[dropcap]T[/dropcap]here has been quite a bit of interesting news about the new Expendables movie lately; last week it was revealed that Harrison Ford will appear in the film, now it seems that Antonio Banderas and Mel Gibson will also star in The Expendables 3.
Both actors have experience with action films, and this is great news for action movie fans. Wesley Snipes was also cast in the new film a while back, however Bruce Willis will not be appearing in the movie as there was a dispute over his fee. Plot details are scarce right now, so it’s unclear which characters the new cast members will be playing, and whether they will be good guys or villains.
The concept for the Expendables series is simple yet effective; it gives fans a chance to see some old-school tough guys working together with some newer talent. Throwing in some fresh actors for the next film is a good idea, as it keeps things interesting. It would aslo be cool to see Clint Eastwood and Danny Trejo aka Machete in an Expendables film at some stage, but time will tell.
Tough guy action films are not as popular as they were back in the eighties but the success of The Expendables films has proven there is still a market for high-octane spectacle.
The Expendables 3 will be released on August 15th 2014.