The Expendables 3 Trailer (skip crop)

While the line between irony and earnest action franchise continues to blur with each successive entry, "The Expendables 3" is doing what all sequels must: getting bigger. The cast is larger, the stakes are probably relatively higher and we're sure the insurance premiums would make an actuary faint. All this to say: the first teaser trailer is here.

And, it's not much, which isn't surprising given that the movie only shot this summer. But it does introduce us to the ensemble that includes: Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Wesley Snipes, Antonio Banderas, Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson, Ronda Rousey, Kelsey Grammer and Kellan Lutz are all on board. Guess which name doesn't quite fit?

Anyway, "The Expendables 3" will rumble on August 15, 2014. Watch below.