The Expendables franchise is made up of action legends, and the explosive new trailer seems to prove why they still pack a punch.
Perhaps the most impressive thing about the Expendables franchise is its ability to take such an expansive cast and have a necessity for their respective parts, while bridging current and past action stars in a Michael Bay explosion-esque power flick. The third installment of the series focuses on the mercenary group’s collision battle with the Expendable’s co-founder and ruthless arms dealer Conrad Stonebanks (Mel Gibson), who is Hell bent on destroying the team. Of course Stallone and co. get back to business (of the exploding kind) with a set of new faces including Harrison Ford, Wesley Snipes, Kellan Lutz, Ronda Rousey, Antonio Banderas, and Kelsey Grammer. Grammer’s probably the most unexpected addition to the lineup, but the new additions pull their weight and even give viewers some unexpected laughs in the new trailer.
The first trailer served mostly as a character reveal, but this one seems to be the bulk of the plot offering nothing short of gun slinging, macho one-liners, toppling buildings and a crazy amount of aerial stunts to get you amped. And if the Wesley Snipes prison break scene didn’t do it for you -well, we’re at a lost for words. The film’s extra explosives and added ensemble cast may give it some backing for the fight for #1 at the box office, considering Marvel’s Guardians of The Galaxy debuts a week prior.
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The Expendables 3 hits theaters August 15, 2014. What’d you think of new trailer? Are you pumped about the new additions to the team? Be sure to sound off in the comment section below or on our Facebook Page.