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Plot Details For The Expendables 3 Emerge
Mel Gibson is Conrad Stonebanks (and a very bad guy to boot)

20 August 2013  |  Written by Ali Plumb  |  Source: Lionsgate

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Sylvester Stallone's third aging action hero mash-up movie, The Expendables 3, is shooting in Bulgaria right now, so the typical flood of illegal paparazzi snaps are sure to invade the internet soon. But before they do, here are some official details from Lionsgate and Sly himself.

  • Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Terry Crews and Arnold Schwarzenegger will return. Conspicuous by their absence are Mickey Rourke, Chuck Norris and, of course, Bruce Willis.
  • Wesley Snipes, Antonio Banderas, Mel Gibson and Harrison Ford are the all-star newcomers. Dismiss those Nic Cage and/or Jackie Chan fantasies from your mind except to pray that they appear in The Expendables 4 (if they make The Expendables 4).
  • The slightly less all-star names also joining the cast include Kellan  "Emmett Cullen in Twilight" Lutz, MMA star Ronda Rousey, welterweight boxing champion Victor Ortiz and 24-year-old young 'un Glen Powell.
  • The director of 2010 western Red Hill, Patrick Hughes, is helming the threequel, replacing Expendables 2's Simon West (of Con Air fame).
  • The writers of Olympus Has Fallen, Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt, have written this one with Stallone himself.

And now... the plot. Y'all ready for this? (The following is best read to the sound of Power Station's We Fight For Love, by the way).

"In The Expendables 3, Barney Ross (Stallone), Lee Christmas (Statham) and the rest of the team come 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 [see above]. 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 EXPLODULATE all over your cinemas on August 15 next year.


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Your Comments

Chuck Vs JCVD - WTF Happened?
Expendables 2 made a huge error by having Chuck Norris and Jean-Claude Van Damme in the same movie and not having them fight each other. They're two martial arts legends. It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that's now gone forever. What were they thinking? More

Posted by BenTramer at 21:14 on 20 August 2013 | Report This Post

I'm looking forward to the ending where Mel Gibson crucifies Stallone, Statham and Schwarzenegger only for them to be rescued by Woody Allen. More

Posted by BenTramer at 21:10 on 20 August 2013 | Report This Post

I don't need a plot!
I want visceral, relentless action. Both Exp1 and Exp2 did not deliver and had waaaay too much talking in them. I am serious, guys. More

Posted by kielerkai at 20:10 on 20 August 2013 | Report This Post

Disappointed
I was hoping it was going to be Sugartits More

Posted by JPtheFabulous at 18:48 on 20 August 2013 | Report This Post

Plot? These films have a plot? More

Posted by Filmfan 2 at 12:33 on 20 August 2013 | Report This Post

sweet
sounds badass. shame segal didnt make it in. More

Posted by hermes16 at 11:17 on 20 August 2013 | Report This Post

Great name - wish I was called that
Conrad Stonebanks. Almost as good a fake name as Benedict Cumberbatch. More

Posted by Melon at 10:55 on 20 August 2013 | Report This Post


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