While attending a press conferences for the film Chinese Zodiac (CZ12), action star Jackie Chan mentioned that Sylvester Stallone gave him a role in The Expendables 3. According to Chan, his role will be more than a mere cameo. Chan explained:
“Sly had invited me to be in Expendables 2, but I was too busy filming CZ12 and couldn’t make a commitment to the film. But he did extend his invitation to the third movie, which I agreed on the condition that I will be appearing as more than just a minor role with a few scenes.”
There’s still no official word on what role will Jackie portray in The Expendables 3. Ethan Anderton at First Showing noted that Chan asked Stallone if the third film would be a “buddy-buddy movie,” which it apparently is. Anderton assumed this could mean that Jackie Chan could be some sort of sidekick, but that’s just his speculation for now.