You may have seen the cast of The Expendables 3 yesterday. And by that, we mean that they showed up in character portraits for the movie, not that they popped down to your local Nandos for a chicken dinner. If you were wondering when the next trailer for the film might be arriving online, quit your quizzifying, because the new roll call clip is here.
Nothing of the plot is in evidence; this trailer mostly opts for a series of shots from the film and then a list of the stars. Because, as we all know, we’re really just in it for the people involved, which in this case involves Expenda-veterans Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Statham, Terry Crews, Jet Li, Randy Couture and Dolph Lundgren joined by such new franchise arrivals as Antonio Banderas, Kelsey Grammer, Mel Gibson, Kellan Lutz, Harrison Ford and Ronda Rousey.
But if you do want to know the story, read on: The Expendables 3 finds our heroes targeted by an old friend turned vicious enemy. Conrad Stonebanks (Gibson), who co-founded the original core group with Stallone’s Barney Ross, has since become an arms trader and decides to take out the gang. So they have to recruit some new blood to fight an old-school threat. Most intriguingly, the trailer says this is their “last ride” so either that means they’re planning to bow out after this one, or something very bad happens to the group bus at the end.
Things will go boom again on August 15.