june 7, 2014
Their upcoming summer blockbuster boasts an impressive cast of the biggest action stars from the past four decades.
But Arnold Shwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, and Mel Gibson among many others sure know how to make a scene while promoting the film.
The stars of the Expendables 3 took the Cannes Film Festival by storm as they sat atop tanks while making their way through the Promenade de la Croisette on Sunday.
Action-packed: Sylvester Stallone, 67, and 58-year-old Mel Gibson were among the stars of the Expendables 3 who sat atop tanks while making their way through the Promenade de la Croisette at Cannes on Sunday May 18th.
The stunt looked like a bunch of middle to older aged men behaving badly as they rode the military vehicles while smoking cigars, waving to the crowd, and even taking selfies.
Despite there being so many big stars at the event, they appeared to leave their egos at the home as they exchanged hugs, shared laughs, posed for photos, and seemed to genuinely have a good time with one another.
The legendary group seems to enjoy each other's company so much that the 67-year-old star Stallone even described the cast as 'children with arthritis.'
Writer and actor for the film Stallone sat alongside the bearded 58-year-old star Gibson as they pointed into the crowd.
Harrison Ford also seemed to be enjoying his time with the rest of the star-studded cast.
Even Wesley Snipes, 51, who recently served a three-year prison sentence for tax evasion made an apperance at the event.
Other stars at the spectacle included Jason Statham, Antonio Banderas, Kellan Lutz Kelsey Grammer, Randy Couture, Glen Powell, Victor Ortiz, and the only female of the group, UFC champion Ronda Rousey.
Shortly after the display, the team made their way into the Cannes' Carlton Hotel for a press conference.
It was there where the stars acknowledged a variety of topics including what will be different about the third film of The Expendables franchise.
Stallone said: 'With the first one, I didn’t know which direction to go. It was experimental, more dramatic and heavier. In the second one, I think we went too far in the comedy and one liners. (For the third film) I realized we should get back to being more dramatic.'
Schwarzenegger even said he was willing to do even more films for the franchise: 'I’ve always been a big fan of action, and great story. That’s what makes The Expendables such a great franchise. I’m happy to be involved in all three, and even happier to be in the next three.