Glen Powell Joins ‘Expendables 3’ Cast As Shooting Nears

Glen Powell

Gibson, Banderas, Ford joined last week

Casting for “The Expendables 3” is nearing completion with Glen Powell on board following recent additions Mel Gibson, Antonio Banderas and Harrison Ford.

Filming starts Aug. 19 on the actionfest at Nu Image Studios in Bulgaria. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Kellan Lutz, Ronda Rousey, Dolph Lundgren and Victor Ortiz have also committed to the sequel, due to be released Aug. 15, 2014.

SEE ALSO: Mel Gibson, Antonio Banderas Join ‘Expendables 3′

Powell, who appeared in “The Dark Knight Rises,” will play a leading role as a pilot, computer hacker and combat veteran.

The previous two “Expendables” ensemble actioners were released by Lionsgate in mid-August in 2010 and 2012 and have combined for $575 million worldwide.

SEE ALSO: Sylvester Stallone Calls Bruce Willis ‘Greedy and Lazy’ on Twitter

Stallone announced earlier this year that Australian director Patrick Hughes would direct the third film, produced by Millennium Films. Stallone directed the first film, and Simon West helmed the second.

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  1. jenner953 says:

    Fantastic casting! This actor does not disappoint. So full of talent. Looking forward to seeing how the film turns out.

  2. Sylvester Stallone’s casting is some kind of shrewd: Liam Hemsworth successfully brought “young blood” to the geriatric proceedings as a sniper and acquitted himself impressively under Simon West’s skillful direction of EXPENDABLES 2; Glenn Powell, one supposes, is the “token youth” to caper with the elders in hopes of drawing (or assuring) a 18-38 demographic.

    My question: Is the rumored Wesley Snipes, Steven Segal and Nicholas Cage in or out. A reiteration of those veteran names as “in” would make this Variety article a tad more useful since nearing the start date for production.

  3. K says:

    Who the hell is Glenn Powell? A nobody! Shoot if ur casting unknown ppl I woulda like to be in the movie!

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