The greats of classic action cinema form together again for their 3rd outing as a bunch of mercenaries who take on insanely dangerous missions and share lots of humourus banter along the way.
This time, the boys take on a nasty arms dealer, who also happens to be a co-founder of the Expendables, a man who wants his old team dead for personal revenge.
The greats are returning (With the exception of Bruce Willis) – Stallone, Schwarzenegger, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Jet Li – with just a handful of low key names being thrown into the mix this time around, the likes of… Ohhh… Mel Gibson… Wesley Snipes… Antonio Banderas… And somebody called Harrison Ford ? Yes, of course, i jest. I’m drooling as i type this, and wishing that the producers could somehow time travel back to when Steven Seagal was a fantastic action movie star, it’d be nice to see him here, along with other action icons who are no doubt being lined up to appear in EX4 (Jackie Chan, Nicolas Cage, Kurt Russell etc…).
Sadly, the director is extremely unknown to me, a man called Patrick Hughes (This time i kid you not), who has previously directed one full-length movie, Red Hill , if anyone knows of it. Stallone stepping down from his director’s seat for Expendables 2 was made far less painful when Con Air / Tomb Raider director Simon West took over, but i’m genuinely worried with this new choice, fingers crossed he can handle the task.
The Expendables 3 will be released August 2014.