How do we take this? I think we don't quite yet, its way too early in the game. If you remember when talk first started on Expendables 2, Sly was talking about Ryan Seacrest being involved, Bruce Willis as a super villain etc etc. I think this is the same case here. Sly is floating a POTENTIAL idea but don't put any stock in it just yet. He appears WAY too undecided at this point.
But I do think Expendables 3 does need to make some changes. It can't be the same old thing all over again. Bring in new blood and take a crack at a more creative plot. Here was my idea again for Expendables 3. I think something along these lines would be a nice refresher.
One Million U.S. Dollars. That was the price put on the head of each of The Expendables. Hired and sent into Colombia on a bogus mission to locate and retrieve a major drug lord who recently escaped from prison, Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone), Lee Christmas (Jason Statham), Gunnar Jensen (Dolph Lundgren), Toll Road (Randy Couture) and Hale Caesar (Terry Crews) find a trap set and waiting for them. Marcus Roman (Steven Seagal) and his army of ruthless assassins attack with brutal efficiency and without mercy. Toll Road and Hale Caesar go out in a blaze of glory while a hopelessly surrounded Gunnar Jensen draws a crowd and ignites an explosion that kills him and a dozen assassins around him. Barney Ross is chased to the edge of a cliff and dives off into a river below as gunfire rips into the water all around him. The only member to escape, Lee Christmas watches on as no body rises up from beneath the water of the river.
Six Months Later........
Lee Christmas waits in a bar in Mexico City as his contact Miguel Fuentes (Antonio Banderas) arrives with a package containing the names and locations of all the men who ruthlessly murdered his team. Christmas desperately wants to exact revenge but he knows he can't do it alone. He tells Miguel to spread the word of a meeting to take place in 48 hours. The purpose of the meeting? The Expendables are being reinstated with new recruits. Carter "The Bull" Burdett (Dwayne Johnson), Jack Thorne (Kiefer Sutherland), Chen Wu (Jackie Chan) and Eve Carver (Gina Carano) are recruited and together with Christmas and Fuentes they begin their search to track down and kill Marcus Roman and his team. But they soon learn there is far more going on then they realize and the true motives of the man who originally placed the price on the heads of The Expendables are revealed. In a race to stop an unthinkable plot, old friends and enemies will re-emerge to fight an epic battle to the death.
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