‘Expendables 3′ Unveils 16 Character Posters

Published 7 months ago by , Updated June 4th, 2014 at 10:10 am,

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Whether you love or hate (or something in between) the Expendables franchise, there’s one thing we should all be able to agree on: the best part of these movies is getting to see iconic macho screen heroes of the 1980s and ’90s – accompanied by some tough folk who’ve risen to fame in the 21st century – share the screen together and obliterate seas of baddies with a wave of bullets, explosions, and stabbing knives.

In short, the Expendables films celebrate everything that was wonderful – and everything that was terrible - about cherished vintage action cinema, with a wink that lets everyone know that the series and its seasoned cast are in on the joke (too much so perhaps, for some moviegoers’ tastes).

We’ll have to wait and see how good The Expendables 3 is at that act this summer, though director Patrick Hughes (Red Hill) has already found additional employment working in the action genre. That may signal that he’s better at the macho-cheese game (e.g. filming close-quarter fights and blowing up sets) than his predecessors on this franchise – or those directors behind other recent throwback features, like Escape Plan and Bullet to the Head.

In the meantime, we’ve have 16 – count ‘em, 16 – characters posters for Expendables 3, collected together here from their debuts over at ColliderComing SoonIGN, and JoBlo. They include all the returning players from previous installments – Sylvester Stallone (who also’s the franchise co-writer), Jason Statham, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jet Li, and so forth – in addition the new additions, both young and old(er) alike.

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Fresher-faced types Kellan Lutz (The Legend of Hercules), MMA champion/Olympian fighter Rounda Rousey, Welterweight boxing champ Victor Ortiz, and Glen Powell (The Dark Knight Rises) have each received their own Expendables 3 poster here, along with the veteran action movie stars – Wesley Snipes, Harrison Ford and Antonio Banderas – who have only just boarded Stallone’s bandwagon. The former are playing a young tech-savvy team who work with the old dog Expendables members, while the latter group will portray various allies who Sly and Co. encounter on their latest mission.

Meanwhile, Kelsey Grammer – who’s also joining Michael Bay’s Transformers franchise this summer for Transformers: Age of Extinction - is an militaristic figure who lends the Expendables a helping hand (gotta love Grammer’s hat…), even as Mel Gibson plays the central villain of the film: the co-founder of the Expendables, who’s got an old score to settle with his pal Barney Ross (Stallone). Fingers crossed, Gibson will get more screen time here to chew the scenery than he did as the baddie in Machete Kills last year.

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The Expendables 3 opens in U.S. theaters on August 15th, 2014.

Source: ColliderComing SoonIGNJoBlo

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  1. That’s a whole lotta crotch shots…

    • LOL, good point. We’ve changed the pics so you can see the full posters. :)

      • Vic!!Where have you been? Haven’t seen you post in awhile

        • No kidding, right? Where have you been, Vic?

          • Busy running the business, fellas. :-) Nice to be missed, though!

  2. I’m a bit disappointed that Ford and Grammar aren’t strapped with weapons… but I’m still excited about the flick.

    • I was half expecting to see Frasiers brother Niles in there.

  3. I love how they are “cheesin” it.

    • PS – Tomorrow there is supposed to be a “roll call” video coming out and, on April 16, an on set video along with cast interviews will be released, with Stallone listing off who he would like to have in ‘EX4′.

  4. This movie needs Kevin Bacon.

    • I prefer to see Arnold eating Bacon then seeing Kevin Bacon in this film

      • Or Jon Hamm. (From TV’s Madmen)

      • Maybe Arnold eating Kevin Bacon? Starting at the leg.

        • LOL yeah even better

  5. Wasn’t Jackie Chan supposed to be in this?

    • He’s too busy working , shooting his next films (plural) in Hong Kong.
      I know,I was bummed as well when I heard the news.
      Fingers crossed Jackie Chan will be in EX4.

  6. Who are all these unknowns?!

  7. I completely forgot Ronda Rousey was going to be in this movie. Hopefully she gets to kick a lot of ass.

    • I predict lots of arm bars.

  8. I love Kelsey Grammer in it. It’s the randomest.

    • Watch him transform into Beast and take off into the trees at some point :P

  9. What an awesome cast. Can’t wait for this. The movies are so dumb but a blast to watch if you turn off your brain and have any sense of nostalgia.

  10. Kelsey Grammer brings to mind Lt. Col. Henry Blake from M*A*S*H.

  11. The pic of Westly Snipes looks like he’s saying “Imma cut you” but totally not serious about it…

  12. I scroll down fast for one reason, please tell me that’s not Victor Ortiz on the top poster…’Face Palm’

  13. WHERE IS CARL WEATHERS??!!!!!!!

    • YES, Need to see another epic hand shake with Arnold and some sparing time with Sly.

  14. When will we see a trailer for this?
    Antonio Banderas looks like Joe Pesci on that poster!

    • +1 My first thought was that he looked like Popeye hahaha

      • Ahahaha, he does.

  15. Wesley Snipes and Mel Gibson in a movie together sounds so weird yet freakin’ awesome to me.

    Welcome back, Snipes.

    • It’s funny because I think I mentally gave Snipes a “welcome back” also.

  16. Needs Jackie Chan, Liam Neeson, and ……cause it would be legendary…..Chloe Grace Moretz!

    • Chloe Grace Moretz!

      That would be great.

  17. Kellan Lutz? Wtf….Bring on The Rock to replace him (AGAIN)

    • Kellan Lutz is a total waste. I don’t get that casting. Hopefully he’ll only have a line or two and even hopefullier he’ll die somewhere in the middle.

  18. Welcome back Snipes. We missed you. Hope Marvel re-hires him for Blade

    • marvel could lock him for 3 pics at least. he’s got fines and crap to pay off. he still looks like he could play blade. the only downside i can see is this snippet [specifically the last line] from this article here – http://screenrant.com/marvel-comics-movies-characters-carl-6766/

      “The initial financing deal, for Marvel Entertainment, Inc., consists of $525 million for the possible production of 10 films, based on its comic book properties, over the next seven years. The debt facility will fund initial development, including scripts for each production, and they maintain sole “green light” control. Understandably there are some restrictions to taking a loan, Marvel cannot withdraw profits until after the release of the third film and only if certain financial parameters are met. The original properties for those 10 films, announced in the press release, were Captain America, Nick Fury, The Avengers, Black Panther, Ant-Man, Cloak & Dagger, Dr. Strange, Hawkeye, Power Pack and Shang-Chi. In the original press release, the budget’s ceiling is at $165 million and can have a “rating no more restrictive than PG-13.” ”

      i think this is pre-disney buying them, but does that restriction still apply?

  19. In expendables 4, Christoph Waltz and his bodyguard THE ROCK are going to kidnap Liam Neeson’s daughter, who is Stallone’s god-daughter as well.

  20. Vic!!! Ive asked about you a couple of time i dont write often but when i do its always tje question of where you wentgiid to know your well and still around

  21. Sorry for the spelling my phone has a small keypad

  22. Sly is the only one trying way too hard to look serious. And anyone else think he’s trying to look like Arnold with the cigar?

    • I thought he was just jacking Arnold’s thing. Everyone knows Arny loves is cigars! I think though Sly is trying to make himself to be the coolest, as he always does.

      • And always fails. Especially when Arnold is there too. Just like in Escape Plan, Arnold totally stole the spotlight, lol.

  23. Is it just me or can you see Arnie taking the gun again from Terry Crewss lol

  24. Someone’s a fan of Kryptek camo!

  25. This looks awesome, but still no Seagal, or Kurt Russell. And what about Danny Trejo? He should be in there, too.
    And while they have Mel Gibson, I say bring in Danny Glover.
    I’m still pumped to see it though.

  26. Dang, I’m not expecting much for this movie, but I can’t wait to see Wesley Snipes back in action!

  27. ::gravatar test, sorry::