New ‘Expendables 3’ Trailer Offers First Real Look At Plot

As we buckle up for what may very well be the last installment in the grand EXPENDABLES opus, so far all we’ve seen are glimpses of the stars. Now, thanks to the latest trailer, we finally see what the movie will actually be about.

Behold the punching and explosive glory!

The official information:

SYNOPSIS:
In THE EXPENDABLES 3, Barney (Stallone), Christmas (Statham) and the rest of the team comes 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. The latest mission becomes a clash of classic old-school style versus high-tech expertise in the Expendables’ most personal battle yet.
Lionsgate and Millennium Films present a Nu Image production.
Cast (Character): Sylvester Stallone (Barney Ross), Jason Statham (Lee Christmas), Antonio Banderas (Galgo), Jet Li (Yin Yang), Wesley Snipes (Doc), Dolph Lundgren (Gunnar Jensen), Kelsey Grammer (Bonaparte), Terry Crews (Hale Caesar), Randy Couture (Toll Road), Kellan Lutz (John Smilee), Ronda Rousey (Luna), Glen Powell (Thorn), Victor Ortiz (Mars), Robert Davi (Vata), with Mel Gibson (Conrad Stonebanks), with Harrison Ford (Drummer), and Arnold Schwarzenegger (Trench)
Directed by: Patrick Hughes
Screenplay by: Sylvester Stallone and Creighton Rothenberger & Katrin Benedikt
Story by:  Sylvester Stallone
Based on characters created by: David Callaham

I’m actually very interested to see the chemistry of the New Blood crew – especially MMA fighter Ronda Rousey making her movie debut (among a few other fighters). If they click, I’d be shocked if they didn’t attempt to continue the franchise through them, including using Rousey in the proposed lady-version EXPENDABELLES as a link.

And I’d be remiss to not mention how much I’m looking forward to seeing Wesley Snipes and Antonio Banderas in the film. What bits they do show are very enjoyable to me.

It won’t be long now – THE EXPENDABLES 3 hits theaters on August 15,2014

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About Tamara Brooks

A few things I wondered about as a kid: Why didn't Wonder Woman punch more bad guys in the face on the tv show?; How does Superman flying around the Earth turn back time?; Could someone really catch bullets with their teeth?; Why didn't the liquid bits of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man cause 3rd degree burns on whoever it landed on? Because melted marshmallow is up there with molten hot lava.