Movie Buzz: Nicolas Cage Enlists for 'Expendables 3', 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Director Rumors

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More days should kick off with movie news about Nicolas Cage.

The Ghost Rider himself is teaming up with Rocky Balboa for a new action movie... Can you guess which one?

Celebuzz has that story and more after the jump.

1. Stallone Confirms Nicolas Cage for ‘Expendables 3’

The internet had a minor stroke Monday when one of its favorite things, Nicolas Cage, joined the cast of The Expendables 3.

Expendables 2 star Sylvester Stallone confirmed the news via his Facebook page, adding that “We are preparing the film with the same passion and commitment as the previous two.”

Stallone also expressed on Facebook that he hopes to add Wesley Snipes and long-shot Harrison Ford to the roster. The sequel is currently looking for a writer and director.

2. Is Matthew Vaughn In Talks To Direct ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’?

Matthew Vaughn recently vacated the director’s chair on X-Men: Days of Future Past and Collider.com believes they know why.

On Monday, the site reported that Vaughn most likely left the X-Men sequel because he is in talks to helm Star Wars: Episode VII. While Collider was unable to 100% confirm Vaughn’s involvement, the site insists that the news comes from a trusted source.

Until Disney and Lucasfilm release a statement, consider this to be just a rumor.

3. Advanced Tickets for ‘The Hobbit’ On Sale Wednesday

Fans of The Hobbit have to wait until December 14 to see the first film in the new trilogy, but they don’t have to wait nearly as long to buy their tickets.

Advance tickets for director Peter Jackson’s reunion tour with Middle Earth go on sale Wednesday, November 7. Warner Bros released the news via press release on November 5.

4. Hollywood Wants a Sequel to  ‘Casablanca’

Warner Bros. might be circling a sequel to the 1949 classic, Casablanca.

Return to Casablanca will take place 20 years after the events of the first film, reported The New York Post on Monday. The Post ran a feature detailing the complex development of the sequel, which spans decades.

The studio is interested in the project only if they can find the right director and star.

5. New International Trailer for Steven Spielberg’s ‘Lincoln’

Just in time for the Electoral College Thunderdome, Monday saw the release of a new trailer for Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln.

The Guardian uneviled the film's international trailer - click here to watch it!

Nic Cage in Expendables 3, or Vaughn potentially in talks for Star Wars: Which news story made you brainsplode the most? Weigh in below. And speaking of trailers, check out the trailer for The Hobbit below!

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