Mel Gibson as the Villain in EXPENDABLES 3?

By AMC July 16, 2013

Sly and team are full-speed ahead for another action-packed popcorn film, in the form of "Expendables 3". The casting updates have been steadily coming in and we will see some old and new faces for the franchise including Mickey Rourke, Terry Crews, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger and new cast members like Wesley Snipes, Nicolas Cage, Jackie Chan and Milla Jovovich. Do we finally have our villain as well?

Sly recently turned to twitter to simply announce, "Mad Max vs Barney Ross". Barney Ross is of course Stallone's character in the film and Mad Max was made famous by Mel Gibson, so is he our mysterious bad guy? It will be quite the game of misdirection if this is not the case. Gibson's name was of course previously tossed in the mix to helm the picture, before "Red Hill" director Patrick Hughes locked the gig.

Despite a slew of bad press the last couple of years for some controversial comments he's made, I've always enjoyed Gibson as an actor. From "Braveheart" to "Lethal Weapon", "Maverick" and so many other classic films, Gibson has displayed both badass chops as well as the heart needed to be considered a diverse actor with range. I think a showdown between Stallone and him would be a fun sight to see indeed.

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