A source with knowledge of the situation says Willis dropping out of EX3 was due to extra money demand. Willis was offered $3 million for four days of consecutive work on location in Bulgaria for the film. "He said he'd drop out unless he got $4 million," this source close to the production says. "A million dollars a day. Stallone and everybody else involved said no."
Stallone then quickly reached out to Ford, who was game to join the Expendables cast.
The insider adds, "I think [Willis] was pretty surprised he was replaced in 72 hours by Harrison Ford— a better actor, a much nicer person and a more interesting direction for the film."
Willis' reps at CAA declined to comment.
Maybe because I'm not in Willis' shoes I'm not understanding but letting a long term friend like Stallone down over $1M doesn't make sense for someone who's extremely loaded, what a loss...