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Expendables 3 director hints Schwarzenegger and Jet Li’s characters are a gay couple

Expendables 3 director hints Schwarzenegger and Jet Li’s characters are a gay couple

Did Arnie just play his first gay character? That’s what the director of the action blockbuster The Expendables 3 is saying.

Australian director Patrick Hughes told Grantland.com that a scene in the film in which Chinese action star Jet Li nuzzles the Austrian born actor-turned-politician-turned-actor and Silvester Stallone says ‘You guys want to get a room?,’ is definitely intended to imply their characters are in a relationship together.

‘Did the former-Governator just silently flip off Prop 8? Are two of the Expendables together by the end of the movie?’ the website asked Hughes.

‘I believe they are,’ he replied.

Hughes was hand picked by Stallone to direct The Expendables 3 after seeing his film Red Hill staring Australian True Blood heartthrob Ryan Kwanten.

Schwarzenegger was Governor of California when voters passed the Proposition 8 ballot initiative that banned same-sex marriage in the state and his administration refused to defend it in the courts when it was challenged.

The case ended up in the Supreme Court of the United States last year and it ruled that same-sex couples could resume marrying in the state in June of 2013.