Here it finally is, everyone. Our first look at “The Expendables 3” courtesy of Lionsgate, which released this awesome teaser trailer this morning. While it doesn’t give anything away story-wise, we are introduced to a bombastic line-up of badass actors but see for yourself.
The Expendables 3 is directed by Patrick Hughes and stars Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Wesley Snipes, Harrison Ford, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Terry Crews, Jet Li, Mel Gibson, Antonio Banderas, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kelsey Grammer, Victor Ortiz, Kellan Lutz, Ronda Rousey and Glen Powell.
Back in November, MMA fighter, actor and stuntman Roman Mitichyan filmed some scenes for “Fast and Furious 7” and got our favorite Brit Jason Statham to pose for a photo with him.
Make sure to visit VinXperience’s Forum as they have many more fantastic on set photos.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Fast and Furious 7” writer Chris Morgan is “at work crafting revisions to the script that Universal execs hope can retire Walker’s character from the series using scenes already shot.”
However, everything is still uncertain at this point and Universal could end up shooting the whole film all over again if none of the already filmed footage can be salvaged. But that’s not the only obstacle they are facing.
With the studio declaring force majeure — an unforeseeable circumstance that prevents work from proceeding — filming has been postponed indefinitely. Shutting down saves some money but creates a thicket of issues since cast and crew — and their guilds — have varying deals governing whether they can be kept on hold and for how long. SAG-AFTRA, for instance, requires the studio to pay half of actors’ salaries during the suspension, but stars (as well as Wan and key crew) might have deals with other provisions.
Sources told THR the film’s July 11, 2014 release has been cancelled (Fox’s “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” was moved to that slot) but insiders remain optimistic that Universal will bring out “Fast and Furious 7” and likely “Fast and Furious 8.”
An executive from another studio said, “I actually believe [the tragedy] will add to returns.” A Universal insider agreed. “Sadly, it will probably make people more interested,” he said.