Why Has Thomas Jane Not Been Expendable? - ManlyMovie

Why Has Thomas Jane Not Been Expendable?


Just a quick update today.  A while back, before The Expendables 3 actually, ManlyMovie fired Thomas Jane a question on why he had not appeared in the series despite persistent rumours, might he possibly appear in that movie, The Expendables 3?

Q: Why’d you ultimately not appear in Expendables 1 or 2?  Maybe in 3?
A:  I’m too young…

And that’s it.  Just to highlight the less than obvious, though, Jane is probably taking a shot at the premise here, there was said to be a bit of bad blood between he and Sly after Joel Silver had him fired from Bullet to the Head.  It was a very unceremonious departure from the movie, a second disappointment for Jane after not appearing in The Expendables 2, which he was led to believe he’d be taking part in.


  1. jim

    October 25, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    Someone buy this man a sandwich…or maybe not.I’m surprised anyone would hire him.

  2. Mainline DnB

    October 25, 2015 at 8:05 pm

    The obvious answers are (1) Yes, he’s not old enough and (2) He’s not bankable or “Teen Beat” enough to be the young buck in the crew. This franchise is almost entirely made by committee, even when Sly’s leading the charge. Doesn’t surprise me that Thomas hasn’t been involved. 10 years ago, maybe.

  3. Andymovieman

    October 26, 2015 at 1:42 am

    He’d be great in that. He did the punisher and appeared in Face/off. He was considered for Viggo mortensen’s role in A history of violence. Sly needs to get him and Ray Stevenson as well. If he can get dolph Lundgren who played the punisher, then he can get those two. Plus Thomas Jane looks like christopher lambert. Even now Lambert is interested in this franchise.

    • jim

      October 26, 2015 at 9:31 pm

      Ray Stevenson is good.There’s quite a few Brit tough guys around who don’t get the press because everyone is obsessed with the likes of Cumberthingy and the rest of those chinless wonders.

  4. Barney Ross

    October 26, 2015 at 7:04 pm

    Because he’s a FAG

  5. jsmith

    October 27, 2015 at 11:39 pm

    yeah. that bullet to the head not working out was what killed that for him. and it was mistake removing him. the Asian guy they replaced Thomas Jane with was what hurt the film. Sly had no chemistry with that guy.

  6. Popeye

    October 29, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    This guy is a joke as an action man. Worst Punisher yet. The movie had great moments, troubles with the tone but short absolutely non threatening tommy jane as Castle fucked it all up.