Never Send a Boy to do a Man’s Job; Check Out a Promo Poster for THE EXPENDABLES 3

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With director Patrick Hughes’ The Expendables 3 due August 15, 2014, I’d imagine we’re getting close to seeing the first trailer/footage from the film.  As most of you know, the next installment has Sylvester Stallone’s Barney Ross and his Expendables crew squaring off against Ross’ old partner Conrad Stonebanks, played by Mel Gibson.  Returning for the sequel are Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Terry Crews and Arnold Schwarzenegger, with Wesley Snipes, Antonio Banderas, and Harrison Ford joining the all-star cast along with Kellan Lutz, MMA star Ronda Rousey, welterweight boxing champion Victor Ortiz and Glen Powell.  No matter what you think of The Expendables franchise, you have to admit it’s a hell of a cast, and one I can’t wait to see kicking ass next summer.

So while we wait for the first footage to hit, we were sent a promo poster which you can check out after the jump.  It’s got the tag line, “Never send a boy to do a man’s job.”

Harrison Ford and Arnold Schwarzenegger Revealed in First Image from the Set of THE EXPENDABLES 3

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The Terminator and Indiana Jones were palling around on the first day of filming for the action sequel The Expendables 3, and we have the photographic evidence to prove it.  Arnold Schwarzenegger recently shared an image from the set of the actioner that shows him alongside a flight suited-up Harrison Ford with their director Patrick Hughes.  The film’s story finds Sylvester Stallone’s Barney Ross and his Expendables crew squaring off against Ross’ old partner Conrad Stonebanks, played by Mel Gibson.  While we’ll have to wait a while to see the first footage, this image of Schwarzenegger and Ford side by side should make for a sufficient tease.

Hit the jump to check out the image.  The film also stars Wesley Snipes, Antonio Banderas, Kellan Lutz, Glen Powell, Ronda Rousey, and Victor OrtizThe Expendables 3 opens in theaters on August 15, 2014.

Exclusive: YOU’RE NEXT Breakout Star Sharni Vinson Joins Adi Shankar’s Female EXPENDABLES Project

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Sharni Vinson may not be a name that you’re familiar with just yet, but it will be soon.  The Australian actress leads the excellent new horror film You’re Next in a true breakout role, and now sources confirm to us that Vinson has joined the cast of producer Adi Shankar’s all-female Expendables project.  The untitled film already has Gina Carano and Katee Sackhoff onboard to star, and if you’ve seen Vinson’s work in You’re Next you’ll no doubt agree that she makes an excellent addition to the untitled actioner.  The pic is still being put together with Dutch Southern writing the screenplay, but Vinson’s casting confirms that development is indeed progressing towards an eventual production start-date.

Most recently, Shankar produced a pair of comic book-friendly short films, Dirty Laundry with Thomas Jane and Truth in Journalism with Ryan Kwanten.  He was also an executive producer on last year’s Dredd.

THE EXPENDABLES 3 Begins Filming; Synopsis Released; Cage, Chan, Rourke, and Jovovich Absent from Cast List

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Lionsgate and Millennium Films have announced that principal photography on The Expendables 3 has begun in Bulgaria and at Nu Boyana Studios in Sofia.  The upcoming film pits Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone) and his team against his old partner Conrad Stonebanks (Mel Gibson).  Stonebanks is out for revenge, and so Barney must round-up a gang of younger team members to join the Expendables.  This is an odd synopsis considering that the high-profile new names are veterans Wesley Snipes, Antonio Banderas, and Harrison Ford.  The younger additions consist of Kellan Lutz, Glen Powell, MMA fighter Ronda Rousey, and boxing champion Victor Ortiz.  The most notable aspect of the press release is the omissions.  Deadline had previously reported that Nicolas Cage, Jackie Chan, and Milla Jovovich were on board, but they’re not mentioned in this press release.  Additionally, Stallone had said that Mickey Rourke would return, but he’s also absent.  Perhaps their roles were…dispensable.

Hit the jump for the press release.  The Expendables 3 is due out August 15, 2014.

Glen Powell Joins THE EXPENDABLES 3; Some Cast Members Confirmed, Others Still in Question

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We’re a week out from the start of production on Patrick Hughes’ The Expendables 3 and we’re still not 100% of what the cast will look like.  The cast of Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson, Dolph Lundgren, Wesley Snipes, Jet Li, Randy Couture, Antonio Banderas, Ronda Rousey, Terry Crews, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Victor Ortiz, and Kellan Lutz has been confirmed by producer Boaz Davidson (via Bleeding Cool).  Notable additions include newcomers Ford, Gibson, Snipes, Banderas, Rousey, Ortiz and Lutz, while the absence of Bruce Willis may not be a permanent move.  Milla Jovovich, Jackie Chan and Nicolas Cage are also expected to appear.

There may still be room for some more whipper-snappers to join the party, especially since Heat Vision reports that 24-year-old Glen Powell (The Dark Knight Rises) has also joined the cast.  He’ll play a combat veteran, hacker and drone pilot.  Who knows, if he survives to the end of the film, maybe he’ll be in future installments.  Look for The Expendables 3 on August 15, 2014.

Mel Gibson and Antonio Banderas Confirmed for THE EXPENDABLES 3

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The cast for The Expendables 3 continues to take shape.  A few days ago, Sylvester Stallone revealed that Bruce Willis was out of the film, but that Harrison Ford had now joined the cast.  Today, The Wrap reports that Mel Gibson has been confirmed to play the baddie in the pic and Antonio Banderas has signed on to join the action ensemble.  Gibson was previously rumored to play the film’s antagonist after Stallone initially reached out to him about possibly directing, and now it appears that the deal has been closed.  There’s no firm word on who Banderas will be playing, but one assumes it’ll be a middle-aged character proficient in badassery.

Red Hill director Patrick Hughes is taking the helm this time around, and other cast members include Jackie Chan, Wesley Snipes, Kellan Lutz, and Milla JovovoichThe Expendables 3 opens in theaters on August 15, 2014.

Harrison Ford Joins THE EXPENDABLES 3; Bruce Willis Out [Updated]

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The grumpy factor of The Expendables 3 has just undergone a net change of zero.  Sylvester Stallone tweeted earlier today that Bruce Willis is out of the film, but Harrison Ford is now in.  It’s unclear if Ford will be playing Willis’ character from the previous two films or if he’ll be given a new character, but Stallone noted that he has “been waiting years for this” re: working with Ford.  Stallone followed the news up with a tweet that appears to be aimed squarely at Willis: “GREEDY AND LAZY ….. A SURE FORMULA FOR CAREER FAILURE.”  Red Hill director Patrick Hughes is poised to direct the sequel with a cast that includes Jackie Chan, Nicolas Cage, Wesley Snipes, Kellan Lutz, and Milla Jovovich, and we should hear more casting news in the coming weeks.  Rumors have swirled that Mel Gibson will be playing the villain, but we have thus far received no confirmation on that front. [Update: The Wrap's Jeff Sneider confirms Ford will play a new character and is not a direct replacement for Willis.]

Production on Expendables 3 should begin later this year or early next year, as the film is slated for release on August 15, 2014.

Christopher Walken Joins JERSEY BOYS, Kellan Lutz Boards EXPENDABLES 3, Jessica Alba Joins STRECH and Danny McBride to Star in New Cameron Crowe Film

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Here’s today’s latest casting news:

  • Christopher Walken (Pulp Fiction) will join Clint Eastwood’s Jersey Boys adaptation as mobster Angelo “Gyp” DeCarlo.
  • Kellan Lutz (The Twilight Saga) is in talks to join the all-action cast of The Expendables 3, directed by Patrick Hughes (Red Hill).  Other newcomers include Ronda Rousey and Victor Ortiz.
  • Jessica Alba (Sin City) will board Joe Carnahan’s action-comedy, Stretch.
  • Danny McBride (Eastbound and Down) has signed on for writer-director Cameron Crowe’s new project, a rumored reimagining of his Deep Tiki script.

Hit the jump for more on each casting announcement.

Sylvester Stallone Hints at Mel Gibson Appearance in THE EXPENDABLES 3

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We heard last month that Mel Gibson was eying the villain role in The Expendables 3.  The intersection between Expendables fans and those who somehow remain in Gibson’s corner will find Sylvester Stallone‘s latest tweet interesting: “Mad Max vs Barney Ross……”  Although the Lethal Weapon series is more in line with the Expendables approach to life, Stallone’s wording is slightly catchier than “Martin Riggs vs Barney Ross……” Notice that Stallone did not tweet “Mel Gibson has officially signed on to play the villain in The Expendables 3……,” so this is far from official.  Stallone knows more than we do, but we will wait for more information on the nature and size of Gibson’s role, if he’s in the sequel at all.

Starring Stallone, Jason Statham, Mickey Rourke, Jackie Chan, Nicolas Cage, Wesley Snipes, and Milla JovovichThe Expendables 3 opens August 15, 2014.

Will Mel Gibson Be the Villain in THE EXPENDABLES 3?

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As The Expendables 3 puts together its requisite cast of 80s and 90s action stars, it was probably only a matter of time before Mel Gibson joined the party.  According to Showbiz411, sources are saying that Mel Gibson might play the villain in the third installment of the action franchise.  Back in April, Sylvester Stallone tweeted/joked that Gibson should direct “EXPENDABLES FIVE”, but it wouldn’t surprise me if there was a place in the franchise for the rage-filled, anti-Semitic former movie star.  He’s already playing his first villain role in Robert RodriguezMachete Kills, and these supporting baddies may be the only parts Gibson can get for the foreseeable future.  Could anyone buy him as a hero again, and would any studio take the risk to find out?  Considering that his last movie, the surprisingly entertaining Get the Gringo, went straight to VOD/DVD, probably not (and even in that movie, he played an anti-hero).

The Expendables 3 will star Stallone, Jason Statham, Mickey Rourke, Jackie Chan, Nicolas Cage, Wesley Snipes, and Milla Jovovich.  The movie opens August 15, 2014.

THE EXPENDABLES 3 Set for Release on August 15, 2014; ESCAPE PLAN Pushed to October 18th [Updated]

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We’ve got release date news concerning two upcoming Sylvester Stallone action films to share.  First up, Lionsgate has solidified an August 15, 2014 release date for the sequel The Expendables 3.  We recently learned that Red Hill director Patrick Hughes has been tapped to helm the follow-up, and Jackie Chan, Nicolas Cage, Wesley Snipes, and Milla Jovovich are all confirmed to be appearing alongside Sylvester Stallone and company.  The pic currently has that late summer release date all to itself, and filming will likely get underway later this year.

Additionally, Summit has pushed the Stallone/Arnold Schwarzenegger prison break film Escape Plan back from September 13th to October 18th of this year.  The film will now face off against the horror remake Carrie, the Jeff Bridges-fronted fantasy pic The Seventh Son, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt directorial debut Don Jon.

[Update: Additionally, Universal has now announced that the Liam Neeson-fronted airplane thriller Non-Stop will open on February 28, 2014.]

Jackie Chan, Nicolas Cage, and Wesley Snipes Confirmed for THE EXPENDABLES 3; Milla Jovovich Joins Cast

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It seems like the goal of The Expendables movies is to put together a dream-team action cast, and then figure out the plot.  Audiences have been pleased with the line-ups of the past films, and producer/star Sylvester Stallone is hoping to keep fans happy.  We previously reported that Jackie Chan, Wesley Snipes, and Nicolas Cage were all circling The Expendables 3, and now it looks like Stallone has got them.  According to Deadline, the three actors are in “advanced negotiations” to join the film, and Milla Jovovich is also in talks to fight in the boys’ club.  Jovovich could be a fun addition to the mix, and the series has definitely run short on female firepower.  Audiences love her in the Resident Evil franchise, and I don’t think they’ll have any problem seeing her kicking ass alongside Stallone, Statham, et al.

Sylvester Stallone Confirms Mickey Rourke for THE EXPENDABLES 3, Possibly Adding Jackie Chan and Wesley Snipes, and Trying to Out-Raid THE RAID

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Sylvester Stallone has developed a strong with his relationship with his fans.  Years ago, he did an ask-me-anything on AICN before AMAs even existed.  He’s willing to critique his past work, and he’s happy to share what’s happening with his latest projects.  Stallone recently took to his Twitter feed to provide some updates on The Expendables 3.  He revealed the return of Mickey Rourke by tweeting, “Mighty Mickey is back…..”.  Then Stallone teased a couple of new additions to the cast.  In December, Jackie Chan said he was on board, and Stallone tweeted yesterday, “What’s the plan? Ask Jackie Chan….”  And now that Wesley Snipes is out of prison, Stallone says, “Talked to WESLEY today … He can not WAIT to fight to the top again !!!!!!! Over…”  I’m sure Wesley Snipes’ stunt double will be glad to hear it.

Hit the jump for what Stallone had to say about The Expendables 3 trying to outdo one of the best action films in years, The Raid.

Sylvester Stallone Wants More Humor for EXPENDABLES 3, Hopes to Add Jackie Chan and Promises “Young Blood”

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You can tell Sylvester Stallone is having a helluva good time with The Expendables franchise, but the writer/director/actor wants to bring a bit more humor into the mix.  Taking to Twitter this evening, Stallone commented on the tone of The Expendables 3which he is currently writing, and hopefully getting Jackie Chan into the cast as was previously rumored.  He also gave a brief update on an action star who would not be making the cut and alluded to an injection of “young blood” into the franchise.  Hit the jump to see what he had to say.

Jason Statham Talks PARKER, THE EXPENDABLES 3, and HOMEFRONT Written by Sylvester Stallone

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Jason Statham teams up with Jennifer Lopez in the new crime thriller Parker set amidst the unparalleled wealth and glamor of Palm Beach and based on the crime novel Flashfire by Richard Stark, one of the many pseudonyms of Donald E. Westlake, the prolific crime fiction author.  The most daring, meticulous and ruthless thief in the business, Parker (Statham) is an expert at planning and executing seemingly impossible heists and he plays by a strong code of ethics.  Opening January 25th, the film is directed by Academy Award winner Taylor Hackford and features a terrific cast that also includes Michael Chiklis, Clifton Collins, Jr., Micah Hauptman, Wendell Pierce, Patti Lupone and Nick Nolte.

At a roundtable interview at the film’s recent press day, Statham talked about playing the iconic title character of Westlake’s popular series of crime novels, collaborating with Hackford on his first action film, performing some of the film’s carefully choreographed and incredibly intense stunt sequences, and working opposite Lopez and veteran actors Lupone and Nolte.  He also updated us on Homefront written by Sylvester Stallone and rumors that Jackie Chan may be joining him in The Expendables 3. Hit the jump to read more:

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