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Jason Statham talks Crank 3 and The Expendables 2

While doing the promotional rounds for his latest actioner The Mechanic , Jason Statham spoke to Collider about the possibility of Crank and Expendables sequels.

When asked about the status of a potential Crank 3 , Statham said: "It’s a shame the last one didn’t do that well. I think the first one had a little bit more success and usually if you do a sequel, it usually has to in some ways take a little bit more money than the first one."

"It was absolutely nuts, which reflects exactly who those two [directors Neveldine and Taylor] are. I don’t know, whether we’ll do another one... Who knows?"

"Working with those two guys is not like working with anybody else. I mean, they are absolutely mad as hatters."

The subject of a sequel to Sylvester Stallone's testosterone-drenched action team-up The Expendables arose, and the hard-man actor offered the following: "Yes I have heard about a sequel and I’d be the first to say yes to a phone call from Sly."

"I mean, we spoke about it as soon as the movie started to do really well and he says, you know, it would be great to do this again, and if there’s anyone who can do a good sequel it’s Sly Stallone! He’s done a fair amount."

"Yeah, we had a good time. It’s something I’d like to repeat… I'm very positive that it will be going."

So it seems there's no chance of The Stath slowing down on the action man front. The Crank movies were delirious fun (we can't wait to see what directors Neveldine and Taylor will do with the Ghost Rider sequel), and we'd welcome a third part.

The Expendables was far from perfect, but with the team in place (and Bruce Willis, hopefully, on lead villain duties) Stallone should be able to deliver a much more enjoyable follow-up.