Stallone: Pacquiao won’t be in ‘Expendables 4’
Filipino boxing champion Manny Pacquiao won’t be seen in the big screen with Hollywood action icons anytime soon.
Hollywood action star Sylvester Stallone told TMZ Sports recently that Pacquiao won’t be in the fourth movie of Stallone’s “Expendables” franchise, adding that he was not really considered for a role in the movie in the first place.
“No, Pacquiao was never going to be in it. He’s a great fighter,” Stallone said.
The actor then joked: “You got to stick to us broken down actors.”
He was also asked if Pacquiao will be in the action movie had he won against American boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr.
To which the actor said: “Of course. Yeah, he was going to teach us all how to box.”
Pacquiao lost via unanimous decision to Mayweather last May 3 (Philippine time) in the boxing match dubbed as the “Fight of the Century.”
Rumors about Pacquiao being offered a role in the said movie was fueled by Stallone’s visit at the Wild Card Gym in Los Angeles weeks before the Filipino boxer’s historic fight. He was also visited by Stallone and Schwarzenegger in his locker room during his fight against Chris Algieri last November.
“We haven’t agreed on anything yet. Let’s talk about it after the fight,” Pacquiao was quoted as saying.
The Expendables is a star-studded series which includes Arnold Schwarzenegger, Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson, Antonio Banderas, Wesley Snipes, Jet Li, Kelsey Grammer and UFC champion Ronda Rousey in the cast.
Expendables 4 is set to be shown in theaters in 2016.