Nicolas Cage confirmed for Expendables 3

Sylvester Stallone is clearly a hard man to say no to, with the ageing action star confirming that Nic Cage has signed on to star in The Expendables 3 .

Stallone revealed that Cage will join his already star-studded lineup of grizzled bruisers, with several more big names still on his wish list.

“We are preparing the film with the same passion and commitment as the previous two,” said Stallone. “We have confirmed Nicolas Cage, a master actor who gives a intellectual veneer to the group.

“Hopefully we can [ convince ] Harrison Ford, Wesley Snipes and Mickey Rourke.” He continued. “That is the producer’s mission.”

And when Sly Stallone gives you a mission, you damn well accept it. We broke the news of Cage's involvement when we spoke to producer Avi Lerner earlier this year. Seems like Clint Eastwood's is the only name to have dropped off the wishlist.

No release date has been confirmed as yet, but we’re sure Sly will be speaking out as soon as he has it nailed down…