TheArnoldFans attended the premiere of “The Expendables 3” in Hollywood, California on Monday, August 11, 2014, and had the opportunity to chat with some very cool people such as the married couple and writers of the third installment, Katrin Benedikt and Creighton Rothenberger. They talked about some scenes that were cut from the PG-13 version, including one that involved our favorite Brit Jason Statham and a too bloody knife confrontation.
Benedikt: Oh, I’ll tell you. We had a scene where Jason Statham got to use one of the villain’s big giant knives.
Rothenberger: Yeah, well, he has a knife fight with someone who had a bigger knife. What was the set-up line?
Benedikt: Yes, I know because this was my thing. At the end, in essence, he takes the larger knife from the villain and cleaves the villain in half where his body falls like this (spits) and his body falls down and Statham says, “oh, what do you know, size does matter.” It was a cheesy line but it actually worked and paid off there. It was a very gory moment. But we’re hearing the blu-ray is going to be R and it will be something so different that what we’re seeing in the theater.
TheArnoldFans also got “The Expendables 3” director Patrick Hughes to spill the beans, but we are not sure whether he was talking about the same or a different Jason fight scene.
Patrick Hughes: Hmmm, I think Jason’s kill. Jason’s fight scene. There was a knife into the neck and then a kick to the head into the wall with the knife. That will make it into the R rated DVD.
However, they all confirmed the film’s R-rated cut to be released on DVD/Blu-ray, and we can’t wait to watch it all over again with new (Jason Statham) footage.