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Mad Max vs. Rambo! Mel Gibson will appear in The Expendables 3 as the villain

06.07.2013

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I really wanted to see Mel Gibson direct THE EXPENDABLES 3, as did Sylvester Stallone at one point. Patrick Hughes is helming that flick but it appears that Gibson is going to be a part of the ensemble action film. A source for Showbiz 411 has told them that the actor will star in THE EXPENDABLES 3 as the villain. While there hasn't been any confirmation that Mel Gibson will be in the film it wouldn't be a surprise considering they wanted him for the directing gig.

It's been a rough few years for Mel Gibson. I'm not going to defend or criticize the guy's personal life but looking at just his most recent years in film, it's too bad he hasn't directed a movie since 2006 APOCALYPTO (underrated in my opinion) and THE BEAVER didn't give his career the boost I'm sure he thought it would. While I enjoyed GET THE GRINGO a lot it kind of sucks that it didn't have a theatrical release so not that many people are aware of it or they just assume that the movie is terrible.

But this news combined with his other villain part in MACHETE KILLS to me is the first time I've seen Mel Gibson have fun in films in a long time. And if he's staying busy maybe he won't have time to do some of the things that got him in trouble in the first place.

Also starring Jason Statham, Jackie Chan, Mickey Rourke, Milla Jovovich, Nicolas Cage, Wesley Snipes and I'm sure plenty more, THE EXPENDABLES 3 will be in theaters August 15th, 2014.

Extra Tidbit: What other actors should join THE EXPENDABLES 3?
Source: Showbiz 411

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