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Mel Gibson Is Expendables 3’s Villain

It had been rumored, but it was confirmed today that Mel Gibson and Antonio Banderas are in talks to join the cast of The Expendables 3 (aka Th3 3xp3ndabl3s). It's not clear yet who Banderas will play, but we assume he'll just be another member of the gang (maybe one with a guitar gun!). On the other hand, Gibson is reportedly going to play the villain. With this and Machete Kills, it appears MB is entering the unlikeable bad guy portion of his career, a role he's been industriously working on off-screen for awhile now.

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