Thursday, April 3, 2014
(Pre) Summer Cinema: Expendables III
If Arnold in Sabotage wasn't enough machismo for the week, Lionsgate is kicking down the door and driving up our T (testosterone, keep up), 90's style in preparation for this summer's Expendables III. First they released 16 character posters showing off the new and old cast featuring Stallone, Statham, Li, etc plus new faces Rhonda Rousey, Kellan Lutz and Kelsey Grammer? Along with fellow 90's juggernauts Harrison Ford and Mel Gibson. Today, another teaser trailer touting the huge throwback cast hit the internets promising "one last ride" while totally aping the Fast and Furious font.
In this installment, Stallone's Expendables get into trouble with former colleague Conrad Stonebanks (a swole Mel Gibson) and enlist the help of a young group of mercenaries led by Hercules himself, Kellan Lutz. From the early footage, director Patrick Hughes seems to be headed in the right direction as EX3 looks slick and exciting with a few huge explosions and violent set pieces waiting I'm sure. Expendables II introduced an odd credit scheme as Jean-Claude Van Damme received an Also tag before With Willis And Schwarzenegger. This time around, we get With Gibson, With Ford And Schwarzenegger.
See ya at the Comic-Con panel!