Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Get 12 issues from just £25
Must-Have Movie Collectibles
Bid on some classic memorabilia
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
30 January 2015
New Avengers: Age Of Ultron TV Spot
'You've meddled with something you don't understand...'
Karl Urban Joins Pete's Dragon Remake
He's replacing Michael C. Hall
Meet The New Jurassic World Dino
Indominus Rex, what big teeth you have...
John Wick Duo Wanted To Direct Cowboy Ninja Viking
David Leitch and Chad Stahelski may corral Chris Pratt
Terminator Genisys Super Bowl Spot Online
Watch out for back-flipping buses...
First Look At The Enfield Haunting
Who you gonna Spall?
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
30 January 2015
Terminator Genisys Super Bowl Spot Online
Watch out for back-flipping buses...
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
18 December 2015
Terminator: Genisys
26 June 2015
Spy
05 June 2015
Fast And Furious 7
03 April 2015
Wild Card
20 March 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Le Jour Se Lève
Empire Star Rating
The Expendables 3 (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Moebius (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie
Empire Star Rating
Maleficent (2014)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

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

submit to reddit

expendables 3 plot details

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.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Stallone Vs. De Niro Vs. Kevin Hart In Grudge Match Still
Plus a collection of other Warner Bros. snaps
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script

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


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Joaquin Phoenix Talks Inherent Vice
Plus co-stars Josh Brolin and Katherine Waterston

Stephen Daldry Talks Trash
The Billy Elliot man on his Rio carnival and training as a clown

Colin Firth And Taron Egerton Talk Kingsman: The Secret Service
Plus Samuel L. Jackson on bad-guy duties

A Brief History Of The Ring
Everything you need to know about the J-horror reboot

The X-Men TV Series: 10 Possible Plotlines
Mutants on a budget? We suggest some ideas for Fox’s new franchise extension

10 Kid-Friendly Marvel Comics That Could Be The Next Big Hero 6
Walt Disney Animation Studios have a lot to play with elsewhere in the Marvelverse

20 Sitcom Spin-Offs That Were Doomed To Fail
From Joey to Ally and back again…

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)