The Filming on the third edition of The Expendables franchise kicked off in Bulgaria this week. With set photos of returning star Sylvester Stallone as Hannibal Smith and Mel Gibson.
Lionsgate and Millennium Films have now confirmed the cast of The Expendables 3, with Sly joined by returning Expendables Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture and Terry Crews. They are set to be joined by Wesley Snipes, Antonio Banderas, Mel Gibson, Harrison Ford, Kellan Lutz, Glen Powell, MMA star Ronda Rousey and boxer Victor Ortiz. At this point, there’s no sign of many of the rumoured additions, such as Nicolas Cage, Steven Seagal, Jackie Chan and Milla Jovovich – nor Mickey Rourke, who was thought to be returning as Tool.
Here’s the official synopsis for The Expendables 3…
In THE EXPENDABLES 3, Barney (Stallone), Christmas (Statham) and the rest of the team comes face-to-face with Conrad Stonebanks (Gibson), who years ago co-founded The Expendables with Barney. Stonebanks subsequently became a ruthless arms trader and someone who Barney was forced to kill… or so he thought. Stonebanks, who eluded death once before, now is making it his mission to end The Expendables — but Barney has other plans. Barney decides that he has to fight old blood with new blood, and brings in a new era of Expendables team members, recruiting individuals who are younger, faster and more tech-savvy. The latest mission becomes a clash of classic old-school style versus high-tech expertise in the Expendables’ most personal battle yet.
The Expendables 3 will be directed by Patrick Hughes (Red Hill), and is due to hit cinemas in North America and the UK on August 15th, 2014.