We have learned that one of the filming locations for Expendables 3 is the Port of Varna in Bulgaria. Here are a few pictures of the seaport, which is the largest of its kind in Bulgaria.
"Rowdy" will be taking her team on the road as she gears up for her rematch against fellow Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 18 coach and former Strikeforce rival Miesha Tate, which takes place at the UFC 168: "Weidman vs. Silva 2" pay-per-view (PPV) event on Dec. 28, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. From yesterday's UFC World Tour (via MMA Fighting):
"...They've been extremely accommodating. I'm going to be able to move people from my camp over where I want to be at filming. It's going to be me training all the way through this. If I was going to have three jobs and train at the same time, then I can have one other job and train at the same time. Kind of like a different location, it's going to be kind of difficult. I can multitask, I do it all the time."
Flickering Myth posted an interesting article about EX3 going over what we know so far and what we might expect to see. The author raises some interesting arguments about the series and what the latest installment needs to do to improve, let us know what you think in the comments:
"The Expendables 3 has to be handled better. We don’t just want something passable, we want something to feel as badass and manly as the opening half of Predator. Those guys all stand out. That is what an Expendables unit needs to be like. Screen time is well used, and as tough as nails as they are, they’re not invincible. Randy Couture was a glorified extra in the last film, whilst Terry Crews comic potential is persistently wasted. In some cases we get teased with interesting characters, like Jensen in the first film, but then don’t get enough screen time dedicated. These films are odes to great 80s action films, but they have yet to come close to the same level of delivery. What plagued the first two films won’t be forgiven a third time. If they get it right, the series continues. If they get it wrong, then it ends on the third. Most importantly I feel is that Sly, as the head of the group needs to make Barney Ross more interesting. He doesn’t stand out - even taking Rocky and Rambo out of the equation, Ross wouldn’t be Stallone’s most interesting character. I actually felt he was better in Bullet to the Head as Jimmy Bobo."
Here's something you may not have known about Seagal and a possible obstacle for his being in EX3:
"As for Seagal, a key issue will be whether he can resolve the issues he has with Avi Lerner, the film’s producer and head of Millennium films. They had a well-publicised court case around 10 years ago involving Seagal’s conduct on set, and breach of contract. There may be too much bad blood for his inclusion to be become a reality, whilst his ego may also stand in the way of playing second fiddle to a lot of his contemporaries."
We also have this poster from Daniel highlighting all of Arnold's roles over the years. I think the grenade launcher picture frames are a nice touch.
Speaking of Arnold (and not to leave out Stallone) here we have a few new images for The Escape Plan:
A new German poster as well as an english version by Daniel