the outside looking in. It's not like he's dead, probably just not part of this particular story.

Of note though is Stallone followed the above tweet with this one. Maybe he's referring to Willis?

The Expendables 3 will be out August 15, 2014. Expect more official information on it very soon.