Since April 1, the first three episodes of the cult Expendables saga have been available on Prime Video. In order to get back into the swing of things before the release of the fourth opus in 2022, a look back at the muscular cast of an explosive trilogy…
Find the first three films of the Expendables action saga on Prime Video.
Revealed by Rocky then propelled to the rank of star thanks to Rambo, Sylvester Stallone has become one of the emblematic actors of Hollywood cinema. In addition to interpreting Barney Ross, the brain of the shock team in the franchise, it is none other than him who directs the first opus: Expendables: Special Unit.
An essential face of The Expendables, Jason Statham has gradually established himself as one of the major figures in action cinema over the past 20 years, thanks in particular to Fast & Furious. Number 2 of the band and right arm of Barney Ross, Lee Christmas is a former British special agent, always ready for the fight.
After a break of a few years to carry out his mandate as governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger made his big return to the screen in 2010 in the role of Trench Mauser. The one known to the general public as T-800 in Terminator never hesitates to lend a hand to his old friend Barney Ross when needed.
In the cast of The Expendables: Special Unit and The Expendables 2: Special Unit, we no longer present the immense Bruce Willis, star of the Die Hard film series, Armaggedon, or even Pulp Fiction… Here, it’s under the name of M. Chapelle that illuminates the screen. Enigmatic agent of the CIA, he recruits the fine team for his most perilous missions.
Jean Claude Van Damme
In action movies, you have to have a villain. And that’s good, it’s squarely the name of the character of Jean-Claude Van Damme in the 2nd part of the saga: Jean Vilain, the leader of the group of criminals “Sangs”. Villain’s dark glasses, villain’s knife…: no doubt about his intentions!
If we know him for his cult roles as Han Solo in Star Wars and as an adventurer in Indiana Jones, Harrison Ford was also invited to the casting of The Expendables 3 in 2014. In Max Drummer, a former US Air pilot Force, he comes to the aid of the band of mercenaries as a CIA agent, taking over the function that Bruce Willis had in the first two feature films.
Grand master of martial arts in the cinema: Jet Li is on the poster of the three Expendables under the guise of Yin Yang. A character with which he anchors himself a little more as a worthy successor to Jackie Chan and other Bruce Lee, pioneers in the field.
As capable of playing in family comedies (Arrested Development, Brooklyn Nine-Nine…) as in supercharged action films, former American football player Terry Crews plays Hale Caesar. Expert in heavy machine guns, he is also the king of the punchline.
Revealed in Rocky IV as Ivan Drago, Swede Dolph Lundgren plays Gunnar, a mentally unstable modern-day Viking. Capable of going so far as to betray the shock team, the sniper has a role that will prove crucial in the saga…
Former MMA world champion turned actor, Randy Couture embodies the character of Toll Road throughout the trilogy. Expert in explosives of all kinds, his body suffered the consequences: a clever screenplay trick to justify his damaged ears, a legacy of his first career as a fighter.
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