Considering Jean-Claude Van Damme's poor state that he is reduced to at the end of [The Expendables 2](movie:42634), you might naturally assume that he will not be appearing in [The Expendables 3](movie:388705). Regardless of this fact, fans of the franchise have asked Van Damme if Jean Vilain will ever return in different incarnations?
According to Empire Online, the Expendables Premiere fan site has come up with a twin brother idea so freaking genius that the man Damme himself even took time to consider it:
I had a great time shooting The Expendables 2 with Mr. Stallone and other big action stars.
Apparently via a Twitter DM it was said that:
Mr. Stallone is an inventive man. He may even create a stronger character than Claude Vilain, the twin brother of Jean Vilain. Some fans ask me if the next Vilain - if there is a next - is going to be a good guy or a bad guy. I would leave it to Mr. Stallone to decide, as I trust his way of imagination.
What's more, check out this ridiculous cast for The Expendables 3:
That Stallone and Jason Statham are joined in by veterans Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Terry Crews and Arnold Schwarzenegger, plus new (to the franchise) faces Wesley Snipes, Antonio Banderas, Kelsey Grammer, Mel Gibson, Kellan Lutz, Ronda Rouseey and Harrison Ford. It's set to explode on to screens on August 15.
What do you think? Is a Damme double such a crazy idea?
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