The 'Expendables' franchise has one thing going for it: nothing else can top it when it comes to the sheer number of interesting and noteworthy actors on screen. So it's not too surprising when 'The Expendables 3' drops 16 character posters on the same day because of course 'The Expendables 3' would have 16 characters important enough to warrant their own character posters.
'The Expendables 3' will bring back our favorite team of action movie stars, including Sylvester Stallone, Dolph Lundgren and Jason Statham, to take on a new baddie of sorts. But which newcomers will be joining the fun on their upcoming excursion has been some area of speculation, with Jackie Chan being the latest to join the team, based on his previous statements. And with a production start date in the near future, Wesley Snipes is getting more attention thanks to fellow action hero Dolph Lundgren.
Coming at us riding a wave of surprisingly good reviews and even a small festival run, 'Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning' is the latest entry in the durable head-smashing franchise. This one once again features the blank stares of Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren, while also showcasing the newest action hero on the block, Scott Adkins. A red-band trailer for the film has just been unveiled and it's certainly worth a look.
While we're disappointed that the recent pop culture resurgence of Dolph Lundgren won't culminate in a feature film about a criminal-fighting, erotic scientist who literally smells crime, as some has suggested, we're happy to see the blonde adonis brought back to celebration. But for his second go around, Dolph has a smaller picture than the movies in mind, making a full two-year commitment to TV for 'Rescue 3.' But what will Lundgren's new series follow, and where can you expect to see it?
Look, let's not pretend this movie is something it's not. But for what it is -- the sixth film in the 'Universal Soldier' franchise (but only the third in current continuity) -- it's pretty damn good; muscular, atmospheric and surprisingly scary. With 'Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning' and the previous installment, 'Regeneration,' nascent action auteur John Hyams has resuscitated a long-dead franchise and restored it to its former glory, an appropriate fate for a series about soldiers killed in action and then brought back to life as super-powered warriors.
Fans of Sylvester Stallone’s shout-out to the beloved actioneers of the '80s and '90s, ‘The Expendables’, will remember Dolph Lundgren’s Gunnar Jensen as the good guy gone bad…and completely insane.
For the second installment in the franchise, 'The Expendables 2', Jensen’s crazy gets a bit more cuddly and a whole lot more interesting. Stallone incorporated an element from Lundgren’s own life into the story that revitalizes and expands Jenson’s role in the ‘Expendables’ universe.
'The Expendables' films give Dolph Lundgren and Jean Claude Van Damme something neither have had in a long time: Films that play in American theaters. That doesn't mean they haven't been working, though with the death of most chain video stores, their wares are harder to find. Both join fellow 'The Expendables 2' alum Scott Adkins for a follow up to their 1992 film 'Universal Soldier' in this 'Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning' trailer.