'The Expendables 3' began filming in Bulgaria today, and Lionsgate marked the occasion by sending out a press release that not only confirms most of the crazy ensemble cast but teases a plot that sounds just nutty enough to earn back our attention after the mediocre second film. If you aren't on board the 'Expendables' bandwagon (and we totally wouldn't blame you if you're not), just know that Mel Gibson is playing a character named Conrad Stonebanks. Conrad Stonebanks.
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It's been rumored for some time now, but it's now official: the great(ly troubled) Mel Gibson has joined the cast of 'The Expendables 3,' where he'll play the main bad guy. He's also being joined by Antonio Banderas, another fading star who has been rumored to join the film for quite some time.
Sylvester Stallone and team Lionsgate have been trying to build the perfect cast for the upcoming 'Expendables 3' for quite some time, helping to bring on both returning stars and, what Sly refers to as, "new blood." As it turns out, part of this new blood is a vampire -- or rather, 'Twilight' star Kellan Lutz.
With 'The Expendables 3' already casting every washed-up actor in the history of ever, it should come as no surprise that Sylvester Stallone is apparently courting Mel Gibson. It's a development that Stallone has teased before, but now the Oscar-winning actor and director is rumored to have signed on to the project in a crucial role.
The 'Expendables' franchise is built entirely on the idea that watching a whole bunch of movie stars (from former legends to C-listers) kill a whole bunch of people will make for a good time at the movies. Franchise star and chief creative voice Sylvester Stallone has promised that 'The Expendables 3' will up the ante in every way and the news that Jackie Chan, Wesley Snipes, Nicolas Cage and Milla Jovovich are in talks to join the cast has us believing him.
If there's one thing Sylvester Stallone understands about the 'Expendables' franchise, it's that you've got to go big or go home. Everything we've heard about the upcoming 'Expendables 3' makes it sound like it's in a mad rush to make up for the particularly poor second film, which can only be a good thing. Mr. Stallone took to Twitter to share and spitball some ideas, including the casting of a new star and the return of another.
Just when you thought that the 'Expendables' franchise couldn't pull another action icon into its ensemble, Sylvester Stallone jumps on Twitter and announces that the one and only Antonio Banderas could be joining the cast of the upcoming 'The Expendables 3.'
In order for 'The Expendables 3' to top its predecessors, it's going to need a few things -- more carnage, more macho dialogue and, most importantly, a few more washed-up movie stars. And you know what? Wesley Snipes more than fits the bill.
The last we heard on 'The Expendables 3' front was that Sylvester Stallone was looking for some new blood to join the team, along with mainstays like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Dolph Lundgren. And here's an update...he still is!
'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.