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The action-star action movie franchise The Expendables is back with its third installment with current stars Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jet Li, and Jason Statham back in the line-up.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the A-List stars keep lining up for the Expendables 3, and joining the cast are Harrison Ford, Wesley Snipes, Antonio Banderas and Mel Gibson.
In the trailer we see 15 silhouetted figures walking toward a plane, whistling the “Colonel Boogey March," with a distorted guitar jumping in the mix when the cast turns around with the light shining on them and each actors name flashing above their heads. The trailer ends simply with three skulls and the number three in red.
What could literally be shown as a who’s who in the action industry, Cinemablend suggests that the franchise is a lucrative investment for Lionsgate, as it does not cost too much to make and is a pretty safe bet at the box office. The first film made an unexpected $100 million dollars, and while the second made less, it still managed to bring in $85 million.
The Patrick Hughes-directed Expendables 3 is due to hit theaters Aug. 15, 2014.