EXPENDABLES assemble!

Sylvester Stallone is one my favorite guys in movies. He’s both an actor and a movie star, and he’s always been really good to his fans.

Rocky Balboa and Rambo did really well for Stallone beacuse he honored his audience by honoring the characters.

And now he’s about to honor his audience again … with some help from a few friends.

It’s called The Expendables.

Stallone.

Jet Li.

Jason Statham.

Dolph Lundgren.

Eric Roberts.

Mickey Rourke.

Terry Crews.

And that’s just naming a few!

And!

And!

In a cameo … Arnold Schwarzenegger.

And pulling lovely lady duty are the incredibly capable Brittany Murphy and Charisma Carpenter. And famous Mexican actress Giselle Itié.

This is going to be one of the most bad-ass action films EVER, and the first official photos have appeared online. My favorite is the one where Eric Roberts rescues Stone Cold Steve Austin from an explosion. Yeah, yeah, I know. It’s probably Austin saving Roberts. But until I know otherwise, I’m going to pretend it’s the other way around.

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Stallone is also writing and directing. His character’s team of mercenaries gets hired to overthrow a ruthless South American dictator. Things get shot, burst into flames, and explode. Macho things are done and said with great confidence and terrible fury.

And it all happens on April 23, 2010!

For more information, check out these links:

Stallone’s official site

The #1 Stallone fan site

Publicist Sheryl Main on Twitter

Sheryl’s production blog

Bring it on!