Lionsgate has set an August 15th, 2014 release date for Sylvester Stallone’s The Expendables 3. In the new installment, Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Terry Crews, and Dolph Lundgren will be joined by Nicolas Cage, Wesley Snipes, Jackie Chan, and Milla Jovovich. Also returning is Mickey Rourke who was absent from the second film. So in other words, every action star in Hollywood will show up in the movie. However, there’s no word yet if Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis will be returning, but seeing as they appeared in the first two it’s a safe bet.
If you can’t wait until next year to see Stallone in action, you’re in luck. A release date has also been set for Escape Plan, which teams up Stallone and Schwarzenegger in feature length form for the first time. The two men are the leads of the film as opposed to their usual approach of quickly passing by each other in a cameo role.
In Escape Plan, Stallone plays an architect of escape-proof prisons who must escape a master prison he designed himself after he is framed and incarcerated. He sets out to find the person who put him behind bars. Is it safe to assume that Arnold is the one responsible? The film is set to debut on October 18th of this year.
Schwarzenegger and Stallone haven’t been this active since the late 80’s, early 90’s. As the old adage says, everything old is new again.