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Why Jackie Chan Turned Down 4 Sylvester Stallone Movies

Over the years, Jackie Chan has turned down roles in four of Sylvester Stallone’s movies. Here’s why the two have yet to make a movie together.

During his career, Jackie Chan has turned down four different Sylvester Stallone movies. The kung fu icon and the Rocky actor are without question two of the biggest action stars in cinematic history. However, the two have yet to make a movie together.

Over the decades, studios have paired Chan with various A-list names in the movie industry. For instance, Chan worked with fellow kung fu legend Jet Li in 2008 when he made The Forgotten Kingdom. The American productions he’s been involved with have featured actors like Owen Wilson, Chris Tucker, and more. In recent years, he worked alongside Pierce Brosnan in The Foreigner and Arnold Schwarzenegger in Iron Mask. While his long career has allowed him many opportunities to make movies with other action stars, there’s still quite a few he’s never shared the big screen with, such as Dolph Lundgren, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Chuck Norris, and Stallone.

While it’s true that Chan and Stallone haven’t acted together yet, there have certainly been chances for it to happen. But, Chan has turned Stallone down on four separate occasions to appear in his films. According to Chan’s autobiography, Never Grow Up, the first was Demolition Man. Before casting Wesley Snipes as the villain, Stallone tried to get Chan to accept the part, but the Hong Kong actor was opposed to playing a villain, as it would go against his image. The second offer was for the fourth Rambo movie, with the role in question being a drug dealer. In Never Grow Up, Chan said he felt it wasn’t right for him, presumably due to the same issues. Years later, Stallone wanted Chan for Expendables 2 and Expendables 3 [via CinemaBlend]. In the case of the second film, scheduling conflicts got in the way, and the concern that he’d get a small role kept him from signing on for the third installment.

Will A Jackie Chan & Sylvester Stallone Movie Ever Happen?

While Chan has so far avoided taking roles in Sylvester Stallone’s movies, the actor has made it clear that he does indeed have an interest in working with him. In fact, one almost happened in the form of Snafu. Chan and Stallone were supposed to work on it together, but issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in John Cena getting Stallone’s role, and even now the film still hasn’t been released yet. For now, there are no official plans for Chan and Stallone to make a movie together, but if it were to happen, it’s likely they’d be a duo, especially since neither is known for playing villains.

A team-up movie seems to be what Chan has always wanted from a Sylvester Stallone collaboration. When talking about the possibility of being in Expendables 4, Chan claimed that he wants to do a film where the focus is on just the two of them, as opposed to a cast full of action heroes. If such a story ever presents itself in the future, it’s possible that Jackie Chan and Sylvester Stallone will eventually get to fight side-by-side in a theatrical film.

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The Ultimate List of the Best Action Movie Hero Names

Arnold Schwarzenegger (aka “Arnie”, “The Austrian Oak”, or “The Govenator”) is an ultimate action movie legend of the first class. Both a former Mr. Universe and Mr. Olympia champion bodybuilder and former Governor of California, Arnold has risen to the highest levels of worldly success.

Born in Thal, Styria, Austria, Arnold made his breakthrough into Hollywood action movies originally in sword-and-sorcery with Conan the Barbarian and in sci-fi with The Terminator, early roles which let him hide his thick accent and lack of American acting experience.

However, Arnold quickly found his niche and would go on to helm some of the most critically and commercially successful action movie blockbusters of all time. Including Terminator 2: Judgement Day and the Terminator Series, Commando, Predator, Total Recall and True Lies to name a few. While he has eased up in later years to pursue public office, his legacy remains Arnold strong!

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American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (1991) Biography, Plot, Trailer

American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (1991)
American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (1991)

American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (1991)

American Ninja 4: The Annihilation is a 1991 American martial arts action film starring Michael Dudikoff, David Bradley, and James Booth. A sequel to American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt (1989), it is the fourth installment in the American Ninja franchise, followed by American Ninja V and was directed by Cedric Sundstrom. The film marked Michael Dudikoff’s final appearance in the American Ninja franchise.

American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (1991)


A Delta Force unit attempts to escape from a pursuing group of ninja in a foreign country but most are killed and the rest are captured. The secret Ninja Army is headed by Colonel Scarf Mulgrew) an ex-British policeman and anti-American who has joined with Shiekh Ali Maksood, a Muslim militant, who plans to bring a suitcase nuke to New York. Mulgrew threatens to burn the commandos alive and use the nuke unless he is paid a ransom of 50 million dollars. Agents Sean Davidson and Carl Brackston are sent on a covert mission to rescue the prisoners and defeat the terrorists.


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Sean and Carl parachute in and meet their contact Pango. While gathering information from a local operative named Freddie, they are confronted by Mulgrew and the corrupt local police headed by O’Reilly. Freddie is killed by Mulgrew but Sean, Carl, and Pango escape. Pango takes them to Dr. Sarah a Peace Corps nurse who hides them from the police. Soon after ninjas attack, capturing Sean, Carl and Sarah alive while Pango escapes, and imprisoning them in an old British fort to be tortured by Mulgrew. Mulgrew assaults Sarah and later it is revealed Mulgrew killed her father.


  • Michael Dudikoff as Agent Joe Armstrong
  • David Bradley as Agent Sean Davidson
  • Dwayne Alexandre as Agent Carl Brackston
  • Robin Stille as Dr. Sarah[3]
  • Ken Gampu as Dr. Tamba
  • James Booth as Colonel Scarf Mulgrew
  • Ron Smerczak as Shiekh Ali Maksood
  • Frantz Dobrowsky as Captain O’Reilly
  • Kely McClung as Super Ninja
  • Jody Abrahams as Pango
  • Anthony Fridjhon as Freddie / Treddle
  • David Sherwood as Gavin
  • Sean Kelly as Norris
  • Jamie Bartlett as Segal
  • John Pasternak as Carlos
  • Robin B. Smith as Schultz
  • Shane Safi as Little Special School Child

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Will Smith CONFRONTS Jim Carrey For HUMILIATING Him On Live TV

Get ready for the ultimate showdown! In this explosive video, Will Smith confronts Jim Carrey after being publicly humiliated on live TV.

The two Hollywood legends have a long-standing rivalry, but things came to a head after Jim’s controversial comments about Will during an interview.
With tensions running high, Will finally has the opportunity to confront Jim face-to-face and demand an apology.

But will Jim be able to make amends for his insulting remarks, or will this confrontation only escalate the feud further?
Watch now to find out!

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But will Jim be able to make amends for his insulting remarks, or will this confrontation only escalate the feud further?
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