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Classic Action Hero Kellan Lutz Joins 'The Expendables 3'....Wait A Minute....

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 23, 2013 5:27 PM
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Stallone. Rourke. Snipes. Chan. Jovovich. Gibson. Lutz!?!?! More like, "What the Lutz" amirite? It seems that in putting together the cast for his old-man-does-action franchise, Sylvester Stallone still thinks that "Twilight" beefcakes are going to be a draw. Did he not see "Abduction"?

Sylvester Stallone Not So Subtly Says Mel Gibson Will Be In 'The Expendables 3'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • July 17, 2013 1:59 PM
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Sylvester Stallone is rounding up his latest batch of actors for “The Expendables 3,” and that means a return to nostalgic casting, likely performed by spinning a circular rack of '80s VHS titles and headbutting a winner. Jackie Chan, Wesley Snipes, and Mickey Rourke were the latest names to join up, proving a victory after Chan hesitated before, and now another star discussed early on is getting some screen time as well.

Is Mel Gibson's Career Back On Track By Playing Villains? Lines Up Bad Guy Role In 'The Expendables 3'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 7, 2013 2:34 PM
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So, you should know the story of Mel Gibson by now, and if not, there's always Wikipedia for all the ins and outs, but basically he went from being one of the biggest actor/writer/director/producer on the planet to a pariah. A nasty divorce fueled by tabloid leaks, and not helped by his own behaviour found him exiled in Hollywood thanks to his sexist remarks and perceived anti-Semitism. He's tried to quietly re-establish his name in the uneven dramedy "The Beaver" and the straight-to-VOD actioner "Get The Gringo," but audiences and critics resisted, and that's not to mention the near full cast revolt that happened when Todd Phillips cast the actor in "The Hangover Part II" (he was replaced by Nick Cassavetes). But could his career be back on track by embracing the fact that people generally aren't in love with him anymore?

Milla Jovovich Is Joining The Boys In 'Expendables 3'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 31, 2013 12:24 PM
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It looks like the old dudes of "The Expendables" are going to get an energetic boost of estrogen to add to their ranks when they grease up their joints for yet another bland action outing. And it's someone who has more than her fair share of experience kicking ass.

Sylvester Stallone Confirms Jackie Chan, Wesley Snipes & Mickey Rourke For 'The Expendables 3,' Wants To Use 'The Raid' Cast Too

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • May 17, 2013 9:25 AM
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“The Expendables” franchise seems like both a blessing and a bit of a curse for Sylvester Stallone and his team of aging action stars. While the franchise itself has proven to be a hit, it hasn’t exactly been a career re-launcher for guys like Stallone and Schwarzengger whose films “Bullet to the Head” and “The Last Stand” proved to be unsuccessful in the box office this year. Still, at least they all have a franchise to fall back on and it’s fun to see what kind of a cast Stallone can conjure up for the next “Expendables” film. Speaking of which, Stallone has recently taken to Twitter to tease us all about who might show up for “Expendables 3.”

Who? Sylvester Stallone Wants Aussie Helmer Patrick Hughes To Direct 'The Expendables 3'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • April 24, 2013 1:18 PM
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Though they’re distributed through Lionsgate, "The Expendables” films have been produced through Millennium Films, the closest modern equivalent to The Cannon Group. In an unintentional nod to that company’s B-movie history, Sylvester Stallone has once again decided to tap someone else to direct the third “The Expendables” film. And while he went with a veteran choice last time out in Simon West, this time he's going with someone you probably never heard of.

Discuss: Do The Flops 'The Last Stand' & 'Bullet To The Head' Spell The End For Schwarzenegger & Stallone?

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 5, 2013 2:33 PM
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The listings for the multilpex at the moment kind of feels like a timewarp into the early 1990s. A couple weeks ago, Arnold Schwarzenegger made his return to starring roles after a decade spent bankrupting California as the state's governor, in "The Last Stand." On Friday, Sylvester Stallone starred in "Bullet to the Head," a throwback actioner directed by the long-absent Walter Hill. And there's plenty more where they came from. Arnie & Sly will reteam in September for "The Tomb," while the latter returns two months later opposite Robert De Niro in "Grudge Match." And in 2014, the Governator will lead David Ayer's "Ten," alongside Sam Worthington.

Dolph Lundgren Says 'The Expendables 3' Aiming To Shoot This Fall With Wesley Snipes Eyed To Join Cast

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • January 24, 2013 1:42 PM
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While the buzz on "The Expendables 2" was fairly muted and the domestic gross lagged behind that of the first film, the blockbuster action sequel still netted a cool $300 million worldwide. Given that making these movies doesn't break the bank, it's not a surprise to learn that a third iteration is in the works. While no director is attached, and the script has yet to be written, Dolph Lundgren confirms he'll return for the musclebound action franchise's third outing, which could even begin shooting this year.

Jackie Chan Says He'll Be In 'The Expendables 3,' But Only If It's A Major Role

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 17, 2012 2:59 PM
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“For the last 10 years I have been making some other different movies. I want to be an Asian Robert De Niro. I don’t just want to be an action star, I want to be a true actor. I want to get rid of my image,” Jackie Chan said back in May. And while it's admirable that the actor wants to change up his persona, he likely also knows what side his bread is buttered on. So what does the actor, who is approaching sixty years of age, do? Might as well roll with the other old folks in the action hay one more time.

Sylvester Stallone Says 'The Expendables 3' May Not Be The Last One

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 5, 2012 11:12 AM
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Update: Oops, turns out that Stallone/Cage casting confirmation has been debunked by Deadline. Although produce Avi Lerner himself talked up Cage this summer. So, we'll see.

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