The Expendables 3 casting: Mel Gibson and Antonio Banderas recruited

By Matt Carteron · 35k saw this· 124+ people are talking

Sylvester Stallone's quest to recruit every action-movie icon continues after both Mel Gibson and Antonio Banderas were both cast for The Expendables 3.

Gibson has long been attached to the movie and Stallone himself hinted at his casting back in July when he tweeted "Mad Max vs Barney Ross......" EW! has now revealed that the Lethal Weapon star will play the main antagonist in the upcoming sequel, and while Desperado star Banderas has also signed on, his role is unknown.

Casting updates for the third installment of the testosterone-fueled franchise have arguably offered more entertainment than the movies themselves. Sly has been a constant presence on Twitter keeping fans updated on who's in and who's out of the movie. Back in May he tweeted that he was in discussion with Steven Seagal although that has since gone quiet, and at the beginning of August he confirmed that Harrison Ford had been cast. The most fun to be had though was Sly's public slap down of action icon and giver of weird interviews, Bruce Willis, who Stallone labelled "greedy and lazy."

Tell him what you really think Sly...

Filming on The Expendables 3 is due to kick off soon ahead of an August 15th, 2014 release date.

Is there anybody not yet cast that you would like to see recruited for The Expendables 3? I would love to see Kurt Russell punch some goons in the face and run in slow motion, while any movie starring Gary Busey is automatically 37% better (yeah, science!). What say you?

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