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[UPDATED] Stallone Confirms Of Course Nicolas Cage Will Be in Whatever He's Asked

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The Expendables 3, in this case!

On his a fan Facebook page (via)--which, incidentally, is headed by this weirdly-normal family portrait--Stallone has given an update on his variously haggard or tax-evasive dream cast of Clint Eastwood, Harrison Ford, Wesley Snipes, and Nicolas Cage. While Stallone is no longer mentioning Eastwood, he brings word that he's still trying on the others, and Cage is a lock under his usual "for hire; no questions asked" agreement. "We have confirmed Nicolas Cage, a master actor who gives a veneer intellectual group," Stallone deadpanned, before adding to his garbled, seemingly-translated message, saying:

Hopefully we can realize to Harrison Ford, Wesley Snipes and Mickey Rourke. That is the great mission of the producer. We will continue with the same narrative scheme, the agility and the frenzy, which are inherent to the saga. What will definitely be the last? I can not guarantee. In principle it would be two deliveries, but the affection of the people encouraged us to work on a third. I guess as long as we amused ourselves by offering fun and people, we can continue playing 'The Expendables'. For now we are not as expendable as it should and as some critics want.

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UPDATE: as the incoherence of the message implied, Stallone's words were indeed twice translated, and it seems some of the meaning was lost. He's since clarified to Deadline that he "has no knowledge of Nic Cage joining Expendables 3."

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