"Th Expendables" Japanese Theatrical Poster
THE MOVIE: The Expendables 2 earned slightly more money than its predecessor at the global box office, even if it wasn’t as successful in America. Sylvester Stallone is currently prepping the third installment of the action-adventure franchise that follows the exploits of Barney Ross, Lee Christmas, and their associates. The Expendables 3 is being directed by Patrick Hughes (Red Hill).
Updates: Sylvester Stallone’s recent tweets seem to confirm that actor Mel Gibson will appear in Expendables 3, possibly as the main adversary of Sly’s Barney Ross.
Stallone has dropped a bombshell via Twitter – Bruce Willis is out of the cast, possibly due to “laziness” and “greed” (as Stallone hinted on Twitter).
After months of rumors, the official (or is it?) cast has finally been announced on this day (August 19th) of the film’s first production shoot in Bulgaria: The returning stars are Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Terry Crews and Arnold Schwarzenegger. New members are Wesley Snipes, Antonio Banderas, Mel Gibson, Harrison Ford, Kellan Lutz, MMA’s Ronda Rousey, Glen Powell and boxing champion Victor Ortiz. To view a full press release, visit Film Combat Syndicate.
Enjoy this picture of movie icons Arnold Schwarzenegger and Harrison Ford posing together on the set of the film. | Deadline reports that Kelsey Grammer (Cheers, Transformers: Age of Extinction) is near a deal to star in Expendables 3. If he accepts, he will take the role that was apparently meant for Nicolas Cage.
At the premier of Machete Kills, Extra did a brief video interview with Mel Gibson where he talked about how he got into top notch shape for Expendables 3. Back in August, photos likes these started circulating the internet. As you can see, Gibson is prepared to take on Stallone. It’s a shame he turned down Mad Max 4. | Expendables 3 has finished the last day of filming in Bulgaria. Here’s Stallone’s tweet on Oct. 22: Expendables 3 in the can. Fantastic film. Ford, Gibson, Snipes, Banderas, and Grammer were amazing! | Head over to Film Combat Syndicate to catch a behind-the-scenes look at the film, featuring Dolph Lundgren. | New photos from The Expendables 3 set, courtesy of expendablespremiere.com and Leo Camplone. | First teaser trailer.
BREAKING NEWS: Expendables Premiere has a pack of new photos featuring Mel Gibson. Every time I see this Mel, the more I wish he did Mad Max: Fury Road.