Mel Gibson and Antonio Banderas have joined the cast of "Expendables 3," this according to a representative for star Sylvester Stallone. Both Gibson and Banderas was first rumored for the project earlier this year, following tweets from Stallone himself:
Antonio B. ...? Could be.
— Sylvester Stallone (@TheSlyStallone) May 3, 2013
Mad Max vs Barney Ross......
— Sylvester Stallone (@TheSlyStallone) July 16, 2013
Gibson will reportedly star as the villain in "The Expendables 3." As for Banderas, there's no word yet on his "Expendables 3" part. According to his representatives, the 52-year-old has an offer for the project but has not officially signed on just yet. Regardless, Stallone is already looking forward to appearing with Banderas again; the pair shared the screen in 1995's "Assassins."
"He is a consummate actor and a gentleman," Stallone said of Banderas in a statement to HuffPost Entertainment. (Banderas is represented by manager Manny Nunez.)
Gibson and Banderas would join Stallone and Harrison Ford in the cast of "The Expendables 3." Ford replaced Bruce Willis on the call sheet this week, after reportedly demanding $1 million per day in salary to appear in the series' third film. (Willis' representatives had no comment on that report, which originated in THR.) Stallone, meanwhile, called Willis "greedy and lazy" on his Twitter account.
"Expendables 3" is set for release sometime in 2014.