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Star-studded franchise gets more stellar in ‘Expendables 3’

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IT was big in 2010.  Got even bigger in 2012.  This year, The Expendables continues to become an extremely tremendous movie franchise as The Expendables 3 brings back the explosive original cast: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture and unites them with fellow icons: Mel Gibson, Antonio Banderas, Wesley Snipes and Harrison Ford.
   
The Hollywood heavyweights are also joined by a new generation of action stars: Kellan Lutz (Twilight and Hercules), Glenn Powell (The Dark Knight Rises), Mixed Martial Arts star Ronda Rousey and welterweight boxing champion Victor Ortiz.
   
Expressing his excitement over the powerhouse cast, Stallone (a.k.a Sly) exclaims,   “The chance of getting to work with these guys is very, very rare...You need a certain kind of movie to bring people together and I didn’t realize it when I wrote the first one, but...it’s unbelievable!”        
   
In this third sequel, Barney Ross (Stallone), Lee Christmas (Statham) and their team find a new opponent in Conrad Stonebanks (Gibson), who Barney thought was already dead.
   
When Stonebanks turned into a ruthless arms trader after co-founding the Expendables with Barney years ago, Barney had no choice but to kill him. 
   
But Stonebanks lived to see the day that he would put an end to the Expendables. 

Barney prepares for war by recruiting mostly young and tech-savvy individuals, plus intense warriors Galgo (Banderas) and Doc (Snipes). 
   
The latest mission becomes a clash of classic old-school style versus high-tech expertise in the Expendables’ most personal battle yet.
   
Young and old, the stars all take pride in the bruises they have acquired from shooting the film. 
   
Statham says, “You do get hurt, things go wrong.  It’s part of the course, there’s no way of getting around it.”
   
The Expendables 3  opens in cinemas on August 14 from Viva International Pictures and MVP Entertainment Philippines.